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October, 2009
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. 
North Texas Clean Air Coalition Award Events

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Recognizing businesses that take steps to reduce the impact of their operations on local air quality remains an integral part of the Clean Air Coalition's mission.
The annual Working for Clean Air™ Awards allows employers to inventory their clean air programs and compare their performance to that of other area businesses. Recognition events in Fort Worth and Dallas ar held each year to honor leaders in our business community who participate and make a difference for cleaner air. 
Invitation to Fort Worth Event
Recognizing companies located within the "76_ _ _" zip codes

Western Invitation
Invitation to Dallas Event
Recognizing companies located within the "75_ _ _" zip codes.

Eastern Invitation

Working for Clean Air™ Awards
 North Texas Clean Air Coalition
DATE| Tuesday, October 20 2009 | Fort Worth
 Thursday, Octoer 22 2009 | Dallas
TIME| 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION| Chesapeake Plaza | Fort Worth
Eddie Deen's Ranch | Dallas
MORE| Free Event | Limited Seating | RSVP Required

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DCTA Logo On Friday, November 20th, the Denton County Transportation Authority will break ground on the Highland Village/Lewisville Lake Station of the A-train rail line through Denton County.  The Highland Village/Lewisville Lake Station is one of five rail stations planned as part of the A-train project to link destinations of interest and major metropolitan areas throughout Denton County. 
A central element of DCTA's service plan, the A-train project includes single-phase construction of 21 miles of regional rail, five rail stations, a bicycle/pedestrian trail and a regional rail operating and maintenance facility.  DCTA is moving forward on the A-train project at an unprecedented pace and the station is the fourth station to break ground this year.  This particular station is of importance because it will link the citizens of Denton County with restaurants, shopping and retail destinations, as well as recreational activities in both Lewisville and Highland Village.  The station will be located at the southeast corner of IH 35E and Garden Ridge. 
A-Train Groundbreaking at Highland Viollage/Lewisville Lake Station

Date:  Friday, November 20, 2009
Time:  2:00 p.m.
Place:  2998 N. Stemmons Freeway 

The public is encouraged to attend the groundbreaking ceremony and participate in this historic event for Denton County.


Events and Meetings in the North Texas Region promoting clean air and other green initiatives.  Mark your calendar...
WUD 2009

Join the North Texas Clean AIr Coalition at Sabre, Travelocity, and DFW-UPA for their interactive trade show to celebrate World Usability Day and its theme of Designing for a Sustainable World.  At this event, you will:

  • Listen to a panel of speakers talk about how their companies do Design for a Sustainable World. 
  • Visit our 25 booth trade show, where you can network and talk with other professionals
  • Test your knowledge by taking the Green Car Quiz
  • Register to win eco-friendly prizes
  • Learn about eco-friendly ways to imrprove your home and car
  • Play with the latest eco-friendly gadgets from local stores

The event runs from 9AM-3PM at Sabre, 3150 Sabre Drive, Southlake TX
November 12, 2009
More information available here

Bike Rally 2009

The T's 2009 Clean Air Bike Rally was a success! Nearly 300 bike enthusiasts turned out for a beautiful ride through Fort Worth.
Bike Rally 1   Bike Rally 3
Betsy Price and Dick Ruddell                                       Bicycles Inc. Official Bike Shop of the Rally

Bike Rally 2   Bike Rally 4
Riders on Main Street hill toward downtown                LMRA Bicycle Club
Thanks to all the sponsors, exhibitors, and participants for a great event.  See you next year! 
NTC Signature Series 
Bill Lively 
      Super Bowl XLV
Come and hear Bill Lively, President and CEO of Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, describe the many avenues of economic opportunity that Super Bowl XLV will bring to teh North Texas region.  Mr. Lively will outline the 16 venues across the region that will be involved in Super Bowl XLV as well as the special programs that have been announced such s SLANT 45.  Also, informaiton will be provided to outline the economic impact of Super bowl XLV to the North TExas region.  Amanda Whitelaw, volunteer coordinate, will be on hand to sign up volunteers for the Super Bowl XLV effort.
Click here to register and sponsorship information
November 9, 2009
Reception 11:15 a.m.
Registration 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon 12:00 p.m.
Mandalay Ballroom
Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas
221 East Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, Texas 75039
In This Issue
Working for Clean Air Awards
Transit Talk
Eco Events Around Town
Partner News
Be Airesponsible
Volunteer Spotlight
Valuable Links
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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. 

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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 
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Dr. Tim Barth

Dr. Tim Barth 
Business Outreach Committee 
He was born in Olean, New York. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from St. Bonaventure University, then went on to attain a Masters Degree at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He then received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Barth's area of expertise is in Behavioral Neuroscience. He has published over 30 original research papers and book chapters, most of which evaluate various factors that may influence recovery after brain injury.

For the past nine years, he has been Chair of the Department of Psychology at TCU. Dr. Barth teaches courses in Neuroscience, Psychology, and Ethical Decision-Making. Recently he has helped TCU develop a new undergraduate program in the Psychology of Leadership. 

Dr. Barth is a member of the National Leagues of Cities Energy Environmental and Natural Resources Policy Committee, and the STAR Community Index Education, Arts & Community Technical Advisory Committee.

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Founding Members

Transit Partners
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2009 Sponsors of the Clean Air Coalition
Sustaining Sponsor
Assisting Sponsors

Ash Grove Texas, L. P.
North Texas Tollway Authority
Contributing Sponsors
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
In-Kind Contributors
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