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Clear the Air Challenge Encourages You To ‘Do Your Part’

Feb 13, 2019, 5:27 PM | Updated: Mar 11, 2019, 3:55 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Clear the Air Challenge is at the midway point and if you haven’t been participating in the month-long competition to reduce vehicle emissions, there’s still time to make a difference.

From her home in Park City, Kimberly Flores showed KSL how she’s participating in the Clear the Air Challenge, “So far I’ve saved 555 pounds of carbon emissions.”

Kimberly Flores participates in the "Clear the Air Challenge" by working from home twice a week.

Kimberly Flores participates in the “Clear the Air Challenge” by working from home twice a week.

The Salt Lake Chamber employee has been working from home twice a week and taking the bus to Salt Lake City to reduce her negative impact on the environment.

“It’s really, really easy once you realize what you have to do, the little changes that you have to make in order to do your part,” said Flores.

Since the competition began 10 years ago, 15 million miles have been saved which reduced about 5-thousand tons of harmful emissions.

“It’s not just about us. We know it’s going to be about our children and our grandchildren and our quality of life,” the director of public relations and communications said.

Even midway through the month, challenge organizers say we can do more.

Businesses and even groups of friends are encouraged to sign up online to show you care about Utah’s air.

“We’re adding 50-percent more pollutants in the air every time we have an inversion,” said Flores. “The more we can get people off the roads before that happens, the better we’ll all be.”

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Clear the Air Challenge Encourages You To ‘Do Your Part’