Local Residents Encouraged to Take Action on Clean Air Day

Posted on June 1, 2016

Recent forest fire smoke causing moderate to high Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) levels has emphasized the importance of having clean air to breathe. Clean Air Day June 8 is a good time to reflect on the value of clean air and individual activities that impact air quality.

Fort Air Partnership is encouraging residents to support Clean Air Day by walking, cycling, rollerblading, carpooling or taking public transit to work, school or leisure activities.

“Local air quality is good almost all of the time but Clean Air Day gives us a chance to think about the steps we can all take to help maintain the quality of that air,” noted Network Manager Harry Benders.

Benders points out Fort Air Partnership continuously monitors and reports on air quality in and around the Industrial Heartland. This information, along with a daily and forecast AQHI, is available to the public on Fort Air Partnership’s website. The AQHI provides people with a way to gauge the quality of outdoor air, and adjust their level of outdoor activity accordingly.