Make the Pledge to TAKE ACTION on Knozone Action Days.

By making small changes to protect the air you breathe, you can have an impact on air quality at a community level. Take a stand on Knozone Action Days and pledge to make a difference.

When Knozone Action Days are announced in the Central Indiana area, it means that pollutants in the air are high, while the quality of the air is low. This directly affects the air that we breathe, and is particularly concerning for children, the elderly, and other at-risk or health-compromised people.

The best way to help improve air quality on Knozone Action Days is to lessen our human impact. This includes taking action to reduce releasing more air pollutants like car emissions, gas and oil vapors from lawn equipment, and household chemicals. We’ve outlined a complete action guide here.

Take the pledge to Take Action and make a difference for the air you breathe. Make sure to share tips with your friends by downloading resources to share on social media.

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Action Day Tips

Refuel vehicles after 7pm.

When you pump gasoline into your car tank or a gas can, some escapes as fumes. On hot summer days, these emissions can react with sunlight and heat to form ground level ozone. Refueling after 7pm prevents emissions from escaping during the hottest hours of the day when they’re most likely to form ozone.

Delay using powered lawn equipment.

Someday, hopefully soon, we may see our energy grid powered completely by renewable energies like wind and solar. Until then, anything that runs on power — gas, electricity, etc. — runs on fossil fuels at some level and releases emissions when used.

Don’t let your vehicle idle.

Letting your car idle for longer 10 seconds releases more emissions than simply restarting. Avoid heavy traffic times, drive-thru lanes, and any other idling on Action Days.

Choose a cleaner commute.

Walk, ride a bike, take public transit or hitch a ride with a carpool to prevent or minimize emissions from driving.

Combine errands to reduce trips back and forth.

You’ll save emissions and time. It’s a win-win.

Delay your use of garden, household, and workshop chemicals until air has returned to healthy levels.

Some contain volatile organic compounds(VOCs) that may react with sunlight and heat to form ozone.

Tell others about Knozone Action Days and how they can help.

Central Indiana is our home. It belongs to all of us, and preserving the quality of our air is our shared responsibility. Pass this information along to your friends and family, and tell them about ways they, too, can make a positive impact.

Action Day Resources

Make sure to help spread tips for action days with these social posts.