By Laura Schmidt, Sustainability Resource Center
Wanted: A driven U of U student who is passionate about clean air to lead USCAN.
Carl Ingwell, current president of University Student Clean Air Network (USCAN), is graduating in May and is looking for a successor. Ideally, this person will be at junior or senior undergraduate status or a graduate student and interested in perpetuating dialogue concerning clean air along the Wasatch Front.
“This would be a great way for a student to get involved and would look great on a resume,” says Ingwell. “We organize public rallies, ask students to contact their legislators about clean air issues, and try to get them involved in public meetings and comment periods.”
Air pollution will continue to be an issue in the Salt Lake Valley, and Ingwell wants to see the conversations continue concerning solutions for cleaning up the air and ways students can be involved. USCAN has worked closely on local government initiatives since its creation in 2013. In the past, says Ingwell, the group has had student representation at town hall meetings concerning the West Davis Freeway, various air quality rallies, public meetings, and legislative sessions.
USCAN is looking for a passionate, dedicated student to start immediately. This person will shadow Ingwell for the various USCAN activities, and transition into the leadership role during the summer semester with support from Ingwell.
Do you think you might be a good leader for USCAN? Contact Carl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-688-5017.
Laura Schmidt is a graduate student in Environmental Humanities. She is a graduate assistant in the Sustainability Resource Center.