One of the main objectives of a Capital Region Particulate Matter Response Plan finalized last year was to increase outreach and education to the public and stakeholders, provide information on the state of air quality in the Capital Region, and show how anyone can help improve air quality.
An engagement strategy is currently being implemented. It is being led by Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP), in collaboration with all stakeholders supporting the implementation of the Response Plan including Fort Air Partnership. A provincially focused project in support of this work is being led by the Alberta Airsheds Council, who is partnering with AEP to develop air quality communication tools that will be easily accessible by everyone. The goal of this project is to help empower the public and other stakeholders to reduce ambient fine particulate matter through literacy-building outreach and education.