The Baker Creek Enhancement Society (BCES) is encouraging residents to take part in the Quesnel Commuter Challenge and Clean Air Day on Wednesday, June 6.
They’re asking residents to leave their vehicles at home and walk, cycle, carpool or take transit to work on Wednesday.
Public transit will be free for the day and the BCES will be set up on the River Walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Amanda Vibert, the education co-ordinator with BCES says there will be an educational station where people can fill out “passports” and have their name entered into a draw for prizes.
Vibert also had some everyday tips for people to help improve air quality: when burning wood at home, make sure your wood is as dry as possible to produce the least amount of smoke, work from home when you can, and avoid idling your car when possible.
She says idling in traffic isn’t always avoidable, but “instead of going through a drive thru at a restaurant, maybe turn your car off and walk in and get food instead.”
The BCES frequently posts updates on the air quality in Quesnel on their Facebook page. For more information, please contact the BCES at 250-992-5833.