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Climate Change: Fact or Fiction?

An Interview with a Christian Climate Scientist

Utah County gets an F again for short term particle air pollution.

Salt Lake/Utah County rated 6th worst metro area in the nation.


Source: the American Lung Association’s 2016 ranking.

Provo/Orem Area (Utah Valley) Air Quality

Ranked Dirtiest in America

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© 2015-2016 JNWestwater  •  All rights reserved.

© 2016 JNWestwater  •  All rights reserved.

We won’t have lasting clean air and a healthy planet without switching from polluting coal and oil to clean, safe renewable energy to power our vehicles, homes and businesses. Our state government has the power to really clean the air. The quickest and best way to clean our air is to elect a “clean air/clean energy” legislature and executive. Until that happens, insufficient progress will be made.

Click on the names below to see what Utah Valley cities and

towns report they are doing to make their communities and Utah Valley healthier and better stewards of the air, water and land — the environment, our life support system. This is the Utah Valley Earth Forum’s 2016 Stewardship Appreciation Survey of valley communities: to identify, share, foster, inspire and commend responsible stewardship of creation.

The UVEF Presents the 2016

Stewardship Appreciation Survey

of Utah Valley Communities

Prudent stewardship of our environment is not only good for our health and quality of life—it’s good for our economy as well. People prefer to live, raise families and operate businesses in clean, healthy communities, avoiding those which are not. So, how do we know if communities are doing what’s helpful to make our Utah Valley cities, towns, citizens, families and economies healthier and more livable? The UVEF has made that task easier.


The Utah Valley Earth Forum (UVEF.org), the valley’s independent, citizen, environmental organization since 2006, released its 2016 “Stewardship Appreciation Survey” (SAS) of all twenty-four Utah Valley cities and towns. The UVEF conducts this yearly survey to help improve stewardship of the environment and make our communities better, healthier places to live and do business. This multi-city, regional, environmental survey appears to be unique in the US. Now in its fourth year, the SAS serves a variety of purposes. It helps identify each city’s current environmental efforts; offers constructive suggestions to improve community stewardship; and helps the public both appreciate and commend their communities for responsible care for our environment—the air, our rivers and lake, our open spaces, and our cityscapes—what amounts to our life support system.


The 2017 SAS should be available on Earth Day.

The UVEF/Utah Moms for Clean Air

Billboard Messaging Campaign Has Begun

At times, the U.S. EPA reports Utah Valley’s air is the worst in the entire nation! Having very bad air pollution damages us and our families, shortens our lives, makes us sick, costs us money, hurts business, damages our reputation and our economy. It blocks our view of the beautiful nature that surrounds us. We must stop polluting the air! How? Most importantly (1) we need to elect only leaders who “get it” and will take the necessary actions to make it happen, with no excuses. And (2) we must switch from dirty fossil fuel energy to clean energy such as the sun and wind, and make sure our wastes get fully recycled. Click to see our suggested solutions.

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The UVEF and the Utah Moms for Clean Air have mounted a billboard messaging campaign to help motivate voters to demand their elected governments move strongly and deliberately to clean our air by phasing out our reliance on dirty, polluting energy (e.g. coal, oil and gas) and replacing it with clean, safe, non-polluting renewable energy. Our messages are running on four digital billboards in the greater Salt Lake area.


Check out our

Clean Energy Clean Air Action Guide

 

Yard Signs Are Available!

Earth Day is coming soon (April 22).  Show your support for clean air and clean energy with this UVEF Yard Sign.  Email YardSign@UVEF.org to arrange for a pickup.  We expect to have some at our April 18th Forum at the Orem Library.