The North Texas Clean Air Coalition is a non-profit organization in the D/FW area that is dedicated to “encouraging voluntary efforts to improve air quality in North Texas through educating, engaging and recognizing the business community.” The Clean Air Coalition embraces the philosphy that businesses can earn a profit while reducing negative environmental impacts. The coalition’s beginnings were in response to local air quality challenges, especially ozone pollution.
In 1993, a number of local government entitites recognized the potential dangers and economic consequences the region could face if it failed to achieve clean air compliance. The North Texas Commission, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, the Dallas Regional Chamber, and the North Central Texas Council of Governments founded the North Texas Clean Air Coalition. Shortly after that, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority joined as members. Other leading business, transportation authorities, city and county entities have joined the effort since and all remain the regional leaders today. To date, the Clean Air Coalition has educated, engaged, or recognized the thousands of companies within the nine-county service area.
The NTCAC sponsors various events throughout the year designed to promote clean air initiatives for local businesses and municipalities. In addition, they recognize businesses that are implmenting practices that improve air quality through their Working For Clean Air awards.
For more information, visit their website at: www.workingforcleanair.org