Spare the Air

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511 Tracking Travel Disruptions in Fire Zones
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Update as of November 1, 2017: With the North Bay fires contained, 511 has discontinued posting of fire-related road closures and transit disruptions.

Winter Spare the Air Alert in Effect
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Monday, December 19, 2016

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued. The Winter Spare the Air program notifies residents when particulate matter levels are anticipated to be unhealthy.

Annual Youth Conference Encourages Action for Clean Air
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Youth for Environment and Sustainability, or YES, Conference, returns to the Bay Area at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the new Bay Area Metro Center at 375 Beale Street in San Francisco.

Students to Tackle Region’s Environmental & Sustainability Issues at Spare the Air Youth YES Conference
News Release
Monday, December 7, 2015

OAKLAND, CA — Middle- and high-school students from across the region are invited to attend the third annual Youth for the Environment and Sustainability, or YES, Conference on Saturday, January 30

BikeMobiles Offer Free Bike Repairs Summer 2015
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Friday, July 17, 2015

“Bring us your tired, your rusty, your broken bicycles.” That’s the motto of MTC’s Bay Area BikeMobile program — a bike repair shop on wheels that appears at schools, libraries and festivals.

Students Invited to Attend and Present at Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

UPDATE  February 4, 2015…There’s still room at the YES Conference – Youth for the Environment and Sustainability — set for this  Saturday, February 7, at MTC’s Oakland offices, sta

Throngs Greet Bay Area BikeMobile At Antioch High School Festival
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Monday, November 3, 2014

At a free cycling festival at Antioch High School on Oct.

MTC’s Spare the Air Youth Program Brings You...
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Aquarium of the Bay is offering free workshops for teachers from all nine Bay Area counties as part of the BayMobile project, which is funded by the Spare the Air Youth Program.

BayMobile Brings the Bay Straight to Schools
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Thursday, September 4, 2014


Spare the Air Alert in Effect
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A Spare the Air Alert has been issued. Please find alternatives to driving alone to work, as reducing traffic and tailpipe exhaust can improve air quality and keep our air healthy. 


Youth For The Environment & Sustainability (YES) Conference
2015_YES_Conference_Program.pdf (290.67 KB)


Family Biking Workshop
Friday, September 26, 2014

Videographer Mark Jones captures an evening in East Palto Alto, where kids and parents learned about bike safety, picked up free helmets and embarked on a four-mile ride that made use of the commun