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New York State Department of Transportation and American Lung Association in New York Announce 'Commit to Cleaner Air' Week
Date:6/15/2009

New York metropolitan area carpooled, worked from home or used public transit once a week, emissions of ozone precursors would be reduced by about 5,100 tons each week -- the weight equivalent of 2,600 SUVs.

About Clean Air NY

Clean Air NY is an initiative sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation in support of regional air quality efforts. Clean Air NY's network of individuals and businesses believes that every person has the power to help make New York's air healthier and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Clean Air NY educates the public on simple everyday changes that reduce driving and provides real-time updates on Air Quality Action Days via text messaging, e-mail and media notifications. To learn more, visit CleanAirNY.org.

About American Lung Association in New York

Now in its second century, the American Lung Association in New York is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. With your generous support, the American Lung Association is "Fighting for Air" through research, education and advocacy. For more information about the American Lung Association, or to support our work, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or visit www.alany.org.


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