The Sac Metro Air District, in an effort to provide more information to the public on its programs and research, will be posting a variety of informational presentations and recordings to help the community learn more about air quality and what the District is doing to help keep Sacramento healthy.
Learn more about what air quality is and why it is important.
Take a tour of the Sac Metro Air District. Learn about how our agency works to protect public and environmental health through reducing air pollution in the Sac Metro region.
Learn about the variety of incentive programs we offer at the District and why the benefit air quality.
Find out more about the Community Air Protection Incentives and how the District is running this program. For more details, check out AirQuality.org./CAPIncentives
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The Carl Moyer program has bee running since 1996. Learn more about how this program has helped improve the air quality in our region.
Learn more about the Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program and how this program help's reduce pollution while our consumer goods are all over California.
The Sac Metro Air District is investigating whether COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place orders have impacted regional air quality. Check out the presentation slides below to see why we are asking this question and what steps we are taking to find the answer.
Sacramento Region COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Air Quality Benefit Analysis
Some areas of Sacramento are more than 10° Fahrenheit warmer than their rural surroundings, largely because of how neighborhoods have been planned and built. Buildings, roads, pavements, and machinery all generate additional, artificial heat, making our communities hotter. Trees and parks combined with other strategies can help to cool communities down, but are often lacking in historically under-resourced and under-served communities.
For more than two years, the Sac Metro Air District and the Local Government Commission have been studying this phenomenon (known as the urban heat island effect) in the region in attempts to reduce heat health risk, particularly among those most vulnerable.
Check out the recording of our webinar to learn more about how heat impacts the air we breathe, why some neighborhoods are hotter than others, and what strategies can help cool communities and protect from extreme heat.
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To learn more on this topic, check out our webpage Keeping Cool in the Capital Region.