Picture clean air.

What does clean air mean to you? What are some ways you help keep air healthy?

Send us a photo for our #ThisIsCleanAir conversation about how you help keep air clean and healthy to breathe. Your photo might inspire others and you could win a $50 gift card to a local business and a reusable tote bag made from recycled plastic! 

The Clean Air Program will host different challenges throughout the year, so you can have multiple opportunities to submit photos and see if other people's entries might give you new ideas.

Air pollution negatively affects the health of living organisms and non-living things, too. There are many sources of air pollution that result from our everyday activities and product choices. The good news is there are also lots of actions we can take to minimize air pollution.

Fall Challenge (entries due September 30, 2020)

Theme: Transportation

How do you travel in a clean-air way, navigating COVID-19 restrictions and the warmth of Tucson's weather?


Save 80 miles      Still Biking     Inflating tires 
 Masked up & physically
distanced. Saving 80 miles/wk

Still riding and saving 55 miles/wk.

Keeping my tires inflated reduces 
fuel use & emissions.

Challenge Rules & Details:

  • You must be a resident of Pima County and at least 16 years old to participate.
  • Post your family-friendly photos to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #ThisIsCleanAir and tag us @PimaDEQ on Facebook and Twitter or @Pima_County on Instagram.
  • Instead of posting on social media, photos may be submitted via email to HealthyAir@pima.gov.
  • Participants may submit one photo per day.
  • Photos must represent at least one clean air action related to transportation.
  • Photos must include a caption stating about how many vehicle miles traveled are avoided by replacing, reducing or shortening trips, or, if not reducing miles, how the action improves air quality.
  • Photos must be tweeted, posted or submitted by September 30, 2020.
  • Employees of Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) are not eligible to receive prizes, however, may submit photos.
  • Photo finalist contenders will be internally determined by PDEQ Clean Air Program staff and shared mid-October for public vote.
  • The first place winner will receive a $50 gift card supporting a local business and a reusable tote bag made from recycled plastic bottles, and the photo will be featured on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and this website! Good luck!


By submitting your entry, you give PDEQ permission to respectfully use the image via social media and educational materials.

Pima County manages this website and reviews all submissions before publication. A submission will be rejected if inappropriate for public viewing.

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