DSU Sustainability Club holds clean air rally

ST. GEORGE — The public is invited to join the Dixie State University Sustainability Club in taking a breath of fresh air Saturday at the Clean Air No Excuses Rally.

This rally, which is also a sister rally to one that took place in Salt Lake City last year, is an active way to discuss clean air and sustainability while making signs to present in the crosswalk at 900 East and 100 South between the DSU Science and North Instructional buildings in St. George, DSU Sustainability Club President Trevor Anderson said.

2015-01-29 10.45.52Although St. George is not yet suffering from air quality issues like Salt Lake City’s inversion, Anderson said, the appearance of a haze is becoming present, as well as other air quality problems.

“We are asking the state legislature to support measures and bills aimed at cleaning up the air we all breath,” he said.

Last year, large crowds gathered at Salt Lake City’s rally, and this year, three sister rallies in St. George, Moab and Logan, are taking place in an effort to preserve clean air in Utah.

Anderson, who moved back to St. George after living in Salt Lake City for five years, said he decided he wanted to help Southern Utah sustain its fresh air quality in anyway he could.

“Supporting a clean air bill to help clean up Salt Lake’s nasty air really helps all Utahns,” he wrote in an email to state representatives. “This Saturday there is a rally for clean air. The Sustainability club at DSU will be having a sister rally in St. George to urge you and your fellow lawmakers to support clean air.”

Clean air is important for everyone, he said.

“If we want to preserve the pristine views we currently enjoy,” Anderson said, “supporting clean air legislation will be a way to preserve these.”

Event details

  • What: Clean Air No Excuses Rally
  • When: Saturday at noon
  • Where: Dixie State University Campus, 900 East and 100 South crosswalk, St. George

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