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- Happy Prosperity 2030 Day!
Happy Prosperity 2030 Day!
Happy Prosperity 2030 Day!
On this day two years ago, we introduced Prosperity 2030 — our legislative framework to reduce emissions by 50% along the Wasatch front by 2030.
At a press conference at the Capitol, Sen. Kirk Cullimore emphasized the importance of air quality legislation and outlined Prosperity 2030's roadmap: address emissions from transportation, homes and buildings, and industrial sources.
During the 2023 legislative session, Prosperity 2030 reached two important milestones. First, we introduced a substantial portion of the framework as a massive piece of legislation — likely the biggest air quality proposal the Legislature has seen.
Second, we passed one part of that proposal — HB 220. Our bill specifically addressed bromine pollution from industry, responsible for increasing our wintertime inversion pollution up to 25%, and marked Utah's most impactful air quality legislation in decades.
Thanks to our legislative partners, we have learned many critical lessons in the last two years to inform the Prosperity 2030 process. Namely, put the big idea out there and break it up into smaller items to tick off one by one at the Capitol.
Looking ahead to the 2024 session, we're excited to continue to tackle Prosperity 2030's goals with a series of bills and new legislative sponsors.
Pints for a Purpose | Thursday, October 19 | 6:00 p.m. | SaltFire Brewing Co.
Join us to mingle with like-minded environmentalists, learn how to take action in our community, and write your representatives to tell them air quality is important to you!
Our wonderful fall interns, Marlen and Phoebe, are hosting the event, so come on out to support them!
Plus, we'll have an opportunity drawing featuring local partners, all benefiting O₂ Utah.
Ranked Choice Voting Flight Night | Wednesday, October 25 | 6:00 p.m. | HK Brewing
Do you like kombucha? Want to learn more about ranked choice voting (RCV)?
With the help of Han's Kombucha and some of our endorsed candidates from RCV cities, we'll make sure you have all the info you need to vote on November 21. All while enjoying delicious kombucha flights! And Han's is generously donating a portion of sales to O₂ Utah.
Several cities, including Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake, have implemented RCV. So, if you live in an RCV city or just want to learn more about the process, join us!
O₂ Utah is an environmental nonprofit whose mission is to clean our state's air and eliminate our contributions to climate change through elections and policy. Donate today to support our work and clean Utah's air.