2019 State and Local Events

To have your event added to the 2019 Air Quality Awareness Week list of State and Local events, please contact Debra Lee at lee.debra@epa.gov.


The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) developed an Air Quality Awareness Week Social Media Guide to provide examples of daily air quality social media posts. Please feel free to share the guide with your partners!  Additional activities include:

  • April 25 - Regional Air Quality Council presentation on Simple Steps. Better Air. at CDPHE. Attendees will learn about simple steps that anyone can make to promote clean air.
  • CDPHE and partners will send out daily posts on Facebook and Twitter, per the 2019 Air Quality Awareness Week daily topics.
  • CDPHE is sponsoring a daily raffle during Air Quality Awareness Week to encourage employees to try out an alternative transportation method this year. 
  • April 30 - presentation on wildfires and smoke at CDPHE.
  • Air Quality Awareness at Civic Center Eats – Join us at Civic Center Park on is Thursday May 2nd between 11am – 2pm. Enjoy food trucks, vendors, and stop by the air quality awareness booth for resources, giveaways, and fun provided by CDPHE, Denver Department of Public Health and Environment, Regional Air Quality Council, Denver Regional Council of Governments, Denver Bcycle, American Lung Association, and Denver Metro Clean Cities.


The Department of Energy and Environment Air Quality Division works to protect the health and welfare of District of Columbia residents, visitors, and the natural environment by reducing the concentration of pollutants in the outdoor air. The Division issues permits, performs permit inspection and enforcement of laws, and monitors air quality while developing plans for its improvement.

The purpose of Air Quality Awareness week is to bring greater awareness to the significance of the correlation between air quality and health. 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. Air Quality Awareness Week Toolkit


Broward County’s Air Quality Program Celebrates Air Quality Awareness Month

    Smoking Vehicle Training for County Employees

    On April 27, 2019 Broward County employees will learn how to identify smoking vehicles to properly report them to the Air Quality Program. The goal of this program is to educate the public about the problems associated with smoking vehicles, and to promote the repair or removal of smoking vehicles in Broward County. Effective July 1, 2000, the Motor Vehicle Inspection Program was discontinued in Florida. The removal of this program eliminated the requirement for motor vehicle owners to pass an emissions test in order to renew their vehicle registrations.

    Educational Displays

    Learn how air quality affects your health, the health of your loved ones, and the environment. During May 1st- May 31st, Broward County’s Air Quality Program encourages Broward County residents to celebrate Air Quality Awareness Month. Visit the educational booths through the month of May to acquire knowledge of air quality and ways we can protect and preserve the air quality throughout the entire year.

    • Northwest Regional Library - 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065
    • West Regional - 8601 W Broward Blvd, Plantation, FL 33324
    • Nova Southeastern University- Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center - 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314-1013
    • Broward County Main Library - 100 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
    • Broward County Governmental Center - 115 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

    About the Air Quality Program

    Broward County’s Air Quality Program is a state approved local program and its missions is: Safeguarding human health and the natural environment, and enhancing the quality of life in Broward County by maintaining, protecting and improving air quality.


Air Quality Awareness Week celebrations return to the Air Protection Branch (APB) of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) for its second year. This year, APB will provide a site tour of Georgia’s National Core Ambient Monitoring Site and an Open House of the Ambient Monitoring Workshop. Throughout the week speakers will present on such topics as the impact of air regulation on public health and industry approaches to curbing air pollution. Along with daily, themed air quality awareness emails, employees will be encouraged to share pictures or videos that demonstrate how they enjoy the outdoors as well as how they help to decrease air pollution. At the end of the week, APB will have a celebration to share these moments.

New Jersey

Governor Murphy Proclaims Air Quality Awareness Week.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is kicking off Air Quality Awareness Week, April 29 – May 3, 2019 (www.cleanair.nj.gov). The goal is to promote events that increase air quality awareness and inspire people to take steps to reduce their contribution to air pollution.

New Jersey’s Air Quality Awareness Week 2019 focuses on educating the public about Clean Energy and Healthy Communities. It provides simple life style changes that can be implemented to reduce air pollution and its impacts on human health and the environment.

You can also check your local air quality everyday by visiting NJDEP’s Air Monitoring website (www.njaqinow.net/) or by subscribing to EnviroFlash, (www.enviroflash.info), an online alert system, that will send air quality information straight to your email inbox or cell phone.

