Photo Credit: Emily Kabotoff

We can all help make the air cleaner and healthier to breath. What can you do to reduce air pollution and improve air quality?

  • Turn off lights and other electrical devices that are not in use
  • Replace incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs
  • Set your home furnace to a lower temperature and wear sweaters during cooler weather
  • Choose energy efficient appliances
  • Ensure proper home insulation and reduce energy loss through drafts
  • Use “muscle powered” rather than fuel-powered machines (e.g. use rake rather than lawn blower, take the stairs instead of elevator)
  • Support alternative “green” energy sources (e.g. wind, solar)
  • Use alternate transportation (e.g. walk, bike, carpool, public transit)
  • Reduce vehicle idling
  • Use oxygenated gasolines (e.g. ethanol blend)
  • Check tire pressure and regularly maintain your car
  • Promote use of hydrogen fuel cell technology, solar powered vehicles and electrical powered vehicles

 

  • Choose water or low-solvent based products
  • Purchase products with less packaging
  • Recycle and reuse
  • Reduce wood burning and never burn materials such as plastic and cardboard
  • Avoid pesticides use
  • Compost yard waste
  • Reduce use of older gas-powered equipment
  • Apply dust suppressants and use proper dust collection at source
  • Support ‘emission scrubbing’ technology to neutralize emissions
  • Utilize modern farming practices