Yeshiva University is a Clean Air NY Partner and we need your help! Air Quality Action Days occur when the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation declares that the air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive groups such as children, people with asthma and the elderly. On these days, Clean Air NY supporters should be especially mindful of their travel choices and updates are sent out on these days to alert people to take action.

We know it’s hard to change your daily routine, especially on short notice. That’s why we want to encourage you to create an action plan to help reduce air pollution during Air Quality Action Days. They can happen any time during the year and are sometimes unpredictable; having a plan in place ensures you’re ready, no matter when the Air Quality Action Day announcement is made. There are two main ways to help reduce air pollution and to improve air quality on Air Quality Action Days. You can do so by:

1. Decrease your driving

  • Bike, Walk, or Take Mass Transit
  • Carpool
  • Combine Multiple Errands into One Trip
  • Eat Lunch In

2. Ensure your vehicle is doing its part to reduce emissions. Sometimes driving on an Air Quality Action Day is inevitable. If you have to drive, do these to minimize the impact:

  • Stop At the Click – Don’t Top Off Tank
  • Avoid Idling

For more information contact Clean Air NY.


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