This Saturday, July 7, is Clean Air Action Day, when people are encouraged to make an extra effort to conserve energy from 7am to 7pm, and Air North Texas is showing kids that they too can reduce emissions and positively impact North Texas air quality by developing good habits, like turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth, turning off lights before you leave the room, or using reusable containers for lunch.
For some help on how to teach your kids about air quality, check out the online resources at www.airnorthtexas.org/kids.asp. Play Air Jeopardy, games on the EPA Kids Club site, or Smog City 2, a Sims-like interactive game that simulates how environmental factors, land use and your own choices could affect the air pollution. Download and print the Air North Texas Kids Activity Book with crossword puzzles, a word scramble, and a simple guide to the Air Quality Index. Read over the Air North Texas Kids’ Club Be Air Aware pledge, and consider pledging along with your kids to take better care of our air.