Clean Air Day is June 7!

Posted on June 5, 2023

Fort Air Partnership (FAP), the organization that monitors the air local residents breathe, encourages everyone to celebrate Clean Air Day in Canada on June 7 at 11 a.m. MST.

The day is a reminder of the importance of clean air and the role everyone can play in keeping local air quality as healthy as possible. In 1999, Canada declared Clean Air Day an annual celebration during Canadian Environment Week.

We monitor the air you breathe. And so can you!
“This year is especially significant to celebrate Clean Air Day due to the wildfire season so far this year in Alberta,” shares Nadine Blaney, Executive Director. “Clean Air Day this year is a good reminder to us all about how important our air quality is. We have had some exceptionally poor air quality days in the last several weeks due to wildfire smoke. That being said, overall, we continue to breathe clean air in our region.”

Fort Air Partnership takes great pride in our work to monitor and report on the air we breathe. FAP takes the same pride in communicating the data to residents through several communication channels.

Mark Clean Air Day on your calendar and get connected!
On this Clean Air Day on June 7, 2023, we encourage you to make your calendar and take 10 minutes to connect yourself to FAP’s communications channels. Take that ten minutes to say I will be as informed as possible on local air quality. I am going to know about the air I breathe daily. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (see links in the top right-hand side of this webpage), bookmark our website for regular access, and sign up for our e-newsletter.

From the Environment and Climate Change Canada website:

“Canada’s air quality has improved significantly over the last several decades, and our air is consistently ranked among the cleanest in the world according to the World Health Organization. There is, however, still room for improvement. Air pollution impacts the health of many people in Canada, contributing to over 15,000 premature deaths each year.

Air pollution can travel far from its source. For example, wildfire smoke, a major source of air pollution in Canada during the summer months, can affect air quality in rural and urban areas thousands of kilometres away from the fire zone. Wood-burning appliances contribute to air pollution in many rural and urban locations, and air pollutant emissions can impact both indoor and outdoor air quality. Sources of pollution in urban centres include vehicles, construction and gardening equipment, and industries.”

This year the focus is “Clean Air Everywhere.” Please visit the Government of Canada Clean Air Day website for more information.