Clear the Air Challenge

The Clear the Air Challenge is a month long and statewide competition where local businesses, universities, and communities compete to reduce emissions in the month of February. The challenge encourages you to reduce your vehicle emissions, improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion in Utah by driving less and driving smarter. 

Students have the chance to compete internally against other WSU divisions where they can win prizes and a trophy as a result. 

Participate in the Clear the Air Challenge

To participate, visit the Clear the Air Challenge website cleartheairchallenge.org

Create a New Account

If you have not created an account:

  1. Go to travelwisetracker.com
  2. Click the “register” button and follow the steps, as instructed. Please be sure to use your Weber State email.
  3. Join team “Weber State” and select “Weber State Students” as your sub-group. You will need to select both in order for your entries to be counted properly.
  4. Start logging your trips and see the emissions you save while entering to win prizes! 

Already Registered?

If you have participated in the past, and already have an account:

  1. Log in on the Travel Wise Tracker: travelwisetracker.com
  2. Click on your name on the upper right hand corner of the dashboard
  3. Click “edit profile” in the upper left of the dashboard
  4. Select “my Networks” from the left hand navigation
  5. Join team “Weber State”
  6. Pick a subgroup to ensure we have some great competition!
    • If you are a student: “Weber State Students” (even if you are a student employee on campus, pick student)
    • If you are faculty or staff: select your correct division

Download the Connected Apps

Commute Tracker

strava

Strava

 

Need Help Creating an Account?

If you need help signing up or logging trips, there will be available informational sessions hosted by Environmental Ambassadors:

WSU Davis: 
February 1
Building D2 in room 117
2:30 -3:30 p.m. 

WSU Ogden: 
January 30 & 31 
Shepherd Union Computer Lab
2-3 p.m.

Other Helpful Resources

Clear the Air Challenge
Utah Clean Air
How to Join (.PDF)
How to Download the App (.PDF)

Why Should I Participate?

Utah’s air quality is an issue year-round. Poor air quality is harmful to our health, our communities, our environment, and our future.

According to the Department of Air Quality, if Wasatch Front drivers were to park their vehicles for just one day per week, emissions would decrease by 6,500 tons per year. In addition, the average Utah traveler covers a distance of 298 miles per week. Yet, only 25 percent of Utah travel is for commuters. This means that all drivers directly contribute to the pollution that affects our air quality. 

Weber State University is encouraging all of our students, faculty and staff to participate in the challenge throughout the month of February. You can save trips by riding public transportation, combining trips, biking, walking or carpooling whenever possible. Trips will be logged into a tracker to calculate the vehicle emissions reduced by using smarter travel strategies. In order to encourage some friendly competition, Student Wellness is partnering with Sustainability and Employee Wellness to challenge students against employees.

Win Prizes!

The Challenge starts February 1st and goes until the end of the months. Each week prizes will be drawn on Friday at 4 p.m. based on those who have logged trips during that week. At the end of the month, the top three performing individuals will be selected to win the grand prizes! Check your email weekly to see if you won a prize! 

Ways you can win: 

  • Log your trips on travelwisetracker.com and you will automatically be entered in a random drawing.
  • Each time you log a trip, it counts as an entry which increases your chances to win!
  • You will then be entered into a random drawing!
  • At the end of each week, the top individual who saves the most emissions will also win a prize! 

 

2018 Clear the Air Participants

clear the air winnerIn 2018, students, faculty, and staff competed in six teams to win prizes, Wellness points, and Green Team points in the WSU internal challenges. As a whole, WSU saved over 8.9 tons of CO2, traveled over 32,000 miles, and for the first time ever awarded the “Weber State Students” division first place in the internal challenge! By participating in the Clear the Air Challenge, “Team Weber” is actively helping to limit the health-harming PM2.5 emissions during a time when the inversion traps such pollution along the Wasatch front

 

 

 

Questions?

For general questions on Clear the Air, contact Kyia Hill: kyiahill@weber.edu |  801-626-6539

For Employee Wellness questions, contact Raeanna Johnson: raeannajohnson@weber.edu | 801-626-6480  


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