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RAQC and APCD hosting public listening sessions

PUBLIC LISTENING SESSIONS: OZONE Colorado is actively planning next steps in addressing ozone in the North Front Range. These initial listening sessions will share basic ozone information, identify planning processes and potential reduction strategies, and provide...

RAQC’s Simple Steps. Better Air. Releases 2021 Highlight Video

The RAQC’s Simple Steps. Better Air. (SSBA) team is excited to release a video with highlights from the 2021 campaign. The SSBA team couldn’t do any of this important work without their numerous partners, who are taking action and making a positive impact more and more every year. We always welcome new partnerships, so if you are a local community or organization in the Denver Metro area looking to make a positive impact that improves air quality and public health, please contact Sara Goodwin at the RAQC. You can watch the 2021 highlight video here.

RAQC Announces Second Round of Clean Air Champion Awardees

The RAQC is pleased to announce two Summer 2021 Clean Air Champions, Via Mobility Services and the Town of Erie!

Via Mobility Services began air quality improvement efforts in 2018, committing to investing in an equitable energy future and a new microgrid project. Later that year, Via launched the first electric HOP, and old diesel bus that was converted to electric. That success helped secure funding for three new electric buses that arrived in Spring 2021. In late 2020, Via announced their vision to become a zero-emission transit provider.

The Town of Erie has worked to increase electrification of its light-duty vehicle fleet, and since 2019 has been growing its charging station network with a goal of reaching 25 publicly available charging stations by 2025. In addition, Erie deployed 10 air quality monitoring stations in August 2021, to be operated by Ajax Analytics and Colorado State University. These stations were deployed near oil and gas well pads and adjacent neighborhoods as part of the Town’s Air Quality Monitoring Program.

If you know of any entities you believe should be recognized for their efforts, or would like more information, please contact Jessica Ferko.

Current 8-Hour Ozone Summary

Ozone Summary through September 26, 20218- 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) through EPA AirNow and consistent with Data Reporting and Handling Conventions...

RAQC Op-Ed Gets Published in Online News Source

An op-ed authored by the RAQC’s executive director, Mike Silverstein, was recently published in Colorado Newsline, an online news source. The op-ed focuses on the role employers play in meeting our region’s air quality goals. You can read the op-ed here.

RAQC Hiring: Air Quality Program Coordinator

The Regional Air Quality Council is hiring for an open Air Quality Program Coordinator position. We are looking for someone to work with staff to coordinate grant programs, to support internal communications, and to coordinate social media and air quality alert communications.

Job Announcement:  Air Quality Program Coordinator

Initial Deadline:  September 10, 2021,  will remain open until filled.

RAQC’s Simple Steps. Better Air. Featured on 9News

RAQC staff and its Simple Steps. Better Air. program were recently featured in a television news story about how “simple steps” really do work to improve our region’s air quality. You can view the story here.