At the second-annual Clean Air Fair this weekend, you can peruse the wares of some of Utah's greenest vendors and also learn about practical solutions to help clear up Utah's extra-chunky, extra-toxic air. Also, check out the People's Listening Project, which is touring the city asking folks what they're most passionate about and creating grassroots campaigns to address common issues. Afterward, get swanky for a good cause at the Crossroads Urban Center's weekend wine & cheese benefit party.
Clean Air Fair
Saturday, Sept. 20
The Clean Air Fair will have not only live local music, family activities and keynote speakers addressing Utah's depressing and harmful air quality, but also 20 idea booths with folks offering solutions to our red-air blues. Attendees can also learn how to make solar ovens and seed bombs, and get helpful gardening tips. Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, Sept. 20, noon-5 p.m., http://citywk.ly/1scb6wN
People's Listening Project
The People's Listening Project is here to listen, no matter what's bothering you. Be it Medicaid expansion, air quality or bad tippers, these activists want to hear about it. You can come talk, enjoy tea and share your concerns, and the project will then work on developing grassroots campaigns to address them. Poplar Grove Park, 800 S. Emery St., Sept. 20, 2-5 p.m.; The People's Market, 1000 S. 900 West, Sept. 21, 3-5 p.m.
Wine & Cheese Benefit for Crossroads Urban Center
Sunday, Sept. 21
This weekend, you can take part in a fancy and guilt-free wine & cheese soiree supporting the work of the Crossroads Urban Center, local champions of the have-nots. The organization helps low-income Utahns with resources and an emergency food pantry. The benefit will feature a silent auction, artisan victuals courtesy of Caputo's Market & Deli, and live music. Admission is $45 in advance or $50 the day of the event. The Bayou, 645 S. State, 801-961-8400, Sept. 21, 1-4 p.m., CrossroadsUrbanCenter.org