Clean Air Lawton
The Lawton area is a great place to live and work. We take pride in our people, businesses and natural surroundings. That's why the quality of our air is so important. It impacts our health, economic growth and overall quality of life.
In an effort to improve air quality, this website is full of information on how all of us can help and how to teach our children about the importance of clean air. The Air Quality Index (AQI), listed to the right, will be posted each day. The AQI helps you plan your day's activities. It is an easy-to-use, color-coded index that lets you know the quality of our air today. Remember anytime the AQI is in the orange, red or purple danger zone, consider adjusting your outdoor activities to reduce your exposure to air pollution.
Air Quality Awareness Week April 29 - May 3, 2013
City of Lawton, Oklahoma
Whereas, The summer months bring a higher incidence of days when ozone pollution levels pose a risk to Lawton citizens and the environment; and,
Whereas, emissions from mobile sources, such as automobiles and lawn equipment, account for over 50 percent of air pollution in the United States; and,
Whereas, children, people with lung disease, older adults, and people with heart disease are more vulnerable to outdoor pollution; and,
Whereas, utilizing the Air Quality Index to characterize the quality of the air, is a simple way to create public awareness and protect the health of our community; and,
Whereas, the City of Lawton, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality are working together to encourage Americans to utilize the Air Quality Index, understand what causes poor air quality, and take action to improve the overall outdoor air quality.
Now, therefore, I, Fred L. Fitch, Mayor, City of Lawton, with pride, do hereby proclaim the week of April 29 – May 3, 2013 to be in the City of Lawton.
In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and cause the Official Seal of the City of Lawton, Oklahoma, to be affixed hereto this 7th Day of April 2013
Fred L. Fitch., Mayor
Clean Air Schools
Air Pollution affects the health of everyone, especially our younger citizens. That is why several schools in the Lawton area have signed up to be Clean Air Schools. They care about their students' health and want to raise awareness that what we do as individuals really can make a difference. For more information about the Clean Air Schools program, click here.
Louie and Louise Lung