Public Information Division
Barbara L. Page, Manager (805) 645-1415
The Public Information Division provides air quality information to over 844,000 Ventura County residents. It does this through a variety of both traditional and innovative public information techniques including:
The Ventura County Climate Change Almanac is our latest effort to address climate change. This was done as part of our ongoing outreach on climate change as requested by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board. We are also giving Almanacs to county teachers to supplement the new Educator’s Guide to our award-winning film, Air – the search for one clean breath
One of our goals was to present information about current research in the field. The Almanac explains the scope of the problem and how it is being addressed internationally, nationally, and locally here in Ventura County. We understand the controversy surrounding climate change; that is why the piece is heavily annotated. We gathered information from the same sources we normally use in the air pollution field.
Download the Ventura County Climate Change Almanac here.
Focus on Education
This ad appeared on February 29 in the winter 2012 Focus on Education supplement in the Ventura County Star. The publication is a non-profit, informative newsletter that reflects the image, culture and philosophy of the Ventura County Office of Education.
Air - the search for one clean breath
Air: The search for one clean breath is a large-screen format film originally funded by a United States Environmental Protection Agency and produced by the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District and the communications firm, Media 360.
New, for 2010, an Educator's Guide to the film, available on the film's website. AirTheFilm.org
There's always time for clean air! We attend many events in Ventura County each year to talk with the public about air quality and what individuals can do to help clean our air. We have large or portable colorful graphic displays to educate the public about air quality.
We distribute lots of air quality "stuff" at these events. If you have a special event that you would like us to participate in, give Barbara a call at (805) 645-1415.
Clean Air Excellence Awards
Since 2000, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has given awards to individuals and organizations that have undertaken the risks of innovation, served as pioneers in their fields, and improved the air in the process. The Clean Air Excellence Awards Program was established at the recommendation of the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee, a senior-level policy committee that advises the EPA on implementation of the Clean Air Act.
The VCAPCD Public Information Division has been honored to receive this award three times, and it the only recipient that has done so in the Education/Outreach Category. The category recognizes programs that disseminate information and/or educational materials on air quality and activities that promote clean air.
2008 – Air – the search for one clean breath
At a ceremony in May 2009 in Washington DC, the District received its third Clean Air Excellence Award for the high-definition international film, Air – the search for one clean breath. For more information about the film, its new Educator’s Guide, and a schedule of screenings, visit airthefilm.org.
2003 – Public Awareness Health & Air Pollution Campaign
At a ceremony in March 2004 in Washington D.C., the District received its second award for a health campaign. The APCD partnered with local doctors, using their images and words to promote one main message: air pollution is harmful to health and individuals can make choices to benefit
2000 – Air World
At the first awards ceremony in September 2000 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the VCAPCD received the Clean Air Excellence Award for the Air World CD-ROM. Created for kiosk application, copies of the CD were distributed nationally. The touch-screen application used video-clips, photos, graphics, and other exciting visuals to take users to different countries to explore various air quality problems and what is being locally and internationally to help air quality.
Speaker's Bureau - Coming to you with a clean air message
Need a guest speaker for your business, service organization, or community group meeting? Our Speakers Bureau is one of the District’s many public outreach efforts designed to keep you informed about air quality in Ventura County. Speakers are generally available during regular business hours, although evening or weekend presentations may be accommodated.
For information, or to request a speaker, call (805) 645-1415.
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