What else can I do?
When levels of ozone and/or particulate matter are expected to be elevated, an Air Pollution Action Day may be declared by meteorologists at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. On these days, it is particularly important to take action to reduce air pollution. You may also want to limit outdoor activity on Air Pollution Action Days, especially if you have a pre-existing respiratory condition such as asthma.
Get your local air quality forecast
Have the air quality forecast sent directly to your inbox or mobile device! Subscribe to Illinois EnviroFlash for air quality and Air Pollution Action Day alerts.
Take public transportation
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) gets you where you’re going with three transit operators: the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus and rail system, Metra commuter rail, and Pace suburban bus service. Plan your trip using public transit!
Pace RideShare is a free, easy and convenient matching service that connects local commuters who are interested in forming a carpool. This program gives residents and employees in the greater Chicago area the ability to identify potential carpool partners quickly and securely.
Electricity Supply Offer - Energy Savings Program
The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Clean Air Counts Campaign and Energy Choices are proud to present the following electricity supply offer from Integrys Energy Services.
Sign up today and you will receive a rate of 6.2 cents through June 2013 that is guaranteed to remain no higher than ComEd's Price to Compare.
Fore more information, visit http://www.integrysenergy.com/Marketing/MEC/default.aspx
Calculate your greenhouse gas emissions
Check out the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Household Emissions Calculator and see how your lifestyle impacts the environment.
Reduce Energy Demand
Explore the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy ENERGY STAR website to find products that will reduce energy demands and save money.
Green your home
Visit the U.S. Green Building Council’s website for ideas, advice and links to green home professionals.
Compact fluorescent lamps
CFLs need a little more energy when they are first turned on, but once the electricity starts moving, they use about 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs.