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Healthy Homes Program Seeks Master Home Educators

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Become a Master Home Educator!

The City's Healthy Homes Program is seeking volunteers to help Fort Collins families assess indoor air quality problems and improve home environments. Training is being offered April 3, 5, 10 and 12, 5:30-8pm, and one Saturday, April 15, 8:30am to noon. This program is aimed at helping Fort Collins families improve the indoor air quality of their homes. Master Home Educators provide low-cost or no-cost solutions to make homes healthier. The training addresses biological pollutants, chemical contaminants and safety hazards in the home. Participants completing the 20-hour training program receive designation as a Master Home Educator.

Learn more and sign up for training 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.

Mow Down Pollution Event Registration and Information


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

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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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