The City of Irvine is again joining the statewide effort to improve air quality by encouraging residents, businesses, and organizations to participate in California Clean Air Day on October 6.
Clean Air Day is part of an educational project of the Coalition for Clean Air. It was established in 2018 and is built on the idea that shared experiences unite people to action to improve our community health. By joining together for a unified day of action to take the Clean Air Pledge, residents can create new habits to clear the air for all members of California’s diverse communities.
Irvine residents and organizations are invited to take the Clean Air Pledge and make a commitment to do their part through actions big and small, such as:
- Using natural all-purpose cleaners.
- Buying produce locally.
- Planting an indoor plant.
- And walking or biking to the store.
Last year, more than 1.6 million people took the Clean Air Pledge. Help Irvine beat that goal in 2021 and take the pledge by October 11 at cleanairday.org/pledge. Forward your confirmation email to email@example.com to receive a prize while supplies last.
“Irvine is proud to join this statewide effort and do its part to create a cleaner, healthier environment,” said Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan. “I encourage all our residents and businesses to support our community and take the Clean Air Pledge this year.”
The City of Irvine has long been committed to promoting environmental stewardship through alternative transportation, open space management, recycling, and energy conservation. Most recently, the City has taken several steps to identify climate impacts and prepare for a climate-resilient future, including:
- Leading the formation of the county’s first Community Choice Energy initiative.
- Establishing the Orange County Power Authority.
- Developing a Climate Action and Adaption Plan for the City.
- Adopting Irvine ACHIEVES and becoming the first city in Orange County to commit to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
- And joining the Cool City Challenge, a call-to-action supporting climate action change and sustainability.
With nearly 400 miles of on- and off-street bikeways, a comprehensive network of walking and running paths, and natural gas-powered iShuttles, Irvine has also made it easy for residents to use alternative methods of transportation to reduce air pollution.
For a comprehensive list of the City’s efforts to promote environmental stewardship, visit cityofirvine.org/ep.