CLEAN AIR Force Wins EPA Community Action Award

clean air partners logoCongratulations to the CLEAN AIR Force of Central Texas Clean Air Partners Program! They received the 2015 Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence Award in the Community Action category.

The Clean Air Excellence Awards Program recognizes and honors outstanding innovative efforts to help make progress in achieving cleaner air. Awards are given to programs that directly or indirectly reduce pollutant emissions, demonstrate innovation, offer sustainable outcomes, and provide a model for others to follow.

The CLEAN AIR Force of Central Texas developed the Clean Air Partners Program in 2001 after learning most pollutants that create harmful ground-level ozone come from on-road vehicles. The program is open to all employers in the 5-county Central Texas region, and is open to any type of employer. Today there are 40 Partners representing 100,000 employees. By becoming a Partner, employers volunteer to implement clean business practices and reduce emissions that contribute to unhealthy air. The program empowers businesses and organizations to take accountability at the employer/employee level to improve public health as well as the health of our economy through improved air quality.

A list of Partners and more information about the program can be found on the Clean Air Partners website, www.cleanairpartnerstx.org.

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