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Stay Connected: Keeping Up with UCAIR’s Events and Initiatives!

Get ready to mark your calendars! Exciting times lie ahead as we gear up for upcoming events and initiatives, each designed to impact Utah’s air quality. Join us as we unveil our newest lineup of events and initiatives, ensuring you stay informed. We’re committed to ensuring you stay in the loop every step of the way.

UCAIR Summit

Save the date for an unforgettable evening! Join us at our 9th Annual Summit on May 30th, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Our Annual Summit is a special event that brings together air quality advocates from across the state to discuss solutions to Utah’s complex air quality challenges and honor those who go above and beyond for our air.

The Summit is more than just a gathering. It is a celebration of the hard work, dedication, and achievements of those who strive every day to improve the air we breathe. From innovative initiatives to community-driven projects, we’ll spotlight incredible efforts from across the state that are shaping a cleaner, healthier future for all. 

We invite you to attend this inspiring evening gala, and join us as we reflect on past accomplishments while looking forward to the promising strides to come. Whether you’re an advocate, a leader, or simply passionate about cleaner air, your presence will make a difference. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect, celebrate, and be inspired. Visit for more details and to stay updated.

UCAIR Clear Skies Internship

Calling all high school seniors! Are you ready to make a difference and gain valuable hands-on experience this summer? We have an incredible opportunity just for you!

Introducing our Clear Skies Internship program — a fantastic chance for graduating high school students to earn money this summer while gaining valuable skills and securing a head start on their academic and professional journey.

This nine-week paid internship program offers a dynamic blend of hands-on experience working on local air quality projects and opportunities for professional and personal development. From site visits to workshops, you’ll have the chance to dive into real-world challenges while learning new skills, exploring your interests, and preparing for future success.

Applications are due by April 15th and only 5 spots are available — so don’t wait! Spread the word to any high school seniors you know who are passionate about making a positive impact and eager to seize this exciting opportunity.

Check out the link and apply and access more details. Let’s shape the future together!

Smart Thermostat Program

Exciting news! Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Maverik and Big West Oil, we’re thrilled to launch this year’s Smart Thermostat program. Through this initiative, UCAIR is donating 400 Google Nest E smart thermostats to Housing Connect. Housing Connect manages over 5,000 low-to-moderate-income housing units across Salt Lake County, and their team will work to install the 400 thermostats in multifamily housing units at no cost to the residents.

With a smart thermostat like the Google Nest E, households can expect significant savings on their energy bills. The customizable settings on smart thermostats ensure that your heating and cooling only turn on when necessary, reducing heating bills by 10% to 12% and cooling bills by 15%. This amounts to an average of $131 to $145 back in your wallet each year! The benefits don’t stop there – By reducing unnecessary energy consumption, the 400 homes receiving the thermostats will contribute less emissions related to heating and cooling, contributing to our community’s ambitious goal of slashing emissions by 80%. 

You, too, can play a vital role in this shift towards energy efficiency by installing a smart thermostat in your home. Other smart thermostat rebate programs are available through energy providers like Rocky Mountain Power’s Wattsmart program or Dominion Energy’s ThermWise Program. Join us in making our homes part of the solution for cleaner air in Utah!

Gas Can Exchange

Back by popular demand, UCAIR will be hosting another FREE gas can exchange event this summer. Bring your old, leaky gas can to the event and swap it out for a new, cleaner EPA-certified version. The new gas cans are available while supplies last, so keep an eye out on our website for updates on where and when you can join the line. Let’s make this year’s exchange one to remember!