The Salt Lake Board of Realtors has partnered with Utah Transit Authority to help promote clean air in Utah. During the winter months the inversion makes Utah’s air troubles easy to see. But the air in the summer is still a pretty hazy. We care about Utah and Utah’s future, which is why we joined UTA in promoting clean air with public transportation.
The Salt Lake Board of Realtors has contributed more than $30,000 to help promote clean air. This money has helped fund the RideClear Pass Giveaway where a number of free public transit passes are being given away! There have already been multiple free passes given away this summer. By following UTA on Facebook & Twitter you can be notified of future giveaways and registrations. These passes go fast so make sure you register fast.
A major portion of the money has gone toward creating a grant program to help update homes across the valley. Our partnership with UCAIR to make it easier for individuals, businesses and communities to make the necessary changes to improve’s Utah’s air. There are over 200 homes along the Wasatch Front use wood-burning stoves as their sole source of heat. The grant program is being created to make it easier for these homes to upgrade to cleaner methods of heat.
Air quality along the Wasatch Front has become so poor that there is a need to completely eliminate wood burning stoves. If the government were to step in and remove wood burning permits, 227 homes would become unlivable. This would represent a housing crisis for lower income individuals and families who still use wood burning stoves as their sole heat source.
To find out more about Utah’s Summer and Winter air quality visit www.ucair.org . Here you can find out what you can do personally to help the Utah air quality. There are also a lot of helpful resources such as air quality alerts, calculators, and public transit information.