Clean Air Action Day is Aug. 5, 2020.
North Texans are uniting to practice social distancing in the fight against COVID-19. While we are all doing our part to create healthy social spaces, we can double many social distancing strategies, such as working from home, as clean air strategies.
Below are clean air strategies you can implement from home or when you must leave your home for essential trips. Consider signing up for air pollution alerts and incorporating a strategy or two from the list below on Clean Air Action Day and/or when ozone levels are predicted to be high.
Most importantly, in conjunction with all of your actions, please continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations at home and in public to protect yourself and others.
For more information about how to implement some of these clean air actions, visit website link below.
Social Distancing Clean Air Actions
Work from home
Bicycle or walk when you must go to the store
Drive the most fuel-efficient vehicle when driving is necessary
Reduce idling when you must drive
Maintain consistent driving speed by avoiding quick accelerations and hard braking when you must drive
Plan the most fuel-efficient route and combine trips when you must drive
Ensure tires are properly inflated; remove any excess load from your vehicle to minimize weight
Consider an electric or other alternative fuel lawn mower
Postpone mowing to a day that is not an Ozone Action Day
Avoid burning, including grilling and burning trash
If home appliances need to be replaced, consider energy efficient options
Report smoking, polluting vehicles (#SMOKE)
Confirm you are up to date on regular vehicle maintenance and state emissions and safety inspection
Sign up for air pollution alerts
Create an account and log your commutes at TryParkingIt.com