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/