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MISSIONS PITCHER WANTS TO STRIKE OUT AIR POLLUTION

Communications and Public Affairs: 207-7234
Published on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

MISSIONS PITCHER WANTS TO STRIKE OUT AIR POLLUTION

San Antonio Missions pitcher,Brett Kennedy, is asking residents and business owners to join him and a tenacious team of community members to strike out air pollution in the Alamo City. Kennedy appears in television commercials about the importance of keeping San Antonio the largest clean air city in the nation. Accompanied by Kaitlyn Muñoz, spokesperson for CW For A Cause and correspondent for Daytime@Nine, public service announcement are airing on The CW 35 and Fox News 29, revealing ways residents can actively participate in reducing air pollution as part of their daily routine.



AIR QUALITY CAMPAIGN

The City of San Antonio launched the “Breathe Today SA Tomorrow” campaign, a public education initiative to encourage residents and businesses to help reduce air pollution. The City’s Office of Sustainability is dedicated to this endeavor, and its air quality mission is based on two predominant values – the health of our residents and a thriving community. The key elements of the “Breathe Today.SA Tomorrow.” campaign are:

  • To enhance the community’s quality of life
  • To build overall resilience
  • To balance the impact of expected growth with the economic, environmental and social resources

Public health is everyone’s responsibility because of its impact on our community’s health and economy. We’ve met with a variety of people across the city to talk about this important issue, and there are numerous environmentally conscious individuals, ranging from homemakers to business leaders who have pledged to contribute to the better of San Antonio’s air quality by doing small things every day.


MAYOR NIRENBERG IS ONBOARD

Sustainability was one of the first agenda items on the newly-elected Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s agenda when he took office this summer. At the June 22, 2017 City Council meeting with the newly-elected members, these local government leaders agreed to sign the Resolution in support of the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, to demonstrate their commitment to decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and limit damage to our climate.

Mayor Nirenberg is also featured in the public service announcements riding a VIA bus, demonstrating one easy way to help keep San Antonio the largest clean air city in the nation. Our local government’s commitment in the area of sustainability and air quality is demonstrative. The city has lowered fuel consumption by 7 percent in the past four years; reduced energy in city buildings resulting in savings over of 55,930,900 KWH of energy and 41,165 tons of CO2 emissions; and has aggressively purchased hybrid electric vehicles into the city fleet. In addition, there is a San Antonio Sustainability Plan that includes numerous Programs for residents and businesses to become active preserving our environment and healthy quality of life today and for the future.



WIN A BICYCLE

Contribute to keeping our air clean and you may be rewarded for your efforts! Share all the great things you’re doing for air quality by posting your pictures by August 31. You must use #CleanAirSA for your entry to be submitted and upload your photos on to Woobox on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Individuals who post with #CleanAirSA have a chance to win a bicycle from Academy Sports + Outdoors or tickets to Splashtown San Antonio, Flip'z Trampoline Park or Battle for Texas: The Experience.

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