The Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) is a non-profit organization working towards improving air quality in Utah through various initiatives and partnerships. UCAIR provides grants to organizations and projects that positively impact air quality and promote a healthier environment. The 2023-2024 UCAIR Grants Committee chose six recipients that align with their most immediate air quality goals.
"We are confident that these projects will further UCAIR's mission by reducing emissions from a variety of sources across the state." Visit the UCAIR blog to read the full announcement.
Thanks to the sponsors of this year's grant program, Dominion Energy and Rio Tinto Kennecott, UCAIR was able to award a total of $116,500 in grant funds. "We look forward to partnering closely with these organizations throughout the upcoming year to ensure successful outcomes and realized impacts of their important and exciting clean-air projects!"
Blue Planet Lawn: ZERO EMISSION Lawn Care for Commercial Customers
Blue Planet Lawn is working to address the percentage of Utah’s emissions from gas-powered lawn tools. The company offers zero-emission, solar-powered lawn care services, and they are working to grow the capacity to better commercial clients. With a larger client base, Blue Planet Lawn aims to increase the overall visibility, availability, and perceived viability of electric lawn care powered by renewable energy. With the UCAIR Grant, Blue Planet Lawn plans to build mobile solar power stations and add to its fleet of battery-powered lawn tools, securing all-day power for clients with larger lawns. Blue Planet Lawn also provides a youth entrepreneurship program, fostering an ongoing generation of emissions-free lawn service providers.