Air Quality Partnership/Anti-Idling Programs

Become An Air Quality Partner:

Air Quality Action Advisories are sent out via e-mail to air quality partners when ground level ozone and/or particle pollution levels are forecasted to be unhealthy. These advisories are not only a health warning, but a reminder to initiate actions that help reduce further air pollution.

Keep employees and clients informed on air quality conditions in the region. Register to receive Air Quality Action Alerts when unhealthy conditions are expected. Participation in the Air Quality Partnership and its programs are entirely voluntary, and the region’s success depends on everyone sharing the responsibility. If you would like your business to be recognized as an Air Quality Partner, registration is fast and free. You will receive information on the effects of air quality and promotional materials to help spread the word to your employees.

Air Quality Partnership

The Air Quality Partnership is comprised of hundreds of environmentally conscious businesses, governmental agencies, organizations and individuals working to improve air quality by reducing ground-level ozone and particle pollution.

Tips for Organizations and Businesses

There are many simple, effective ways that businesses and organizations can help the Air Quality Partnership keep New Jersey’s air clean. Following are a few examples of popular ozone and particulate reducing activities:

Raising Awareness

Examining Transportation Options

  • Encourage employees to take the bus, carpool, bike or walk to work on Air Quality Action Days.
  • Schedule business travel early in the morning and carpool or eliminate traveling by holding meetings remotely.
  • Offer employees the option of telecommuting or flex time hours to reduce traffic congestion on Air Quality Action Days.
  • Refuel fleet vehicles in the early morning or after 6:00 p.m.

Addressing Facility Issues

  • Postpone mowing corporate lawns on Air Quality Action Days.
  • Minimize bulk loading and unloading of fuel, solvents and volatile chemicals.
  • Use only water-based paints, cleaners and solvents.
  • Reschedule or reduce plant operations that significantly contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone.
  • Conserve energy by setting back the air conditioner a few degrees, turning out lights and turning off copiers, computers and printers when not in use.