These posters designed by Utah teens demand action on clean air

A simple poster contest for high schoolers is waking teens–and in turn, their parents–up to air quality issues.

Every year since 2015, two professors at Utah State University (USU) have hosted a poster-design competition for high school students to address a critical issue for the state: air quality.

[Image: courtesy Utah High School Clean Air Poster Contest]

In the competition, they asked students to design posters calling for an end to vehicle idling, or encouraging people to carpool or “trip chain” (complete all errands in one go to diminish driving). Over the years, the number of students participating has grown to over 550 in four school districts, Stafford says, and he eventually wants the competition to expand its reach even further. MORE


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