Clean Air Action Day is Aug. 3; Take the Pledge
Arlington, Texas – While air quality in North Texas is generally improving, North Texans are being challenged to commit to clean air actions next week, with a focus on continued progress.
Clean Air Action Day is Wednesday, Aug. 3, the day North Texans are asked to make one or more small changes to their routines in an effort to improve the region’s air quality.
This is especially important in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where 10 counties fall under nonattainment for the pollutant ozone and are working to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards.
The quality of the air is important to all of us. Poor air can have a direct impact on quality of life and can even affect people’s health. Clean Air Action Day is an opportunity for North Texans to make easy changes to their daily routines that can directly impact the air they breathe.
Residents can take their lunch to work, use mass transit to get to the office, or take steps to reduce idling when they do have to drive. Those who are working from home can incorporate active transportation options such as bicycling or walking when they have to run errands. All these actions and more make a difference in improving air quality.
North Texans are encouraged to maintain the commitments they make on Aug. 3 throughout the ozone season, which ends Nov. 30. A good way to take action is to sign up for ozone alerts at www.airnorthtexas.org/signup.
On Clean Air Action Day, share with NCTCOG how you celebrate by logging your commitment at www.airnorthtexas.org/cleanairactionday.
Take a picture and tag us by using #CAAD2022 and @NCTCOGtrans. It is easy to participate on Clean Air Action Day and throughout the year.
About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:
NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication and make joint decisions.
NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 238 member governments including 16 counties, 169 cities, 22 school districts and 31 special districts. For more information on the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit www.nctcog.org/trans.
About Air North Texas:
Air North Texas is a regional air quality partnership and general public outreach effort. Air North Texas leverages existing resources and program strengths to offer the public a comprehensive resource for air quality information. Collaborative efforts focus on reducing harmful emissions, protecting public health and welfare, motivating residents to make choices that improve air quality and preserving the economic vitality of the region. Learn more at www.airnorthtexas.org.
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