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SEASONAL AIR QUALITY PROGRAMS

Spare the Air

Spare the Air LogoFrom May to October, the Sacramento region is subject to regular and frequent days marked by ground-level ozone. During this time, the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District issues Spare the Air advisories. On Spare the Air days, residents are asked to be particularly aware of airborne pollutants they may be contributing to the environment and are asked to make personal efforts to help reduce them. For example, carpooling, taking public transit, postponing or combining errands, and avoiding the use of gas powered tools and equipment.

Click here for more information about Spare the Air and to sign up for alerts.

Check Before You Burn

Check Before You Burn LogoCheck Before You Burn is a mandatory program issued by the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District in Sacramento County that runs from November 1 – February 28. In the fall and winter months residential wood burning is restricted or prohibited on days when fine particle pollution is forecast to be high. Residents are responsible for checking before using fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves and other wood burning devices.

Click here for more information about Check Before You Burn and to sign up for alerts.

Don’t Light Tonight

Don't Light Tonight LogoDon't Light Tonight is a voluntary program created by the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District. From November 1 – February 28 residents are encouraged not to use their woodstoves and fireplaces when air pollution approaches unhealthy levels.

Click here for more information about Don't Light Tonight and to sign up for alerts.

iBreathe: Sacramento
The Good App for
Bad Air

iBreathe App

We teamed up with the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District to create a free, air quality iPhone app!

iBreathe: Sacramento provides real-time*, up to the minute air quality alerts at your fingertips. Not only does it provide users with air quality data and information including a color coded map of our region and five day forecast, but it also shares ways to help protect your lungs on days when poor air quality poses a health threat.

If you have an iPhone, iPad or iTouch, click here to visit the iTunes app store to download your free app today.

* Please note: an internet connection must be established to receive real-time updates.

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