One of the things anyone can do to improve air quality in the Roanoke Valley is to take fewer vehicle trips. Driving less means fewer emissions, fewer particulates, and fewer of the precursor pollutants that can lead to ozone pollution.
In fact, May is the traditional start of the summer ozone season, so it’s a particularly good time to start paying attention to what the community can do to keep the air clean.
The RIDE Solutions Clean Commute Challenge is one way to do this. Take the pledge to use an alternative mode at least ONE day in May – bike, walk, take the bus, carpool, or telecommute instead of driving alone – and you’ll not only help clean the valley’s air, but you’ll also earn chances to win prizes – including FloydFest passes!
Visit www.ridesolutions.org/cleancommute to take the pledge.