Clean Air Initiatives

ADEQ designs and manages a variety of air quality initiatives that improve Arizona’s air quality and protect public health and the environment. These initiatives are non-regulatory, but support existing state and federal regulations. Projects and programs often involve collaboration with partners from other air monitoring agencies, state/local governments, businesses and community organizations.

Interested in participating? Learn more about our initiatives and how you can get involved (individually, or with your business, school or community group) and help us achieve the health, economic and environmental benefits that come with improved air quality.

Air Quality Flag Program

We provide you with educational materials and brightly colored flags that correspond with the EPA’s Air Quality Index. By flying air quality flags, you are alerting people inside and outside your school or business to the quality of the air each day so they can modify their activities to protect their health Learn More >

Idle Reduction Program 

Help your school district implement and promote smart idling practices to better protect children’s health. Smart idling improves the air quality around schools while saving money on fuel and wear-and-tear on engines | Learn More > 

Lawn and Garden Emission Reduction Program

Trade in your gasoline-powered lawn and garden equipment for a voucher toward the purchase of an electric alternative (available only in Maricopa County and Pima County) | Learn More > 

Travel Reduction Resources for Small Businesses

Everyone's actions make a difference when it comes to the quality of the air we breathe.  Businesses can find information about public transit, carpools, vanpools, telework, staggered work schedules, biking, walking and alternative fuel vehicle opportunities right here | Learn More > 

Voluntary Vehicle Repair

Failed emissions? We can help! ADEQ pays up to $900 toward the cost of emissions-related vehicle repairs after a failed emissions test. | Learn More >