Air Quality Awareness Week

NOAA National Weather Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Department of State – EPA is pleased to announce that Air Quality Awareness Week (AQAW) 2019 will be held April 29 – May 3, 2019.

The theme for this year is Check the AQI & Get Outside. Our goal is to promote events that increase air quality awareness and encourage people to check the Air Quality Index (AQI) to find out the best time of the day to be active outdoors.

EPA will make the website live Monday, April 29, the first day of AQAW (see

Save energy and reduce waste at home, school, work, and while visiting parks. Whenever you use gasoline in a car, or natural gas and electricity for heating, cooling, and light, you contribute to air pollution.

Here are ways to save energy, reduce waste, and save money:

  • Green Your Ride – Combine trips, carpool, ride your bike, or take the bus or park shuttle. Observe speed limits, avoid idling, and maintain your vehicle.

  • Reduce Power – Use CFL or LED light bulbs, and turn things off when not in use.

  • Get Comfortable – Use a programmable thermostat that reduces energy used for heating and cooling.

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – It takes energy to make and sell the products we use. Recycle all materials according to the local recycling program guidelines.

  • Refill Please! – Refill your water bottle instead of buying bottled water.

  • Share Your Story – Tell a friend how you are protecting clean air and clear views in your parks.


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