Los Angeles Area

Greater Los Angeles has the worst air pollution in the country.

For as much progress we’ve made to push back against smog – and we have made significant progress – just last year the South Coast Air Basin Violated Federal Standards for Ozone for 85 days in a row, narrowly missing the near record of 87 set the year before. Without a doubt, we have our challenges.

The good news is that a diverse group of people have come together to push back against smog. Los Angeles and Orange Counties have come together in a big way. With more events than any other region, we are celebrating California Clean Air Day throughout both counties.

 

2020 Los Angeles Regional Working Group

  • Co-Chairs
  • Sheila Kuehl, Los Angeles County Supervisor
  • Mario Archaga, UPS

Tiffany Allegretti, IQAir

Kendal Asuncion, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Irene Burga, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

Maria Camacho, LA Rams

Sara Cederberg, Google

Robyn Eason, City of West Hollywood

Jasmine Elbarbary, Department of Neighborhood Empowerment

Sarita Figueroa, Southern California Gas Company

Sophie Freeman, Office of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

Felicia Friesema, Foothill Transit

Crystal  Gaither, IQAir

Ryan Jackson, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Marianne Kim, Automobile Club of Southern California

Allison Leanos, Southern Cailfornia Edison

Trisha Muse, Southern California Gas Co.

Sara Neff, Kilroy Realty

Karla Owunwanne, Lime

Sarah Patterson, SCAG

Carolyn Sims, Southern Cailfornia Edison

Chandelle Wiebe, Snap

Katy Young Yaroslavsky, Office of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

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

 

Free Transit

 

Other Transportation

Events

Here are a few event highlights from the 2019  California Clean Air Day in the Los Angeles region:

  • The Sierra Club’s Team Sierra launched their first-ever City Hike fundraising event to support local environments like LA. This special city hike took you on a 3.8 mile or 7.7 mile trek through Koreatown, DTLA, and other various neighborhoods with prizes, food and beverages, and entertainment along the way!
  • CONTEXT, a curated lecture series by Gensler + Frances Anderton from KCRW, sought to uncover the role that context plays in the conception of creative work. In the spirit of California Clean Air Day, the panel discussed what is being done in LA to battle climate change via air quality enhancements at the local level, which will in turn have potential global implications.
  • The City of Duarte, in partnership with Foothill Transit, hosted 2 Transit Parties that took place at the Duarte Senior Center and the Duarte Teen Center. Both had food, drinks, music, giveaways, trivia, and educational materials on the all-electric DuartEbus system.
  • The Port of Long Beach and the City of Long Beach  teamed up to celebrate
    California Clean Air Day showcasing zero-emissions vehicles working throughout the city and port and on display at the new Long Beach Civic Center Plaza.
  • Climate Resolve and Move LA  invited you to their transit rider appreciation event to celebrate clean air heroes who use public transit!
  • BREATHE LA invited you to an exclusive screening of the compelling documentary, THE HUMAN ELEMENT, a riveting and visually rich drama, following environmental photographer James Balog as he explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, a struggling coal mining community, and our changing air supply. Free popcorn and soft drink were included!
  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA), the Conservation Corps of Long Beach, and the Washington Neighborhood Association invited you to a tree planting and to learn about conservation efforts happening across the city and the many ways that residents can play a role.
  • Altadena Heritage, Altadena Library District, Altadenans for Clean Healthy Air (CHA CHA), and Altadena Town Council Safe Streets Committee invited you to Altadena’s first Clean Air Day Celebration and Family Fair and to learn how you can help clean the air in a fun and friendly environment.

Check our event page for more.