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Smog Lake City

By Eric S. Peterson
Posted // February 20,2014 -

This weekend, get down to the scientific nitty-gritty of pollution on the Wasatch Front by attending a lecture by Dr. Brian Moench of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment. At the Community Supported Agriculture open house, learn how you can cross fresh produce off your shopping list for the season and support local farms at the same time. The Salt Lake City Planning Commission will be meeting later in the week, so you can stop by and get an update on projects like the city’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan.

“Breaking Bad” in Smog Lake City
Sunday, Feb. 23

As a doctor and an advocate, Brian Moench has been speaking truth to power about the troubling links between bad air and lung and heart disease, as well as, more shockingly, everything from cancer and autism to Alzheimer’s and diabetes. Moench will talk about how pollution harms health and offer a prescription for how to rally for cleaner air at this free and open-to-the-public forum.
Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, Fourth Floor Meeting Room, Feb. 23, 1:45-3:30 p.m., UPHE.org

CSA Open House
Tuesday, Feb. 25

Stop by this open house to shop around and learn about the dozens of local farms in the valley that you can buy shares of and, in exchange, receive weekly packages of fresh veggies, produce and eggs. It’s a small investment that pays big dividends in bringing healthy, organic greens and goodies to your table and giving vital support to hard-working community farmers.
Wheeler Farm’s Activity Barn, 6351 S. 900 East, 515-491-3264, Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m., CSAUtah.org

Salt Lake City Planning Commission
Wednesday, Feb. 26

See what plans the city has in the works for your neighborhood at this meeting, which will cover a number of topics including an update on the progress of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan and a request to take the Sugar House community garden at the Fairmont Park Tennis Courts off of the Open Space Lands Program. Speak up or be rezoned.
Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State, Room 326, 801-535-7700, Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m., SLCGov.com/Planning

Twitter: @EricSPeterson

 
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