Create Education Better | Citizen Revolt | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly

Create Education Better 

Pin It
Favorite
art17712.jpg

This week, there are plenty of opportunities for the active activist to strive toward creating education better. On Thursday, you can help raise awareness of new clean-air standards that could go a long way toward de-gunking the air in the Wasatch Front, and also educate yourself about the proposed Salt Lake County budget. On Wednesday, you won’t want to miss the Legislature’s Education Task Force continuing to try to strive to improve public education in the state.

A Critical Clean Air Campaign: Tier 3 Standards
Thursday, June 20

The enviro-crusaders of HEAL Utah are hosting a community night to rally support for getting Utah leaders to adopt a new set of clean-air standards defined by the Environmental Protection Agency. If Utah decided to adopt the new standards, it would lower the sulfur content in gasoline by two-thirds and require new pollution-control technology, like bigger catalytic converters in cars. If you want Utah to clean up its act—and its air—come to this event and learn more about the new standards. Artspace Commons, 824 S. 400 West, Room B113, 801-355-5055, June 20, 6:30 p.m., HealUtah.org/tier3

Salt Lake County Budget Hearing
Thursday, June 20

The Salt Lake County Council will be meeting to talk about tweaks to the budget adopted in December 2012 and setting property taxes. It’s your money, so don’t miss the opportunity to make sure it gets spent in all the right places. Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 S. State, 801-468-3000, June 20, 6 p.m., SLCO.org

Education Task Force
Wednesday, June 26

The Legislature’s Education Task Force will be in session to talk over a number of policy considerations for improving education. The task force will consider the idea of aligning public and higher education with state economic developments goals, and look at different ways of measuring student achievement. Do your homework and come out when it comes to supporting—or fighting—the education legislation that may result from the task force in the next session. Utah Capitol, 350 N. State, Room 210, Senate Building, 801-538-1032, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Le.Utah.gov

Twitter: @EricSPeterson

Pin It
Favorite

More by Eric S. Peterson

Latest in Citizen Revolt

  • Citizen Revolt: Jan. 10

    Learn how you can help fight for fair wages. Advocate for Utah's water supply. Plus, don't forget it's easy to get up to speed with the Legislature.
    • Jan 9, 2019
  • Citizen Revolt: Jan. 3

    It's that time of year again. Gear up for the upcoming legislative session to learn how to lobby, advocate and figure out what the hell is going on, particularly when it comes to medical cannabis.
    • Jan 2, 2019
  • Citizen Revolt: Dec. 27

    Hear from a leadership panel on clean air. Burn your sorrows from 2018. Plus, gear up for January's womens' marches in Salt Lake and across the country.
    • Dec 26, 2018
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Citizen Revolt: Aug. 30

    Learn about the benefits of dark skies, embrace skateboard diplomacy and get the latest on Utah's nuclear threat.
    • Aug 29, 2018
  • Women's Success Path

    Recovery Day Rally, Financial Literacy for Women of Color and more.
    • Sep 6, 2017

© 2019 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation