Kansas City Corporate Challenge Carpool Challenge
The company with the most carpool points at the end of the challenge will become the Kansas City Corporate Challenge CARPOOL CHAMPION and win a special prize — and bragging rights! More»
This challenge is a partnership between Kansas City Corporate Challenge and the Mid-America Regional Council Air Quality Program.
Meet Quinton, the Air Quality Bird
More than half of all emissions that lead to ozone pollution are caused by our daily activities, like driving. In order to help us stay aware of how our habits affect our environment,we're excited to introduce Quinton, the air quality bird, to Kansas City residents. He doesn’t have much to say, but he whistles a pretty catchy tune when he sees people doing simple things — like carpooling, riding the bus, biking and walking — to take care of our air.
Take CARE of Our AIR
Missouri Clean-Up MO and Breathe Easy Projects
The MARC Air Quality Program is the local administrator of the Clean-Up MO and Breathe Easy projects which are funded by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources via a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Gas-cap testing puts a cap on wasted gas
How much of that expensive gas you paid for is evaporating before it reaches your engine? If your gas cap is leaking, you're losing money and contributing to air pollution. This month, drivers across the region have a chance to get their gas caps tested for free. More»
Think air pollution isn't a problem?
Greater Kansas City's air isn't always healthy. A pollutant called ground-level ozone can reach concentrations that are unhealthy for everyone, but especially for people with respiratory or cardiac problems.
You have the power to help clear the air because more than half of our ozone pollution forms as a result of everyday people doing everyday things, like driving, working in the yard and grilling.
Thousands of Kansas City-area residents are already helping reduce air pollution by taking small actions that can save money and time. And most importantly, they're helping everyone in our region breathe a little easier. You can, too.
Raise your AirQ
- Check the SkyCast, the ozone season air quality forecast for the Kansas City region, which is issued daily April 1 through Oct. 31 each year. Find the SkyCast on this website, through many local media outlets, and via Twitter (see image at right). If an Ozone Alert has been forecast, take precautions to protect your health.
- Help reduce pollution. Your simple actions can help make our air cleaner and healthier. Learn more »
- Join the Workplace Partnership. Get tips about saving money and reducing air pollution at work. Learn more »