It’s hard to think about as we all struggle through our sweltering Arizona summer, but soon enough we will start to feel a chill in the air. When that happens, there is nothing better than throwing a log in the fireplace relaxing with a good book. But the smoke from that fire can make our air quality poor, and Maricopa County faces a crisis with air pollution which jeopardizes our health and threatens our transportation funds. The Clean Air Make More outreach initiative was created to help us understand the air pollution challenges we face in Maricopa County and provides us with the tools we need to take action. It is funded through fines collected from air quality violations. The primary focus of Clean Air Make More initiative is to reduce the number of days this region exceeds the federal health standard for air pollution.
By taking simple, small actions every day we can all make a difference.
-Don’t burn wood, leaves, trash or other materials
-Stop using leaf blowers, instead rake or use a broom
-Carpool or use public transit such as the Light rail or bus
-Change your light bulbs to CFL’s
-If you choose to drive, make sure your tires are properly inflated.
Download the Clean Air Make More App and keep up with the air quality forecast, current restrictions, no burn day restrictions, air quality news, upcoming events and ways to reduce air pollution.