Solutions for
climate change
and air quality

Now’s the time to adopt cleaner fuels and energy sources for our environment

Your fuel and energy choices make a difference—for yourself, your community, and your world.

Fossil fuels used in transportation are a leading source of air pollution that can lead to lung disease, respiratory illness, and premature death. Criteria pollutants, such as particulate matter, ground-level ozone, and other toxins, harm our health and environment. Common greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide and methane, also contribute to climate change, a serious threat to human health.

There is no single solution to reduce our exposure to harmful air pollutants. That’s why the American Lung Association’s Department of Clean Air Initiatives encourages multiple alternative fuels and energy sources to address these challenges through our award-winning Clean Air Choice® program.

Now’s the time to learn more about better choices for cleaner air and a healthier future.

Clean Air Choice can help.

Reducing Emissions for Cleaner, Healthier Air

Your choices can make a difference. Selecting cleaner fuels is a way individuals and fleets can reduce harmful emissions and create a healthy environment for future generations.

Powerful vehicles providing a clean solution to reducing emissions

Blends up to E85 reduce emissions from gasoline-powered vehicles

Renewable, drop-in alternative to petroleum diesel fuel

Control exhaust, minimize idle time or improve engine efficiency

Clean Air Choice: Your resource for healthier fuel options

American Lung Association launched the Clean Air Choice program in 1999 to educate consumers about how fuel and energy choices affect the environment and air quality.

We help retailers, fleets, and stakeholders promote cleaner fuel and energy options through customized education and outreach programs in collaboration with public and private partners.

Want to learn more?

Upcoming Events

The American Lung Association/Minnesota Clean Cities Coalition will be hosting a Minnesota GreenCorps member for the 2024-2025 service year. Member applications are due Thursday, June 13, 2024 via the State of Minnesota Careers website.

Bismarck EV Tailgate Party

June 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

You are invited to an EV Tailgate party presented by Capital Electric Cooperative and the North Dakota Department of Transportation on Thursday, June 20, 2024, from 4-7pm.

Minnesota Propane Ride & Drive Event

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The MPA is excited to announce a Ride and Drive event for propane vehicles in July! In cooperation with Roush Cleantech, North Central Bus and Minnesota Clean Cities Coalition, this event will provide an opportunity to learn about the cost savings and environmental benefits of using propane as an engine fuel.

The Green Transportation Summit & Expo will occur August 20-22, 2024, in Tacoma, Washington. The transportation-focused conference consists of three days of networking, information sessions, workshops, and vehicle walk-throughs.