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Improving Community Air Quality with Tree Planting

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There are other ways to improve air quality in the community other than reducing automotive emissions. The Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission will demonstrate such a way Friday morning at Sunset Hill Farm County Park in Valparaiso. NIRPC along with Partners for Clean Air, the parks department and local residents will be planting trees.
Kathy Luther. Director of NIRPC's Environmental Services says "Tree planting projects are one way we can all work together to improve air quality in our communities." Luther says that the presence of trees reduces air pollution and helps people cope better with asthma and other respiratory problems. She says trees also can lead "up to a 60-percent reduction in street level particulates" and can shave $250 a year from your energy bill.
The fall tree planting event is open to the public and takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30a.m. Friday, October 25, 2013 at Sunset Hill Farm County park in Valparaiso.
Northwest Indiana Clean Air is a partnership between the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission and the people and businesses of Northwest Indiana to help all residents Think Green & Breathe Easy--understanding and inspiring action to continue improving the air quality of our unique region.
To learn more, visit: https://www.nwicleanair.com


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