It’s Clean Air Day! To address community health concerns related to air quality, the City of Culver City has pledged to participate in 2020 California Clean Air Day. The City’s efforts promote reducing pollution in the air, which matters more than ever with the impacts of COVID-19 being exacerbated by local air quality. It also serves to educate the community with examples how everyone has a role in clearing the air and increasing the health of our community.
Designed around individual actions, California Clean Air Day is a non-profit, statewide program built on the idea that shared experiences unite people to action to improve our community health. On October 7, 2020, millions of Californians will take simple, individual actions to clear the air and improve their personal and their community’s health while still being socially distant. Over 650,000 people participated in 2019, and it is anticipated that many more will participate in 2020.
Did you know that Culver City is improving air quality by purchasing carbon-free energy and fostering the use of electric vehicles?
Since 2006, the City’s numerous energy efficiency projects have already reduced City electricity use by 33%, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 2,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to taking 432 gasoline-powered cars off the road for an entire year.
In 2019, the City transitioned from purchasing 34%-renewable electricity from Southern California Edison to purchasing 100%-RENEWABLE, CARBON-FREE electricity from the Clean Power Alliance.
Currently, 95% of the City’s businesses and residents now purchase power from the Alliance.
Collectively, the Culver City community has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 38,600 metric tons, equivalent to taking 8,358 gasoline-powered passenger cars off the road for one year.
City of Culver City