Category: Featured

Going Green at Work: Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference

Although many of us make environmentally friendly choices at home, we don’t always stop to consider the many ways we could go green in our workplace. DEQ offers you some simple tips to help make your workplace a little “greener.” Going green at work is easier than you think!

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Keeping an Eye on Underground Storage Tanks

Out of sight, out of mind. The old adage reminds us that ignorance is bliss. Luckily for Utah residents, the engineers and scientists at DEQ’s Division of Environmental Response and Remediation are not ignorant of one important out-of-sight risk—underground storage tanks.

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Understanding Tier 3 in Utah

Since Gov. Gary Herbert announced that Utah refineries would produce Tier 3 gas, residents have had a lot of questions about the cleaner fuel. In this installment of #IamUtahDEQ video series, we take a ride with Glad Sowards, a policy analyst with Utah’s Division of Air Quality, to answer all your Tier 3 questions.

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Taking the Clear The Air Challenge

February is the Salt Lake Chamber’s Clear The Air Challenge. Utah DEQ’s intern, Sidney Rogers, took the challenge. Here is her story of commuting to work by bicycle and UTA TRAX.

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Utah State of the Environment Report

2019 State of the Environment Report

This week, DEQ released its annual State of the Environment Report. This end-of-year report provides a comprehensive look at agency activities and initiatives in 2019 that improved Utah’s environment and quality of life and created new economic opportunities. 

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Sole-Source Conversions Good for Air Quality, Homeowners

This week’s blog is from 2015 and highlights the popular woodstove exchange program. Last week, The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released the 2020 registration schedule for the overwhelmingly popular grant program to convert operating wood-burning fireplaces to cleaner-burning natural gas or electric. Online registration will take place across the Wasatch Front and Cache …

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Healthy Watersheds for a Healthy Utah

Healthy Watersheds for a Healthy Utah

Wherever you are, you’re standing in a watershed. Learn more about watersheds, DEQ’s role in protecting these precious water resources, and what you can do to help keep our watersheds healthy.

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I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

The holidays are typically a time to go all out. So many decisions to make—food, decorations, parties and gifts. This year, however, there’s something else to consider when you start decking the halls. How can this year be more environmentally friendly than the last? Here are seven ideas to help your dreams of a green Christmas come true.

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#IamUtahDEQ: 2019 Harmful Algal Bloom Update

The hard-working scientists of DWQ’s Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Program spent the past five months visiting and analyzing data from 800 sites across 65 different water bodies in Utah. Learn more about this valuable team in this week’s blog post.

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