Do Your Part: Reduce Your Contribution to Air Pollution

Nearly every day, each of us contributes a little to air pollution but we don't always realize it. Take a few minutes to think about how you contribute to air pollution. Then come up with a plan to make some changes. Here are some tips from one of our partner agencies, the Maricopa County Air Quality Department in Arizona.

Cycle Sunday: Ride your bicycle to places you would normally drive your car. Get some fresh air and save some gas.

Alternative Mode Monday: Utilize alternate modes of transportation. Consider taking the light rail, bus or vanpool.

Ride Together Tuesday: Carpool to as many locations as possible. Riding together decreases the amount of emissions in the air.

Walk Somewhere Wednesday: Walk to nearby locations instead of driving. Increasing the number of steps you take will improve your health.

No Drive-Thru Thursday: Avoid the drive-thru and go inside to order your food, coffee or prescriptions. By doing this you will reduce exhaust emissions.

Fuel After Dark Friday: Hot temperatures and gasoline fumes create ground-level ozone. Reduce the effect and refuel your vehicle at night time.

Sweep It Up Saturday: Sweep your driveway, patio, deck, etc. instead of using a leaf blower. Get some exercise and breathe in fresh air while you burn a few calories.

Help keep the air cleaner with these additional ideas!

 

EPA.gov NOAA.gov Centesr For Disease Control