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The Jazz Green Team

The Jazz Green Team is committed to creating more awareness around green initiatives and practices that will help keep our beautiful state’s air clean and its water pure.

We help support those organizations who strive to make Utah a cleaner, more energy efficient and sustainable place to live.

We invite you to stand with us by doing your part to be green and SHOW UTAH SOME LOVE!

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Who is Washakie?

Washakie Renewable Energy is the largest producer of biodiesel in the Intermountain West and a proud sponsor of the Jazz Green Team. Since 2007, WRE has been committed to providing our region with the highest quality biodiesel and pushing the limits of biofuel innovation.

At full operating capacity, biofuel produced by WRE has the potential to remove 180 million pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere every year—which can go a long way to reducing Utah’s inversions and improving air quality.

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What is biodiesel?

Biodiesel is an advanced, renewable and clean-burning diesel replacement fuel made from biodegradable sources.

This natural, alternative fuel source reduces U.S. dependence on imported diesel, creates green jobs and improves our environment.

How is it made

How is it made?

Biodiesel can be made from almost any vegetable oil, including recycled oil and grease from restaurants. It is created by taking raw vegetable oil and then separating it through a chemical process that produces methyl esters (diesel) and glycerin (a soap ingredient).

Currently all Larry H. Miller properties turn over their used oil and grease to be converted to biodiesel.

Click here to sign your business up for grease collection

What is it used for?

Biodiesel can be used in most diesel engines as a cleaner, cheaper and biodegradable source of fuel.

And with diesel vehicle production predicted to increase in the years to come, biodiesel will provide a valuable, renewable and lower emissions fuel source that will help the environment and our economy.

What is it used for

Tips to Save Energy Today

Easy, low-cost and no-cost ways to save energy:

  • Take advantage of incentives offered by your utility companies for energy efficiency improvements to your home.
  • Install a programmable thermostat to lower utility bills and manage your heating and cooling systems efficiently.
  • Air-dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher's drying cycle.
  • Turn appliances and electronics (such as lights, TVs, entertainment systems, and your computer and monitor) off when you’re not in the room.
  • Plug home electronics (such as TVs and DVD players) into power strips, and turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use. TVs and DVD players in standby mode still use several watts of power..
  • Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120°F.
  • Take short showers instead of baths and use low-flow showerheads for additional energy savings.
  • Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.
  • Air-dry clothes.
  • Check to see that windows and doors are closed when heating or cooling your home.
  • Reduce emissions, improve Utah’s air quality and avoid wasting fuel by following these tips:
    • Drive sensibly—Aggressive driving (such as speeding and rapid acceleration/braking) wastes fuel.
    • Carpool, walk or bike. For example, Green Bike Salt Lake City offers a number of bike stations with bikes for rent throughout the city.
    • Use mass transit, including TRAX and FrontRunner.
    • Drive alternative fuel vehicles (e.g. natural gas-powered, electric-powered, or hybrid vehicles).
  • Look for the ENERGY STAR® label on light bulbs, home appliances, electronics, and other products. ENERGY STAR products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Contact the Utah Office of Energy Development for a copy of the Energy Saver booklet with many more tips: dbeaudoin@utah.gov.
Other Green Team Members

Questar Gas

Questar has been a leader in the natural gas industry for many years, making it a rich part of Salt Lake City history. Today, they provide retail gas distribution, interstate gas transportation & storage, and gas development & production for the valley.

For more info, visit questargas.com

The Utah Office of Energy Development

The Utah Office of Energy Development is dedicated to the promotion of conventional, unconventional, renewable, and energy efficiency resources, as well as alternative transportation energy infrastructure. The Office of Energy Development also has a number of development tools that will be critical to Utah’s energy future.

For more info, visit energy.utah.gov