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, in partnership with VIA Metropolitan Transit, are hosting the tenth 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 is a public outreach event that provides information on air quality and sustainable transportation. In an effort to reduce air pollution, 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, so jog over and join us on the Plaza! The public is invited to bring a brown-bag lunch or buy lunch on or near the plaza. Food trucks will be available on site as well. 

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Contact


Lily Lowder
Commute Solutions Outreach Specialist
Ph: (210) 362-5277
llowder@aacog.com
Facebook Event Page
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 promotional items, and door prizes will be given out during the event. Fresh Air Friday exhibitors will include over 20 nonprofit organizations, green businesses, and government agencies. Groups such as the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Commute Solutions, Corona Visions, San Antonio B-Cycle, and VIA will be attending. Enjoy a demonstration of the Main Plaza B-Cycle station or meet VIA's mascot - Primo!

AACOG AIR Executive Committee Chair and San Antonio Councilman Ron Nirenberg, along with Committee Vice-Chair, Mayor Chris Riley of Leon Valley, will be the featured speakers. Councilman Nirenberg is scheduled to speak at 11:30 am. 
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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!