We can all help make the air cleaner and healthier to breathe.
What can you do to reduce air pollution and improve air quality?
Stop Needless Idling
Did you know…
Excessive idling of vehicles increases emissions of chemicals and particulate matter that negatively affect air quality. To help keep our air healthy, the West Central Airshed Society has joined forces with Airsheds across Alberta to launch the Stop Needless Idling campaign.
60 Seconds or Less is Best
Help us raise awareness about the effects of excessive idling. From now until March 15th, we’ll be posting facts about idling, as well as tips on how to drive smarter and reduce emissions, on our social media platforms. Check in with us regularly to learn how limiting idling times to 60 seconds or less can make a difference. And don’t forget to spread the word!
Join us in taking the 60 Seconds or Less Pledge today!
For more information on why “60 Seconds or Less is Best” for both air quality and your wallet, visit the Alberta Airsheds Council website.
Idle Free Resources
Download these Idle Free Tool Kits for your school, business and community:
End the Horror of Mindless Idling
Learn more about keeping the air healthy, saving fuel and money, and driving smarter with these free downloadable resources.
Burn Less Often and Burn Better
Wood smoke, whether from wildfires or campfires, contains particulate matter and chemical compounds. These contaminants have consequences for our health and air quality.
WCAS Wood Smoke Fact Sheet
Breathing in wood smoke can be dangerous. Download West Central Airshed Society’s Wood Smoke Factsheet to learn more about the impacts of wood smoke on your health.
WCAS Burning Better Factsheet
What do we do about the health impacts of wood smoke? Burn less often. When you do burn, burn better. Download West Central Airshed Society’s Burning Better Factsheet to learn how.