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Shared Stories

Read personal stories about why people in the Southeast are fighting for clean, healthy air.

My Story: Clean Air Depends on Driving Less

My Story: Clean Air Depends on Driving Less

Clean air is the fuel that I need to make my bicycling possible. As I grow older, if the air quality here declines, I’m concerned that I’ll have to cut back significantly on or even abandon this activity that I enjoy so much.

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My Story: I Want a Future Where Air Quality is More Important

My Story: I Want a Future Where Air Quality is More Important

I worry about the effect of poor air quality on the health of everyone, particularly the children and elderly who are most vulnerable. I’d love to see a future where air quality is of more importance to our lawmakers. I think the U.S. could be seen a world leader when it comes to improving air quality.

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Tell Us Your Story

Why is clean air important to you, your family or your patients? We invite you to share your clean air story here. Personal stories show that air pollution affects real people.  Your story will be shared on this website and potentially featured in social media posts and newsletters. We might ask you to share your story with elected official, the media, and others, depending on your level of comfort. What we learn from you will inspire others to get involved in the fight for clean air and help us advocate for policies that protect air quality.

What to include in your story:

  • Introduce yourself. Share what’s you’d like to about your profession, family and background. Focus on what’s relevant.
  • Why is clean air and a healthy climate so important to you? Do you know anyone personally who is affected by air pollution or climate change? How? Is there a specific instance or experience that highlights your motivation? Include as much detail as possible.
  • What are your hopes for the future (regarding clean air and climate change)? What solutions do you support? What will help others who are affected by air pollution and climate change?

Once we receive your story we will contact you to follow up and get your photo. You can also email your answers and photo to MOCleanair@lungse.org.

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