Representative Arent Announces Clean Air Competition Winners

Press Advisory

 For Immediate Release: March 7, 2014

Contact:          Elizabeth Roberts, Media Coordinator

Utah House Democratic Caucus

801-631-4637 |

Representative Arent Announces Clean Air Competition Winners

 Salt Lake City- Representative Patrice Arent announced the winners of Students Who Care About Air Clean Air Anti-Idling Competition today, inviting the students and their families to a press conference on Monday, March 10th, to receive cash prizes and display their projects.

Representative Arent issued the following statement: “This is a very exciting time for all of us. Clean air is on the minds of people across the state, including these students. We are very proud to see the work they have done to educate others on the importance of doing their part to improve air quality in Utah.”

Students submitted entries through the group’s website. Out of hundreds of submissions, a panel narrowed the list of winners to nineteen. The full list of winners can be found under the “Contest” tab at the top of this page. Student winners will be presented a certificate of achievement as well as a cash prize for their efforts at the press conference.

Who:                  Students Who Care About Air, Representative Patrice Arent

What:                 Press Conference announcing winners of Clean Air Competition

When:                Monday, March 10th, 1:00 pm

Where:              Multipurpose Room, (Room 130) Capitol Building

.                          350 N State Street, Salt Lake City, 84114



Press Statement


For Immediate Release: February 18, 2014

Contact:          Elizabeth Roberts, Media Coordinator

Utah House Democratic Caucus

801-631-4637 |

Representative Patrice Arent Announces Anti-Idling Clean Air Contest

Salt Lake City-Representative Arent was inspired by Luke Parker – a student at Upland Terrace Elementary who regularly waves a sign at adults in idling cars during school pick up – to launch a campaign where the scripts are flipped and students educate adults on idling. His ingenuity in creating a way to remind people to play their part in preventing pollution reminded her that students often speak with the clearest voices, especially in issues where adults are sometimes forgetful.

Representative Arent said, “People don’t dare throw garbage out the window when their students are in the car because their kids know it is littering and it is wrong. They will call them out on it. What I am looking for is students like Luke, who are willing to create innovative ways to educate their friends and family about not idling.”

Idling is a huge issue in Utah. 57% of the pollutants in our air come from vehicles. To find out more about the contest, or idling in Utah, go to

Who:                           Utah Students

  • Ages 6-10
  • Ages 11-14
  • Ages 15-18

What:                          Anti-Idling Clean Air Contest– Students submit creative ways to educate friends and family on the damage of idling and idling alternatives. Students can submit their essays, photos, artwork or videos to . Multiple cash prizes of $50 and $100 will be awarded to winners from each age group.

Where:                        Submissions are online; Prizes will be awarded on March 10, 2014, at the Capitol.

When:                         Deadline for submissions is March 5, 2014.