If your weekend went anything like mine, you probably got sucked into one or two conversations about President Donald Trump deciding to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

Whether it's a good thing or a bad thing - depends on what side of the fence you find yourself on. The majority of the people I talked to were against the decision.

Even though the U.S. isn't "officially" part of the accord anymore, there are some things you and I can still do to help reduce the amount of air pollution.

  • Eliminate tobacco smoke
  • Don’t burn candles, leaves, garbage, plastic or rubber
  • Use air filters and air cleaners designed to reduce pollutants
  • Drive less - use public transportation, carpool, bike or walk
  • Keep your car, boat and other engines tuned
  • Inflate tires to the recommended pressure
  • When refueling, stop when the pump shuts off to avoid spilling fuel
  • Choose energy saving appliances
  • Set thermostats higher in the summer and lower in the winter
  • Turn off lights you're not using

Also, you may not be aware of this, but the National Weather Service puts out a daily Air Quality Index Forecast.

Might not be a bad idea to get into the habit of checking it out before leaving for work each morning, or if you're traveling to another part of the country.

Source: National Weather Service

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