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Utah Clean Air Fair empowers with fun for cleaner air

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The Utah Clean Air Fair will take place on March 29, 2014 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Public Library Main Branch (400 South 210 East) in downtown Salt Lake.

Organized as a way for people to get empowered in the face of overwhelmingly bad air, the Utah Clean Air Fair will present booths from clean air advocacy organizations and individuals who have solutions that every person on the Wasatch Front can use to reduce individual contributions to air pollution.

“We are all angry,” says Project Director David Brooks, but anger isn’t necessarily the best way to get things done. “The objective is to create a fun environment” to get things to stick.

About 35 groups have committed to the fair, and there will be an opportunity for people to vote on the best idea to reduce air pollution presented at booths.

Revolution United voted to do the fair after experiencing the Clean Air, No Excuses Rally where people demonstrated at the capitol against air pollution and the industries that contribute to it.

“[The Utah Clean Air Fair] is a new approach to solving the issue,” says Brooks. “It’s a direct demonstration of all the groups coming together for a solution.”

People are encouraged to walk, ride and use alternative transportation to get to the fair. Live music, keynote speakers and workshops are all planned as part of the empowering fun.

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