High School PSA Air Quality Contest: It’s time again for the CLEAN AIR Force High School Public Service Announcement Air Quality Contest! The contest winners will receive great prizes provided by Samsung Austin Semiconductor. The contest is open to all high school students (grades 9-12) in the Central Texas five-county region of Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson. The contest runs from March 27, 2017 – April 28, 2017. The top entries will be posted on Facebook for viewers to vote on between May 4 – May 12. Please see the contest flier for details and the Terms for Submission for official rules. A signed Terms for Submission Form must be submitted with your entry to be considered.
2015 High School Public Service Announcement Air Quality Contest Winners:
First Place Winner: Gabe Victoriano, Vista Ridge High School – Video
Second Place Winner: Sandra Grimaldo, Manor New Tech High School
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Just released Clean School Bus Report by the Environmental Defense Fund! Central Texas Clean School Bus Program – How Far We Have Come and What Is Still Left to Do: http://www.edf.org/sites/default/files/cleanbuses_14_screen.pdf. The CLEAN AIR Force’s Clean School Bus Program is a part of this report. You can learn more about our program by visiting the website: www.cleanschoolbus.net.
Central Texas’ Ozone Advance Program – Ozone Advance is a voluntary program developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote local actions to help keep nonattainment areas in compliance with the federal ozone standard. The 5-county Central Texas region was accepted into the program by EPA on May 23, 2012. This new plan will replace our current 8-Hour O3 Flex Agreement with EPA which is scheduled to expire December 31, 2013. Participation in this program provides an opportunity for our region to work with EPA to evaluate, select and implement control measures and programs that may be used to help keep our air clean. More information on the program can be found on the EPA website at http://www.epa.gov/ozoneadvance/
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