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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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Spare The Air tips for Summer Vacation

Hi Friends,

School is out and I couldn’t be more excited for you! Summer vacation is the best time of year. You get to have so much fun, see all of your friends and hopefully get to go on a vacation, too!

Despite all of the fun we’re going to have this summer, it’s important to remember we still need to pay attention to air pollution and the Air Quality Index (AQI). The AQI is a chart that tells us if we can enjoy the outdoors as usual or if we should consider staying inside because pollution levels could be harmful to our health.

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Gardening Gone Green

Hi Friends,

The temperature is getting hotter and the sun is staying out longer. I love being outside, so this is my favorite time of year. One of my favorite hobbies is gardening. Plants help make clean air for us to breathe, so I always like to water my plants and even plant trees whenever I have the chance. Here are some of my favorite gardening tips that will help make sure you are gardening “green” and help Spare The Air in your neighborhood, and around your home!

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