Air Central Texas was formed by the Capital Area Council of Governments to serve as the region’s hub for air quality information. Air Central Texas is focused on increasing awareness around Central Texas Air Quality and to consolidate the Clean Air Coalition outreach and education effects into one focused place, which should make outreach and education simpler for the public and more efficient for Clean Air Coalition partners.
No. We will never share your e-mail address or other information with any organization or group outside of Air Central Texas. We will use your information only to send you information relevant to Air Central Texas and related air quality topics.
Air Pollution is the contamination of the air by harmful gases or particulates. Air pollution can impair the health of people or other animals, kill plants or stop them growing properly, or cause some other kinds of nuisance (reduced visibility, or an unpleasant odor).
Air pollution alerts are announced when air quality is predicted to be in the unhealthy range or higher for sensitive groups in parts of or the entire Central Texas region. TCEQ will send out pollutant-specific air pollution alerts when pollutants such as ozone cause air quality to reach the unhealthy range. You can sign up for just Ozone Action Day alerts, but you can also sign up for TCEQ’s more comprehensive daily air quality forecasts.
The Austin region is very close to exceeding the federal standard for ground-level ozone. This standard was set to protect public health and welfare. It is important to know about the risks of poor air quality and understand how people can help the area improve air quality. With the assistance of Clean Air Ambassadors, regional air quality staff can reach a greater number of people which can create a cleaner environment for everyone.
Yes, before becoming a Clean Air Ambassador, applicants will be given an orientation which will give them information about air quality in the region, programs that the Clean Air Coalition uses to improve it, and expectations of behavior and performance.