Georgia is a great place to live and work. Let’s keep it that way.
People from all over the world come to Georgia for our quality of life. Our economy and population are booming. But if we’re going to continue to succeed, we must find solutions to our traffic and air quality challenges now. Government cannot do it alone.
The Clean Air Campaign is a nonprofit organization where business and government work together to improve traffic and air quality.
What are some of the challenges we face?
Population growth and development in Georgia have brought numerous opportunities to advance our state economically. But this growth has also created challenges:
- Air Quality: Increased demand for energy and mobility present pollution challenges that affect the air we breathe. Tighter federal air quality standards – designed to protect public health – could be announced in late-2011, meaning Georgia has more work to do for cleaner air.
- Traffic Congestion: Georgia faces increased demand from motorists – particularly commuters – on an increasingly crowded transportation network. The state does not possess the funds, the time or the resources to build its way out of gridlock. That means Georgia has to work smarter for less traffic.
What can you do?
By making a tax-deductible donation to The Clean Air Campaign, you support programs for commuters, employers and schools. These efforts are already making a difference. How much?
- Each day, the use of commute alternatives results in 1.4 million vehicle miles not traveled and 700 tons of pollution kept out of the air
- More than 1,600 employer and community partners have signed up to offer our programs
- More than 10,000 Georgians have signed up to have Smog Alerts e-mailed to them for days when air quality is forecasted to be unhealthy
The programs and services we provide help make Georgia a better place to live, work and play. But we can’t provide those services without the donations of generous corporations and individuals – individuals like you.
* Environmental Health Perspectives Supplements Volume 103, Number S6, September 1995. Article: Environmental Health Issues
** 2011 Texas Transportation Institute Urban Mobility Study