Tempe is a city in Arizona that borders the state capitol of Phoenix, and it has put a lot of effort into keeping its air as clean as possible for its citizens. During the 24th annual Clean Air Campaign luncheon, Tempe was awarded for the efforts it has made to keep pollution and emissions down.
Tempe was especially recognized for its attempt at making transportation as green as possible. One of the ways the city has accomplished this is by encouraging and celebrating bikers rather than drivers. The Tour de Tempe is an annual free 10-mile bike race that is meant to show bicyclists the many bike paths and routes residents can regularly enjoy.
The city also sponsors a 'ride your bike to work day' that includes various restaurants and event locations that have giveaways and free meals for participants. City employees are required to use public transportation where possible, and Tempe spends part of its transportation budget just buying passes for these employees. The city even plays host to a fleet of carbon-neutral taxis.
Though there are many efforts to make air clean all over the country, there is always more to do. To keep your home cleaner, consider investing in a medical-grade home air purifier to keep your family safe and healthy all year long.