Bay Area

Bay Area all in for Clean Air Day

Last year, from Santa Cruz to the Silicon Valley to San Francisco and the East Bay, Mayors, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and corporate partners were going all in for California Clean Air Day. While the Bay Area may have a reputation for clean air and clear skies, the reality is that in many parts of the Bay Area, air quality is a real concern. And, even if you are in the most pristine location, indoor air quality is often a serious issue. The good news is we can all do our part to make clean air a reality wherever you are. So join us for this year’s Clean Air Day on October 7th!


2020 Bay Area Regional Working Group


John Gioia, Supervisor, Contra Costa County

Tessa Verhoef, Blue Shield of California

Eddie Ahn, Brightline Defense

Sam Arons, Lyft

Stephen Baiter, East Bay Economic Development Alliance

Allison Brooks, Bay Area Regional Collaborative (BARC)

Shasa Curl, City of Richmond

Erin DeMerritt, Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Lisa Fasano, Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Davida Herzl, Aclima

Joe Hicken, Aclima

Michael Hursh, AC Transit

Julie Johnson, Lightning Systems

Ryan Lau, AC Transit

Jody London, Sustainability – Contra Costa County

Cynthia Murray, North Bay Leadership Council

Yvette Radford, Kaiser Permanente

Kate Rauch, Office of Supervisor John Gioia

Beth Reid, Olivine, Inc.

Robert Rogers, Office of Supervisor John Gioia

Chhavi Sahni, Golden Gate Restaurant Association

Anna Sciaruto, Bay Area Council

Francesca Vietor, San Francisco Foundation

Sean Wihera, Clarity Movement Co.

Jim Wunderman, Bay Area Council

Sarah Zahedi, Bay Area Air Quality Management District

The information below pertains to last year’s event – please check back for 2020 updates!



Active Transportation

  • In honor of California Clean Air Day, Bay Wheels bike share offered access to unlimited, 45-minute rides for a free first month in the Bay Wheels App with the code: CLEANAIR2019.


Here are just a few of our partners in the region who did their part for the 2019 California Clean Air Day:

  • California Maritime Academy hosted a sustainability fair to showcase the latest clean air technologies on campus
  • Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf signed up to be a part of the Mayor’s Council and lead a bike ride to highlight the importance of active transportation in the City
  • Blue Shield employees committed to taking the Clean Air Pledge and did at least one thing for clean air day
  • The Santa Clara Valley Transit Agency advertised California Clean Air Day to promote transit ridership.
  • The City of San Francisco, Department of the Environment hosted workshops to teach residents about the danger certain types of perfumes and colognes make in emitting volatile organic compounds or VOCs.
  • In San Francisco, Safe Routes 2 School and the Excelsior Collaborative came together to teach kids to bike safely to school while building community
  • The City of Richmond celebrated Clean Air Day with a lunch time bike ride from City Hall.
  • In Foster City, Motive Power Systems invited the community to join with them to celebrate their 10th anniversary and learn about electric vehicles
  • Cities across the region have passed resolutions declaring October 2, 2019 California Clean Air Day, including Berkeley.

So join us again this year! Go big and make 2020 the best California Clean Air Day ever in the Bay Area.


“Everyday actions collectively make a big difference in improving our local air quality. We are proud to support California Clean Air Day in the Bay Area and encourage everyone to do their part on October 2nd by carpooling, walking or biking, or taking transit to work, instead of driving alone.”

Jack Broadbent, Chief Executive Officer/Air Pollution Control, Bay Area Air Quality Management District