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School’s Out: Spare The Air Tips for Summer Vacation

Hi Friends!

Summer is here! School is out and many of you will go on vacation, head to summer camp or enjoy other outdoor activities that don’t require you to travel far. Despite all of the fun you’re going to have, it’s important to remember that CLEAN AIR IS UP TO US! Don’t forget to pay attention to air pollution levels and the Air Quality Index (AQI). Remember from my earlier post – the AQI is a chart that tells us if we can enjoy the outdoors as usual or if we should avoid any strenuous outdoor activities due to pollution levels being harmful to our health.

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National Hot Dog Day

Did you know that Americans consume 20 billion hot dogs a year? That comes out to about 70 hot dogs per person each year. That’s a lot of hot dogs! Since today is National Hot Dog Day, I encourage you to contribute to that number by eating a hot dog, or two, to celebrate. If you’re planning to join today’s festivities, here are a few tips I’d like you to remember:

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Scooter’s “Green” Gardening Tips

Hi Friends!

Now that school is out for the summer, I know that many of you will be spending lots of time outside. Personally, this is my favorite time of year because I love spending time outdoors. One of my favorite hobbies is gardening with my family. We plant trees whenever we have a chance and water all of our plants only when necessary (that helps save water!), which keeps them nice and healthy. Plants are important for the environment and provide clean air for us to breathe. As you may know, there are many “green” gardening tips and Earth-friendly ways to help Spare The Air in your neighborhood, and around your home and garden. Here are some of the ways my family and I help Spare The Air!

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The 24th Spare The Air season is here!

Hi Friends,

The 24th Spare The Air season is here.

CLEAN AIR IS UP TO US! Between now and Halloween, we all need to help and do our part to reduce air pollution, especially smog. Together we can Spare The Air and make a big difference!

Air pollution can cause health problems for everyone, but it’s even worse for kids! You see, children just like you are at a greater risk from air pollution because your lungs are still developing and you breathe more rapidly than adults, which increases your exposure.

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Happy Earth Day, friends!

This is such a special day because we get to celebrate our beautiful, amazing planet. We only have one Earth and it’s important to take care of it. Making green choices is important for the environment and planet Earth. Green isn’t just a pretty color, it’s a way of life. I want to teach you ways to help reduce air pollution and make green choices, so make sure to practice and pass along to your friends and family the following tips:

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Why Scooter can’t burn wood in his fireplace!

Hi Friends!

burn_logo_2014As you know, I love being outside enjoying nature and the fresh, clean air. That being said, between the months of November and February, when it gets really cold, I love to bundle up inside where it’s nice and warm! Sometimes I like to build a cozy fire in my fireplace, but did you know that if you live in Sacramento County you must Check Before You Burn? It’s the law in Sacramento County, including the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento.

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Back in School 101

Hi Friends,

I hope you’ve had an amazing beginning to the school year! Even though we’ve entered the fall season and the temperature is starting to drop, we can’t forget about the important of keeping our air clean. In fact, now that we are all back in school, there are lots of things you can do this school year to help Spare The Air. Here are some of my favorite ways to Spare The Air during the school year:

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