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Started to share alerts with the Bay Area’s workforce, the Spare the Air Employer Program helps employees participate in air quality improvement efforts year round. Today, more than 2,000 businesses and government agencies are active in the program.
Bay Area employers are also encouraged to sign the Cut the Commute Pledge and vow to extend remote work options by at least 25 percent for employees whose work requirements allow for that flexibility. Employers also commit to include a formalized remote work policy as a component of their employee benefits package to improve air quality and quality of life for all Bay Area residents.
The day before a Spare the Air Alert is in effect, employers receive a notice to forward to their employees. With this advance notice, employees have the opportunity to arrange carpools, plan to bike or take transit, or make arrangements to telecommute. All of these efforts reduce the number of vehicle trips taken and help lower emissions on a critical air quality day.
Afikomen Judaica, Berkeley
Applied Survey Research, San Jose
Applied Survey Research, Watsonville
Berkeley Natural Grocery, Berkeley
Bonnie Ayers Namkung, San Rafael
Camp k-9 of Marin, Corte Madera
Costello & Sons Insurance Brokers, San Rafael
Crocker & Starr Wines, St Helena
EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park, San Francisco
Franklin Bros. Market, Berkeley
Mike Alvarado Cert, San Jose
QuEST, Inc., Oakland
Ruth L Zamist, CPA, San Rafael
Sterling Vineyard, Calistoga