The recent forest fires throughout this country and others have illustrated many things – one of which being that a problem in one area can greatly affect another, as smoke drifted some 3000 miles away from the central location of the California fires.
California suffers from some of the worst air quality in the United States. Collectively we have the power to change the world and can choose to do so in ways that help, not harm, all Californians, and individuals and communities in other states. What happens in one state will affect those in others.
Join us in challenging yourself to create clean air in your community. Take the pledge – approach each day with the mentality of “what could I do to lessen my impact?”
This pledge is leading up to the California Clean Air Day on October 6, but the goal is to raise awareness and encourage simple steps for change that can (and should) happen every day. Little things add up and this is an opportunity to define healthier habits to benefit ourselves, our families and our communities.
There are many things you can do to make a positive impact, such as changing your home and vehicle air filter regularly, using natural all-purpose cleaners, lessening deliveries (yes, combine those Amazon orders), and supporting local farmers through buying produce locally, instead of shipping it in. Planting gardens and trees can help as well – so keep those quarantine hobbies going!
It may sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. The first step is taking a step, little things add up and you too, can be part of the positive change we hope to see in the world.
Join us in celebrating Clean Air Day on October 6th (and every day!)