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Fresh Air Friday: April 1, 2016 ~ 11:30am-1:00pm ~ Main Plaza
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Annette Prosterman
Natural Resources Transportation Coordinator
Ph: (210) 362-5213


To draw attention to the beginning of the Ozone Season (the months during which air pollution tends to spike in the region), the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) and the City of San Antonio are co-hosting the nineth annual Fresh Air Friday event on April 1, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Main Plaza, located at Commerce and Main in downtown San Antonio. Fresh Air Friday promotes walking to lunch rather than driving as one of the many ways people can help to reduce ground-level ozone and other air pollutants.

The public is invited to bring a brown-bag lunch or buy lunch on or near the plaza. At Fresh Air Friday, there will be exhibits on the latest alternative commuting options, potential improvements to air quality, energy efficiency, sustainable living, and many other healthy, green topics. Brochures, pamphlets, free samples and other promotional items will be given out during the event.

Fresh Air Friday exhibitors will include over 20 nonprofit organizations, green businesses, and government agencies.  Such groups as the Alamo Area Sierra Club, Corona Visions, Solar Electric Texas, Norwex, Earthwise Pest Control, NuRide, Take Care of Texas, San Antonio River Authority, and San Antonio Walks will be exhibiting.

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The Ozone Season, which this event heralds, occurs between April and October, when air pollution in the region is more likely to reach unhealthy levels, due in large part to the interaction of car exhaust and gasoline fumes in intense sunlight. Walking to lunch rather than driving is one way folks can take an active role in reducing the region’s number one air pollutant: ground-level ozone. Walking rather than driving provides exercise and saves money, too!

Come on outside and join AACOG's Natural Resources Department and the City of San Antonio's Office of Sustainability along with many other clean air partners, and enjoy some fresh air at lunchtime!