City of Irvine to Participate in California Clean Air Day on October 7
Friday, September 25, 2020
The City of Irvine is joining the statewide effort to improve air quality by encouraging residents, businesses, and organizations to participate in California Clean Air Day on Oct. 7.
Established in 2018 by the Coalition for Clean Air, California Clean Air Day brings individuals, businesses, local governments, and nonprofit organizations together to take actions that will clear the air and improve the health of residents and communities.
Irvine residents, businesses, and organizations are invited to take the Clean Air pledge and make a commitment to do their part through actions big and small such as: using natural all-purpose cleaners, buying produce locally, planting an indoor plant, and walking or biking to the store.
Visit CleanAirDay.org to take the pledge and forward your confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a reusable cotton mask, while supplies last. The first 150 participants that send in the pledge confirmation will also receive a reusable shopping bag. Prizes will be mailed to participants. The campaign runs through Oct. 8.
“I encourage our residents and organizations to join me in taking the pledge and adopting actions that will lead to cleaner air in our community,” Mayor Christina Shea said. “When each of us does our part to create a cleaner, healthier environment, it can have a significant impact within our City and our State.”
The City of Irvine has been committed to promoting environmental stewardship through alternative transportation, open space management, recycling, and energy conservation.
With 364.3 miles of on- and off-street bikeways, a comprehensive network of walking and running paths Irvine has made it easy for residents to use alternative methods of transportation. When it comes to electric vehicles, Irvine continues to increase the number of EV charging stations, and the Irvine Police Department has added electric bicycles to its fleet.
The City has also been a leader in adopting an organic pesticides and athletic field maintenance policy at parks, athletic fields, playgrounds, and open space, creating a safe environment for people of all ages and their pets.
For a comprehensive list of the City’s efforts to promote environmental stewardship, visit cityofirvine.org/environmentalprogams.
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