EnviroFlash Challenge Results
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 AirNow EnviroFlash Challenge! Thank you to the agencies that participated in the Challenge. Even if you didn't win the Challenge, you've helped more people get access to air quality information they can use to protect their heath -- and that's a win for everyone.
Congratulations to the 2015 AirNow EnviroFlash Challenge Winners:
Total Percentage Increase
Results Partner Agency % Increase
First Place Western PA 12.9%
Second Place Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency 11.2%
Third Place Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission 8.8%
Total Subscriber Increase
Results Partner Agency Total Increase
First Place Illinois EPA, Bureau of Air 85
Second Place Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection 79
Third Place Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission 69
EnviroFlash Challenge - April 27 - June 5, 2015
It's time for the EnviroFlash Challenge! Over a six week period you can compete with other EnviroFlash partner agencies to see who can get the biggest increase in subscribers beginning April 27 - June 5, 2015.
Partner Agency Beginning
Total
Week 1
Increase
Week 2
Increase
Week 3
Increase
Week 4
Increase
Week 5
Increase
Week 6
Increase
Total
Increase
Total %
Increase
Clean Air Partnership of Middle TN 674 2 -5 0 -1 1 1 -2 -0.3%
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission 783 42 13 5 1 6 2 69 8.8%
Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection 2249 4 26 5 15 17 12 79 3.5%
Illinois EPA, Bureau of Air 5574 21 11 3 17 19 14 85 1.5%
Jefferson County Department of Health 414 5 -2 1 1 0 16 21 5.1%
Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection 1098 9 1 3 1 0 0 14 1.3%
    - Lehigh Valley / Berks Area 188 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0 0%
    - Liberty-Clairton Area 31 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 6.5%
    - Pittsburgh Area 522 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.6%
    - Susquehanna Valley 295 3 1 0 1 0 0 5 1.7%
    - Eastern PA 31 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0%
    - Western PA 31 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 12.9%
San Francisco Bay Area AQMD 87918 -5 -15 0 -2 -5 -2 -29 -0.03%
South Coast Air Quality Management District 8036 4 4 -2 -2 6 -3 7 0.1%
Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency 347 -1 29 2 2 1 6 39 11.2%
Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Air Quality 162 7 1 0 0 0 1 9 5.6%
Washoe County Health District 230 1 8 3 2 0 2 16 7%
How it works: EPA will record the beginning totals for each participating agency beginning at 8 a.m. on April 27, with final numbers recorded at 5 p.m. on June 5. EPA will recognize first, second and third place agencies with the highest percentage increase in new subscribers and the agencies that signed the most subscribers.
Please note that we are only counting confirmed subscribers. If you add or upload a list of subscribers - those subscribers will receive an email. They must respond and confirm their email address to be a confirmed subscriber and to be counted in the Challenge. During events you might encourage folks to sign up "on the spot" using a laptop, iPad or cell phone so they can complete the process and confirm their information.
What you get if you win: Bragging rights, a certificate, and recognition on the AIRNow website, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and the knowledge that you're helping more people take steps to protect their health from air pollution.
New subscribers are around every corner: Be sure to have family and friends sign up, as well as community groups, businesses, doctors and nurses, health organizations, teachers and coaches, athletic associations, college and university students, and members of environmental organizations at www.airnow.gov/enviroflash.

You can also attract new subscribers by promoting the School Flag Program (www.airnow.gov/schoolflag) to schools in your area. Schools will subscribe to EnviroFlash to know the daily air quality forecast and know the AQI flag color to fly each day.