Air quality in California is not healthy. Admittedly, we’ve come a long way since the 1960s, when smog was so bad our motorcycle police had to wear pollution masks. But we still have a long way to go. California’s air quality is still by far the worst in the nation in terms of ozone and small particle pollution. And nearly 40% of that is produced by cars and trucks.
Here are some practical ways in which you can help.
REDUCE YOUR DRIVING
Walking, biking, taking taking the bus, carpooling and other solutions are great ways to reduce your impact and save you money. Use these resources to reduce dependence on your automobile. If you have other favorite sites to help you reduce driving, let us know!
Google transit provides a one stop place to look for public transit solutions in your hometown or when you travel.
Amtrak lines span from Southern California to Northern California, from Los Angeles to New York. Instead of driving consider taking Amtrak. Since you won't have to drive, you'll have extra time to spend reading, working, or engaging with family.
Consider using Lyft or Uber for errands, going out at night, or just getting around town.
Zimride empowers you to create social, sustainable and convenient transportation. Zimride's rideshare service helps organizations establish easy to use, social networks for ridesharing resulting in a critical mass of users sharing rides, saving money and reducing resource consumption.
Vision California provides the information we need to make informed decisions about how and where we want to grow.