Clear the Air Challenge

Personal cars and trucks are significant contributors to Salt Lake Valley’s air quality problems. Take action by joining the university’s Clear the Air Challenge team. 


Sources of winter pollution in Salt Lake, Utah, Weber, and Davis counties. Mobile sources: 48%; Area sources: 39%; Point sources: 13%Join the Challenge

Be part of the University of Utah team in the Clear the Air Challenge this February! The annual challenge, which is managed by the Salt Lake Chamber and TravelWise, encourages alternative methods of getting from Point A to Point B, such as riding transit, biking, walking, and more. By reducing the number of single-occupant vehicles on the road, we can help improve Salt Lake’s air quality, reduce traffic congestion, and save money on fuel costs. Sign up for the U team and start using the TravelWise Tracker today. The online tracker will tell you how much CO2 you prevented by making smarter transportation choices, as well as track your money saved and calories burned. Plus, you’ll be entered to win some cool prizes available only to U team members.

Participation in the Clear the Air Challenge just got easier. Use either the Commute Tracker by rideamigos or Strava to automate your trip logging! Check out this step-by-step guide for connecting the Commute Tracker app to your Clear the Air Challenge account.

Check out this article about the 2020 challenge for more information about incentives, instructions, and more!

The university’s Clear the Air Challenge participation is managed by the Sustainability Office, with support from ASUU, Commuter Services, University of Utah Health, Real Estate Administration, and University Marketing & Communications.