Hello clean-air-and-climate friends:

First weeks of college: This coming week is the start of the school year at Utah State in Logan, Weber State in Ogden, Westminster College in SLC, and SUU in Cedar City, and we’re excited about seeing the chapters there replicate the success of the colleges that started last week (UVU in Orem, Dixie State in St George, and SLCC and the U of U in SLC) . Encourage students you know to connect up with our campaign’s college chapter leaders and get involved, or get involved yourself!

Oher signature-gathering events: In addition to gathering on campuses there are many other signature-gathering opportunities, including farmers markets all around the state (most but not all on Saturdays), an RSL soccer game in Sandy this Saturday night, sold-out Red Butte concerts in SLC on M, W, and Th of this coming week, BYU football hosting the U of U in Provo on Thursday Aug 29, and the last four Salt Lake Bees home games in SLC F Aug 30 – M Sept 2. To sign up email info@DarnAir.org or use our sign-up sheet (or just show up!) and if you’re new to gathering signatures then we will provide you with materials and training!

Signature totals and the 250 Club: This week we will pass 11,587 signatures, which is 10% of the number we need by Feb 18 2020 in order to qualify for the Nov 2020 ballot! Congratulations all around, especially to Charles Ashurst for joining the 250 Club (folks who have gathered 250 signatures) and to Kaitlin McLean for hitting 1,000 signatures as an Emissionary! Speaking of which…

Emissionary bonus for signatures from outside of SLC: It’s clear from the latest data from the Lt Governor (summary here, raw data here, note that there’s a weeks-long delay because it can take up to 30 days to verify signatures) that we’re doing fine in SLC and need to do more outside of SLC. So we’re adding a bonus to the Emissionaries Program so that signatures from outside of SLC will now be worth double! Details in the first paragraph here or email info@DarnAir.org.

In the News: Check out the article about the campaign by Delaney Sheppard in the U of U Daily Utah Chronicle.

PS. I have some vouchers for the last four Salt Lake Bees home games in SLC F Aug 30 – M Sept 2, so if you’ve been gathering a bunch of signatures and want free tickets to one of the games (and/or if you want to gather before one of these games and then go to the game) email info@DarnAir.org. First come first served!