EPA’s National Air Quality Awareness Week is May 2-6

Mountain view and I-70 highway

May 2 – 6, 2022, the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) will participate in Air Quality Awareness Week (AQAW). Join us to inform the public about how to stay aware and prepared for poor air quality in Front Range communities.

2022 Air Quality Awareness Week Topics

Monday, May 2 – Wildfires & Smoke

Tuesday, May 3 – Asthma & Your Health

Wednesday, May 4 – Citizen Science & Sensors

Thursday, May 5 – Environmental Justice & Air Quality

Friday, May 6 – Air Quality Around the World

Opportunities for you to participate:

·    Join us in the conversation on social media! Each day, the RAQC will use its Simple Steps. Better Air. (SSBA) social media channels to engage the public on daily air quality topics. You can simply like and share SSBA posts or create your own. You can find our SSBA Digital Toolkit with an AQAW folder that includes messages, graphic elements, and images to create your posts. Make sure to use the unique hashtag #AQAW2022 and tag us. @SimpleStepsBetterAir – FB @simplestepsbetterair – Instagram @ozoneaware – Twitter

·    During AQAW, ask your family, friends, co-workers, or constituents to sign up to receive important air quality alerts from the RAQC, including Ozone Action Alerts. Notifications can be sent via email and text message. Sign up on our program website SimpleStepsBetterAir.org or by texting “BetterAirCO” to 21000.

·    Later in May, attend our joint meeting of the RAQC Local Governments Working Group and SSBA Community Collaboration Group. We’ll discuss what’s happening in communities around the region to improve air quality, get input from cities, towns, counties, and local agencies on important climate-related issues, and show attendees where they can find communication tools and program resources. If you are interested in participating in the May 24th meeting, contact Jessica Ferko or Taunia Hottman.

If you have a question for the RAQC or Simple Steps. Better Air. Team about this year’s Air Quality Awareness Week, contact Taunia Hottman.

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