Every year we ask past clean air day participants what they think should be added to the clean air pledge that applied to most people AND make a real difference improving air pollution. In 2020 we added “Shop Local,” go “Meat Free for a Day,” and “Host a Monitor” to the list actions we thought made a difference for clean air.
In 2021, we are adding two new items: “switch to a greener energy rate” and “go solar.” The adoption of renewables in California has made a tremendous difference in California meeting its climate goals. But did you know that they also have big air quality benefits? Unlike natural gas, coal or petroleum, renewable energy emits no criteria air pollutants. A little bit on both options.