Ideas for Schools

Employee Education, Notification and Participation

  • Assign Ozone Action Program (OAC) Coordinator(s)
  • Promote employee/student education/awareness of ozone issue and helpful individual actions
    • Conferences, seminars, workshops
    • Establish teams, task forces or committees
    • Posters/flyers/handouts
    • Element in student/new employee orientation
  • Employee/student alerts (e-mail, network boot up message, intercom, bulletin board, flags, etc.)
  • Incentives for participating employees/students (e.g. raffle prizes, reserved parking, meals/drinks, certificates, caps/T-shirts)

Operations and Maintenance Activities

  • Postpone maintenance activities which use small engines
  • Postpone fleet refueling until the evening
  • Use fleet vehicles to attend lunch and meetings
  • Use alternate fuel (low emission) vehicles
  • Restrict indoor and outdoor paint jobs on alert days
  • Switch to low VOC solvents and architectural coatings
  • Set up Task Force or TQM committee to focus on reduction of ozone-forming emissions

Commuter Actions

  • Encourage commute alternatives for employees/students
    • rideshare - carpool/vanpool
    • telecommute/work at home
    • public transportation
    • walk/bike
    • flexible work hours
  • Establish shuttles for groups of employees/students going between sites or to/from transit stations
  • Encourage (incentives) employees/students not to travel by auto at lunch time
    • subsidize or provide lunches
    • encourage brown bag lunches or ordering in
    • provide shuttle service to common dining areas
  • Parking management - preferences for rideshare vehicles

For more information about how you or your business can become an Ozone Action Program participant, please contact Jean Kelly at DEQ, 225-219-3966 or the Capital Region Planning Commission, (225)383-5203.  You may also email deqassistance@LA.GOV, or call RIDESHARE at (225)344-RIDE (7433).

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