Ways to Take Action

CDPHE Employees Skip Car Trips for Better Air

The Regional Air Quality Council’s (RAQC) Simple Steps. Better Air. program and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) have teamed up this summer to reduce ground-level ozone. More than 150 CDPHE employees have committed to reducing at least two car trips each week over the summer. Combined, their efforts will eliminate hundreds of vehicle trips. That’s a significant reduction of ozone-causing emissions across Metro Denver. Information from this effort will be used to improve the Simple Steps. Better Air. program and spread the #JustSkip2 movement to improve our air.

OzoMeter Action Alert

Ozone Action Alerts

If you see the red alert sign in summer, you know the air quality in metropolitan Denver and the Front Range region is poor.

24-hour ozone advisories are issued when air quality can be harmful to all of us, especially the young and elderly, those with respiratory illnesses and who spend a lot of time outdoors.

To receive Ozone Action Alerts, click here.   If you are interested in receiving other information from the Regional Air Quality Council, like stakeholder meeting, event or health information, click here.


Once air quality has returned to normal levels, the region will return to a non-alert status.

See the Difference You Create

Don’t you wish there was a simple tool to show you how you can improve air quality? Use our OzoMeter. Not only can you track car trips and personal activities, the OzoMeter will keep you from paying more for gas by offering alternatives to driving and help you see the impact your positive actions have on reducing pollution.

Get Involved with Simple Steps. Better Air.

Our stakeholders are vital to the Simple Steps. Better Air. program. The Environmental Protection Agency continues to tighten ozone standards so there is a great need for regional collaboration to identify new strategies that would bring our region into compliance. If your organization or program operates in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Larimer or Weld counties and would like to get involved, call the RAQC Communications office at 303.629.5450 ext. 220 or visit

For a list of our current partners, click here.