Metropolitan Planning Organization

Air Quality Awareness Week April 30-May 4

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Air Quality Awareness Week to run April 30 to May 4
Air Quality Partnership of Delaware encourages residents to practice clean commuting
WILMINGTON— The Air Quality Partnership of Delaware is getting ready to recognize Air Quality Awareness Week from April 30 to May 4.

During this time, the Partnership encourages everyone who lives and works in Delaware to practice
clean commuting and other good air quality practices such as bicycling, walking, taking transit,
carpooling, telecommuting, etc. While you’re at it, why not commemorate your good deeds by snapping
a selfie or having someone take a photo of you and then post it to social media with the hash tag
#TryItDayDE. That way, you can be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card. How easy is that?

Businesses can join in the air quality action too. RideShare Delaware and the AQP will award an Air
Quality Aware- ness 2018 Champion. Employers or businesses can self-nominate their work site for
the opportunity to be recognized as the Air Quality Awareness 2018 Champion. All interested
businesses must complete the attached AQA Criteria Checklist and submit to
general@ridesharedelaware.org by April 16, 2018. Don’t forget to post your selfies to social media.
Bonus points will be given to those employers whose employees log a clean commute in their
RideShare Dela- ware account.

To sign up for RideShare Delaware visit RideShareDelaware.org and select “Register My Commute” or
download the free RideShareDE app.

Join the AQP from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at Rodney Square in Wilmington where the
Partnership will join the City of Wilmington, The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and others
in the Wilmington Earth Day & Ar- bor Day celebration. The AQP will be on hand with an activity
table for children. Tropo, the Air Quality Partnership’s loveable friend, will pay a visit to the
event as well.

You can find other air quality tips such as trip chaining, the importance of not idling your
vehicle’s engine and other information on the AQP’s website at www.wilmapco.org/aqp. When you give
clean commuting and other air quality tips a try, even for just one day, you can help to lower air
pollution in the First State. So give it a try. You might like it.