Sunday, June 11, 2006

Tulsa Ozone Alert for Monday, June 12

My son loves ozone alert days because he gets out of cutting the grass that day!

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Ozone Alert!
for the Tulsa Metro area for Monday, 6-12-06.

Active children, adults and especially people with respiratory disease
such as asthma should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

ACTIONS:

AVOID DRIVING.
Ride the Bus... its only 50 cents on Ozone Alert! Days sponsored by Sunoco
Ride your bike to work.
Telecommute if possible.

IF YOU MUST DRIVE...
Carpool-share a ride
Combine trips, cars pollute the most when they are first started.
Turn your vehicle's A/C off for the morning commute.
Refuel in the evening and avoid spilling gas.
Avoid long idle times.
Brown bag it for lunch rather than going out.

OTHER WAYS TO HELP:
Avoid using gas-powered lawn mowers, weed trimmers, etc.
Turn up your thermostat a few degrees before leaving home.
Postpone permissible outdoor burning to a non-alert day.


Thank You for doing what you can.

For more tips see the Ozone Alert web page.

2 Comments:

Blogger Paul Tay said...

Every alert day, I run my chipper on idle all day. Make Tulsa dirtier to git 'em more aggressive against car drivin'.

Really sucks when bicyclists try to do da City a big favor. And, what do we git? Second-class treatment for nuthin' more than doing our thing. What kind of crap is dat? I have no sympathy for INCOG's efforts.

2:39 PM  
Blogger Fritz said...

I was pleased to learn that riding the bus is free in Austin, TX on bad air days. Here in the Bay Area there's some kind of "ride free" program too, but I haven't looked into it because I have passes for three of the local public transit agencies. One of the passes comes from my employer for free, another one is partially subsidized by my employer, and the final one I pay out of my pocket.

2:08 PM  

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