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Are you having a bad AIR day?

Did you know? Williams Lake has a meteorological air quality monitoring station at Columneetza School. It measures the big 3 pollutants, particulate matter (PM2.5, PM10), nitrogen dioxide ( NO2) and ozone (O3 ), along with current weather conditions (temperature, humidity, precipitation and wind speed/direction). Local and Provincial data, with links to Smokey Sky Bulletins and Air QualityContinue reading “Are you having a bad AIR day?”

Facts & Fiction About Idling

Did you know? During the winter, Canadians idle their vehicles for a combined total of 75 million minutes a day and that idling releases twice as many exhaust fumes into the air then a moving vehicle! Here’s the truth about idling – it may surprise you! Check out Idle Free BC for more information. NoContinue reading “Facts & Fiction About Idling”

6 Steps to Reduce Chimney Smoke

Simple steps can be taken to reduce smoke from your chimney. Learning to burn better, protects people, while also saving time and money. Increased efficiency means less wood is require to heat your home. 1. Check the chimney Grey or smelly smoke drifting from your chimney indicates incomplete combustion due to wet wood, not enoughContinue reading “6 Steps to Reduce Chimney Smoke”

7 Reasons to Bike & Walk Instead of Drive

Active transportation is good for your body and the planet! In case you need convincing, here are 7 excellent reasons to trade out your drive to work or school with walking and biking. Fewer vehicles in the school zone: Reduced traffic at the school site results in less congestion and safer access to the schoolContinue reading “7 Reasons to Bike & Walk Instead of Drive”

Active Transport & “Air” Flags

Active transportation is human-powered, self propelled movement between locations. Whether one walks, runs, rides a bike, kayaks or skates, choosing to participate means less pollution in the air. Driving less reduces emissions linked to poor health and climate change, while physical activity has many benefits for individual health and wellness.