We all value the air we breathe. Edmonton is a quickly growing city, and with this growth comes the added pressure of maintaining healthy air quality. Individuals, communities, organizations and industries all contribute to air quality, and so we can all be part of the solution. While the City of Edmonton is taking air quality issues seriously and is collaborating with regional partners to develop and implement a response plan, there are steps that we can all take right now to help improve our air quality.
As a communications practicum student at the City this summer, I am determined to find out what is being done in our city every day to help improve air quality. I want to see what people in our city are doing to reduce their carbon footprint and in turn, better the air we breathe.
Here are some of the things I’ve heard from Edmontonians so far:
These Edmontonians are taking action. So, how can you improve the air quality in Edmonton? There are many choices you can make in your everyday life, such as:
Reducing the electricity and fuel we use helps to reduce fine particulate matter in our air. If you take the time to make one or two of these changes you’ll be making a contribution to improving Edmonton’s air quality.
You can make or renew these commitments on Clean Air Day on June 3rd.
The City of Edmonton has decided to have some fun with our Clean Air Day initiatives this year. If you’re downtown, come check out our mossy art installations.
The moss art installations can be found at:
1) City Hall/Churchill square (by the LRT station entrance)
2) Jasper and 104 Street
3) Jasper and 107 Street
Bettering our air quality can be fun and together we can make a big difference!
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