Message from the B.C. Government

Clean air and a healthy environment are fundamental to our quality of life. As B.C. continues to grow, the importance of keeping our air clean becomes more apparent every day. Looking after the quality of the air we breathe is both our right and our responsibility.

That is why the B.C. government has developed this Air Action Plan – to help ensure we continue to enjoy the best air quality possible. Our province deserves it. We deserve it. The Plan sets out 28 actions to reduce pollution from all sources, with all initiatives underway by 2009.

The government is dedicating $28.5 million over three years to implement the Plan, in partnership with industry, communities and other levels of government.

You can make a difference, too. In fact, individuals who cut their contributions to air pollution can have the biggest impact of all – especially with support from communities and government. And don't forget: even small changes in our day-today lives can make a big difference. After all, it's your air, your health and your choice.

Nothing is more important than the air we breathe. So let's work together to keep it clean and healthy – for our families and communities, for generations to come.