Friday, August 15, 2008

Got Bike? Spare the Air!

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued the month's second Smog Watch. This is expected to remain in effect until noon Sunday. Read more here: Day 1 of the August sizzle is upon us KOMO News - Seattle, Washington

Scott Sistek at KOMO News sums up statistics there for the hot weather in Seattle and also notes:
  • The Clean Air Agency suggests the following actions you can take to help spare the air:
  • Carpool or ride the bus to work, events and outings.
  • If you must drive, use your most fuel-efficient car and combine errands into one trip.
  • If you must refuel, do it in the evening hours, don't top off the tank and make sure your gas cap clicks tightly closed.
  • Skip gasoline-powered yard work and gas-fueled recreation.
  • Avoid using household products that contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
  • Look for low- or no-VOC paints and water-based solvents, instead.
  • Use an electric starter or charcoal chimney to start your barbecue (there's no need to ever use lighter fluid).
  • Even better, use only a gas grill or opt for a non-grill picnic.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Curious to see this and still Seattle's doing well! We've had a number of ozone alerts here in Milwaukee this summer!