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Helpful Air Quality Links

Product Information

Green Seal
Green Seal is an independent, non-profit organization that identifies and promotes products and services that cause less toxic pollution, conserve resources, and minimize global warming/ozone depletion.
http://www.greenseal.org
Energy Star
Energy Star is a government program that certifies appliances and buildings that are energy efficient. A great source for information on how to choose efficient products, from light bulbs to computers to air conditioners.
http://www.energystar.gov

More Resources for Air Quality Information

AIRNow
A great resource for real-time air quality maps, and air quality forecasts. Find out about the air quality in your city, and about ozone alerts.
http://www.airnow.gov
Air Head
http://www.airhead.com
Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov
American Lung Association
www.lungchicago.org
It All Adds Up to Cleaner Air
http://www.italladdsup.gov/

Getting Around

Chicago Transit Authority
Plan a trip, view bus and train schedule and maps, or access any other information related to public transit.
http://www.transitchicago.com
I-GO Car Sharing
Chicago’s only nonprofit car-sharing program, based at the Center for Neighborhood Technology. Save money, save the environment.
http://www.igocars.org/
Illinois Carpool
A free service that helps you coordinate carpools with other commuters.
http://www.illinoiscarpool.org
Chicago Bicycle Federation
http://www.chibikefed.org
Travel Matters
The website for those interested in learning more about how travel habits and transportation choices affect global climate change. TravelMatters offers an interactive emissions calculator, online emissions maps, and other educational material. Travel choices do matter.
http://www.travelmatters.org

Getting Involved

Chicago Center for Green Technology
http://www.cityofchicago.org/Environment/GreenTech/
Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail
http://www.bloomingdaletrail.org
Chicago Park District
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/
City of Chicago Department of the Environment
http://www.cityofchicago.org/Environment/
Chicago’s Greening Network
http://www.greennetchicago.org

Clean Air for Kids

Smog City
Smog City is an interactive game that shows how our behavior affects air quality!
http://www.smogcity.com/welcome.htm
Environmental Protection Agency for Kids
The EPA has information, advice, and projects related to air quality designed for kids of all ages.
http://www.epa.gov/students/air.htm
Planet Protectors Club
The Planet Protectors Club has tons of information on how we can protect the environment. It talks about air quality and much, much more!
http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/kids/index.htm
Air Avenger
Lots of great air quality activities, including Air Jeopardy.
http://daq.state.nc.us/cgi-bin/aakids.cgi?actcd=0
 
 
 
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