PHOTOS: Clean air rally held in Provo
(KUTV) - Dozens of people gathered in Provo Saturday to show their support for cleaning up Utah's air.
The downtown rally included several speakers with a variety of backgrounds, according to Stephanie Burdick from Mormon Women for Ethical Government (MWEG).
Speakers included Carl Moore, leader of PANDOS and SLC Air Protectors who "opened the event paying respect to Native ancestry and the responsibility of environmental stewardship given to the Native and indigenous communities," according to Burdick.
Tinesha Zandamela, former candidate for Provo City Council also spoke. She founded a non-profit called Provo Walks, which focuses on pedestrian advocacy and making Provo a safer and more accessible place to walk.
"Catherine Eslinger and Megan Seawright, co-directors of the Utah Chapter of MWEG, have been collecting stories on what Utah County residents think about clean air. One particular story shared was submitted by Lindsay Roper, an elementary school teacher, who sees how many kids miss school due to asthma and other respiratory related illnesses," according to Burdick.