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Celebrate California Clean Air Day by Taking the Clean Air Pledge for Kids!

Hi friends!

California Clean Air Day is being celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 6 this year and you can help do your part to help keep the air you breathe clean and safe by joining in on the celebration this year. Good air quality is important for everyone, especially kids your age, because your lungs are still developing and are highly sensitive to harmful air pollution.

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Tips to Help Scooter Spare The Air This Summer!

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Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time for sunny pool days, picnics, and riding bikes around your neighborhood with friends.  However, that also means that Spare The Air season is in full swing in the Sacramento region! The warm weather can create higher levels of ozone air pollution, which is also called “smog”, and it can be especially bad in the afternoon and early evening hours. Ask your parents to download the FREE, Sacramento Region Air Quality app so they can check air quality conditions to make sure air quality is good. That will help enjoy your time outside even more!!

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Scooter’s Tips for an Eco-Friendly Halloween

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Trick-Or-Treat! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year. When you think of Halloween, you probably think of pumpkins, candy, costumes and the colors orange and black. This year, I want you to think of the color GREEN! Many Halloween products can produce a scary amount of waste that can haunt our world for many Halloween nights to come.

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Car Care for Cleaner Air

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Cars are an important part of most daily routines. Whether your family car is new or old, big or small, there are ways to help protect the environment and improve gas mileage, which will save money.

Here are five ways to make your family’s car more eco-friendly, regardless of the make, model or year. Help it last longer, and reduce air pollution, by sharing these tips with your family:

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

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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

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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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