California Clean Air Day 2021: Microgrants Program
On Wednesday, October 6, the Bay Area Council and 250 businesses and organizations across the state will unite to take part in California Clean Air Day 2021 to raise awareness of air quality issues in our region and offer participants new habits they can form to improve air quality. In 2020, over 500 corporate, government, and non-profit partners engaged approximately 1.6 million Californians to take action on Clean Air Day. The Council has been a long-time champion of environmental stewardship and played an instrumental role in the creating the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, which oversees regional air quality regulations and enforcement.
Clean Air Day is intended to be easily accessible to all Californians, providing opportunities for both individuals and organizations to do their part. This challenge provides participants with educational resources and event microgrants for local activities related to environmental justice. These microgrants play a critical role in ensuring the success of Clean Air Day and will fund local activities, events, and projects that contribute to clearing our air, including educational events, art contests, tree plantings, bike rides, transit appreciation days, and much more.
As co-chairs of the 2021 Bay Area Regional Working Group, Council CEO Jim Wunderman and Contra Costa County Supervisor John Goia are working to expand the participating coalition and strongly encourages you to consider taking part in the pledge. Although some severe air pollution problems in our region have already been addressed, numerous challenges remain ahead of us. For more information on how to get involved in the Council’s climate resilience work, please contact Policy Associate Anna Sciaruto. California Clean Air Day is a project of the Coalition for Clean Air.