Going green? | Clear The Air Challenge

I am not the greenest person on the planet.

Sorry …I know it is hip to be green, but I guess I am not that much of a hipster.


I DO recycle.

I LOVE to reuse.

This post is MY EFFORT to reduce.

(Don’t you think ‘reduce’ is the hardest of the 3 r’s?)


One thing I do feel passionately about is the air quality in my beautiful state. At The R House, we have the most stunning view of the Wasatch Mountains and the Oquirrh Mountains. Being an East Coaster, I am constantly in awe of the mountains and try to point them out just about everyday to my kids. I don’t want them to take those beauties for granted.

In fact, on a REALLY clear day you can see four temples from my neighborhood! (Salt Lake, Draper, Jordan River, Oquirrh Mountain)

The problem is that when it is inversion season, you can’t always see the mountains.

And it is seriously gross.


Even though I am not the greenest person on Mother Earth, I am still taking the Clear The Air Challenge this August to do my part in keeping this gorgeous mountain air clean.

How do you join the challenge?

  1. Register at ClearTheAirChallenge.org. Join other Utah Mom Bloggers by joining the TodaysMama team!
  2. Set goals as to how you can carpool, ride your bike, walk or combine errand running. (They give you some great ideas!)
  3. Track your progress–and yes, there’s an app for that!
  4. Bonus time: There are weekly prizes given to anyone that meets their goal!

I learned about this challenge at a VIP blogger day at Hogle Zoo complete with press conference where Rachael Herrscher (TodaysMama), Governor Herbert, Salt Lake City’s Mayor Becker and Hogle Zoo Director Craig Dinsmore. It was a blast. Special thanks to Rachael for bringing legit-ness to Utah mommy bloggers. You make us look good, Girl!

I hope you will join me in taking the challenge during the month of August so we can enjoy the gorgeous view of our mountains even in January.




  1. says

    Cute post. I feel the same way that you do. We can all do a little more. I get so sick when I see the line of cards that idle for more than 10 minutes at the school, especially on gross air days.

  2. says

    I am like you – I try my best but am not as green as I could be. I do my best to recycle when I can and reuse items. I am a caraholic though and need to work on that! :)

  3. J-love.. says

    My brother is an engineer working in slc. He always talks about the pollution down there. I never noticed when I was living there.