Be ‘Air Aware’ And Win An Electric Mower
JULY 9, 2012 -- The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (AQMD) today announced the launch of its Be Air Aware contest aimed at increasing public awareness of air quality conditions and air pollution’s impact on health.
During the months of July and August, all district residents who sign up for free air quality alerts will be entered in a drawing for an electric, cordless lawn mower. Two mowers will be given away by Yolo-Solano AQMD.
Current subscribers to Yolo-Solano AQMD’s alert system, provided through EnviroFlash, can also refer residents to the service by sending them to our Be Air Aware contest page.
For each referral made, residents will receive an entry in the drawing, up to a maximum of five total entries per household. Yolo-Solano AQMD covers all of Yolo County and portions of Solano County including Vacaville, Dixon and Rio Vista.
“Public access to real-time air quality data is incredibly important,” said Mat Ehrhardt, executive director of Yolo-Solano AQMD. “We provide easy-to-understand information as a service to our residents and businesses.”
EnviroFlash, offered through a partnership between Yolo-Solano AQMD and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, sends out air quality alerts via e-mail or text message when certain pollution levels are reached.
Residents can also subscribe to daily air quality forecasts through EnviroFlash. These subscribers receive a 5-day air quality forecast for their city every day at 11 a.m.
“Being aware of air quality allows you to take action when necessary,” Ehrhardt said. “When pollution levels rise, monitor sensitive groups, such as young children or those with asthma. Help prevent those levels from rising by driving less.”
For more information on the Be Air Aware contest, contact Tom Hall at (530) 757-3657 or email@example.com.