Demonstrating its commitment to a greener and more sustainable city, the Paramount City Council unanimously adopted a resolution proclaiming October 6, 2021 as California Clean Air Day in Paramount.
California Clean Air Day was started by the Coalition for Clean Air to unite communities across the State through their commitment to protect public health, improve air quality, and prevent climate change.
In July 2021, the City Council adopted Paramount’s first-ever Climate Action Plan (CAP), setting the formal foundation for the City’s pledge to improve community health and emphasize sustainability. The CAP aims to address climate needs and improve air quality by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.
In accordance with the CAP, the Paramount has replaced its Planning Department’s gasoline-powered vehicle with a new electric car. The City will be adding four more electric vehicles into its fleet in early 2022. Paramount has also partnered with SoCal Edison to replace outdated street lights with LEDs throughout town..
Last year, 1.6 million Californians participated in Clean Air Day, including several members of the Paramount community. Individuals can contribute to this initiative by riding a bike, using public transportation, or planting a tree.
Residents, business owners, and visitors are encouraged to take the Clean Air Pledge.
To learn more about Clean Air Day, visit CleanAirDay.org.