In North Texas, it is important to consider air quality every day. But one day a year, the focus intensifies, bringing together individuals, businesses and governments to do a little extra to improve the air we breathe.
Across the region on June 22, North Texans will do something extra to reduce ozone-causing pollution as part of the ninth annual Clean Air Action Day.
With more than 20 possible clean air choices, there are several actions DFW residents can take to do their part, such as taking a carpool, using mass transit, biking or walking, work remotely, take lunch to work or combine errands.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments encourages participants to log their alternative commutes online with Try Parking It. Simply create an account and enter your commute method. Creating a Try Parking It account and logging your commutes is even one of the Clean Air Action Day options. The full list of commitments is available online.
Air North Texas, the regional clean air campaign, is sponsoring a social media contest in the days leading up to June 22 to encourage residents to share their clean air action. Additionally, partners around the region have planned clean air contests, social media campaigns and events for their employees, residents and businesses for June 22.
Residents can post their clean air actions with the hashtag #CAAD2018 to be entered into a drawing for prizes.
Ten Dallas-Fort Worth area counties are in nonattainment for ozone pollution and are working to meet the federal government’s ozone standards. Clean Air Action Day is one example of how people who depend on the transportation system can contribute to an air quality solution. NCTCOG encourages the individuals, businesses and governments who made CAAD commitments to make choices throughout the year that benefit air quality.