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San Antonio, TX 78283-3966
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San Antonio, TX 78204
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.
Categories: Sustainability, Blog
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.
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.
As part of the Breathe Today SA Tomorrow campaign, the San Antonio Business Journal and City of San Antonio's Office of Sustainability (COSA) is hosting a forum on current air quality standards. The October 6 forum will address the potential impact of nonattainment on businesses and the community, and leaders of small to mid-size companies will learn what they can do to help improve San Antonio's air quality.
Colleen Bridger, MPH, PhD. (CB), health director for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, joined Mae Escobar (ME) in a candid conversation on BlogTalkRadio to reveal why the quality of the air matters to the health of Bexar County residents. The Metropolitan Health District, best recognized by the public for its food inspections, disease control and immunization, also provides environmental monitoring as one of its many services to maintain a healthy community.