A Breath of Fresh Air

A Breath of Fresh Air: Rallying Innovators to Improve Utah’s Air Quality

We’ve spent the winter writhing in Utah’s dirty air. We’ve disseminated stats, discussed risks and debated over who is really responsible for the muck that clouds the valley. We’ve continually heard from the same voices; but we haven’t yet heard from the innovators.

Impact Hub Salt Lake presents our inaugural Impact Innovation Lab on air quality. We invite you to be a part of the doers and co-create original solutions that improve the Wasatch Front’s breathability. We believe that true innovation happens when committed and passionate leaders come together in collaboration. You are one of them, so please join us!

  1. Generate Ideas: An Open Space gathering carefully designed to maximize engagement and support you to create ideas that are inventive, productive and unexpected. You’ll break into self-­organized working groups to develop these ideas into outcomes.
  2. Pitch to Experts: Not all outcomes will be fully fleshed out. For those that are, a panel of experts will give you feedback and direction on their impact, viability, scalability and sustainability.
  3. Take Action: We’re rallying not just to talk but to move! We’ll reconvene to map out resource needs, leadership and next steps that will bring your ideas into a reality.

The purpose of this rally is to coalesce our inventiveness and experiences for collective impact. Achievement in the lab will be totally dependent upon individual and combined responsibility to make it happen. Advance registration is necessary since we are capping the lab at 50 participants.


  • Registration: 1:30pm – 2pm
  • Impact Innovation Lab: 2pm – 5pm (sharp)
  • Networking Reception: 5pm – 6pm

Pitch Panelists:

  • Derek Miller: Chief of Staff, Governor’s Office
  • Alan Matheson: Senior Environmental Advisor, Governor’s Office
  • Ted Wilson: Executive Director, UCAIR
  • Ari Bruening: Chief Operations Officer, Envision Utah
  • Patrice Arent: Utah House of Representatives District 36; Co-Chair and Founder, House Clean Air Caucus
  • Cameron Cova: Board President, Breathe Utah
  • James May: Co-founder and Vice President of Program Management, Wave

Facilitated by Tenneson Woolf, Utah’s very own Open Space Practitioner

Need to get up to speed on Utah air quality? Find a collection of the most recent facts, figures and legal
standing from our partners below.

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A special thanks to the groups who are helping to ignite air quality innovation:


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Event Organizers

Impact Hub Salt Lake


Date & Time

02 April 2014 | 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm


Wasatch Conference and Retreat Center


Updated on 31 March 2014