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Improve Air Quality:
Limit off-road vehicle use. The dust kicked up by these vehicles tends to remain in our air, causing a brown cloud that mixes with other pollutants and causes respiratory problems for many people.
Restrict leaf blower use, particularly on high pollution days. Consider vacuuming the dust instead of blowing it into the air.
Limit fireplace use and observe
"no burn" days
, as burning wood adds particulate pollution to the air. Consider converting a wood-burning fireplace into a gas model.
Drive slowly on unpaved roads to limit the amount of dust kicked up into the atmosphere.
Reduce emissions by taking public transit, car pooling or by consolidating trips
Choose low-water plants for your home/business landscape.
Click here to view our water saving plant guide
Install a drip irrigation system for your landscape with set timers to control your water usage.
Use gravel or synthetic turf instead of water-guzzling grass for your landscape
Install spray nozzles on your outside hoses to control water use
Install low-water use toilets, showerheads and faucets in your home or business.
Click here to search for EPA WaterSense labeled products
Use a broom or vacuum to clean sidewalks or driveways instead of a hose
Don't leave the faucet running while brushing your teeth
Wait to run washing machines and dishwashers until you have a large load to clean
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