May 5, 2015

Wisconsin celebrates Clean Air Month this May, and reminds us that, "It all adds up to cleaner air"

WDNR- It is May and once again time to celebrate Clean Air Month. The Department of Natural Resources is celebrating our state's clean air and the part we all have played in improving our air quality.

The DNR website,, has tips for reducing air emissions, the opportunity for the public to sign-up for air quality notices and information on the department's annual poetry contest for third, fourth and fifth grade students in Wisconsin by searching Clean Air Month.

"At your DNR, we continue to work hard so Wisconsin citizens can enjoy some of the cleanest air in the nation." said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp.

Stepp noted that the state's air quality has been improving since the 1980's. Other successes from the past year include:

  • the department's use of social media tools such as Twitter to inform the public when Air Quality Advisories are announced; and
  • increased outreach to businesses through the department's new LinkedIn account. Businesses can more easily tap into DNR air updates, and LinkedIn users can follow @WisconsinDNR to see posts related to Wisconsin business.

"We are breathing healthier air and continuing to see positive trends in air quality thanks to the partnership among businesses, citizens and the department," said Bart Sponseller, DNR Air, Waste and Remediation and Redevelopment deputy division administrator. "Businesses and citizens across our state continue to support our clean air mission by the voluntary actions they take each and every day."

To learn more about voluntary actions we can take to reduce air emissions visit the Do A Little Save a Lot page of the DNR website.