Clean Air Day 2013- Wednesday June 5
June 5th is Clean Air Day!
No Problem, I Ride to Work Now!
Did you know?
We use our air every two seconds to breathe, and although we can’t see it, it is as important as our drinking water. The main threat to clean air in our region is polluting emissions from cars and trucks, so riding your bike is one of the best things you can do to maintain good air quality!
Clean Air Day is a fun way to continue your commitment to protecting the environment and the air we breathe. Many communities in Canada have Clean Air Day activities. Visit this website to find out how you become part of the solution:www.cleanairday.com.
Clean Air Day encourages people to form habits that will improve local air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An important clean air choice is avoiding driving whenever you can, especially driving alone (in a "single-occupant vehicle"). Instead, continue biking or consider taking the bus, carpooling, skateboarding or walking.
The Sea-to-Sky Clean Air Society (SSCAS) is a local non-profit organization committed to improving and maintaining air quality in our region. Promoting provincial and federal initiatives like Bike to Work Week and Clean Air day are natural fits.
In 2013, SSCAS will be coordinating Bike to Work Week in Squamish, Whistler and for the first time Pemberton. Executive Director Kim Slater will also be coordinating Whistler’s EnviroFest, an interactive festival celebrating the connection between a healthy community and a healthy environment. SSCAS will have a booth to share outcomes from Bike to Work and ideas for preferred modes of transportation.
If you are interested in learning more about the SSCAS’ efforts to protect our air shed or would like to learn how you can become a volunteer, member or sponsor, please visit:www.seatoskyairquality.ca, or contact Kim Slater, Executive Director, 604-698-7697, firstname.lastname@example.org.