Air Quality

PurpleAir Founder Adrian Dybwad

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Northern California’s now infamous Camp Fire was not only the largest, longest, and deadliest wildfire in the state’s history, it also produced record amounts of smoke. Schools closed, there was a run on protective masks, and people were fashioning do-it-yourself air purifiers because there were none left in stores. And it looks like we will only see an acceleration of wildfires in the future. This grim forecast has brought a surge in traffic to websites that monitor air quality like AirNow, Weather Underground, and PurpleAir.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Plants Trees for Afforestation Project

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Minera Sociedad Cerro Verde distributed 3,000 trees in the Uchumayo District of Peru between 2017 and 2018 as part of its afforestation project.

Trees are important, as they absorb carbon dioxide, generate oxygen, and improve the quality of the air along with preventing erosion and degradation of the soil. Trees reduce noise pollution by absorbing the sounds of traffic, sirens and construction – their foliage acts as acoustic insulators.

Diverse Communities Help Drive Transportation Electrification Into the Future

SCE and city agencies partner to outline air quality and clean energy goals at a community meeting in Compton.
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Regional transportation as we know it today will be transformed over the next several years as California moves forward to meet its ambitious clean energy goals and improve air quality by 2030.

Reducing the Environmental Impact of Our Operations in India

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We work aggressively to reduce the environmental footprint of our India facilities by developing solutions that address the country’s unique challenges to air and water quality.

Electrification Project by Duke Energy and Golden State Foods to Save Fuel and Lower Emissions

Summary: 
  • Garner distribution center to host truck electrification facility in Wake County, North Carolina
  • Project to save roughly 80,000 gallons of fuel a year
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  • Garner distribution center to host truck electrification facility in Wake County, North Carolina
  • Project to save roughly 80,000 gallons of fuel a year

Warranty Solutions and the Arbor Day Foundation Reach the Planting of 2M Trees

The partnership marks the planting of 2 million trees in our nation’s forests
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LINCOLN, Neb., July 30, 2018 /3BL Media/Warranty Solutions and the Arbor Day Foundation have reached a new milestone in their partnership by planting two million trees in our nation’s forests. The partnership began in 2009 to help improve air quality, water quality, mitigate the effects of climate change, combat deforestation and prevent species loss.

Eighth-Graders Take Hands-On Approach to Fighting Air Pollution

Edison International partners with the Garvey School District to create a clean energy future for local communities
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Jamie Lei and Kenneth Nosaka, air quality measurement tools in hand, were surprised by the readings inside a local fast food restaurant during lunch hour. The numbers were even worse than those taken from a nearby freeway overpass.

“I was not expecting that,” Nosaka said.

Duke Energy Funding N.C. Wood Stove Changeout Program to Improve Air Quality

Summary: 
  • American Lung Association to administer program in North Carolina

  • More efficient wood stoves will help lower particle pollution emissions

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  • American Lung Association to administer program in North Carolina

  • More efficient wood stoves will help lower particle pollution emissions

Local Schools Plug In to Help Improve Air Quality in Their Communities

Schools in the El Monte Union High School District are the first to install EV charging stations through SCE’s Charge Ready program
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The five schools that make up the El Monte Union High School District are all less than 20 miles away from the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. On a good day, students and staff have a crisp, clear view of the local mountains. Too often, though, the mountains appear hazy, rather than clear as they should be, because of the smog.

WELL Story: Air at Haworth Kerry Center, Shanghai

by Alex Przybyla, Sustainability Manager, Haworth
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The air we breathe can have a profound effect on our health, wellness and productivity. Air pollution is a growing concern across the world, and as a result it is more important than ever to ensure that our indoor air quality is optimized to support human health.

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