On Sept. 20, 2014 from noon until 5 p.m., the 2nd Annual Utah Clean Air Fair will be held at the main branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library in downtown Salt Lake City (210 E 400 S). It is free to attend. People who go to the fair will be able to learn how to make a difference in Utah’s air quality. The fair will feature live music and local artists.
Over 30 organizations and partners have agreed to participate with the fair, and over 20 of those will be providing solutions to the air problem at their booths. The list that includes sponsors and partners can be found on the fair’s Facebook page.
“(Partners) will each have an interactive way to teach their solution for clean air,” says Emmylou Manwill, director of community and resource development for Revolution United. Everyone needs to think about air quality ahead of tie and throughout the year not just when there is an inversion or a red air day.
“(The fair) is really a fun activity to do,” says Manwill, who also emphasizes that it is family friendly with facepainting and interactive games for kids like Giant Jenga.
Organizers are urging attendees to take public transit whenever possible to get to the fair.
The Idea for a clean air fair came from an idea silo, which is like a community brainstorming session.
“Everyone had a bunch of great ideas,” says Manwill. The group decided that the ideas could be pulled together with a fair.
The inaugural Clean Air Fair had over 1,000 attendees; organizers are looking to double that number. Revolution United is a 501C3 nonprofit organization.