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Clean Air Action Day
Posted Date: 6/9/2013

Get ready to help the environment and make some clean air choices Friday, June 21, for Clean Air Action Day. The city of Grand Prairie is partnered with Air North Texas to educate people about the importance of making clean air choices.

The City’s Environmental Services Department is challenging all residents to make at least one clean air choice on Clean Air Action Day, the first Friday of summer, June 21. You can make your pledge at at www.airnorthtexas.org/cleanair.asp. Here are some ways you can make clean air choices:

  • Carpool or vanpool
  • Use mass transit
  • Bike or walk
  • Take lunch to work or summer activities
  • Maintain consistent driving speed by avoiding quick accelerations and hard braking
  • Avoid idling
  • Report smoking, polluting vehicles to (#SMOKE/#76653)
  • Confirm you are up-to-date on regular vehicle maintenance and state emissions and safety inspection
  • Consider an electric or other alternative fuel lawn mower
  • Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Pursue energy efficient home improvement projects
  • Choose a clean vehicle option if purchasing a new vehicle (electric, hybrid, natural gas, propane, biofuels, SmartWay)
  • Use a vehicle-approved biofuel in your car (i.e., E85 and B20)
  • Call for an alternative-fueled or hybrid vehicle if going to the airport or around town
  • Buy local or at places where less driving is required
  • Encourage someone else to make clean air choices on 6.21.13
  • Tell a friend about Air North Texas and options that help improve air quality in the region
  • Commit to Be Air Aware the entire ozone season

For more information about how you can make clean air choices or about the air quality in north Texas visit www.airnorthtexas.org. ­­