Cleaner Air Efforts in Southwest Michigan

Air Quality in Southwest Michigan

Our region receives federal funding to improve air quality related to transportation.  The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission coordinates this federal funding for Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties. 

Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change

The world's scientific community has concluded with a very high level of confidence that emissions of greenhouse gases are causing the Earth's climate to warm. Throughout the world, business leaders, governments, and the public are all recognizing the potential impacts of climate change on the economy, environment, and our quality of life. The State of Michigan can play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through encouraging technology innovation and the adoption of policies that provide net economic and environmental benefits. 

Up-to-date air quality measurements for Coloma, Michigan

Up-to-date air quality measurements for Cassopolis, Michigan

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Michigan Healthy Climate Plan

What You Can Do for Cleaner Air!

Transportation accounts for 29 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the US (EPA).  So, you can protect the planet by driving less.  Combine trips, carpool, walk, bike, and ride public transit! 

The Rideshare Program for Southwest Michigan has a carpool database that will match you up with someone to rideshare with.  Southwest Michigan now has new scheduled bus routes for the greater Benton Harbor - St. Joseph area, with new service areas in Lincoln Township and St. Joseph Township.  

Home Radon Testing is easy and inexpensive, and test kits are available from county health departments all across the state, usually for $15 or less. For more information, visit the EGLE website or contact the EGLE Radon Program at 1-800-RADON GAS (1-800-723-6642).

Learn about the State of Michigan's air quality program through the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy