What time is it? It's Back-to-School time!

It’s that time of year again that children dread and parents love. It’s the time when school is back in session. Students are sad because summer vacation is over, and parents must prepare for the upcoming school year. This year, work on becoming more environmentally conscious using these tips and tricks and make the school year a little easier on both you and your children. Pack a no-waste lunch: Instead of taking the time to go buy sandwich bags, disposable water bottles, and plastic silverware, consider choosing reusable containers to hold your children’s food. All you need to do is just wash out the reusable container for use the next day. You won’t be emitting pollutants constantly drivi

Clean Fleets North Texas 2019 Call for Projects

The North Central Texas Council of Governments has approximately $2 million in grant funding available through the Clean Fleets North Texas 2019 Call for Projects! Missed the informational webinar on July 9? The slides are available on the link below. Eligible applicants include local governments and private companies that contract with local governments. Eligible activities include the replacement of on-road diesel vehicles and of non-road diesel equipment. Funding levels are as follows: 45% if New Vehicle/Equipment is Electric 35% if New Vehicle/Equipment is Powered by Engine Certified to California Air Resource Board Optional Low-NOx Standards 25% Cost for All Others The deadline to apply

Regional Smoking Vehicle Program

If you spot a vehicle emitting excessive amounts of smoke from the tailpipe, you can help the region breathe easier by doing something about it. The Regional Smoking Vehicle Program (RSVP) is one of many efforts aimed at improving air quality in Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW). RSVP is designed to inform and help motorists when their vehicles produce excessive tailpipe smoke and pollutants as well as allow North Texans to take an active role in helping improve the region’s air quality. RSVP covers all 16 counties in the DFW region, which includes Erath, Hood, Hunt, Navarro, Palo Pinto, and Somervell. So, keep an eye out for our logo and remember, you can easily and anonymously report a smoking v

Go Summer Green

Summer is officially here; it’s time to bring out the barbecue and other festivities to beat the heat. As the temperature rises, an increased amount of ground-level ozone is in the atmosphere because of pollutants reacting to the summertime sunlight. Ground level ozone is extremely dangerous to those with and without respiratory health problems. Some symptoms include asthma attacks, shortness of breath, coughing, etc. With that in mind, this summer, try to practice some environmentally friendly habits to reduce the amount of pollution in the North Texas atmosphere. Here are some ways that you can go green this summer: Try to use less A/C if you can. In the hot summer days, it is very t

Clean Fleets North Texas 2019 Call for Projects

The North Central Texas Council of Governments has approximately $2 million in grant funding available through the Clean Fleets North Texas 2019 Call for Projects! Eligible applicants include local governments and private companies that contract with local governments. Eligible activities include the replacement of on-road diesel vehicles and of non-road diesel equipment. Funding levels are as follows: 45% if New Vehicle/Equipment is Electric 35% if New Vehicle/Equipment is Powered by Engine Certified to California Air Resource Board Optional Low-NOx Standards 25% Cost for All Others A webinar will be held on July 9, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Visit www.nctcog.org/aqfunding for more

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