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www.STAinNC.org. Our Mission “To improve Nevada County’s air quality by reducing ozone air pollution.” Our mission is accomplished through three strategies for change: 1) Science Increasing knowledge for better solutions to ozone air pollution. 2) Education

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www.STAinNC.org


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  • Our Mission

  • “To improve Nevada County’s air quality by reducing ozone air pollution.”

  • Our mission is accomplished through three strategies for change:

  • 1) Science

  • Increasing knowledge for better solutions to ozone air pollution.

    2) Education

  • Raising awareness and inspiring action through public education.

  • 3) Advocacy

  • Advocating for lasting institutional changes to reduce ozone pollution.


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Science and Monitoring


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  • STA in NC Science and Monitoring

  • “Increasing knowledge for better solutions to ozone air pollution.”

  • Accomplishments

  • Purchased and Installed ozone monitoring station on roof of City Hall in Nevada City

  • Funded a permanent ozone monitor for Penn Valley

  • Purchased two high-quality portable ozone monitors from 2B Technologies (first and only citizen’s group to do this!)

  • Ongoing collaboration with NSAQMD to calibrate portable monitors.

  • Developing online link to ozone readings from four local ozone monitors with data available in:

    • 5-minute average ozone concentration (updated every 5 minutes)

    • 1-hour average ozone concentration (updated every hour)

    • 8-hour average ozone concentration (updated every hour)

    • Air Quality Index, based on 8 hour average (updated every hour)


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Education and Outreach


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  • STA in NC Education and Outreach

  • “Raising awareness and inspiring action through public education.”

  • Accomplishments

  • Frequent public education through media in Sacramento Bee, The Union, KVMR Radio station, KCRA TV News, etc.

  • Video education component on website

  • Hosted Parent’s Panel Meeting in July 2007 with expert panel discussion of ozone pollution effects on children and how to minimize exposure

  • Registered over 300 Sierra-based members to our organization

  • Participated in APPLE’s standing-room only Town Hall Meeting on ozone pollution in Nevada County

  • Received grant funding from NSAQMD to develop carpool and parent education programs with local schools

  • Public Education programs in schools with portable monitors


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Advocacy


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  • STA in NC Advocacy

  • “Advocating for lasting institutional changes to reduce ozone pollution.”

  • Accomplishments

  • Supported litigation filed by State of California and national environmental organizations against the US EPA for failure to develop appropriate human health standards

  • Passed Clean Air Resolutions resolutions in both Grass Valley and Nevada City

  • Provided formal input to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP) process

  • Met with Sacramento Air Quality Management District to discuss impact of upwind sources on Nevada County’s ozone pollution

  • Sierra Ozone Summit


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Thank you…

www.STAinNC.org


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