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Ways You Can Clean the Air
At Home
  • Paint with water-based paints
  • Paint with brushes or rollers, not spray guns or cans
  • Buy non-aerosol products
  • Select products with less packaging
  • Plant trees and low-maintenance native landscaping that uses less water
  • Barbecue using natural gas or propane or self-lighting charcoal, chips, flakes and cubes
  • Conserve energy – use fluorescent lights and Energy Star appliances
  • Insulate your home
  • Go solar for home and water heating
  • Reduce physical activity during heavy smog periods

In the Community
  • Ask your employer to consider alternative work schedules
  • Recycle
  • Report industrial pollution toll-free at (800) 572-6306
  • Urge your legislators and local officials to support clean air
  • Educate yourself and your family about air pollution
On the Road
  • Rideshare or use public transit
  • Ride a bicycle or walk
  • Combine errands into one trip
  • Make sure your car’s air conditioner is working properly
  • Prevent gas spillage - never top off your tank
  • Keep your car engine well tuned
  • Use reformulated gasoline
  • Drive on radial tires
  • Cooperate with the California’s Smog-Check Program
  • Report smoking vehicles by calling (800) CUT-SMOG