Since our founding in 1971, we’ve seen remarkable strides in clean air. Gone are the days when you couldn’t see the mountains if you lived next to them, when your eyes burned and when you couldn’t go outside. The only thing is — our air is still very, very bad. The result are 19,000 premature deaths related to air pollution in California every year.

And of course there is also climate change…

No challenge  poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change. — President Barack Obama

Consider The Following:

  • Less than 2% of transportation funding is dedicated to alternative transportation infrastructure improvements, such as bike lanes and public transit investments.
  • More than 16,000 Americans die from lung cancer every year, even though they’ve never smoked!
  • Air pollution causes 19,000 premature deaths each year in the US.
  • Air pollution is responsible for one million school absences annually in California.
  • Children living in highly polluted areas operate at 80% or less in lung capacity.
  • Incidents of Asthma have increased by 75% in the United States since 1980.