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What Can I Do — Our Big List of Actions

  1. Know where to find information about air quality such as your AQI
  2. Know  your sensitive groups. Watch out for them.
    • Heart and lung disease, the elderly, children, and pregnant women
  3. Sign up for alerts here
  4. Follow CLE4R, other air pollution and health groups, CLE4R partners, and your local health Department on Social Media
  5. Find out if your employer has any air quality awareness program, rideshare, or pollution prevention program.
  6. Ask for a presentation from a CLE4R partner or your local health department. We will come to your organization, organizations your kids are in, or (for teachers) your school.
  7. Get AirBeam monitors and use them.  They’re free and public. Contact cburbach@cityofdubuque.org
  8. Limit backyard burning and follow all local ordinances about it
  9. Know your protective actions for each AQI level
  10. Maintain all of your vehicles for clean operation
  11. Avoid vehicle idling, especially around people (e.g. kids) in the sensitive subgroups. Cutting down on idling saves fuel, energy and money too.
  12. Contact CLE4R about anti-idling signage
  13. Support vehicle retrofit and trade-in programs
  14. Support street sweeping programs and dust suppression on dirt roads
  15. Manage your personal exposures – if you are particularly concerned about clean indoor air, you can consider an indoor air purifier — which were shown to work well during severe forest fire smoke episodes in Montana.
  16. Reduce energy use and pollution through combining trips and carpooling
  17. Get involved with a school, daycare, scout troop, or eldercare facility.  Work with them to make sure they know about the benefits of clean air, and how to maintain a building to protect sensitive occupants from air quality episodes.
Last modified on July 19th, 2018
Posted on February 13th, 2018