You already know that the AirQ program gets excited about our region’s air quality, but we aren’t the only ones! This year, National Air Quality Awareness Week (AQAW) is April 28 to May 2, and there are several ways you can participate.
- Join us for story time. During AQAW, branches of the Mid-Continent Public Library will read our new children’s book, “Wingin’ it: Quinton’s Clean Air-Venture” during story times (contact your branch for specific dates and times). You can also request a copy for your organization’s lobby or waiting area, or read it online at our new air quality education website, AirQKC.org.
- Send Quinton a question. Quinton has learned to tweet, and is taking over our Twitter feed during AQAW! Send him a question or let him know how you help our air using #AirQKC. Be sure to follow all week for AirQ tips from our winged friend.
- Drop off HHW materials. If you live in one of the participating Household Hazardous Waste communities, you can bring VOC-emitting paint and lighter fluid, or other HHW products, to a HHW drop-off event for proper recycling or disposal.
- Take action every day. Check out our list of every-day actions to take care of our air. With more than 50 ideas, we hope everyone can find a way to help our air be cleaner tomorrow!