Give the Gift of Clean Air

Give the Gift of Clean Air

Give the Gift of Clean Air

As the cooler weather sets in for the holiday season, wood burning in fireplaces, outdoor fire pits and even fireworks have a big impact on air quality. During periods of light winds and calm weather conditions, smoke can build up within an area and force people inside, especially those with respiratory or pulmonary diseases, as the pollution impacts them more.

Together we can make a difference. Choose to Give the Gift of Clean Air this holiday season and throughout the year.

Some of the ways that you can give a gift that helps improve Arizona’s air quality, include:

  • Download the Air Arizona App — ADEQ’s free Air Arizona mobile app (available in English and Spanish) displays the ADEQ Air Quality Forecast Team’s hourly air quality forecasts for the Phoenix, Nogales, Tucson and Yuma communities to help individuals plan their day and reduce potential health impacts of air pollution. Air Arizona sends alerts to an app user’s home screen when a High Pollution Watch or Advisory is in effect and provides suggestions for how to protect health during hours of potentially bad air quality | Learn More >
  • Take advantage of ADEQ’s Voluntary Vehicle Repair Program (VVRP) — People who live in the Phoenix or Tucson area with a vehicle 12 years or older that has failed an emissions test may qualify for up to $550 in vehicle repairs | Learn More >
  • Use electric instead of gasoline lawn and garden equipment — People who live in the Phoenix or Tucson areas, may qualify for a $150 voucher for an electric or battery powered lawn mower and/or a $50 voucher for a lawn and garden handheld device through partnerships between ADEQ, Maricopa County Air Quality Department and Pima County Department of Environmental Quality | Learn More >
  • Use a propane fire pit — People who live in the Phoenix area, may qualify for a $75 voucher for a propane fire pit from the Maricopa County Air Quality Department. Visit their website to learn more | Learn More >
  • Consider upgrading your wood burning fireplace — See Environmental Protection Agency guidance for selecting a new fireplace | View >
    If you live in certain parts of the Phoenix area, you may qualify for the Maricopa County fireplace retrofit program | Learn More >
  • An Arizona State Parks and Trails annual pass or gift card — Enjoy your efforts to help improve air quality across the state | Learn More >