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Nov

2017

City of San Antonio Releases Air Quality Health Study Detailing Effects of Air Pollution on Community’s Health, Economy

Costs associated with additional respiratory deaths estimated at $170 million

Contact: Carol Schliesinger, 210-207-8172

carol.schliesinger@sanantonio.gov

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Oct

2017

CITY COUNCIL’S CLEAN AIR CONVO ON BLOGTALK RADIO

The Honorable Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran and the Honorable John Courage were gracious guests of the Office of Sustainability’s BlogTalk Radio to engage in a dialogue about air quality with hosts, Thea Setterbo and Laura E. Mayes, respectfully. Leading District 3 since May 2013, Councilwoman Viagran has a proven background in working with neighborhood associations and constituent services, and advocates for small businesses. District 9 Councilman Courage who was elected in June 2017, is a proponent of green spaces. Both support the City’s efforts to maintain a healthy environment for residents and a thriving economic environment for businesses.

10

Oct

2017

Air Quality Summit

The San Antonio Business Journal’s inaugural October 6 Air Quality Summit, co-hosted with the City of San Antonio’s Office of Sustainability was an important step in sustaining air quality in the Alamo City through commitments pledged by numerous leaders in the business community. Prominent guests in the field of energy, transportation and the environment spoke to a packed room of attendees at the Norris Conference Center in support of the Breathe Today SA Tomorrow campaign. The focus of this first-time event was to address the potential impact of nonattainment on businesses and how it is possible to pivot to advance economic growth while simultaneously maintaining air quality standards for the well-being of residents.

4

Oct

2017

Nomination Deadline for SA Tomorrow Sustainability Awards Extended to Oct. 27

Contact: Thea Setterbo, 210-207-7349

thea.setterbo@sanantonio.gov

Alina Kesl, 210-207-4457

alina.kesl@sanantonio.gov

14

Sep

2017

Chief Sustainability Officer

We’re excited to have San Antonio’s first Chief Sustainability Officer, Douglas R. Melnick as our next guest on Clean Air SA’s Blog Talk Radio. When the podcast interview airs later this month, Melnick relays the plans the City of San Antonio has in place for sustainable growth. He also touches on existing air quality programs and ways residents can contribute to maintaining clean air in the Alamo City.

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