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April, 2013

May is Bike Month 2014
Get in gear for “May is Bike Month”!  Now is the perfect time to improve your health and reduce pollution in the Sacramento region.  Why ride?  It’s good for your waistline, health, gas bill and the region’s air quality.  As an added bonus – a bike commute in May can help avoid the “Fix-50 Carmageddon.”  Last year, cyclists in the Sacramento region rode 1,747,022 miles.  Log your May is Bike Month miles at http://www.mayisbikemonth.com/ for the chance to win prizes.

Spare the Air 2014
The Sacramento region's 2014 Spare the Air ozone season began on Thursday, May 1. The Sacramento region currently does not meet federal air quality health standards for ground-level ozone.  Hot summer days combined with pollution from cars and trucks creates high levels of ozone that can trigger respiratory irritation and other health ailments.  Do your part to “Spare the Air” by leaving your vehicle in the garage – ride a bike, walk, or take public transit for errands or to work.  Or consider working remotely, carpooling, or delaying errands.  Sign up for a daily email Air Alert and view current air quality conditions in the region at www.SpareTheAir.com.

  Past action alerts


Air Quality Team Successfully Carries Policy Message to D.C.
The Metro Chamber's Cap-to-Cap Air Quality team returned from D.C. energized following jam-packed days of informing elected officials of important policies that will impact the Sacramento region's air quality, and learning from federal agencies and think tanks of best practices and emerging issues. More...
Sacramento Region Has Met Federal Air Requirements for Fine Particle Pollution
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency determined the Sacramento region has met the federal air standards for fine particulate pollution, PM 2.5. Wood smoke, typically from woodstoves and fireplaces, causes almost 50 percent of the region's wintertime pollution and contains fine particles (PM 2. More...
Rail Project to Provide Jobs and Produce Biomass Diesel
In June, 2012 the Port of West Sacramento closed escrow on the transfer of almost 19 acres of land from the Port to Woodland-based Sierra Northern Railroad, allowing for the development of a new rail loop track. More...
California Small Businesses Recognized for Climate-Smart Strategies
On June 13, 2012 Atlas Disposal Industries of Sacramento was named a California Air Resources Board CoolCalifornia Small Business of the Year for demonstrating exceptional climate-change management practices and communication. More...

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