We moved to Utah almost exactly 10 years ago. I can’t believe it’s been that long!! I grew up back east — in Michigan, New York and Connecticut, so living so close to the mountains amazes me every single day. I have noticed though that there is a lot of pollution here, especially in the winter. When I am coming down the road in my car, I can see a murky haze laying over the entire valley. And as someone who suffers from asthma, I have a hacking cough almost all winter long.
Now there is something I can do about it.
Over 50% of the air pollution comes from cars.
And as a mom, I drive around ALOT!
I spend most of my time taking kids from school to practices and after-school activities. Luckily, my kids go to a school right behind my house so they walk. But I also have been trying to carpool more. And, I have the cutest cruiser bike. I try to take my bike if I have an errand to run around my neighborhood. Another way I have been trying to cut down on my carbon footprint, is turning my motor off if I am waiting line anywhere in my car.
I recently learned about the Clear The Air Challenge! And I was so impressed that I signed myself right up!!
The Clear Air Challenge runs throughout the month of August and it also tracks your energy and miles. Plus, you can win prizes. Awesome!!
I love how my tracker shows me how much money I’m saving AND the emissions that I helped reduce. I even saved my self $3 today!
I think it’s worth it, don’t you??
Here’s how YOU can register:
- Go to ClearTheAirChallenge.org. Click the REGISTER HERE button.
- Click on — CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT
- Answer the questions on the PERSONAL INFORMATION SCREEN. Be sure to select the TodaysMama team from the dropdown list. Click SAVE PROFILE.
- Start tracking your progress! The TravelWise Tracker is awesome and it lets you keep track of your all of the miles you save during the challenge. Don’t forget to visit your tracker and enter your progress each week.
**Be sure to enter your information before NOON each Monday in August to be eligible to win prizes!!