The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is committed to engaging the public directly in its efforts to reduce air pollution. One of the Air District’s innovative efforts to engage the public was the formation of local resource teams in 1991. From that point to the current day local civic groups, agencies, businesses and environmental organizations meet regularly and work collaboratively to implement projects that promote cleaner air.
Team members are responsible for developing and carrying out local projects. Each team gets facilitated support to foster effective communication among team members, to assist with planning projects, to help team members allocate tasks and to assure that the work gets done.
There are currently nine Spare the Air Resource Teams meeting and working together within the Bay Area's nine counties.