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Air Quality Advisory Board Vacancies

Participation on the City's Boards and Comissions are very important ways that citizens of Fort Collins can affect and inform government processes.  The Air Quality Advisory Board advises City Council regarding policies, plans and programs to improve the City's air quality. Currently, the Board has two open positions. Interested in applying? Fill out an application or learn more here!

2017 Mow Down Pollution Event - April 29th

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Save more than $100 on a new cordless electric lawnmower!

The Regional Air Quality Council, in cooperation with the City of Fort Collins, is hosting a lawnmower exchange event for all Larimer County residents April 29 at The Ranch Events Complex - 5280 Arena Circle, Parking Lot G, in Loveland. Replace your old gas-powered lawnmower with a new electric one to reduce emissions. Two models of electric lawn mowers are available, and deeper discounts are available if you bring an old gas powered lawn mower to recycle. You must register in advance for this event.

Lawn and Garden Equipment Rebate Program

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Did you know that one gas-powered lawn mower can produce the same amount of air pollution in one hour as 11 cars? Replacing gas-powered lawn and garden equipment with manual, electric or battery-powered equipment reduces emissions of hazardous air pollutants. Fort Collins residents can receive up to $50 in rebates through the 2017 Lawn and Garden Equipment Rebate Program that runs May 1-July 31.

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Colorado Woodstove Changeout Program

The American Lung Association in Colorado is fighting for cleaner air by providing vouchers to help replace or retrofit old wood and coal stove appliances with new, efficient, EPA-certified appliances.  Residents and businesses in Fort Collins (and all of Larminer County) that use older wood or coal burning heating appliances for primary or significant heat are eligible for a voucher of $400 - $3,000, depending on the type of replacement appliance and income level. Apply for a voucher now!

Fugitive Dust Prevention and Control

“Fugitive dust” consists primarily of soil particles in the air due to wind or human activities such as excavation, demolition, and abrasive blasting.  Uncontrolled dust is not only a nuisance, but can cause other issues in terms of health, safety and aesthetics.  For example, dust can cause respiratory illness, decrease visibility, and cause damage to property and machinery.  On May 3, 2016 the City of Fort Collins City Council unanimously passed Ordinance No. 044, 2016, which amended Chapter 12 of the Code of the City of Fort Collins.  This ordinance, more commonly known as the Fugitive Dust Ordinance, creates new requirements for all owners and operators of dust generating activities to control off-property or off-vehicle transport of fugitive dust. The ordinance became effective on November 1, 2016.

Learn More About Radon

Did you know that testing your home for radon is simple and life-saving? The City of Fort Collins encourages all citizens to test their homes for radon. The most recently calculated data tells us that approximately 500 lung cancer deaths occur yearly in Colorado due to radon exposure. Inexpensive radon test kits are available at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr., and the Fort Collins Development Review Center, 281 N. College Ave.  Air Quality Loans are also available to help residents who need to install a radon mitigation system or to upgrade an inefficient wood stove or fireplace. Learn more about radon today!

Receive a FREE Home Health Assessment Today!

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The Healthy Homes program is a free, volunteer-driven program that helps families improve the indoor air quality of their homes. Through awareness and education, the Healthy Homes program provides low-cost or no-cost solutions that help residents create a healthier home. Residents can request to have (2) certified Master Home Educators conduct a FREE healthy home assessment. The assessment focuses on biological pollutants, chemical contaminants, and safety hazards and residents can receive conservation gifts that promote sustainability in their home. Call (970) 416-2832 to sign-up for an assessment today!

Say No to Idling and Breathe Easy

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Motor vehicles are the number one contributor to the brown cloud in Fort Collins. Wondering if car idling makes a difference to your health, wallet, and the environment? Check out our Breathe Easy-Just Say No to Idling website and our Breathe Easy YouTube Video

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