Air Quality Awareness Week is May 6-10

Graphic showing logo for Air Quality Awareness Week, May 6-10, 2024

Air quality agencies around the country plan to use next week, May 6-10, to highlight the importance of Air Quality Awareness. ORCAA’s Board of Directors passed a resolution adopting the week as ORCAA’s Air Quality Awareness Week, joining in with other state and local air agencies as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The goal of the week is to encourage people to incorporate air quality knowledge into their daily activities and take action to improve and protect their health and the environment. This year, we are focusing on resources and activities that are especially useful for students and teachers.  

Throughout the week, ORCAA will share information about specific air related topics. The daily focuses are:

  • Monday, May 6 – Wildland Fires and Smoke
  • Tuesday, May 7 – Asthma and Your Health
  • Wednesday, May 8 – Air Quality and Climate
  • Thursday, May 9 – Air Quality and Environmental Justice
  • Friday, May 10 – Air, Animals, and Plants 

Return here daily next week to get the latest news and resources on these topics.


Media Contact

Dan Nelson

Communications/Outreach Manager