California Clean Air Day, launched by the Coalition for Clean Air, is built on the idea that shared experiences unite people to action to improve our community health. This statewide effort will allow individuals and communities across the state to participate in ways that make sense for them, whether it’s buying local, planting a tree or combining your online purchases.
And of course, one of the easiest ways you can support Clean Air Day and reduce your carbon footprint is to leave your car at home! Walk, bike, carpool or take public transit instead. Even one less car trip helps, and we’re also making public transit greener for cleaner air!
Metro’s Board of Directors recently approved the Moving Beyond Sustainability plan, which is a comprehensive sustainability strategy for the next decade to make Metro facilities greener, reduce air pollution and trash from construction and reduce smog and greenhouse gases across L.A. County.
Among the plan’s specific goals are the transition from compressed natural buses to a 100 percent electric bus fleet by 2030. This transition has already begun with the deployment of the agency’s first electric bus on the G Line (Orange) and conversion of the J Line (Sliver) planned for 2021. Additionally, the plan calls for tripling Metro’s on-site renewable energy generation by 2030, reducing total green house gas emissions by 79 percent and reducing total nitrogen oxides emissions by 54 percent.
So take the clean air pledge with us! Visit CleanAirDay.org to take the pledge and get more information on how everyone can be part of this statewide day of action that is easy, fun, and totally California.