Community Outreach Programs
Revised on: 2016-12-06 09:30
ADEQ wants Arizonans to be aware of what is going on in their communities and how they can get involved. This is done by promoting environmental awareness through public activities and providing useful resources such as:
Air Quality Forecasting
ADEQ’s Air Quality Forecasting team provides forecasts for several areas throughout Arizona including the Phoenix, Yuma, and Nogales areas as well as a wind forecast for Green Valley.
ADEQ recognizes the impact an abandoned or unused property can have on a community, especially when contamination may be complicating the reuse of the property.These properties are often abandoned and they can become blights to the community and may attract vandalism and illegal dumping. These properties degrade the environment, depress communities, and may put health at risk.
Brownfields redevelopment benefits the community by reducing environmental hazards, creating new business opportunities, increasing tax revenue, and restoring blighted areas to productive use.
Cities, towns, counties, and non-profit organizations can apply to ADEQ for Brownfields Grants to assist in conducting environmental assessments of potential site contamination and possible clean ups.
Children’s Environmental Health Program
Flag program.The Air Quality Flag Program notifies the public of air quality conditions. This program is available in Maricopa, Pinal, Yuma and Santa Cruz counties. The program encourages behaviors that limit additional emissions of air pollutants, and protects children and other sensitive people from the effects of poor air quality. ADEQ provides free program toolkits to all participating organizations.
Bus Idling Program. ADEQ works with school districts, parents, and bus drivers to adopt idle reduction practices. It also provides tools such as sample vehicle idling policies and other education and outreach materials for schools.