This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business. Air quality is important to everyone, and Utah’s Clean Air Partnership works to ensure that we all understand what’s at stake. Executive Director Kim Frost is here to help us learn what each of us can do to improve the air that we breathe.
When inversions take place, air pollution doubles daily. That’s why it’s important that we all change our habits.
Changes we can make include teleworking, lowering a thermostat, avoiding idling, reducing trips, or buying a lower-emission vehicle. UCAIR’s newest campaign is based on a simple invitation: “Live to Breathe.” It reminds Utahns that good air quality allows us to do the things we love—skiing, hiking, getting out for recess, running, or walking outside.
Every small change adds toward better health, a better economy and better overall quality of life for all. If we all can make one or two simple changes during our day, we can reduce the buildup of pollution and allow more time for another storm to clean our air.
No matter who you are or what you like to do, everyone is connected, because we all breathe the same air to live.
It takes all of us working together, making individual and collective changes, to improve our air quality. Visit UCAIR.org, that’s U-C-A-I-R.org, to learn how you can be part of Utah’s air quality solution. Remember, Utah’s air is up to you!