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2016 Air Quality Awareness Week

State & Local Events

To have your event added to the 2016 Air Quality Awareness Week list of State and Local events, please contact Debra Lee at lee.debra@epa.gov.



Please join the South Coast Air Quality Management District Environmental Justice Community Partnership for "A Community Conversation on Air Pollution and Health."
    Saturday, May 7, 2016
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Toro Canyon Middle School: 86-150 Avenue 66, Thermal, CA 92274


Hillsborough County

The Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County (EPC) is pleased to host the award-winning Clean Air Fair for the 15th consecutive year in celebration of May as Clean Air Month. This year's theme is: “Clean air is Important in Any Language.”

It is intended to remind us that the air we all share recognizes no boundaries and it is vital that we communicate the importance of clean air and a healthy environment to all cultures and generations. The event will also recognize Arbor Day and the importance of a balanced natural environment through the distribution of free saplings to all attendees.

The free lunchtime event will include a variety of vendors and environmental exhibitors from around the County, along with health information, complimentary refreshments and food samples, nature exhibits, prize drawings, and live music. Also represented will be the finalists from EPC's annual environmental photography contest. There is no fee to attend or exhibit, but prior registration is required for any environmentally-conscious companies wishing to exhibit.

Broward County

The Broward County Air Quality Program is committed to protecting, restoring and enhacing the air quality in Broward County for the health and enjoyment of residents and visitors. Each May the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, state and local air quality programs and local partners devote resources toward Air Quality Awareness Month public outreach activities. 2016 Calendar of Events



Join the competition and get recognition! Chicago area businesses will compete in a friendly week-long challenge from May 2 through 6 to promote Air Quality Awareness Week. Illinois Partners for Clean Air encourages organizations to join the Illinois Air Quality Flag Program In addition, organizations will compete to gain the highest percentage of employee daily air quality forecast subscribers.

Participants receive recognition based on their commitment level in the challenge. Recognition includes: participant acknowledgment on the Illinois Partners for Clean Air’s Facebook page (30k likes), participant name and logo use in the Partners’ quarterly newsletter, featured article in the newsletter detailing the organization’s efforts, and website recognition on the www.cleantheair.org homepage for one month.

To learn more about joining the competition visit http://www.cleantheair.org/for-employers/air-quality-competition

New Jersey

New Jersey Governor Christie Proclaims May 2 - 6, 2016 Air Quality Awareness. All of the week’s air quality facts and actions can be found at http://www.cleanair.nj.gov. Follow this effort on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NJDEP-Air-Quality-Energy-and-Sustainability-811744782277426/. This site also highlights area or local events scheduled during and around Air Quality Awareness Week.


Klamath County

During Air Quality Awareness week the Klamath County Environmental Health Division will posting the health effects of wood smoke from residential woodstoves and wildfires.


Wayne (about 20 miles west of Philadelphia)

MID-ATLANTIC DIESEL COLLABORATIVE - 10TH ANNIVERSARY MEETING IN WAYNE, PA ON MAY 4TH, 2016 - A spring meeting with colleagues. This one-day meeting of stakeholders in the maritime, transportation and private sector, government and non-profit organizations will engage in discussions and compare lessons learned and evaluate opportunities to advance clean air solutions in the Mid-Atlantic. For program agenda & registration information, plus hotel information click here


Schools may join the Department of Environmental Quality and Governor McAuliffe in the participating in the national Air Quality Flag Program in which schools fly a flag indicating air quality. The brightly colored flags show how clean or polluted the air is each day using the Air Quality Index. Find out more information a about how to participate and download resources to recognize Air Quality Awareness week May 2 -May 6

National Parks

National parks across the country love clean air and work hard to reduce air pollution both inside parks and beyond park boundaries. The National Park Service joins other groups and agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to raise awareness about the crucial role of air quality for the health of people and our planet. More Information

International Activities


The Clean Air Asia activities for AQAW 2016 features:
    China Air 2015: Air Pollution Prevention and Control Progress in Chinese Cities : English report | Chinese report
    Hairy nose campaign
    Air pollution campaign for the elderly
For more information click here.
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