Sacramento Area

This Information pertains to last year’s event – please check back for 2020 updates!

The Sacramento region does Clean Air Day

From Santa Cruz to the Silicon Valley to Sacramento and San Diego, Mayors, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and corporate partners are going all in for California Clean Air Day on October 2. Specifically in the Sacramento region, 70 percent of ground-level ozone air pollution is caused by car and truck emissions.

The good news is we can all do our part to make clean air a reality wherever you are.

Free Transit

  • SacRT is making all rides free on October 2. Take a selfie riding SacRT on California Clean Air Day and post it to social media and you can also win a free month pass! Click here for details.


Here’s just a few of our partners in the region who have committed to doing their part for California Clean Air Day:

  • In honor of California Clean Air Day, SacRT is offering free rides on bus and light rail on October 2, 2019.
  • 350 Sacramento is hosting a week-long campaign to reduce idling. This will include peer-to-peer teaching about clean air in classrooms, notes to parents, a skit at an assembly, and school signage.
  • The Clean Cities Coalitions in Sacramento and the East Bay are joining with the Green Transportation Summit and Expo to produce the NorCal Clean Fleet Technology Conference & Expo. The conference will run from October 15th through the 17th at the McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, California and will feature the latest in low-emission and zero-emission on- and off-road technologies, community clean air action, funding opportunities, as well as insights from policy and regulatory leaders at the state and federal levels.
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is offering free test drives of electric vehicles during the Sac Auto Show October 18-20. The event will feature a variety of electric vehicles — including models that can currently be leased for under $200 per month. People will be able to get behind the wheel and test drive one or more of the available models on our test track. Participants must be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license to take a test drive. Check the Sac Auto Show website ahead of time since vehicles and hours of operation are subject to change without notice.

By promoting clean mobility options and single occupant vehicle alternatives such as walking, biking, transit, carpooling, the use of electric vehicles and other clean air options, we hope to introduce the simplicity of making clean transportation choices with the goal that residents will choose these options on a regular basis, which will improve air quality. Together let’s reduce motor vehicle emissions in the Sacramento area by seeking clean mobility transportation options and alternatives to single occupant vehicles on California Clean Air Day.


2019 Sacramento Regional Working Group

  • Eric Guerra, Vice Mayor, City of Sacramento, CO-CHAIR
  • Alberto Ayala, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, CO-CHAIR
  • Jamie Arno, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
  • Julia Burrows, Office of Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg
  • Meg Cederoth, WSP USA/CA High Speed Rail Authority
  • Patrick Durham, Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD)
  • Laura Fisher, Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD)
  • Jennifer Gress, City of Sacramento
  • Sarah Janus, UC Davis Medical center
  • Lindsey Liebig, Sacramento County Farm Bureau
  • Colleen McCormick, UC Davis Health
  • Alisa Reinhardt, California New Car Dealers Association
  • Mary Lynne Vellinga, City of Sacramento