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Organizations | Websites | Books | Teacher's Corner

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The following organizations are active in pro-moting cleaner and healthier air in St. Louis.

American Lung Association of Eastern Missouri
Fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control, and environmental health.

Choose Environmental Excellence – Gateway Region
Promotes environmental excellence in Greater St. Louis through partnerships with individuals, organizations, businesses, and government.
Website recommends simple steps to take towards environmental excellence and features a local recycling/pollution prevention database. e-mail:

St. Louis Community Air Project (CAP)
St. Louis CAP is a broad-based collaborative effort, which seeks to improve residents’ health by identifying and reducing air pollutants in St. Louis urban areas. Our Goal is Healthier Air! e-mail:
314-533-9104 x 205

St. Louis Earth Day
Coordinates Annual Earth Day Festival (on the Muny Grounds at Forest Park on Sunday, April 27, 2003) and Earth Day Around Town activities. Visit this website to get your Earth Day passport! e-mail:

St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership
Responsible for air quality forecasting during summer months and the voluntary efforts to reduce of ground-level ozone (smog) in the region.

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The following websites and books are helpful sources to learn more about air pollution, other environment issues, and what we can all do for a cleaner and healthier planet.

Air Junk
Ever wonder what’s floating around in the air? Here’s the place to learn!

Clean Air Counts
Highlights air quality improvement campaigns that can be carried out by households, communi- ties, governments, developers, and businesses.

Easy Breathers
Investigates the causes and impacts of air pollution (especially related to transportation) and introduces old and new technologies that can help solve the problem.

How Ozone Pollution Works
Learn what ground-level ozone is, how it’s produced, what health hazards it poses, and what you can do to reduce it.

Smog City
An interactive game that shows how your choices, environmental factors, and land use contribute to air pollution.

U.S. EPA Environmental Explorer’s Club
Games, pictures, and stories that explore our environment and what we can do to protect it.

U.S. EPA Environmental Explorer’s Club – Air Page

U.S. EPA, Region 7, Charlie’s Corner
Activities and information about environmental issues in our EPA region.

U.S. EPA Student Center – Air Page
Links to over a dozen websites where you can learn more about air pollution and its causes.

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Air Pollution by Rhonda Lucas Donald (Children’s Press, 2001).
One of the True Books on the Environment Series, this is an excellent introduction to air pollution issues.

Cleaning the Air by Sharon Dalgleish (Chelsea House Publishers, 2003).
An entertaining introduction to air pollution that explains the problem and offers practical ways that teens can solve it in their community.

Earth Under Siege: From Air Pollution to Global Change by Richard P. Turco (Oxford University Press, 2001).
Provides a basic understanding of how our physical environment functions and how human activities affect it.

State of the World 2003 by Worldwatch Institute
(W. Norton & Company, 2003). A comprehensive analysis of the global environmental problems we face, together with detailed descriptions of practical, innovative solutions.

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Easy Breathers’ Classroom
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Gateway Center for Resource Efficiency
Developing educational modules on air pollution for K-12 and adults that will be available in summer 2003. Contact Emily Andrews at 314-533-9104 or with the St. Louis CAP to request a copy of the modules.

Tools for Schools
An easy-to-implement, low cost program designed to improve indoor air quality in schools. Download it from EPA’s website, or Call the American Lung Association for more information.
(314) 645-5505

U.S. EPA Environmental Education Center

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