Bay Area all in for Clean Air Day
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.
“Clean air is critical to the health, vitality and overall quality of life of our region. Employers across the Bay Area are stepping up to do their part to improve air quality for everyone, through their own operations and the actions of their workers. But there is much more work to be done to ensure that every day is clean air day. And we must redouble our efforts to address past inequities that too often resulted in unhealthy air quality for economically disadvantaged communities and communities of color.”
Jim Wunderman, Chief Executive Officer, Bay Area Council
Shared experiences unite people to action to improve our community health. By joining together for a unified day of action we can create new habits to clear the air for all members of California’s diverse communities.
“Air pollution disproportionately impacts the health of people of color, low-income communities, and those who are sick, very young, or very old. To achieve equity, our efforts need to focus on improving air quality in our hardest hit neighborhoods. I invite all business and civic leaders to join us on this day of action, and I’m honored to help co-lead this effort with many other local leaders committed to a healthier future for us all.”
Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia
The good news is we can all do our part to make clean air a reality wherever you are. Join millions of participants by pledging to take at least one action that will help clean our air on October 6th!
“As we saw during the recent wildfires, climate change is reducing the gains California has made in cleaning the air and it’s more important than ever to take actions that are good for the climate and for our air quality. The Air District is proud to be a part of California Clean Air Day, and we hope all Bay Area residents will join us in taking action to improve the air we breathe on October 6th.”
Jack Broadbent, Chief Executive Officer/Air Pollution Control Officer, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
2021 Bay Area Regional Working Group
John Gioia, Supervisor, Contra Costa County
Jim Wunderman, President & CEO, Bay Area Council
Eddie Ahn, Brightline Defense
Stephen Baiter, East Bay Economic Development Alliance
Xian Ballesteros, East Bay Economic Development Alliance
Matthew Belasco, Pittsburg Unified School District
Tom Harrington, Intuit
Mariela Herrick, MCE
Leanne Hoadley, MCE
Julie Johnson, Lightning Systems
Ryan Lau, AC Transit
Kate Rauch, Office of Supervisor John Gioia
Beth Reid, Olivine, Inc.
Chryslene Ribeiro, Blue Shield of California
Robert Rogers, Office of Supervisor John Gioia
Juan Romero, Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Anna Sciaruto, Bay Area Council
Sean Wihera, Clarity Movement Co.