6100 Southport Road
Portage, IN 46368
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Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 219.763.6060 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NIRPC OFFERS CLEAN AIR TIPS FOR THE WINTER MONTHS
Portage, IN — The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC), is encouraging northwest Indiana residents to take simple steps to improve air quality during the winter months.
“While many equate poor air quality with the hot, sticky, summer months, our air quality is comprised throughout the winter months as well,” said Kathy Luther, environmental director at NIRPC. “Taking small, simple actions this winter can help to improve the air quality of our region.”
Particulate matter, a mixture of microscopic solids and liquid drops of pollution suspended in the air, is big issue in the winter months, emanating from burning in fireplaces, wood stoves and idling cars
Tips for improving winter air quality include:
Partners for Clean Air is a coalition of Northwest Indiana businesses, industries, local governments, and community groups committed to raising awareness. To learn how your organization can be a part of Partners for Clean Air, please visit www.in.gov/idem/4130.htm.
Northwest Indiana CleanAir is a partnership between the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission and the people and business of Northwest Indiana to help all residents Think Green & Breathe Easy — understanding and inspiring action to continue improving the air quality of our unique region. To learn more, visit www.NWICleanAir.com.