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Bicycle and Spare the Air Seasons Are Here!


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


CAP Says Don't Raid Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds to make State Budget Balance
Before the California state budget deal was completed, the leaders from the business, public health and environmental organizations that constitute the Cleaner Air Partnership quickly reached a consensus decision: using Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds to temporarily make the state budget balance was poor public policy. More...
CAPCOA Releases Second Annual Collaborative State of the Air Report
The California Air Pollution Control Officers' Association (CAPCOA), an association representing local air quality agencies throughout California, recently released a report providing information regarding the journey toward cleaner air and the challenges that remain for the State and local districts. More...
Broadband as a Green Strategy
Valley Vision has released a new study that shows how best practices of digital applications help reduce pollution and improve transportation, health, and energy. The policy brief entitled Broadband as a Green Strategy: Promising Best Practices to Achieve Positive Environmental and Economic Benefits Through Accelerated Broadband Deployment and Adoption focuses on areas identified as the best immediate opportunity for high-level impact and help meet air quality standards. More...
Local Media Experts Share Insights on the State of Environmental Reporting
The June quarterly luncheon featured an engaging panel of speakers discussing "Media and the Environment." The context of the conversation was based on the empirical and anecdotal evidence that air quality is a top public concern, as demonstrated in the annual Public Policy Institute of California annual survey Californians and the Environment which reports that residents continue to name air pollution as the most important environmental issue facing the state. More...

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