Maricopa County Air Quality Department is making it easy for Valley residents and visitors to participate in keeping our air clean, with easy tips for each day of the week. These simple actions give residents a way to be a part of the solution, and to breathe easy, knowing they are helping to clean our air all week long.
§ Alt Mode Monday: Utilize alternate modes of transportation. Consider taking the light rail, bus or vanpool.
§ Ride Together Tuesday: Carpool to as many locations as possible. Riding together decreases the amount of dust and exhaust in the air.
§ Walk Somewhere Wednesday: Walk to nearby locations instead of driving. Increase the number of steps on your pedometer and improve your health.
§ No Drive-Thru Thursday: Avoid the drive-thru and go inside to order your food, coffee or prescriptions. You won’t have to wait in a long drive-thru line and you will reduce exhaust emissions.
§ Fire-Free Friday: Don’t use your fireplace or chiminea on Fridays. Burning wood creates air pollution and can cause health hazards for many, in particular those with respiratory issues.
§ Sweep It Up Saturday: Sweep your driveway, patio, deck, etc. instead of using a leaf blower. Get some exercise and breathe in fresh air while you burn a few calories.
§ Cycle Sunday: Ride your bicycle to places you would normally drive your car. Get some fresh air and save some gas.
These tips, along with the Clean Air Make More mobile app and information provided on our website provides Valley residents more resources than ever to actively participate in keeping their air clean.
Whether it’s taking the bus to work or walking to lunch, everyone can help.
Are you interested in learning more about how you can improve air quality in Maricopa County? Become part of the solution at www.CleanAirMakeMore.com. Follow Clean Air Make More on Twitter, and “like” the Clean Air Make More page on Facebook.