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...
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.
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 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.
Sarah Clark, the RAQC’s Charge Ahead Colorado program coordinator, was recently featured in this Denver Metro Clean Cities blog. The blog post highlights how used electric vehicles are affordable, have good mile-range limits, are easily charged at home and help improve our air quality.
The RAQC’s SSBA team was happy to once again partner with Suffer Better and sponsor their inaugural Ride & Tie event on May 15th at Staunton State Park in Pine, Colo., to raise awareness about the air quality issues we face in the Denver metro area. SSBA and Suffer Better were featured in a story about the event and how to improve air quality on FOX31’s Colorado’s Best program. You can view the story here.
The RAQC and CEO Open Charge Ahead Colorado Application for Electric Vehicle Charging Station Funding
The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) and Colorado Energy Office (CEO) have opened the Charge Ahead Colorado application for electric vehicle (EV) charging station funding. At this time, the RAQC has funding for EV charging stations for applicants within the Denver Metro Area, and the CEO has funding for charging stations for applicants outside the Denver Metro Area. All charging stations are required to be networked.
An application guide, informational webinar, application and other grant resources can be found on the Charge Ahead Colorado Homepage.
The RAQC’s Simple Steps. Better Air. team is happy to once again partner with Suffer Better and sponsor their inaugural Ride & Tie event on May 15th at Staunton State Park in Pine, Colo., to raise awareness about the air quality issues we face in the Denver metro area, especially as warmer weather is headed our way. The Ride & Tie teams will – as they ride and run 20 miles of gorgeous mountain trail – show how they, and you, can take simple steps to lower emissions by running and cycling. Find more information about the event here, and contact Sara Goodwin with questions.
In an effort to reduce ground-level ozone and improve air quality in the Denver Metro/North Front Range areas, the RAQC and our program partners are excited to launch this year’s Mow Down Pollution – Lawn Mower Exchange program with The Home Depot! The RAQC will offer $150 vouchers to people who choose to recycle and replace their gas-powered lawn mowers with rechargeable or corded electric lawn mowers at participating Home Depots.