State and Local Air Quality Awareness Week Activities

California:

  • Bakersfield - The Clean Green Yard Machines lawnmower trade-in program will be held
    Saturday, May 20. The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District also plans trade-ins the following weeks in Visalia, Fresno, Merced and Stockton. For more information, visit the
    " What's New" section at www.valleyair.org.
  • Fresno - A one-day air quality research symposium "How Science is Charting a Path to Cleaner Air," will be held on May 17. The symposium is sponsored by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, the California Air Resources Board and the
    Central California Air Quality Studies Government-Private Sector Partnership. For more information, go to www.valleyair.org.
  • Fresno - Fresno Area Express is partnering with the Fresno County Bicycle Coalition
    to encourage people to ride their bicycles to work by offering free fares
    for cyclists on Bike To Work Day on Friday, May 19.
  • Modesto - The City of Modesto's Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 18. The event
    offers bicycling commuters a free continental breakfast, prizes and a police
    escort through downtown Modesto.

Colorado:

  • The Western Regional Air Partnership is hosting a Diesel Retrofit
    Bootcamp
    May 16-17 in Denver.
  • The Regional Air Quality Council is hosting Car Care Fairs Saturday, May 13 and May 20 to provide free vehicle inspections to motorists in hopes of raising awareness about the link between a well maintained vehicle and ozone pollution.
  • The Regional Air Quality Council is hosting a Mow Down Pollution lawnmower exchange to recycle old gasoline-powered equipment in exchange for $150 off a cordless electric model.

Florida:

North Carolina:

  • The NC Division of Air Quality published "The Road to Clean Air," (PDF) a 12-page newspaper insert complete with poster, "air I.Q" test, and other air quality information. The Road to Clean Air (PDF 2MB) EPA's PDF page provides information on downloading the software.

Ohio:

Michigan:

Nevada:

  • Clean Air Day for the Air Quality Management Division of the District Health Department in Washoe County is May 21st.

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Pennsylvania:

South Carolina:

Texas:

  • Austin - The CLEAN AIR Force of Central Texas is hosting their 5th Annual Electric Lawnmower Discount Program which offers discounts on either a Neuton Mower or any model of Black & Decker electric mower and encourages recycling of older gas powered mowers. For more information, visit www.cleanairforce.org.

Virginia:

Washington:

  • The Spokane County Air Pollution Control Authority (SCAPCA) is sponsoring their second annual Asthma Walk on May 20th, and is celebrating Clean Air Month at Mobius Kids. More information can be found at www.scapca.org under "News Articles."

Wisconsin:

  • Join the Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at the Clean Air Extravaganza in Milwaukee on Thursday, May 25th.