Please join us on zoom (link available via email) from 7-7:40pm MT every other Wednesday night: W May 3, W May 17, etc. All are welcome to a discussion of our campaign and our progress in qualifying for the Nov 2024 ballot by collecting 135,000 signatures by W Nov 22, 2023!
Signature-gathering opportunities: Check out the Guide to Gathering Signatures and this 2-pager with instructions for signature gatherers, and then click on the links below for event calendars; experienced volunteers have added their names and contact info in red to events they’re going to attend, so reach out to them if you want to join them! (Or try to add a Comment on the calendar, or email us at info@DarnAir.org.) No experience necessary, we will provide training and materials, email us at info@DarnAir.org with questions!
- North of SLC: Th-Fri May 4-5 is USU graduation; Sat May 13 is the Ogden Festival of Colors and the start of the Logan Farmers Market; and Fri-Sat May 19-20 is the Ogden Marathon. (We’re planning to be there all day at the Expo on F May 19, and the morning of the race on Sat May 20.) And Nicholas Gleed will be joining us for a USU IOGP summer internship May 8 – Aug 11!
- South of Provo: Fri May 5 is Utah Tech graduation in St George, Th-Fri May 4-5 is Snow College graduation in Richfield and Ephraim, and every Saturday is the St George Farmers Market and the Cedar City Farmers Market. (But note that the St George Market is skipping May 6 because of the Iron Man race; that’s an alternative gathering option, as is the Washington County Democratic Convention at 3pm.) Then Sat May 13 is the Thelma and Louise Marathon in Moab and May 14-20 is the Amazing Earthfest in Kanab.
- SLC to Provo, East side and West side: Tue-Sun May 2-7 there’s Salt Lake Bees baseball; M/W/Th May 1, 3, and 4 there are shows at the Eccles Theater; Th May 4 there’s a show at The Complex; Th-Fri May 4-5 is UVU graduation and U of U graduation; and Fri-Sun May 5-7 is the Salt Lake Home Expo at the Mt America Expo Center. Then Fri May 12 is more U of U graduation, plus the first show of the season at the Sandy Amphitheater; Fri-Sun May 12-14 is the Kilby Block Party at the Utah State Fairgrounds; and Sat May 13 there’s a Real Salt Lakesoccer game. And Teague Berreth will be starting a U of U Hinckley Institute summer internship with the campaign!
In the news: Our very own London Kelley has an op-ed in the Tribune: “It’s Time for Gen Z to Rise Up for Climate Action”. The Tribune also features Provo’s Don Jarvis in “Fueled by incentives, heat pumps are gaining ground in Utah”. Here’s a handy DAQ page about emissions from lawn and garden equipment (and opportunities to go electric!), and the Deseret News reports on an American Lung Association study showing that “Utah’s air quality still ranks among the country’s worst.”
Tales from the Trails: During an otherwise productive day of signature-gathering at Utah Tech, Yoram heard a new explanation from a student who declined to sign: “I don’t breathe oxygen!” And Lisa R sends this update, also from SW Utah: “Had a great time signature gathering at the Washington County Fair Parade today, but as usual, it was not without the challenging few people. But as I was walking back to the car to leave for home, a woman stopped me and said, “I want to sign your petition.” She, her husband, and another woman with them all signed. It was a very uplifting way of ending a busy day of approaching people. Nice to have someone approach me!”