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Who We Are

The West Michigan Clean Air Coalition is a partnership of businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, industry, and non-profit organizations in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, and Kalamazoo counties working together to achieve cleaner air in the region through the education and promotion of voluntary emission reduction activities.

The West Michigan Clean Air Coalition is Now on Facebook!

Interested in learning more about West Michigan air quality? Then follow us on Facebook! We will post Clean Air Action Day notifications, information about our program, and tips that will help you save time, money, and keep the air cleaner!

 

2016 Citizen Awareness and Compliance Survey Results Now Available

Last fall, the West Michigan Clean Air Coalition contracted with CMU's Center for Applied Research and Rural Studies (CARRS) to conduct a survey to gauge the effectiveness of our program. The goal was to determine the number of citizens in West Michigan who are aware of our program as well as how often they participate in a voluntary emission reduction activity on Clean Air Action Days. We are pleased to report that over 91% of West Michigan residents are very or somewhat aware of the Clean Air Action Day program!

To view the full results of the survey, please click here.

 

Latest News on the Ozone Standard

On October 1, 2015, EPA strengthened the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone to 70 parts per billion (ppb), based on extensive scientific evidence about ozone’s effects on public health and welfare. The updated standards will improve public health protection, particularly for at-risk groups including children, older adults, people of all ages who have lung diseases such as asthma, and people who are active outdoors, especially outdoor workers. They also will improve the health of trees, plants and ecosystems. To read more about the new ozone standard, please click here.

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Watch for Our New Commercial This Summer

The West Michigan Clean Air Coalition will be airing the commercial below on WZZM and WOOD TV this summer to inform the public about the importance of turning your key and being idle free.

You'll also hear our jingle this summer on several local radio stations! To listen to our jingle, click below.

 

 

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New Program Name

The West Michigan Clean Air Coalition is thrilled to announce that its Ozone Action program has become the Clean Air Action program. The program will now announce Action Days when ground level ozone, fine particulate matter, or both, are expected to reach or exceed the "unhealthy for sensitive groups" threshold on the air quality index. Since it is possible to have unhealthy levels of fine particulate matter throughout the year, the Clean Air Action program is now year-round.

 

 

Stay Informed about Air Quality Year-Round!

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You can click here to check on today's air quality forecast from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Meteorologists.

Please remember to sign up for notification of Clean Air Action Days, and help protect your health and the health of your community by taking voluntary actions to keep our air clean.

 


Consider carpooling, taking public transportation, walking, or biking every day but especially on Action Days. Using an alternative to driving just one day a week for a year can save the typical commuter about 1,200 miles on their vehicle and about $600 in driving costs according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Want to become a Clean Air Action partner? Click here for details.


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The West Michigan Clean Air Coalition is a partnership of businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, industry, and non-profit organizations in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, and Kalamazoo counties working together to achieve cleaner air in the region through the education and promotion of voluntary emission reduction activities.

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