The summer Spare the Air season is in full swing. Join the Spare the Air Employer Program and learn how to Spare the Air every day!
The Spare the Air Employer Program is a network of Bay Area employers who are doing their part to improve local air quality. The program connects businesses to resources and information to educate employees, support commute alternatives, and develop clean air practices in the workplace.
During the summer months, Spare the Air health alerts are issued when ozone pollution is forecast to reach unhealthy levels. Ozone, or smog, can cause throat irritation, congestion, chest pain, trigger asthma, inflame the lining of the lungs and worsen bronchitis and emphysema.
The single most effective way for residents to reduce smog is to drive less and the daily commute is an easy way to cut back. Air District survey results show that Bay Area employees are more likely to adopt alternatives to driving alone when encouraged to do so by their employer. Do you have the information you need to help your employees rethink their commute? Join the Spare the Air Employer Program to learn more!