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!
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.
Watch for Our New Commercial This Summer
The West Michigan Clean Air Coalition will be airing this anti-idling commercial 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!
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.
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.