Breathe Clean Indoors

Breathe Clean Indoors

As Canadians we live most of our lives indoors. Perhaps as much as 80% to 90% of our time is spent breathing indoor air. Just as Alberta’s Airsheds monitor outdoor air quality in our communities, we need to pay attention to the quality of the air within our homes and indoor spaces.

Tobacco smoke, cooking fumes, dust, mould and vapors from building materials, paints, and furniture can cause pollution inside buildings. Also, radon is a natural radioactive gas released from the earth and can be found concentrated in some basements in unsafe quantities.

National Sweater Day on Feb 8

National Sweater Day on Feb 8

National Sweater Day is a fun way to think about using energy wisely to heat our homes and offices. It’s also a reminder about how we can all play a role in saving energy, reducing pollution and keeping our air clean.

Typically held on the first Thursday of February, National Sweater Day is a WWF Initiative begun in 2010. Since that time over a million Canadians have participated in their schools, workplaces and homes.

Idle Wisely in Winter Weather

Idle Wisely in Winter Weather

It’s chilly outside and the last thing you want to do is punish yourself by getting into a frosty vehicle, sitting on a cold seat and grabbing that frozen steering wheel. It’s tempting to let your car “warm up” for minutes that stretch from just a few to more than necessary.

Warming up a vehicle in the winter is one of the most common reasons given for idling. Yet needless idling pollutes the air we breath.  

Fun Video Gets Across Anti-Idling Message

Fun Video Gets Across Anti-Idling Message

“Take a big breath of fresh Alberta air. Aren’t we lucky to have good air to breathe?” Lindsay Adams, Elbow Valley Elementary principal opened a special clean air assembly for 275 grades three and four students. The students were keen to see the launch of a new Alberta Airsheds Council (AAC) video that was filmed at Elbow Valley Elementary and featured several young volunteer actors from the school.