June 3 is Clean Air Day, a day which focuses on the air we breathe and what we as individuals can do to help maintain and even improve local air quality.
When substances from natural and/or human sources accumulate in the atmosphere, air quality can degrade and affect human and ecosystem health. There are many ways individuals can be a Clean Air Champion and contribute to cleaner air. Driving less and driving smart can help, as can choosing air-friendly products, avoiding the generation of dust and smoke, saving energy by turning down thermostats and air conditioners, and shutting off lights when they are not needed. Support Clean Air Day by taking at least one of these actions on June 3…and consider making it a habit throughout the year.
In 2019, air quality ratings in the local region showed air quality was of a low risk to health more than 94% of the time. This is a credit to efforts made by all three levels of government, industry and local residents to create policies, implement practices or follow a lifestyle that manages the impacts of community, commercial or personal activity on air quality.