Join the 30-day challenge to MOVE with the air in mind

We all have to move to get to work and wherever we recreate. Why not move in ways that improve health, promote safety, save money and maintain air quality?

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Starting June 7, Albertans are encouraged to move with the air in mind once a day for 30 days. It could be as simple as walking to the library and borrowing a book on air or reducing idling time by parking and going inside instead of using a drive-thru. When these daily activities become habits and lots of people do them, everyone benefits. You can move on your own or with your family, coworkers, friends or teammates on your way to work, play, home or on a road trip.

Move yourself using human-powered transportation.
Move smart using fuel efficient practices when driving.

Check back daily or follow us on Twitter. We will be adding challenges each day for the next 30 days!


June 27 – Challenge #21

Mend your fuelish ways!

Air conditioning can increase a vehicle’s fuel consumption by as much as 20 percent. Use your air conditioning sparingly. Open your windows to cool down the vehicle.
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/transportation/cars-light-trucks/driving/7521


June 26 – Challenge #20

Mend your fuelish ways – avoid unnecessary idling!

Turn off your engine when you are stopped for more than 60 seconds, except when in traffic.
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/transportation/cars-light-trucks/driving/7521


June 25 – Challenge #19

Move with the air in mind!

Bike to a park and have a picnic.
http://ow.ly/AdZE30cQ5Z3


June 24 – Challenge #18

Mend your fuelish ways – avoid carrying unnecessary weight!

Remove unnecessary weight from your vehicle. The less weight in your vehicle, the less fuel your engine will need.
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/transportation/cars-light-trucks/driving/7521


June 23 – Challenge #17

Mend your fuelish ways – maintain a steady speed!

Be consistent with your speed. Consider using cruise control for highway driving. Where traffic patterns permit, allow your speed to drop when you travel uphill, then regain your momentum as you roll downhill.
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/transportation/cars-light-trucks/fuel-efficient-driving-techniques/7507


June 22 – Challenge #16

Move with the air in mind!

Use any mode of active transportation (walk, bike, skateboard etc.) and head out to discover a new area in your community!
https://www.google.ca/maps


June 21 – Challenge #15

Gauge and save – measure tire pressure monthly.

Measure your tire pressure today.
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/transportation/cars-light-trucks/driving/7521

http://www.betiresmart.ca/


June 20 – Challenge #14

Mend your fuelish ways – slow down!

At 120 km/h, a vehicle uses about 20 percent more fuel than at 100 km/h.
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/transportation/cars-light-trucks/fuel-efficient-driving-techniques/7507


June 19 – Challenge #13

Move with the air in mind!

Talk to your neighbours about organizing a “walking school bus.”
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/hl-mvs/pa-ap/03paap-eng.php


June 18 – Challenge #12

Mend your fuelish ways – slow down!

Heed the speed limit and save! Most cars, vans, SUVs and pick-up trucks operate most fuel efficiently when traveling between 50 and 80 km/h.
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/transportation/cars-light-trucks/fuel-efficient-driving-techniques/7507


June 17 – Challenge #11

Mend your fuelish ways – accelerate slowly!

To maximize your fuel efficiency, take five seconds to accelerate your vehicle up to 20 kilometers per hour from a stop.
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/transportation/cars-light-trucks/fuel-efficient-driving-techniques/7507


June 16 – Challenge #10

Move with the air in mind!

Explore available bicycling routes in your area.


June 15 – Challenge #9

Move with the air in mind!

Walk with colleagues, friends or family to a lunch destination a few blocks away. https://www.google.ca/maps 


June 14 – Challenge #8

Mend your fuelish ways – coast to decelerate!

By anticipating traffic slowdowns, you can decrease your speed, conserve fuel and save on cost simply by taking your foot off the accelerator.
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/transportation/cars-light-trucks/fuel-efficient-driving-techniques/7507


June 13 – Challenge #7

Move with the air in mind!

Walk to the park and fly a kite. Download the AQHI Canada app and check the air quality before you go.
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/hl-mvs/pa-ap/03paap-eng.php


June 12 – Challenge #6

Mend your fuelish ways – maintain your vehicle!

Maintain your vehicle according to the manufactures’ recommendations. http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/transportation/cars-light-trucks/driving/7523


June 11 – Challenge #5

Move with the air in mind!

Use any mode of active transportation and head out to discover a new restaurant. https://www.google.ca/maps


June 10 – Challenge #4

Move with the air in mind!

Walk to the library and take out a book on air.
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/hp-ps/hl-mvs/pa-ap/03paap-eng.php


June 9 – Challenge #3

Mend your fuelish ways – plan ahead!

Use the AMA Road Reporter app to avoid unnecessary travel delays and confirm road and travel conditions. https://roadreports.ama.ab.ca/


June 8 – Challenge #2

Mend your fuelish ways and save money!

Take 25 minutes and save 25% in fuel costs. Take the online Ecodriving course. http://www.ecodrivingonline.ca/home.htm


June 7 – Challenge #1

Move with the air in mind!

Download the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) Canada app to check the air quality before planning your outdoor activities. https://open.alberta.ca/interact/aqhi-canada

The AQHI is a tool that helps you understand what the air quality outside means to your health.


The decisions each of us make every day in our homes and businesses affect the quality of the air we breathe. We all share the responsibility for clean air – ensuring healthy communities, ecosystems, and a sustainable economy for the future.

Learn more about Alberta’s comprehensive Air Quality Management System. In addition, the Environmental Monitoring and Science Division, airshed organizations, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and industry operate a comprehensive network of air quality monitoring stations across Alberta.

Improving air quality is not only good for the environment, it’s good for the health and safety of Albertans!

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