Clean Air Partnership

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About 20/20 The Way to Clean Air

August 17, 2010


The 20/20 Campaign

Every time we drive our vehicles and use energy in our homes, we are burning fossil fuels – such as gas, oil and coal – and sending air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions into the air. This contributes to smog and climate change.  

The goal of 20/20 The Way to Clean Air is to help you reduce your energy consumption by 20 percent at home and on the road. 20 percent, or one tonne, is a fifth of what the average Canadian produces each year in greenhouse gas emissions. Reductions in these pollutants will improve local air quality and lessen the impact of smog and climate change on the environment and your health.

The 20/20 campaign provides step-by-step tips to reduce home energy and vehicle use by taking actions that save energy without sacrificing comfort or convenience.

The 20/20 Planner provides practical actions that we can immediately take to reduce our energy use, all while saving money and increasing our home comfort.

Imagine the Benefits:

  • Increased home comfort
  • Lower energy bills
  • Higher property values by increasing the energy efficiency of your home and/or installing green energy technologies
  • More pleasant and productive commuting times
  • Improved health for you, your family and your neighbours
  • A sense of pride that your are making a difference in the fight against air pollution and climate change
Please join the many individuals, groups, and companies in the 20/20 The Way to Clean Air campaign that are reaching their 20 percent energy reduction targets.

New Air Quality and Climate Change Resource:

  • Air Quality and Climate Change Tools for Schools is a one-stop-shop to help teachers and students access air quality and climate change data and resources. The toolkit is intended to increase student awareness and understanding of the impact of air pollution and climate change on human health, while also linking schools to the Region's air monitoring data as an important learning tool. Resources include: print materials, educational videos (on DVD), lesson plans & checklists, and information on how to connect with additional supports such as EcoSchools, Anti-idling Programs, Air Quality Health Index resources and much more. All of the resources referenced in the kit are available for download/order from the Region's Health Department at www.halton.ca/toolsforschools. Schools are encouraged to take advantage of these new resources and join efforts to positively influence air quality and address climate change in Halton.

The 20/20 campaign is made possible through the assistance of funding of our Partners and Funders.