June 5, 2013

Today is Clean Air Day-  a chance to celebrate our environment by keeping our air clean.  Follow these tips to make a positive impact on air quality in our airshed!

  • Commit to being Idle-Free and protecting our air.
  • Purchase and use an electric lawn mower.
  • Avoid using a leaf blower.
  • Switch to environmentally-friendly lawn care products.
  • Avoid using your charcoal barbecue.
  • Have your utility provider perform an energy audit on your home.
  • Investigate the installation of an energy-efficient water heater in your home.
  • Check the tire pressure on your vehicles.
  • Ride your bicycle to work at least 1-3 days per week.
  • Carpool to work as often as possible.
  • Take public transit to work at least 1-3 days per week.
  • Walk to work at least 1-3 days per week.
  • Purchase an electric scooter for transportation.
  • Walk your child to school.
  • Avoid drive-thrus.
  • Link your trips / minimize your car use.
  • Bring your lunch to work or walk to lunch.
  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescents.
  • Minimize car trips by utilizing online services.
  • Support your employer and/or organization as they try air-friendly activities
  • Avoid using your wood-burning fireplace.
  • When using your wood-burning fireplace on days when it is not prohibited, burn cleanly by using manufactured wood logs or clean, dry seasoned wood.
  • Never burn trash.
  • Stop and smell the roses…or just breathe.

Care of Healthy Air Living: http://www.healthyairliving.com/your-life/clean-air-tips.aspx