Commit to a Better North Texas on Clean Air Action Day


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(Arlington, TEXAS) – Despite improvements in air quality, Dallas-Fort Worth still does not meet the federal government’s standards for ozone pollution. North Texans have an opportunity to help boost the region’s air quality, and they can do it without making significant changes. Clean Air Action Day will take place on June 2 this year.

This day is a chance for residents and employers to consider small changes to their routines that might help enhance air quality throughout Dallas-Fort Worth. Ten counties in the region (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise) are in nonattainment for ozone, and attention should be paid to air quality all year. But summer is the height of ozone season, when temperatures typically soar. 

Better air quality can be achieved in a variety of ways such as working from home, finding an alternative commute, limiting unnecessary idling or even taking lunch to work. For a full list of clean air strategies individuals, businesses and governments can enact to help the region move closer to attainment, and to take the pledge to complete one action to benefit regional air quality, visit Additionally, signing up for air quality alerts at can keep you informed if action is encouraged.  

North Texans can maintain their Clean Air Action Day commitment made on June 2 throughout all of ozone season, which ends Nov. 30. Be sure to use #CAAD2023 and tag @NCTCOGtrans on social media to show your commitment to clean air in your community and to get others involved.

Start taking steps to ensure better air quality for all North Texans by choosing the clean air strategy that works for you. Every small change made can have an impact on quality of life throughout the region.

About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:  
NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication and make joint decisions. 
NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 238 member governments including 
16 counties, 169 cities, 19 school districts and 27 special districts. For more information on the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit

About Air North Texas: 
Air North Texas is a regional air quality partnership and general public outreach effort. Air North Texas leverages existing resources and program strengths to offer the public a comprehensive resource for air quality information. Collaborative efforts focus on reducing harmful emissions, protecting public health and welfare, motivating residents to make choices that improve air quality and preserving the economic vitality of the region. Learn more at