Skip to main content

Air Quality Awareness Week, May 2-6, 2022

Download “20 Ways YOU Can Clean the Air” Checklist to learn how YOU help reduce air pollution locally in your community.

Visit for a one-stop source for air quality data and AQAW 2022 resources:



May 2 – 6, 2022, is Air Quality Awareness Week.  This year’s theme is “Be Air Aware & Prepared!”. The most common air pollutants in our region, ozone, sometimes called smog, and particle pollution, pose health risks for many residents each year.  Each day during the week a news release and a social media post will feature a topic for you to learn more about air quality.   Read more.  Print full press release.

Links to Daily Press Releases to learn about each focus:

5/2, Monday – Wildfires & Smoke

5/3, Tuesday – Asthma & Your Health

5/4, Wednesday – Citizen Science & Sensors

5/5, Thursday – Environmental Justice & Air Quality

5/6, Friday – Air Quality Around the World

5/10, Air Quality Awareness Continues

Video:  Environmental Justice and Air Quality in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties