Rogue Valley Clean Air

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Did you know that our air quality can be worse in the winter than at any other time of the year?

Learn more about temperature inversion and winter air pollution in the Rogue Valley.

Inversion Layer over the Rogue Valley

About Rogue Valley Clean Air

The Rogue Valley Council of Governments (RVCOG) was awarded Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Funds (CMAQ) to develop a clean air campaign for the MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) area. The CMAQ fund is dedicated for projects that address on-road vehicle emissions and relieving congestion problems that are harming air quality. The entire RVMPO planning area qualifies for CMAQ funds to address particulate matter (PM10) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions.

The purpose of the Rogue Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (RVMPO) Clean Air Campaign is to educate the public about the Rogue Valley's air quality issues. The Campaign will work to effect behavioral change among citizens and businesses to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality. Campaign staff will work one-on-one with employers to develop options for commuting and other emissions-reducing programs. Initiatives will be developed that may include a year-round advertising and public relations campaign, and a comprehensive outreach effort to assist Rogue Valley employers in establishing and maintaining effective commuting programs. Key messages will be designed to motivate citizens and employers to solve their personal traffic problems through carpooling, vanpooling, telecommuting, transit, walking, and biking.

Many thanks to all of the Rogue Valley Clean Air Coalition Partners:

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