Air Central Texas (ACT) is an initiative to reduce exposure to air pollution in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties through voluntary actions to reduce emissions and tools for the public to avoid exposure to high pollution levels when they occur. Participants include local governments, regional and state government agencies, non-profit groups and institutions, and businesses. ACT works to provide the public with information about Central Texas Air Quality, support existing air quality programs, and motivate everyone to make decisions that are Air Aware.
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Travis County Approves First Ever Climate Action Plan
Travis County commissioners approved the county’s first-ever climate action plan, an initial step toward a collection of short and long-term goals to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions and water use.
2020 Marks the 50th Anniversary of the EPA and Clean Air Act
See how air and other pollution levels have changed since 1970
Protecting air quality with 'Drive Clean Texas', interactive game coming to cities across the state
The state-wide campaign wants to ensure that people are able to breathe in clean air when they're on the roads.
Air quality app influences behavior by linking health to environment
Nine out of 10 people worldwide breathe polluted air and 7 million die every year from air pollution, according to the World Health Organization.
Young people who live in cities may have billions of toxic air pollution particles in their hearts
A new study shows air pollution particles can cause damage in the cells of the heart's critical pumping muscles, even in children as young as three-years-old.
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