May 27 11
Knox County, Tennessee, home of Knoxville, is growing metropolis and as such the air quality is not is high is it might be in the country. However, Knox County cares about the air that its’ citizens breathe and does its’ part to make sure that the air is clean from pollution.
To help with this mission, Knox County has a seven person Air Pollution Control Board. They work to make our air quality standards high providing us with cleaner air to breathe. They currently meet on the 2nd Floor Conference Room of the Knox County Health Department once a month. The public is welcome view this meeting over the web as well.
On a grass roots level, Knox County is also trying to get the public involved with its’ program, Spare The Air. Spare The Air has a two path approach toward improving our air quality. In the short term, it ask people to take action to prevent making air pollution on days when the air quality in Knox County is considered low. Small changes made by many people can make a big difference. In the long run, Spare The Air hopes to reduce the total amount of pollution put into the air every day. They also hope to lower concentration of catalyst-generated pollution.
Wither through the hard work of the Air Pollution Control Board or the Spare The Air program Knox County is looking toward the future with a hopeful eye for cleaner air in our future.