Update - October 15, 2020 
California Clean Air Day 2020 The Best Yet 
Thanks to participation from so many in Contra Costa
2020 has tested our resolve. 

We've been battered by a pandemic, raging wildfires, unhealthy air, and divisive national politics. 

But we've shown again this year that Contra Costa County and Bay Area is determined to fight for clean air! I am proud to join you in this fight. 

As co-Chair of Bay Area Clean Air Day, I thank all of you who joined us and more than 1.5 million others in taking action on Clean Air Day California on October 7, 2020. 

Even in the midst of a global pandemic and the worst wildfires our state has ever seen, we more than doubled our efforts from 2019. We stood up for clean air! 

Please be sure to check out the Op-Ed I cowrote with San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. 

In it, we noted: 

"Clean air is our right, not a privilege ... Unfortunately, too many Californians, especially communities of color, suffer severe health impacts from breathing unhealthy air." 

As a member of California's Air Resources Board and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board, I fight climate change and to improve the health of the air we breathe. 

We also shined locally, with local community groups engaging in clean air-supporting activities with the help of micro-grants I helped secure from California Clean Air Day. You can see video here of Men and Women of Valor in North Richmond and Collaborising and CURME in the RIchmond Greenway planting gardens and trees and sharing clean air tips and materials with our community. 

When we act individually, our actions might seem small, but when we act in concert with each other we can make a real impact on air quality. Everything starts with each of us! 

Please, click here and take just a minute to take the clean air pledge. This movement is only the beginning. 

John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone