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.
To see the light bulb in action, visit City Hall for an impressive art installation!
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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