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Guest Reading For Air Quality Awareness Week

TMA News | May 3rd, 2023

To celebrate “Air Quality Awareness Week” our project coordinator Ashley Sulon was the special guest reader at Pearl S. Buck Elementary School in the Neshaminy School District as she read the children’s book “Why is Coco Orange?” to all first-grade classes.

“Why is Coco Orange?” is the story of a chameleon, but he can’t change colors, and his asthma is acting up. Coco and his friends at Lizard Lick Elementary solve this mystery as they learn about air quality and how to stay healthy when the air quality is bad.

Children also received coloring books and activity sheets that focus on keeping our air clean.

Children are at risk due to air pollution for several reasons according to the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. They spend more time outdoors, their lungs are still developing, and they breathe more air per pound of bodyweight than adults. Children not only have greater exposure to pollutants like ozone and particle pollution but those pollutants can exert greater impacts on developing lungs.

To learn more about our Air Quality Partnership program go to https://www.tmabucks.com/resources/air-quality/