Everyday Tips

Making small changes in your life can dramatically improve air quality in your community.  Taking public transit, buying local, or powering down your appliances can make a positive impact on the environment.

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Everyday Ways to Spare the Air

Take transit

The Bay Area has many transit options. Use them and you will save gas, money and stress.

Walk or ride

Walking or riding a bike to commute or run errands saves gas and money AND improves your health too!

Link your trips

Group your errands. You'll save gas and time by eliminating extra trips.

Don't idle

Idling wastes gasoline, money and affects your health.  When you're waiting in lines, like at the drive-thru, gas station or at school pick-up, consider turning off your vehicle. Cars idling at school means unhealthy air for children.  Always make an effort to turn off your vehicle, rather than idling.

Stay steady

Minimize pedal and break changes with a steady speedometer and improve gas mileage by 33 percent on the highway!

Select safe products

Use non-toxic, non-aerosol cleaning and beauty products to improve indoor air quality and your health.

Power down

Reducing electricity use saves money and the environment. Use energy-efficient bulbs and powerstrips for appliances and electronics. Turn them off when you're not using them.

Buy Local

The shorter the trip to get to you, the less gas it requires.

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