In 2004, The TMA Group partnered with Williamson County to form the Clean Air Partnership of Williamson County, a public-private coalition that coordinates the Air Alert Day program and educates all citizens about air pollution, the use of alternate modes of transportation and making environmentally sound choices. The Clean Air Partnership of Williamson County produces an educational television show called “Air Care”.
In 2009, the Clean Air Partnership moved forward with the regional expansion of the program into Rutherford County, as well as aligned with the Nashville Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Clean Air Partnership of Middle Tennessee.
Why should your business or organization be a Clean Air Partner?
There is no cost to join! We are an education and outreach resource for you and your employees, clients, or customers. Services to our partners include:
Corporate information session with employees. Topics can include, vanpool resources, transit options, and air quality & environmental awareness education, and others.
- Air Alert notices
- Monthly InMotion newsletter
- Air quality information for employee paystub envelopes or company newsletters
- Assistance in customizing alternative transportation solutions for your commuters
- Invitations to quarterly brown bag “Lunch & Learn” series that include guest speakers and a roundtable discussion/networking with other partners
- And more!
What is an Air Alert?
Air Alerts are issued when air quality is expected to reach unhealthy levels. Clean Air Partners receive Air Alert e-mails on the afternoon preceding an Air Alert Day. Partners then send the e-mail to their employees notifying them of the air’s unhealthy conditions.
On Air Alert Days people with asthma, respiratory disease, and heart conditions, senior citizens, young children, and active individuals should consider limiting strenuous outdoor activities. Everyone can reduce air pollution by: sharing a ride or using public transportation; driving smart by combining errands, limiting engine idling, and avoiding rush hour; postponing mowing and filling of gas tanks until evening; and conserving energy at home.