DART is proud to partner with the North Central Texas Council of Governments and Air North Texas to promote Clean Air Action Day on Wednesday, Aug. 3.
On this day, North Texans are asked to make one or more small changes to their routines in an effort to improve the region’s air quality.
You can take your lunch to work, use DART to get to the office, or take steps to reduce idling when you do have to drive. If you are working from home, incorporate active transportation options such as bicycling or walking when you have to run errands. All these actions and more make a difference in improving air quality.
This is especially important in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where 10 counties fall under nonattainment for the pollutant ozone and are working to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards.
Poor air can have a direct impact on quality of life, including people’s health. Clean Air Action Day is an opportunity for North Texans to make easy changes to their daily routines that can improve the air they breathe. Find ideas at AirNorthTexas.org/CleanAirActionDay.
North Texans are encouraged to maintain the commitments they make on Aug. 3 throughout ozone season, which ends Nov. 30. A good way to take action is to sign up for ozone alerts at AirNorthTexas.org/signup.
n Clean Air Action Day, share with NCTCOG how you celebrate by logging your commitment at AirNorthTexas.org/CleanAirActionDay and by using #CAAD2022 and tagging @NCTCOGtrans.
It is easy to participate on Clean Air Action Day and throughout the year.