Air Quality Awareness Week

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Join Clean Air Partners for a week of fun and educational air quality activities to complete during the week. We’ll post challenges each day, but you’re welcome to complete these activities during any point in the week. ​Tag us on Facebook and Twitter with #CAPairweek, so we can see and share your activities!

MONDAY, MAY 3rd – PLANT CLEANER AIR
Did you know that trees and plants clean the air, mitigate climate change, and save energy? The trees in your yard, vegetables in your garden, and even plants in your home are all doing their part for air quality, and we want to see them. Share a picture of your favorite tree or plant babies.
 
Social Media Challenge: Share a picture of your favorite tree or plant babies.
 
TUESDAY, MAY 4th – WORLD ASTHMA DAY
Do you know someone with asthma or another respiratory condition?
Tell us about a person in your life whose health is impacted by air quality.
What can you do to keep them healthy?
 
Social Media Challenge: Share a story of someone in your life that is impacted by air quality.
 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5th – CITIZEN SCIENTISTS <3 THE AQI
In order to make decisions based on the air quality around you and make a positive change, you need to know the Air Quality Index! Illustrate the AQI – get creative! You can use all kinds of materials, both digital and IRL.
 
Social Media Challenge: Illustrate the Air Quality Index and share a photo.
 
THURSDAY, MAY 6th – HIKE AND BIKE
Gas-powered vehicles are the number one way that most people contribute to poor air quality, but we’re lucky that the alternatives are full of benefits. Walking, hiking, and biking improve air quality, add healthful exercise to your day, save money, and avoid traffic – all the win. So get out there and show us your hiking and biking snaps!
 
Social Media Challenge: Share a snap of you hiking or biking.
 
FRIDAY, MAY 7th – THE AIR IS WHAT YOU EAT
The things we eat can have a big impact on the air around us – what we choose to eat, where it comes from, and what we use to cook it all play a role. We’re giving you a good reason to post a food photo: show us what you’re eating for better air quality, whether it’s locally sourced, home-grown, or cooked with the air in mind – using an electric or gas grill instead of charcoal.
 
Social Media Challenge: Share an air quality-aware food photo.

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