Our collective actions 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 Partners. 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.