AQMD - Scooter Blog - September 2022 FINAL

A New Routine to Keep the Environment Clean

Hi friends!

I hope everyone is enjoying the new school year so far! With new teachers, friends, and in some cases, new schools – it can also be important to create a new routine, too!

The best way to start a new routine is to write down the things you do each day. Things like what time you eat breakfast, brush your teeth, leave for school, do your homework, go to sports practice, or anything notable from your day. I bet you will start to see a pattern from day to day!

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Anything is Popsicle During Summer! How to Stay Cool During the Summer Months.

Hi friends!

Wow, summer is heating up! Before you go outside to play, swim, or hang out with friends, remember to ask an adult for permission and to check the air quality, too! Knowing the air quality for the day can help you and your family make a safe and smart decision for how long to play outdoors. On Spare The Air days, I avoid running around outside, especially in the afternoon, when air pollution is at its worst. When it is a Spare The Air day, the air can be unhealthy to breathe, so I generally play outdoors in the mornings when it is cooler outside (and there is less air pollution).

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Celebrate the Start of Summer with a fun Air Quality Experiment!

Hi friends!

Summer is just around the corner! This means longer and hotter days ahead. Did you know that ozone levels increase when it’s hotter outside? This increases the pollution levels in our environment and can make it harder for you to breathe, too. You can all help me in my mission to create positive change in the environment by getting your family and friends involved in fun activities and crafts that are easy to do, and will help make the world a better place.

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Day in the Life of Scooter During Spare The Air Season!

Hi friends!

It’s my favorite time of year again – Spare The Air season! Even though we are all excited for the warmer weather, summer vacation, playing outdoors, hanging out by the pool, and going on adventurous trips, we all must remember that with warmer weather comes higher levels of air pollution. This season, I want to take you all through my daily routine and show you how I keep cool, stay healthy, and most importantly, how I help Spare The Air!

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Tips to Help Scooter Spare The Air This Summer!

Hi Friends!

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

Hi Friends,

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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