All the week’s air quality facts and actions can be found at www.cleanair.nj.gov. Follow this effort on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NJDEPAQES/. This site also highlights area or local events scheduled during and around Air Quality Awareness Week.

On Saturday, May 4, The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will be hosting a Free Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive event:

Curious about what it’s like to drive an electric vehicle?  The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection invites you to take a free test drive and learn why electric cars are great for the environment and for your wallet. 

Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Event at the 9th Annual Secaucus Green Festival
Saturday, May 4 
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Secaucus Xchange
5000 Riverside Station Blvd, Secaucus NJ  07094

Our Events calendar is at https://www.state.nj.us/dep/aqaweek/calendar.htm



To celebrate Air Quality Awareness Week, Cleveland Division of Air Quality is hosting their first event! On Thursday, May 2, join the Cleveland Division of Air Quality and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) at Carnegie West Library for a free event Air Quality and You." You are invited to learn about the air pollution history of Cleveland and how air quality has changed since early ordinances that considered smoke a nuisance to the passage of the Clean Air Act. NOACA will co-present on mobile air pollution sources and steps individuals can take to help to reduce air pollution.

Cleveland Division of Air Quality (CDAQ) is responsible for enforcement of the City of Cleveland Air Pollution Control Code and is the Ohio EPA Delegated Agent for air pollution control for all of Cuyahoga County. CDAQ ensures that regulated air pollutants are in compliance with local, state, and federal air regulations, and monitors levels of specific air pollutants throughout Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. CDAQ is a division of the Cleveland Department of Public Health, the public health agency serving the City of Cleveland. The Department is charged with improving the quality of life in the City of Cleveland by promoting healthy behavior, protecting the environment, preventing disease, and making the City a healthy place to live, work, and play.

Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission is promoting Air Quality Awareness Week with a press release and social media posts around the theme of Check the AQI & Get Outside. We are also promoting our new partnership with the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio has agreed to activate Air Quality Alerts on their website, social media, and NOAA weather radio if and when an Air Pollution Advisory is issued for the Miami Valley Region. Press Release Press Release



In Nashville, TN several organizations are teaming up to promote city-wide events for Air Quality Awareness Week and Transit Month. Before heading outside, be sure to check the Air Quality Index (AQI) everyday by visiting Nashville’s Metro Public Health Department website (www.nashville.gov/Health-Department) or by subscribing to EnviroFlash (www.enviroflash.info) for daily updates sent straight to your inbox. Regular physical activity promotes health and fitness, while checking and understanding the AQI can help you make decisions to continue to exercise while protecting your health from harmful pollutants that may degrade air quality.

  • April 19 – Transit Night Fair at the Nashville Farmers Market, 5 to 9 PM – Take public or active transit to shop, sip, and dine under the stars and support community organizations.
  • April 20 – Nashville Earth Day at Centennial Park from 11 AM to 6 PM – Take the bus or use WalkBike Nashville’s free bike valet parking and get to Earth Day green to do your part to help keep the air clean! This year’s festival will feature live music, a Green Market with locally grown produce and artisan products, recycling drop-off opportunities, a creative Reuse village, and many environmental educational activities. Visit the Metro Public Health Department booth to learn more about our city’s air quality and how it can impact your health.
  • April 27 to May 2 – Commuter Challenge – Pledge to make at least one trip to work not driving alone! Visit www.nashconnector.org/commuter-challenge for more information and to register your organization.
  • April 29 – Nashville Sounds Baseball Game at 6:30pm – This home game against the Omaha Storm Chasers will be sponsored by the Asthma, Allergy, and Sinus Center and will feature a special air quality announcement on the jumbo-tron for Air Quality Awareness Week! This is a peanut-free night and tickets can be purchased online at https://www.milb.com/nashville/tickets/.
  • May 3 – Bike to Work Day meet-up at Public Square Park downtown from 7:45 to 8:30 AM – Register to meet up at several locations around town and ride with a crew of fellow cyclists! Breakfast pastries and coffee will be served during a short celebration before heading off to work. More information at www.walkbikenashville.org/biketowork.


Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: Wisconsin DNR’s Air Program recently launched the Wireless Alarm Monitoring and Data Acquisition System (WAMDAS). The system includes a new air quality mapping tool for the public to get up-to-date air quality information, new air quality report options and specific monitor information. In association with the new WAMDAS system, the Air Program is also launching the WisconsinAQM mobile app for android devices this week (the Apple version will be available early this summer). The app, available now in the Google Play Store, allows the public to receive air quality updates from anywhere using just their mobile device. .