2022 CLEAR THE AIR CHALLENGE IMPACT
Thank you to everyone that braved the cold and participated in our 2022 Clear the Air Challenge! Because of you, we made a huge positive impact! Keep up the sustainable commutes, Missoula. It doesn't have to be all or nothing. Small changes really do add up to making a big difference!
Choosing sustainable options can be difficult during the colder months, but it's the time of the year when Missoula is most susceptible to poor air quality because of inversion.
Our annual Clear the Air Challenge is a friendly, individual competition throughout the month of January between Missoulians of similar commute lengths. The goal is to see how much CO2 you can prevent from entering the air by choosing sustainable transportation.
A key element of the Clear the Air Challenge is highlighting the importance of not idling vehicles. Idling is harmful to our air and simply unnecessary. According to Sustainable America, modern vehicles need no more than a few seconds to warm up. Additionally, if an engine is running for longer than 10 seconds, it is better and cheaper to just turn the vehicle off.