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Sep 26th

Committee Meeting

Strategic Planning Workgroup
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Oct 4th

Board Meeting

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Oct 10th

Committee Meeting

Operations Committee
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Regional Air Quality Council

Our mission is to develop and propose effective and cost-efficient air quality planning initiatives with input from local government agencies, the private sector, stakeholder groups, and citizens of the Denver metropolitan area and the Denver Metro/North Front Range Ozone Non-Attainment Area. We plan and implement a variety of public outreach and education efforts. The RAQC assists with regional public/private initiatives to reduce emissions from the transportation sector, mobile sources, and other sources.

News Feed

RAQC Announces Charge Ahead Colorado Grant Awardees and National Drive Electric Week Event

The RAQC, and its Charge Ahead Colorado partner, the Colorado Energy Office, recently announced grant funding made to numerous organizations for electric vehicle charging stations. Also included in the announcement is Charge Ahead Colorado’s participation in a National Drive Electric Week event. You can read the press release here.

You can find a list of the most recent grant awardees here.

Current 8-Hour Ozone Summary

Through 9/15/19 8- hour Ozone Summary is based on 8-hour averages of raw 1-hour ozone data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and consistent with Data Reporting and Handling Conventions outlined in 40 CFR Part 50 - Appendix P.To view...

RAQC Partner CDPHE Receives 2019 Halo Award for Being Healthy Workplace Leader

On August 15, 2019, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) received the 2019 Halo Award.  The award is presented by Health Links, a program at the Center for Work, Health, and Environment in the Colorado School of Public Health. The award recognizes one Certified Healthy Workplace Leader, the highest level of certification, that is going above and beyond to improve the health and safety of their employees, their employees’ families, and their community.  CDPHE was selected from more than 200 certified public and private sector employers from 8 states for its employee health and safety program.  

Also in the interest of improving employees’ health, this summer the RAQC’s Simple Steps. Better Air. (SSBA) program and CDPHE joined forces to create the CDPHE “Employees for Clean Air” program to measure behavior change and reduce ground-level ozone. More than 180 CDPHE employees across the state committed to take actions that positively impact air quality, including reducing personal vehicle trips. As part of this three-week program, participating CDPHE employees agreed to track their emission-reduction actions and transportation modes, as well as provide qualitative feedback through weekly surveys. At the conclusion of the summer program, participants were recognized and rewarded with prize packages and SSBA swag. Information from this pilot program will be used to design a sustainable program model that can be implemented at other Colorado agencies and partner organizations in 2020. If you are interested in partnering with RAQC for a program at your organization, please contact Sara Goodwin. You can get more information about the CDPHE “Employees for Clean Air” program here.

 

RAQC Featured in the Denver Business Journal

The RAQC was featured in the Denver Business Journal following Governor Jared Polis’ signing of the Executive Order re-authorizing the RAQC to boldly and collaboratively continue efforts to improve ground level ozone conditions, reduce greenhouse gases, and bring the region into attainment with health and environmental standards. You can read the article here.

Board Announcements

Next Board Meeting

When
Friday, October 4, 2019
9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Where
4th Floor Board Room
1445 Market Street, Denver.

 

 

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