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Sign up for Roanoke Camp Catch UR Breath! The camp is for children with persistent asthma and will be held at the Virginia Western Natural Sciences Building from July 19th through 21st. Contact Sally Southard at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our monthly air quality tracking spreadsheet has been updated through November of 2016. Click the link to download the Excel sheet. The summary can be found in the table below:
It Takes a Community To Improve Child Health Friday, Dec. 2 | 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center 110 Shenandoah Ave., N.W., Roanoke, VA 24016 Join your colleagues for plenary and interactive sessions on a … Continue reading
Via coalition member Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition: FORUM ON NATURAL GAS PIPELINES: DO WE NEED THEM? AT WHAT COST? WHEN: Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6 PM WHERE: Roanoke College, Colket Center, main ballroom (3rd floor) http://www.roanoke.edu/about/visit/maps_and_directions Free and open … Continue reading
Coalition member Dr. Stuart Tousman is offering a free, online, asthma management course. Details are below. To get involved, contact Dr. Tousman at email@example.com or 540-985-8371.
Via the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality: Seasonal suspension of daily ozone forecasts as of September 23rd; Daily particle pollution forecasts continue year-round Seasonal suspension of daily ozone forecasts as of September 23rd; Daily particle pollution forecasts continue year-round As … Continue reading
A Virginia law went into effect July 1 banning smoking in a car with a child under 8 years old. The law only affects lighted smoking equipment, so doesn’t appear to cover vaping, and is only a secondary offense. So, … Continue reading
We wanted to share some information from our friends at Lead Safe Roanoke about their free lead abatement program: Free! The City of Roanoke’s Lead Safe Roanoke Program performs improvements to remove lead-based paint hazards from owner-occupied and rental homes. … Continue reading
U.S. News and World Report reports that there are increasing connections between smog – the type of pollution we deal with most in the Roanoke Valley – and high blood pressure. Meaning it’s not just your lungs that are struggling … Continue reading
June air quality data has been updated for the Roanoke Valley. Find the current spreadsheet here.