Air Quality Awareness Week Champion

Be sure to nominate your business for a chance to win the AQA trophy and recognition from the AQA Partnership!

 

Air Quality Partnership Activities Checklist

Air Quality Alerts

Business receives air quality alerts & shares alerts with employees

  • Receives EnviroFlash alerts
  • sends email alerts to employees
  • posts alerts on intranet
  • posts desk tent cards at receptionist desk
  • raises AQA flag


Transportation

Encourages employees to reduce emissions from transportation choices

  • Offers RideECO or other transit benefit
  • Encourages vanpooling, carpooling, or biking
  • Sponsors work shuttle
  • Hosts Mobility Alternative Presentation to or tabling events for employees


Manages fleet to reduce emissions

  • Has fleet anti-idling policy
  • Utilizes alternative fuel vehicles in fleet


Office sustainability actions

  • Practices office energy conservation
  • Participates in office waste reduction practices and programs


Partner takes additional actions on Air Quality Action Days

  • Avoids mowing or gas powered lawn equipment on AQA Days
  • Encourages fleet to refuel at end of day
  • Does not test diesel generators or equipment on AQA days

 

Air Quality Awareness Week

Air Quality Awareness Week

Hello Spring! The Air Quality Partnership of Delaware has announced Air Quality Awareness Week (AQAW) from April 30th to May 4th. RideShare Delaware along with the Air Quality Partnership will be awarding an Air Quality Awareness 2018 Champion Award to a business taking steps to improve air quality. The 2018 Champion will be able to proudly display their AQA Champion Trophy along with their company being highlighted through multiple social media sites and newsletters. Employers or businesses can self-nominate their work site for the opportunity to be recognized as the Air Quality Awareness 2018 Champion. All interested businesses must complete the attached AQA Criteria Checklist and submit to general@ridesharedelaware.org by April 16, 2018.

During that week, we are asking employers to encourage their staff to try a cleaner mode of travel to work (carpooling, transit, bicycling, walking, or telecommuting). And while they are at it, have someone snap a photo, or take a selfie to commemorate their activity. Then post the photo to social media with the hash tag #TryItDayDE. Employees posting selfies will be entered to win a free gift card. Bonus points will be given to employers whose employees log a clean commute in their RideShare Delaware account.
To sign up for RideShare Delaware visit RideShareDelaware.org and select “Register My Commute” or download the free RideShareDE App. Attached is the RideShare Delaware instructional flyer for employee distribution.

Other air saving information tips are available by visiting the Air Quality Partnership’s website www.wilmapco.org/aqp. Also attached is the Air Quality Awareness Week flyer.
And most of all, give clean commuting a try. You might like it!