What can families do?
Your family can get involved in fighting air pollution - right at home! In recent years, the air quality in Chicago improved, but we still have more work to do. That’s why it is so important to start discussing “green” living with your kids now. Teach your little ones to hlep the environment with simple actions at home by creating an ENERGY STAR account. Actions range from using a powerstip for electronic devices to sealing leaky air ducts. Decide what you can do as a family to help fight air pollution.
Breathe Easy Man can help your children learn ways to protect the environment. Breathe is the official clean air superhero for Illinois. His mission is to educate Chicago-area residents – especially children – about how they can be a part of the fight for clean air. Check out the free, printable Breathe Easy Man's coloring/activity book for a fun, educational way to show your child the importance of air quality and their health.