Clean Air Day is an annual occasion for celebrating clean air and reflecting on how our individual and collective actions contribute to air quality.
Clean Air Day 2018: Air Quality Light Bulb Tool Launched
On June 6 the City of Edmonton launched the Air Quality Light Bulb Tool - an innovative digital platform that can be used to monitor the City's air quality. Citizens can use the tool to connect to a wifi enabled light bulb and receive notifications when Edmonton's air quality changes, as reported through the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) . To learn more about the tool and to download the app, visit the Smart Cities Challenge website.
See the light bulb in action! This impressive art installation will rotate through a number of Recreation Centres until mid-December.
Clean air is something we should be working towards every day. Here are some tips on how you can support clean air:
- Be informed about the air quality in Edmonton by checking the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI).
- Be Idle Free - Idling your vehicle not only wastes gasoline (and therefore, money), it also causes needless pollution and can be damaging to your vehicle. Protect your wallet and your health - be aware of your idling habits.
- Traffic can be a big headache. Lessen the traffic by using alternative modes of transportation. Walk, bike or try taking Edmonton Transit instead of driving. Edmonton Transit is committed to offering environmentally-friendly transportation. Just one bus can replace about 50 private cars on the road!
- Plant a tree in your community.
- Learn about how you can contribute to improving at home, school and work.
- Encourage your organization to become a member of the .
- Participate in Wheel Week, June 3-9, by cycling, rollerblading, scootering or skateboarding to your destination! Register with SHAPE Alberta.
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