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Air Aware Schools

The City of Fort Worth is committed to reducing air pollution and protecting the health of our residents, students and visitors. When your school participates in the Air Quality Index Flag Activity, you help educate students, parents and staff on air pollution conditions and potential health effects. You will also learn steps you can take to keep students safe on days when there is poor air quality.

Air Pollution and the Air Quality Index

In Fort Worth, the primary air pollutants of concern are ozone and particulate matter (PM). These pollutants are especially dangerous for sensitive groups, such as the elderly, children and people with asthma or other respiratory illnesses. The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a way to communicate the current air quality and what potential health impacts you may experience from pollution in the air. You can view the current AQI here:

Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index Flag Activity

Help students and parents learn about air pollution, its potential health effects and what they can do about it. Sign up for the Air Quality Index Flag Activity to incorporate air quality awareness into your School Green Team. When you complete the activity, your school we will receive recognition as an Air Aware School.

Air Quality Index Flag Activity

Reduce Air Pollution at School

Schedule a City of Fort Worth Community Engagement education presentation related to air quality by calling 817-392-6201 or email

  • Bike Safety (K-5th) – Bicycling promotes health and clean air.
  • Care for Cowtown Air – Learn what causes air pollution and how to protect air quality.

Help raise air awareness with students, faculty and parents.

  • Ask bus drivers and parents picking up children to turn off their engines if parked for more than 30 seconds. Those tailpipe emissions aren’t healthy for little lungs.
  • Send out alerts on poor air quality days. Your School Green Team could make morning announcements on days when air pollution might affect outdoor activities.
  • Place air quality posters (link to Air Quality Poster PDF) around your school.


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