As the only 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to encouraging voluntary efforts to improve air quality in North Texas, the Clean Air Coalition believes that business can both positively impact the environment and earn a profit. Originally founded in response to local air quality challenges, especially ozone pollution, the Clean Air Coalition has educated, engaged, and recognized the thousands of companies within its nine-county service area.
This newsletter is designed to give you a glimpse into the import work being done by the Coalition, founding members, transit partners, and like-minded businesses in the North Texas region who are doing their share for cleaner air. We encourage your participation in this important effort.
Make Some Change
How can one person make adifference?
Try an alternative commute solution. Really, it's that simple.
The North Texas Clean Air Coalition challenges you to make a difference by making a clean air commitment. Every day the commuting choices you make have an impact on our air. As an added incentive, from April 17th to September 15th your alternative commute choices could mean a chance for you to win $250 through the 2009 Commuter Challenge.
Log your commute alternative each day on TryParkingIt.com and be reminded that the small changes you've chosen are making a big difference. One less commute, one less car, one breath of clean air.
Commuter Challenge winners will be announced at the North Texas Clean Air Coalition Working for Clean Air™ award events in October.
For more details go to
2009 Award Application
The North Texas Clean Air Coalition is proud to offer the Working for Clean Air Awards to the business community. Many of you have been recipients of the prestigious award in the past. We appreciate all the hard work and dedication you have put into your clean air programs at your place of business.
In 2009, the Clean Air Coalition will once again be awarding the Working for Clean Air Awards to businesses that do their share for cleaner air in commuter initiatives, fleet operations, business operations, community initiatives and of course the Employer of the Year award. This year we will also be awarding the 2009 Commuter Challenge award to an individual who has had the most reduction in vehicle miles traveled. As an employer, those miles will work to your advantage by being calculated in your overall result as the TryParkingIt.com Employer of the Year.
Some of you may have already applied
for the award on-line at workingforcleanair.org. We thank you for the time you spent to complete the on-line applicaiton. If you have not received confirmation from the Coalition that your application has been received
please contact Jennifer Cohen, Project Director
, on her direct line at 817.690.1921
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your application in the near future. A fill-in PDF application can be found here
for your use should you feel this would be a better approach for submitting your application. Simply complete the application, save, and email to email@example.com.
We appreciate your continued committement to this important initiative and doing your share for cleaner air!
Click hereto appy on-line.
Deadline is September 15, 2009.
Let's Do Lunch
Free seminar and lunch
Make a profit while making a difference.Special Guest Speaker
Give your company competitive advantages in
recruitment, retention and sustainability
by implementing clean air programs.
Learn practical ways to make your operations
more environmentally friendly and broaden
the financial benefits to your workforce
and corporate bottom line at the same time.
Leverage tax savings and decreased costs
associated with energy, fuel, parking and office space.
Project Coordinator CSR, imc2
Presenting imc2 approach to
Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Lunch Sponsored and Hosted by
Thursday, September 10, 2009
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
12404 Park Central Drive, Suite 400
Dallas, Texas 75251
Reserve your space today - seating is limited.
Reservations can be made by contacting
Jennifer W. Cohen, Project Director
North Texas Clean Air Coalition
817.690.1921 direct line or
2009 Working for Clean AirTM Award Ceremonies
Western Region Event
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Fort Worth, Texas
11:30 am. - 1:00 p.m.
Platinum Sponsor Gold Sponsor
Media Silver Sponsor Blue Skies Sponsor
Eastern Region Event
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Eddie Deen's Ranch
11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Blue Skies Sponsor
Award application now available on-line.
Deadline to submit application is September 15, 2009.
Sponsor Opportunities are still available.
THANK YOU SPONSORS AND ATTENDEES!
Operation: Clean Air! was a great success thanks to the following:
|It is shiny blue, sleek, American-made and environmentally friendly.|
The world's first compressed natural gas-powered chopper motorcycle was built from the ground up by Orange County Choppers of New York at the request of Chesapeake Energy. The bike was built to show the incredible versatility of machines powered by CNG and the ways in which they can contribute to a cleaner environment.
photo courtesy of Chesapeake Energy
This is no ordinary motorcycle. This chopper, instead, is a glistening example of how innovative people can be when they want to utilize an alternative and much cleaner source of energy to fuel old-fashioned entertainment. It is also a testament to how versatile CNG can be - fueling, among other things, cars, trucks, power plants and now choppers in a clean, domestic way.
After a Chesapeake employee came up with the idea of building a natural gas chopper, the company pitched the idea to the well-known Orange County Choppers. Jazzed by the idea of writing a new chapter in American motorcycle history, the mechanics, engineers and designers all went to work.
The final product, complete with handle bars sculpted as drill bits, was showcased to commemorate Chesapeake's 20th anniversary. Opportunities to show off the impressive engineering feat included a June 19 appearance during an anniversary picnic outside Chesapeake Plaza, in downtown Fort Worth.
The media, both national and local, caught on quickly. The CNG motorcycle was discussed on CNN's Larry King Live, it was featured on American Choppers on the TLC Channel and stories appeared in newspapers across the country.
Conventional motorcycles and scooters have been powered by natural gas for years, especially in Asia, but never has CNG been tapped for the radically styled, and increasingly popular, choppers.
Appearing with Larry King Live, Orange County Choppers founder Paul Teutul said building the CNG motorcycle for Chesapeake was "one of the neatest things" his company has ever undertaken because of how clean the engine runs.
Chesapeake and its people are very proud of this sleek, clean machine. It is a powerful example of the innovative ways in which natural gas can be used - all wrapped up in an impressive, custom-built package that is a lot of fun to take out on the road.
About the Coalition
The North Texas Clean Air Coalition is the only non-profit 501c3 organization in the region dedicated solely to encouraging voluntary efforts to improve air quality in North Texas through educating, engaging, and recognizing the business community.
Recognizing the potential dangers and economic consequences the region could face if we failed to achieve clean air compliance, the North Texas Commission, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, the Dallas Regional Chamber, and the North Central Texas Council of Governments founded the North Texas Clean Air Coalition in 1993. The T, DART, and DCTA joined shortly thereafter. In 2008, the Clean Air Coalition became a 501c3 non-profit serving the nine-county nonattainment area.
Help everyone in Fort Worth breathe easier.
Every day cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles emit harmful vapors into the air we breathe. In fact, they belch 184 tons of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nitrogen) oxides (NOx) that create "bad" ozone. It's enough to make a person choke. And it does-especially during Ozone Season! But YOU can do something about it. A simple change in your commuting habits is all it takes. Visit The-T for more information.
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|2009 Sponsors of the Clean Air Coalition
Ash Grove Texas, L. P.
North Texas Tollway Authority
Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P. ● Clean Energy Fuels
Half Price Books ●HKS Architects ● Lockheed Martin
City of Midlothian ● The T ● Turner Construction
Friends of The Coalition
Energy Future Holdings
Freese and Nichols, Inc.
Priority Power Management
Concussion, LLP ● DART ●Denton County Transportation Authority●imc2● North Central Texas Council of Governments ●Peterbilt Motors ●Texas Christian University
The T ● WFAA-TV/Project Green