Win $100 and/or a NEW BIKE!!!!
Have you ever heard your local weather forecaster say that tomorrow will be a “code red” day for air pollution? That’s the Air Quality Index at work. The Air Quality Index or AQI is the system used to warn the public when we are having a “Bad Air Day”. The AQI tracks ozone (smog) and particle pollution (tiny particles from ash vehicle exhaust, soil dust, pollen, and other pollution). Keeping track of current air quality information can help you take steps to protect yourself and others from unhealthy levels of air pollution.
There’s a lot you can do to help prevent air pollution and “Bad Air Days.” You can walk or bike instead of using a car; use and electric or old fashioned push lawn mower; use a broom instead of a leaf blower; don’t remove native plants or disturb soil unnecessarily and conserve energy in your home . Taking any of these actions will help us all breath easier, and the more you do, the more air pollution you will help prevent!
Can you create a poster which shows how people can help protect their health, the air we breathe, and prevent “Bad Air Days?”
To download a flyer or for RULES, click here: 2014 Clean Air Poster Month web
Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Winners receive Gift Cards in the following amounts:
1st Place Winners….$100
2nd Place Winners….$50
3rd Place Winners….$25
POSTERS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR DELIVERED NO LATER THAN 4:00 PM ON MAY 16, 2014, TO: Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District, 14306 Park Ave, Victorville, CA 92392
For more information, call 760-245-1661 x 6101