Fresh Air Friday: March 3, 2017 ~ 11:30am-1:00pm ~ Main Plaza
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 March 3, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Main Plaza, located at 115 Main Plaza 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.
The Ozone Season, which this event heralds, occurs between March and November, 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!