Ozone season, like warmer weather, is upon us. As the temperature rises, air quality generally worsens, so it is important for residents to do their part to lessen emissions in the spring and summer. On June 24, Clean Air Action Day, individuals have the opportunity to commit to clean air actions and share how they will lend a hand with our community.
They can choose to use the Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Fort Worth Transportation Authority or Denton County Transportation Authority; carpool or vanpool; limit or avoid idling; bicycle or walk instead of driving; report smoking vehicles; and take lunch to work instead of going out to eat.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments operates several programs to give residents the tools to contribute. One is Air North Texas, a regional partnership and campaign encouraging individuals, businesses and governments in North Texas to make clean air choices by promoting behavioral and lifestyle changes that impact their health and the environment.
For more information, visit at AirNorthTexas.org.