A Salt Lake City area elementary school, Morningside Elementary is doing their part to help Salt Lake County and Utah County’s seemingly everpresent smog cloud.
These students are helping their parents understand reducing winter driving, and monitoring air quality with real-time air quality alerts.
Utah Gov Gery Herbert’s office had these encouraging words to say:
“It is important that all our residents make a conscious effort to drive less, carpool, take public transportation and telework when they can,” said Alan Matheson, environmental adviser for Gov. Gary Herbert, in a news release. “Participating in this winter’s Care-to-Clear-the-Air campaign can give them the tools they need to do their part.”
At a time when Utah is producing over 305 more energy than it uses, the current Utah executive body is encouraging natural gas, coal and fossil fuel drilling, mining and infrastructure investments.
These elementary students are recognizing the issue and we feel the Govener’s office would do well to not only recognize the obvious air quality issue in Utah but also more importantly steer their policy towards cleaner alternative energy investments.