Ozone Action PartnershipThe New Jersey Ozone Action Partnership is comprised of hundreds of corporations, government agencies and individuals working to reduce ground-level ozone pollution and curtail its detrimental effects on our health and the environment. As a member of the Partnership, your organization will receive an email alert on days when ground level ozone pollution is in the unhealthy range.
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1. "Trip Link" by doing all errands at one time, you avoid unnecessary cold starts. An engine that's been sitting for an hour or more pollutes five TIMES as much as a warm one.
2. Refuel at the end of the day. Ozone levels are usually at their highest in the mid-to late afternoon and pumping gas emits tons of VOC's into the air a day. So save your pumping until evening.
3. Don't "top off" your fuel tank This is never a good idea, no matter what time of day, because it causes fumes to escape.
4. Postpone mowing the lawn until late in the day or use an electric mower instead.
5. Grill outdoors in the late afternoon and avoid using charcoal lighter fluid (Try using a fire-starter chimney.), or use an electric or propane grill.
6. Reschedule strenuous outdoor activates. Avoid exercising, gardening or spending time outside during prime hours of 11am to 5pm when the temperatures are at their peak. Try conducting your outdoor activies before activities or after 6pm.
Remember, whatever you can do to help DOES make a difference.