California Clean Air Day and Yom Kippur
We wanted to let our friends in the Jewish Community know that although we could not move the date due to prior years commitments, we hope that you will consider participating in the dozens of events happening the weekend before and / or the weekend after. We apologize that the date itself is on the high holy days, but deeply hope that we’ve been able to move enough of our events – particularly those of our microgrant recipients – to days that would allow for participation from the Jewish community. Although we recognize that this isn’t a perfect response, our hope is that it allows the community to feel fully included in the effort to bring clean air to California.
A note about COVID-19 and virtual vs. in-person events
In keeping with Centers for Disease Control Guidelines we fully embrace virtual events as a way of celebrating California Clean Air Day. Just like in-person events, we encourage you to think creatively on ways that you inspire others in your community to take action. Examples of clean air events that can be done virtually include leading a class through an online science experiment, hosting a lunch and learn with a guest speaker to talk about the latest trends in clean air technology, a subject-specific tweet-storm, a webinar on bicycle safety and much more.
For those of you who choose activities that are place-based, please take every precaution to ensure that these events are outdoors, require participants to wear facemasks and do not require extended standing closer than six feet. Examples of events that may fit these requirements include bike-rides, certain types of giveways, certain types of tree planting events and public awareness efforts. Click here for the latest CDC guidelines on in-person gatherings.