How You Can Help
Thanks to members like you, we’ve been a part of every major fight for clean air – from cleaning up gasoline to clean trucks at our ports to phasing out cancer-causing chemicals used in dry cleaning. With 9 of the top 23 most polluted cities in the nation, the fight in California is far from over.
PERC-Free Dry Cleaning
For six years, Pomona dry cleaner Lawrence Lee said he and his employees suffered constant headaches and irritated skin that was itchy or bloody from using perc. “It was not good for the health of the people who are inside,” Lee said. “When they iron the clothes or are just working, they all feel it.”
After eliminating PERC from his dry cleaning practice, Lee says “Now it’s much better than before,” he said. “There’s no smell, our skin doesn’t hurt, we save money on gas and electrical bills. And we have no chemical bills, it’s much cheaper now.” Lee’s customers also like the switch to a non-toxic system. “Our customers say they feel good,” Lee said. “Our business is growing. I guess the people like it.”
Become a Member
Become a member today and help us achieve our goal of putting one million electric cars on California roads within the next 10 years.
Help us as we make sure policy makers properly invest the more than $500 million we secured in climate protection funding for our most disadvantaged communities.
Help us usher in a zero emission future at our ports and throughout the freight supply chain in California.
To learn more about our donor program, contact Brian Sheridan at 213-223-6872.
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You can play a role in moving positive legislation forward and help us to protect current legislation from efforts to weaken it. SB350 will strengthen and codify Governor Brown’s goals of 50% reduction in petroleum use by 2030. Legislation is a moving target and we encourage you to check our page regularly for the latest news and announcements.
Coalition for Clean Air volunteers and interns play an important part in our efforts to restore clean, healthy air to California. Interns have created educational videos, worked on legislation and even built a monitor that can display air pollution readings in real time. From our Board of Directors to interns to event staff, we’ve benefited from the work of hundreds of dedicated volunteers. Our thanks to all who have helped us move our mission forward.
Interested in becoming an intern* or volunteer? Click on the button above or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
* Check out Alice Sung’s student project “Air Pollution 101: A Two Minute Lesson” (below) to illustrate the health effects of poor air quality and our solutions to this challenging problem.