Welcome to the Board, Zach!

Please welcome HEAL’s newest board member, Zach Michalk! Zach is a Texas native and studied urban and regional planning at Texas A&M, where he graduated in 2013. As a retired SimCity player and conservationist, he naturally fell into environmental planning, which he does today in Salt Lake City. Zach became…

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Utah’s interim session

As a kid, I thought teachers lived at school and slept in their classrooms, but I could never figure out what they did during the summer when school was out. For many, a similar — but maybe less naive — principle exists for legislators: we see them constantly at the…

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Utah’s (invisible) summertime blues

In Utah’s northern valleys, it’s hard to ignore our air pollution during the winter – our inversions trap small particulate matter (PM2.5) that becomes visible when it builds up, creating that brown, dirty haze over our communities, and cause red air days that keep our children inside during recess. But…

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Welcome to HEAL Utah’s newest team member!

Welcome to our new Communications and Outreach Associate, Grace Olscamp! Grace joined HEAL Utah in early April, two weeks after knee surgery, excited and ready to tackle everything HEAL had to throw at her. As the Communications and Outreach Associate, Grace will lead HEAL’s communication and media efforts, manage its…

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Inland Port Testimony by Jessica Reimer

My name is Jessica Reimer, and I am a policy associate with the environmental policy group HEAL Utah. I can’t say that I am speaking in favor of the port, but want to comment on the opportunity it provides to demonstrate both economic and environmental stewardship. Thank you to the…

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Athlete Summit Resources

I’m grateful you’ve opened this email. By reading this, you’re already taking the next step to be a mover and shaker in your community. Being a leader takes as little or as much time as you’re willing to put in. So, read on for more resources and a recap of…

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