By Lisa Van Orman Hadley
Ah, there’s nothing like those lovely blue Utah skies: snow-capped mountains looming in the distance, no clouds, fresh air.
But if you’ve experienced one day of inversion in the valley, you’ve seen it all too clearly: the dirty air hanging over the valley like a blanket, covering up the mountains and making you wheezy. And all you can do is hope for a storm to come and push the dirty air elsewhere. Pollution isn’t just a winter problem, though. We’ve recently spotted it lurking around the valley on a warm spring day, blocking those picturesque views.
Lucky for us, though, this problem is fixable. Governor Huntsman, Mayor Becker and Mayor Carroon have joined together to create the Clear the Air Challenge. The goal? To eliminate 300,000 car trips between now and July 10. Sound tough? Not really. Eliminating a trip can be as simple as running an errand on the way home from work instead of going home first. Piece of cake.
Sign up and get tips at www.cleartheairchallenge.org.