Hi friends! If you’re looking for something to do over winter break, download my new Check Before You Burn coloring pages. Not only are they lots of fun to color, but they have information about wintertime air pollution! Please have your mom or dad help you print some of these awesome pages, color them and then share them with me on my Facebook page— https://www.facebook.com/scooterthesparetheairdog. I’m so excited to see the colorful masterpieces that all of my friends create.
Hi friends! I love this time of year and the holidays because I get to spend extra time with my family. I also keep making choices that help reduce air pollution.
Use these five tips this holiday season to help reduce waste and air pollution this winter:
Hi friends! It’s finally December and that means cold weather is on its way. I love this time of year because I love to sit in front of my gas fireplace. By using a gas fireplace and not burning wood, my doghouse is warm and cozy and I don’t breathe bad air!
Scooter would like to wish you a happy and safe Halloween!
He has five rules for the spookiest day of the year:
- Be safe.
- Be smart.
- Have fun!
- Listen to your parents.
- Don’t eat all your candy at once (and let your parents check your candy before you dig in!)
Hi friends, it’s me – Scooter the Spare The Air Dog! Don’t you just love the fall season? The warm colors of the trees, the cold crisp air and, of course, Halloween!
I know that when you think of Halloween, you probably think of orange, but I always think green! Many Halloween products can produce a monstrous amount of waste that can haunt our environment way beyond the eerie shadows of Halloween night.
Hi everyone! Taking care of a pet is a big responsibility. (I should know…I’m a dog!) Pets need food and treats, clean air to breathe and bubble baths. Most over-the-counter pet shampoos use all kinds of chemicals that are bad for our environment and our air. I like to smell like flowers—not chemicals— so I use a special doggy shampoo that can be made at home.
Air quality can be bad during the summer. While we are all doing our part to limit ozone air pollution by carpooling, riding our bikes, turning off lights and planting trees, there’s another air pollution danger that you need to know about: wood smoke, but its official name is Particulate Matter 2.5.
Hi friends! The beginning of a new school year is such an exciting time and also a big change. We are making new friends and learning new things. We are waking up earlier and getting ready to carpool or walk to school. We are getting home later and running errands with our parents as they link their trips to save time and help Spare The Air.
I hope you are as excited to go back to school as I am! There are lots of things you can do this school year to help Spare The Air, including:
- Bring a refillable water bottle every day to school
- Recycle your paper, plastic, and cans
- Reuse your backpack from last year
- Ride a bike, skateboard, scooter (my favorite) or walk to school
- Ride the school bus or share a ride to school with a neighbor or friend
Helping Spare The Air is important for our health and for our environment. When you’re a kid, your lungs are still developing, and breathing poor air quality can damage them. Have a grown-up download the Sacramento Region Air Quality app on their phone to receive notifications when the air quality is poor and help you avoid the harmful effects of air pollution. Tell your teachers what you have learned from Scooter’s World and share these awesome Spare The Air games and activities with them by clicking here: http://www.aqmdscooter.com/index.php/activities/