No matter your focus this time of year, the air you breathe plays a big role. Air pollution and the environment are key factors for many voters in the upcoming Presidential Election. Hurricane Sandy caused devastating water damage and impending mold infestations for millions in the Northeast. Even the type of tailgating heater you use at the football game next weekend can impact your respiratory health.
That’s why each month, we feature Air Quality Evangelists.
What’s an Air Quality Evangelist? Someone who appreciates the importance of healthy air. They make creating clean air a priority in their lives, and we have to give them respect for doing so.
Let’s meet a couple more Air Quality Evangelists!
Heard of the Clean Air Campaign? It’s a non-profit organization in Atlanta whose goal is to improve traffic and air pollution in Georgia. OnAir is part of the Clean Air Campaign, and they are on a mission to inspire young people to save our air. Their blog is full of cool graphics and interesting stories specifically targeted at the most influential subset of the American population: young people.
Winning Post: You can’t say the folks at the Clean Air Campaign don’t practice what they preach. They issued a month-long Bike to Work Challenge during the month of October to spare our environment the harmful fumes that accompany rush hour traffic. If these guys can bike to and from work for an entire month (which they did), who says you can’t bike to school? In this post, they offer some biking tips that might just inspire you to leave the car in the garage tomorrow.
We love finding blogs dedicated to improving indoor air quality, so we jumped for joy when we came across Air-Tek. This industry leader in cleaning ducts, kitchen exhaust hoods and dryer vents focuses on creating cleaner, healthier air and a more energy-efficient environment.
Winning Post: Like all of us, Air-Tek laments the horrendous damage caused by Hurricane Sandy over the past week. Read some of their tips for cleaning up after a flood in this winning post.
Looking for ways to help victims of Hurricane Sandy? Claire Moshenberg posted these helpful links and resources to Moms Rising (featured as Air Quality Evangelist in June). From donating blood to volunteering, the opportunities to help are endless.
Are you an Air Quality Evangelist? Want to be featured in a blog post like this? Tell us! Leave a comment below, or introduce yourself on Facebook, Twitter (use hashtag #AirQualityEvangelist), or Google Plus.