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Chicago Air, Explained

EEC takes efforts to reduce air pollution within Edgewater/Andersonville while educating the community on good stewardship practices for clean air.

Through grassroots efforts we will identify the sources of air toxins and particulates, and promote methods for individuals and businesses to maintain clean air and reduce the ozone level.

Our work gives information and provokes discussion and input on how each person can work to improve air quality and we see these actions having a direct effect on the health of residents.

Air Quality Issues

We have little control over the big issues related to outdoor air quality. We are at the mercy of what is upwind of us. But we can do our part in not degrading it and we do have a lot of control over our indoor air quality.

Local Action on Air Quality

To improve the quality of our air environment by changing those practices that result in the degradation of air quality indoors and outdoors. We see improvements possible by:

• Decrease the use of toxic and ozone producing volatile organic chemicals, VOCs,

• Create Clean Air zones .

• Decrease the use of aerosol sprays and other VOCs in our homes.

• Encourage anti-idling practices for standing vehicles at schools, shopping areas, train stations

• Eliminate the use of gasoline-powered lawn mowers, leaf-blowers and snow blowers with their excessive air emissions.

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