Clean Air Excellence Awards
Community Action Award
Santa Barbara Car Free Project
Santa Barbara Air Pollution Control District
Santa Barbara Car Free is a community project founded and led by Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District to encourage car free travel to and around Santa Barbara. More than 100 businesses, organizations, and individuals participate.
The Community Action Award applies to community partnership efforts that directly or indirectly (i.e., by encouraging actions) reduce emissions of criteria pollutants or hazardous/toxic air pollutants. In addition to the general criteria, the following criteria will be used in assessing each entry:
Community Action Award Criteria
- Diverse stakeholders participate in planning and decision-making efforts aimed at improving air quality.
- Partnerships among business, industry, government and non-government organizations are established and help to leverage community resources where appropriate.
- Projects identify and address the community's priority air quality concerns.
- Project has significantly improved the community quality of life.