Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Missions Player Brett Kennedy Encourage San Antonians to Reduce Pollution MD Monthly August 14, 2017 Research (August 10, 2017) – Mayor Ron Nirenberg and San Antonio Missions pitcher Brett Kennedy ask residents and area businesses in a PSA to help prevent air pollution as part of the City of San Antonio’s “Breathe Today. SA Tomorrow” air quality public education campaign. Produced by Sinclair Broadcast Group, the PSA is now airing on News4 San Antonio, KABB-TV and the CW. View it here: http://vidshare.myfoxsa.com/?vid=CW_CAUSE_COSA-0717-60HDv3 In the PSA, Mayor Nirenberg is seen boarding a VIA bus and asks the community to “keep San Antonio the largest, clean air city in the nation,” while Kennedy is shown with Kaitlyn Muñoz, “Daytime@Nine” correspondent and CW Crew spokesperson, at Missions Stadium, where he reminds individuals that “it’s all about keeping San Antonio’s air quality as clean as we can.” “Air quality is among the biggest challenges facing our region — impacting our economy, our health, and the quality of life of our residents,” Mayor Nirenberg said. “This campaign helps us remind residents about ways that they can contribute to cleaner air.” People can help reduce air pollution by carpooling whenever possible, combining errands to save gas, keeping vehicle tires properly inflated, and not mowing or filling up your gas tank when it’s hot outside, as recommended in the PSA. For more tips to help reduce air pollution, visit www.SanAntonio.gov/BreatheToday. One San Antonio Diverse, internationally connected and globally competitive, San Antonio has a vibrant culture and economy and is consistently ranked among the fastest-growing cities in the United States. America’s seventh-largest city offers opportunities in industries ranging from bioscience, financial services, aerospace, cybersecurity, energy and transportation manufacturing to healthcare. In 2016, San Antonio was named an All-America City by the National Civic League. We are “Military City USATM,” home to crucial military commands supported by a patriotic citizenry. We welcome 32.5 million visitors annually who inject $13.4 billion annually into our economy, and UNESCO recently designated the city’s Spanish colonial missions as a World Heritage Site. Celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2018, San Antonio is a city with a storied past and an even brighter future. For more information, visit www.sanantonio.gov. About the SA Tomorrow Initiative SA Tomorrow is a three-plan approach to guide San Antonio toward smart, sustainable growth with efforts to preserve our resources and quality of life. The initiative aims to address issues of importance to the entire community including air and water quality, energy efficiency, transportation, jobs and housing through the following plans: the Sustainability Plan, the Comprehensive Plan and the Multimodal Transportation Plan. For more information, visit www.satomorrow.com. About the City of San Antonio Office of Sustainability Through innovative programs focusing on energy efficiency, community and corporate sustainability, and sustainable transportation, the Office of Sustainability is working to make San Antonio a great place to live, work, and play while enhancing the environment, quality-of-life, and our economic vitality. More information is available at www.sanantonio.gov/oep.