We are out of ozone season here in Kentuckiana, but we will still keep you informed about local air quality. Forecasts continue for particle pollution throughout the winter months. KAIRE will also keep you informed about issues involving local air quality and sustainability. As always, we will promote air friendly programs like Idle Free, which encourages us all to help keep the air in our communities cleaner, no matter what the season.
6 billion gallons. That’s a lot of gallons, people.
From the smart folks at the Cape Cod Times:
Let’s start with boring but telling numbers from the U.S. Department of Energy, which estimates that we waste 6 billion gallons of fuel a year by idling our cars and trucks. About half of that is from personal vehicles, which consume, on average, 12 gallons of fuel per vehicle per year from idling – enough to fill most gas tanks. Nationwide, idling costs $8 billion a year, and spews an extra 30 million tons of carbon dioxide into the air we breathe.
Healthy Hoops® Kentucky is a special initiative that uses basketball and fun to focus on the needs of kids with asthma and breathing problems. Under the guidance of celebrity basketball coaches and medical experts, children from the ages of 7 to 14 and their families will participate in a full day of health awareness, entertainment, asthma screenings, and basketball drills and skills workshops! It is free, open to the public but registration is required.
Join us on Saturday, September 22 at Central High School for this fun and free event.
One of KAIRE’s mantras has always been “Breathe.” So when the Harrison County, Indiana YMCA yoga class made a special request for some KAIRE Breathe t-shirts, we dug through the storage room to make it happen. Abby Coffman teaches this all-ages class. We think the shirts look great! Namaste!