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September 23, 2017 10:10 pm

Clean Air Day Event Set

Monday, June 5, 2017 @ 5:50 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Bike to work Week may be over,  but  there  is another incentive this week to encourage  folks to use “active transportation” or  make a pledge to  help the environment.

This Wednesday is Clean Air Day across the country ,  and  the City has joined with the Prince George  Air Improvement Roundtable to provide a special celebration station for cyclists and those  willing to make a pledge to do the little things to help keep the air clear.

Andrea Byrne is  with Environment Services  for the City of Prince George.  She says  the pledge  doesn’t have to be to ride a bike to work “There are ways in our daily  activities that we can reduce our impact” she adds the pledge  may  be along  the lines of pledging to park  your car and go into the store instead of idling in the drive thru ,  or it could be to  hose down  the driveway before sweeping,  “Just actions like that  to mitigate  impacts to the air quality”.

Members of  PG AIR  will be on hand  on Wednesday morning to  take those pledges, which  could lead to a prize. By taking the “Clean Air Pledge” , participants can also be  entered to win a  Mr. Pizza propane oven or a gift certificate  towards cycling gear.

The celebration  will  take place  at  Veterans Plaza  from 7 to 9 am on Wednesday.

 

 

Comments

The City needs to make a bylaw banning the “drive-thru” window. It would be a small step but at least it would do more then proclaiming a “Clean Air Day”.

Drive-thrus have their place, they are good for people with kids in car seats or the disabled, not so much for the lazies sitting in their vehicle staring at their crotch…

    I agree 100%.

Elon Musk pays his employees to ride a bike to work in California . Pretty astute guy and only half his brain is Canadian .

    How well does that work for his employees when it’s 20 below and snowing in California? I suspect that even our very owner biker extraordinaire Jillian wouldn’t be out in -20 and snow!

    Oops, we’re talking about California, no need to worry about the weather there!

No Pulp Mill dumps this week then?

Stopping the solar radiation management programs here and around the world will help to clean air. Look in the sky PG – the wispy vein-like “clouds” is actually aerosol sprayed into the atmosphere containing aluminum, barium and strontium. They can’t hide it any longer so NASA is acting like they’re doing the world a favor. That’s right folks – this toxic cocktail is in every breath you take, but be completely enamored with the colorful clouds

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If the City is concerned about clean air they better first scrap their plans to rezone the property at foothills and 18th for PG Transit maintenance and operations facility. We already have enough pollution in the City from industrial operations.

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