There are many ways to take action to reduce air pollution. This section contains everyday tips for lowering emissions and improving air quality in your community.
This section recommends various ways for Bay Area residents to Spare the Air - whether you're at home, at work, or somewhere in-between.
The single most important action you can take to improve air quality in the Bay Area is to reduce your driving. Vehicles on Bay Area roads account for more than half of the air pollution in the region.
Commute to work in a more environmentally sound manner - by carpooling, casual carpooling, vanpooling, taking transit, biking, or walking.
There is a wildfire burning in Orinda, 100% contained as of 5:30pm Monday. A health advisory is not in effect for the entire region at this time. Local residents should use good judgment if they smell smoke and restrict their outdoor activities. For general smoke and fire information, see our wildfire safety tips.
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