Bay Area

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Bay Area all in for Clean Air Day

From Santa Cruz to the Silicon Valley to San Francisco and the East Bay, Mayors, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and corporate partners are going all in for California Clean Air Day on October 2. While the Bay Area may have a reputation for clean air and clear skies, the reality is that in many parts of the Bay Area, air quality is a real concern. And, even if you are in the most pristine location, indoor air quality is often a serious issue.

The good news is we can all do our part to make clean air a reality wherever you are.


Active Transportation

  • In honor of California Clean Air Day, get access to unlimited, 45-minute rides with Bay Wheels bike share for a free first month in the Bay Wheels App with the code: CLEANAIR2019.


Here are just a few of our partners in the region who have committed to doing their part for California Clean Air Day:

  • California Maritime Academy is hosting a sustainability fair to showcase the latest clean air technologies on campus
  • Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has signed up to be a part of the Mayor’s Council and is leading a bike ride to highlight the importance of active transportation in the City
  • Blue Shield employees are committing to take the Clean Air Pledge to do at least one thing for clean air day
  • The Santa Clara Valley Transit Agency is advertising California Clean Air Day to promote transit ridership.
  • The City of San Francisco, Department of the Environment is hosting workshops to teach residents of the danger certain types of perfumes and colognes make in emitting volatile organic compounds or VOCs.
  • In San Francisco, Safe Routes 2 School and the Excelsior Collaborative have come together to teach kids to bike safely to school while building community
  • The City of Richmond will celebrate Clean Air Day with a lunch time bike ride from City Hall.
  • In Foster City, Motive Power Systems invites the community to join with them to celebrate their 10th anniversary and learn about electric vehicles
  • Cities across the region have passed resolutions declaring October 2 California Clean Air Day, including Berkeley.

So join us! Go big and make this the best California Clean Air Day ever in the Bay Area.


“Everyday actions collectively make a big difference in improving our local air quality. We are proud to support California Clean Air Day in the Bay Area and encourage everyone to do their part on October 2nd by carpooling, walking or biking, or taking transit to work, instead of driving alone.”

Jack Broadbent, Chief Executive Officer/Air Pollution Control, Bay Area Air Quality Management District

2019 Bay Area Regional Working Group

    • Julie Johnson, Ryder Systems Inc., CO-CHAIR
    • Beth Reid, Olivine, CO-CHAIR
    • Mona Babauta, Golden Gate Transit
    • Tom Epstein, Coalition for Clean Air
    • David Gong, Golden Gate Transit
    • Meiling Gao, Clarity Movement
    • Dr. Lisa Hernandez, City of Berkeley, Environmental Health Division
    • Shayna Hirshfield-Gold, Office of Mayor Libby Schaaf, City of Oakland
    • Daniel Hamilton, Office of Mayor Libby Schaaf, City of Oakland
    • Cory Matsui, ICF International
    • Christina Nicholson, GAP
    • Alex Randolph, UBER
    • Roger Ross, Santa Clara County Public Health
    • Marisa Ruiz, Lyft
    • Tessa Verhoef, Blue Shield of California
    • Sean Wihera, Clarity Movement
    • Tiffany Wise-West, City of Santa Cruz
    • Joanne Yee, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
    • Sarah Zahedi, Bay Area Air Quality Management District

California Clean Air Day in the San Francisco Bay area is made possible in part thanks to the support of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and these generous sponsors.