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There are a number of actions that individual Iowans, communities, and companies can take to help reduce the amount of fine particles in our environment. Reducing fine particles can help:
The following sections suggest measures and strategies that individuals, local organizations, and business and industry can employ to help reduce PM2.5 concentrations locally and for neighbors living downwind.
Opportunities abound for communities to help address existing and future air quality issues. Working to replace aging diesel fleets with new school buses, road maintenance vehicles, and higher fuel efficient biofuel or hybrid powered vehicles can have a significant impact on air quality. Providing incentives for greater use of mass transit, helping minimize open-burning and vehicle idling, and addressing community-specific areas of concern can help maintain good air quality. Developing community-based plans for sustainable growth that consider air quality impacts will help assure appropriate air resource planning.
The Iowa DNR, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Economic Development, has published Community Land-Use Planning for Air Quality as a guide for planning officials to accomplish air pollution reduction and protect citizens from unnecessary exposures.
Here are excellent examples of communities that have formed these groups:
Proactive steps can help promote good air quality, support community efforts, and save on energy costs. By developing mass transit and carpooling incentives, providing employee education, developing specific operational plans for poor air quality days, managing fleets for best economy and fewer emissions, establishing idling limits appropriate to equipment use, and managing energy consumption to consider air quality and efficiency are just some of the ways business and industries can help. Consider joining the Blue Skyways Collaborative or other organizations that develop and support clean air practices.