More than 1,000 BC students to be part of the Air Quality Flag Program
As the holiday season approaches there are a few preparations left before starting the Air Quality Flag Program. Schools are receiving their set of Air Quality Flags, while teachers and school staff have been learning more about the program through short seminars.
In early January, more than 1,000 elementary students in 12 British Columbia schools will learn about air quality, its connection to health and the Air Quality Health Index through the Air Quality Flag Program.
There is representation from schools across BC with schools in Prince George and Williams Lake, throughout the Lower Mainland, the Thompson Okanagan and on Vancouver Island.
Our province enjoys clean air most of the time, but city to city, air quality conditions can differ. This program will help raise awareness of local air quality among school communities, increase understanding about actions people can take during times of poor air quality, and encourage actions to help protect the air.
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to promote a healthy lifestyle? Or maybe it’s to get in shape? Air quality goes hand-in-hand with both of those goals. It’s great to be active outdoors and also beneficial to know what kind of air day it is. If your resolution is to lead a greener lifestyle – take a look at our program’s stewardship actions to see what you can do to keep the air clean.
In the meantime, enjoy a happy holiday season.