The 2022 Clear the Air Challenge is around the corner. With various clean air options, there’s something for everyone to be part of the solution, whether that be at work or at home. The Challenge is a month-long initiative undertaken by business, government and community leaders that encourages Utah residents to drive less and drive smarter during the month of July. Participants help improve air quality by avoiding trips alone in their car and using TravelWise Strategies such as carpooling, public transit, walking, biking or trip chaining. The Salt Lake Chamber, in partnership with Travelwise, Utah Clean Air (UCAIR) and Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is asking businesses to engage in the Challenge by leading by example to promote clean air year round. Together, we can help clear Utah’s air.
“We cannot forget the need we have to sustain the best air quality possible through conscientious commuting and using our public transit systems,” said Derek Miller, President and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. “Our air quality impacts young and old through the particulate matter that gets trapped in our valley due to congestion. This issue touches the health, travel, recreation and quality of life for all Utahns.”
Businesses who engage in the Challenge are committed to a sustainable future and empowering employees to reduce their global footprint. Fidelity Investments, long-time leader, took the top spot in the 2021 Challenge.
“We’ve enjoyed participating in the Clear the Air Challenge for 11 years, because it’s important to our employees and our company to make a real difference in the communities where we live and work,” said Mark Barlow, senior vice president and UT regional leader, Fidelity Investments.
The Clear the Air Challenge begins July 1. Become a part of the Challenge by registering your team of coworkers, family or friends at ClearTheAirChallenge.org.