Instructions: To obtain your Transportation & Air Quality badge, it is recommended that you complete the following by March 6, 2023.
  • 1 Prerequisite
  • 2 Actions
  • Submit Form.

Only submit the form once you have completed all of your actions. Remember, you only have to complete the prerequisite and 2 additional actions of your choosing. You do not have to complete all of the actions to earn your badge.   

Actions Key:

  • On campus event  

  • Virtual event 

  • Off-campus event 

  • Misc 


Prerequisite Action: Watch Educational Videos on Air Quality 

Description: Watch all three videos to learn more about Utah's unique geography which causes an inversion, why we should care about air pollution, and why we shouldn't idle. Below you can find all three videos.

"Causes of Inversion"

"Air Pollution Affects Us All" 

"Stop Idling"


Time Commitment: 12 mins

Required Documentation: Write 3-4 sentences about what you learned.

Choose at Least Two of the Following Actions:

Action 1: Attend the Clear the Air Challenge Information Session (Jan 31st)


Description: Attend the Clear The Air Challenge Information Session to learn why WSU participates in the Clear the Air Challenge, how to sign up and join "Team Weber", and how to log trips in the TravelWise Tracker. This session will take place on January 31st from 10:30 - 11:30 in the Shepherd Union Computer Lab Classroom (SU 230C). Please sign up here

Time Commitment: 1 hour

Required Documentation: Verify you have created an account on TravelWise Tracker. 


Action 2: Visit the Ogden Bicycle Collective with the Sustainable Clubs (Feb 9th)

Description: The Environmental Ambassadors are inviting students, faculty, and staff to visit the Ogden Bicycle Collective (OBC) again this year on February 9th, 2023 from 1:00-2:30 pm.! The OBC offers many different programs to help members of the community find active transportation. The Ogden Bicycle Collectives's mission is to promote cycling as an effective and sustainable form of transportation and recreation, and a cornerstone of a cleaner, healthier, and safer society. 

If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP by contacting Korynn Martinez at:

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours

Required Documentation: Upload a photo of yourself at the OBC.


Action 3: Attend the Geoscience Seminar on the "Great Salt Lake & Airborne Dust" (Feb 24th)


Description: Learn more about the air quality issues pertaining to the Great Salt Lake by attending the seminar by Dr. Kevin Perry on Feb. 24th via Zoom or in Tracy Hall Science Center Room 217 from 1:00-2:00 pm. This lecture is part of the Geoscience and Society Seminar Series. Get the zoom link and learn more about the series here

Time Commitment: 1 hour

Required Documentation: Write 3-4 sentences about what you learned. 


Action 4: Call for Action to Rescue the GSL by Contacting Your Representatives

Description: There are many environmental concerns that need to be addressed as the Great Salt Lake (GSL) continues to dry up. Read the "Emergency measures needed to rescue Great Salt Lake from ongoing collapse" by downloading the full report here. Afterward, contact your state and/or federal representatives to call for action to prioritize getting water into the lake now. Learn how to contact your federal, state, and local elected leaders here

Time Commitment: varies

Required Documentation: Submit a screenshot of your email to your representative. 


Action 5: Use TravelWise Tracker to Log at Least One Weeks Worth of Travel 

Description: Participate in the annual Clear The Air Challenge during the month of February. There will be a weekly drawing for those who logged trips during the week. The top-performing individuals (those who reduced the most CO2) will win grand prizes at the end of the challenge. In addition, there is a competition between each university division and each college. Log your trips and help your division and college win! More information can be found here.

Time Commitment: varies

Required Documentation: Submit a screenshot of your TravelWise Tracker profile showing your week through "Log Your Trips".


Action 6: Offset Your Carbon Emissions

Description: Offset your commuting carbon footprint by contributing to WSU's carbon offset fund. You can choose to purchase enough offsets to reduce your full annual carbon footprint, offset your emissions and those of another student, or contribute what you can. If your parking pass purchase is on auto-renewal, or if you do not purchase a parking pass but would like to help purchase carbon offsets, you can still contribute. All contributions will be matched by WSU's Energy and Sustainability Office! Learn more about the carbon offset project and how to contribute here

Time Commitment: 5 mins

Required Documentation: Upload a screenshot of your contribution. 


Action 7: For at Least One Trip, Utilize Alternative or Active Transportation

Description: Instead of driving alone, consider utilizing alternative (bus, carpool, TRAX, etc.) or active (biking, walking, etc.) transportation to a common destination you travel to. WSU provides a variety of resources and options to make using alternative or active transportation a little easier. Visit our Sustainability Map to learn more about Transportation at WSU and to view the location of many resources.

Time Commitment: varies

Required Documentation:  Submit a photo of you utilizing active or alternative transportation. 


Innovation Action:

Description: Innovative actions are welcome, but please email for approval before submitting this as one of your actions.

Time Commitment: varies

Required Documentation: varies