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Clear the Air Fair

Bike commuting pays off, and riders are shedding more than pounds from their hips: In just two summers, Clear the Air Challenge participants have dropped 4.1 million pounds of emissions and reduced 2.4 million single-occupant vehicle road miles, says Kate Lilja, Salt Lake City Sustainability special programs manager. Motor vehicles contribute to approximately 50 percent of the Wasatch Front’s air pollution, so alternative transportation is the program’s focus. Over the four-week program, registered individuals and teams track their commuting on, and winners are awarded with trophies and prizes. But with summer ozone pollution reduced, everyone wins.

An evening of information and fun, the Clear the Air Fair will launch the 2011 campaign. Organizational partners—the Department of Air Quality, Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Transit Authority, Road Respect and more—nonprofits and activists will provide information and answer questions about preventing dirty air. It’s not all facts and stats, though. There will be kids’ activities, food vendors, entertainment from the Scales and Tails reptile show and music from B.D. Howes Band and the Folka Dots. (Austen Diamond)

Clear the Air Fair @ Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main, 801-535-6110, June 10, 6-9 p.m., free.

Date: Jun 10, 2011
Time: 6- p.m.
Phone: 801-535-6117
Address: 239 S. Main, Salt Lake City, 84111
Where: Gallivan Center