About - How We Work: Our Approach to Cleaner Air


Our Mission: Inform, educate, and motivate individuals, businesses, organizations, and governments in the greater metropolitan Baltimore-Washington region to improve air quality, and ultimately improve public health and the environment.

Everyone plays a vital part in achieving healthy air. Clean Air Partners makes air quality actions accessible by encouraging individuals to take simple steps that fit into their lifestyles, and encouraging organizations and businesses to adopt programs that decrease their contribution to air pollution. This dual approach combines the unique and important impact of the individual with the powerful change of like-minded groups.

Your current air quality. Air quality can impact your day as much as the weather and traffic can — which makes checking daily air quality forecasts an equally important part of your routine. Visit our Current Air Quality page or download the Clean Air Partners Air Quality App to have air quality information at your fingertips.

Together, we continue to make a difference. Despite changing weather conditions, regional air quality continues to improve as a result of tighter emission controls and voluntary programs like Clean Air Partnersair quality improving. Even as higher temperatures become more prevalent during summer months (ozone season), the Baltimore-Washington region continues to see fewer unhealthy air quality days as compared to 20 years ago and even the during the last five years.

Clean Air Partners is dedicated to providing the community with tips for taking simple actions to protect public health, improve air quality and the environment, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

These simple, everyday actions range from using public transit or car/vanpooling and properly maintaining your vehicle to making environmentally-conscious purchases and reducing energy use at home and at work.

For instance, did you know that leaving your car at home just two days a week will reduce 1,600 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year? The transportation choices you make, the way you work, and the food you eat are all our part of a smarter way of living. Little choices make big impacts and improve our community – where we live, work, and play.