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Why Is This a Priority?
Residents said that improving air quality, by reducing pollutants in the air is important to our health and economy. We can reduce emissions and improve our environment by providing more choices in how and where we live, get around, and develop our communities.[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”20″][fancy-ul icon_type=”font_icon” icon=”icon-ok” color=”Extra-Color-3″]
How Do We Get There?
- Increase collaboration among local academic, business and government entities.
- Communicate the connection between air quality and public health.
- Remove black carbon from diesel construction equipment.
- Monitor the economics of renewable energy resources and encourage new private-public partnerships.
- Create incentives to increase use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in new and existing buildings and vehicles.
- Reduce energy consumption by increasing transportation choices and making communities more walkable.
What Can Residents Do?
- For short trips, consider walking or biking instead of driving.
- Plant a rain garden, use rain barrels to collect water, or plant a tree at home, your school, or your office.
- Support funding for parks.
- Use low-VOC paints or products and other measures to improve indoor air quality.