Clean Air Day Facilitator Handbook

Learn about Clean Air Day and how you can bring this important event to your community with the Clean Air Day Handbook!

Download your FREE Handbook now!

Read about Green Action Centre’s Clean Air Day

Read about Green Action Centre’s
Active and Safe Routes
to School Program 

Why Clean Air Day?

Clean Air Day is an opportunity to celebrate a healthy environment and learn about the importance of clean air. The Clean Air Day handbook, created by Green Action Centre in collaboration with Health Canada, contains all the information needed in order to bring Clean Air Day to your community. Whether you are an educator, parent, guardian or fellow organization, this handbook is for you! 

The Air Quality Health Index

The Air Quality Health Index is a tool used to measure Air Quality in any given area. Coordinated by Health Canada and Environment Canada, It is calculated based on the relative risks of three common air pollutants that are known to harm human health: Ozone (O
), Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5), and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2). The index acts as an important resource when planning an outdoor event, such as Clean Air Day. With stronger weather events occurring due to a changing climate, tools like this one are more important than ever. You can check it out for yourself here.

"My family and I had such a great time going to all of the different stations. The location was great and people running stations did a great job explaining the task/activity. It will be an event I continue to attend in the future. Thanks for providing us with a great day to learn and have fun."

Parent who attended Clean Air Day 2022 in Winnipeg

"They were hands on activities that got the kids involved and moving. They were accessible to many ages."

Teacher who attended Clean Air Day 2021

"My students had a great day. We have been learning about our carbon footprint and they could actually see what we have learned and why it is important to reduce our footprint, It is actually a real thing."

Teacher from Clean Air Day 2018 

"A wonderful addition to environmental teaching themes in the classroom especially during this time of distance learning where we can all individually access lessons and activities while collectively sharing an experience."

Parent from 2020, when the event was virtual programming 

“Students and their families appreciated the activities and knowledge their kids gained from this event, especially during remote learning. The kids were encouraged to get outside, have fun and learn about our environment and how important it is to make choices to protect it.”

School Administrator who particiapted in Clean Air Day 2021

Contact Green Action Centre

(204) 925-3777

300-286 Smith Street, Winnipeg MB R3C 1K4

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391 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4W1


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