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Clean Air NY Helps Improve Air Quality

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Re-thinking your transportation choices can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make New York's air healthier.

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In New York State, 33 percent of carbon emissions are caused by vehicle travel (NYSDEC). Poor air quality can affect our health and can be especially harmful to children, the elderly and people with asthma, lung damage and other respiratory conditions.

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Do Your Part: Your Choices Make A Difference!

  • Use sustainable transportation options like telework, walking or biking.
  • Combine trips for your essential trips. 
  • Refuel after dark to prevent releasing pollutants into the air that react with sunlight.
  • Don’t top off your tank. Doing so could damage your vehicle’s evaporative system or cause a hazardous leak.
  • Raise your air conditioning temperature to reduce your energy use.
  • Use environmentally safe products to avoid unhealthy vapors.
  • Maintain your vehicle to save gas.
  • Become a Clean Air NY Advocate
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When the New York State Departments of Transportation and Environmental Conservation predict that air quality will be unhealthy, Clean Air NY issues an Air Quality Action Day Update. We’ll email you information on how to minimize air pollution effects and protect your health.

Complete the sign-up form to be among the first to know when an Air Quality Action Day is forecast.

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Meet our Clean Air NY Champions, Campuses, and Communities Partners
  • American Lung Association
  • America Green Go Green. Save Green.
  • Bard - A Place to Think
  • Columbia College - Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Commuter Benefit Solutions - Edenred
  • The Heritage Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
  • Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory - The Earth Institute at Columbia University
  • Lehman College CUNY
  • Mount Saint Mary College
  • NYC Health + Hospitals McKinney
  • Montefiore
  • The Nicotra Group LLC.
  • Northwell Health
  • Power Market
  • Suffolk County Community College
  • SUNY Orange Orange County Community College
  • Transit Solutions
  • Corporation of the City of Yonkers
  • NYPH New York Passive House
  • Groundwork Hudson Valley Changing Place Changing Lives