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Advocates for Clean Air at El Marino

Advocates for Clean Air at El Marino is a PTA Initiative Comprised of Parent and Teacher Volunteers Who Advocate Research and Implement Solutions for Improved Air Quality at El Marino

 

We’re looking forward to a fruitful 2016-17 school year! 

 

WHAT DO WE DO?

 

Since El Marino is located within 500 feet of the 405 freeway, a group of parents have decided to research and implement mitigation strategies that will assure cleaner air for every student, teacher staff member and parent volunteers in our schoolne of our group’s goals is to install adequate air filtration systems for each classroom and common areas.  Strategies for short-term actions were formulated and implemented in the 2012-13 school year.  We welcome your ideas and/or participation via email or in person at our meetings. 

 

One of our group’s goals is to install adequate air filtration systems for each classroom and common areas.  Strategies for short-term actions were formulated and implemented in the 2012-13 school year.  We welcome your ideas and/or participation via email or in person at our meetings. 

 

Some of the areas where we need help are:

  1.    Grant-writing

  2.    Fundraising

  3.    Forming Strategic Partnerships

  4.    Communications/Graphic Design

 
 
WHO WE ARE?
 
Founded in 2011, we are a group of parents and teachers who are dedicated to improving the air quality that children, teachers and staff breathe at our school.  We meet as needed at El Marino.  Please email us at cleanair@elmarinopta.org to join our mailing list and stay connected.
 
 
 
 
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
 
Parents can help at El Marino TODAY!  How?
 
VOLUNTEER TO WIPE DOWN TABLES AND CHAIRS IN CLASSROOMS.
Microfibers are located in every classroom, paid for by the PTA.  Please check with your teacher to schedule a cleaning after school.  Once a week is best!
 
 

Cleaning with Microfiber from Stephon Litwinczuk on Vimeo.

 

TURN YOUR VEHICLE OFF AND KEEP EL MARINO AN IDLE FREE ZONE!

 
Children are more vulnerable to the impacts of vehicle pollution than other populations.  Their lungs are still developing.  They breathe on 50% more air per pound of body weight than adults and the are closer to the ground, therefore closer to tailpipes.  The World Health Organization this kind of pollution can aggravate asthma in children and contributes to increased risk of respiratory tract infection.
 

 

WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED?

 

Contact us at cleanair@elmarinopta.org for more info!

 

HELP EL MARINO PTA DO MORE FOR OUR STUDENTS BY DONATING TODAY