The department works to maintain the purity of Missouri's air to protect the health, general welfare and property of the people. It’s not a task that can be completed by one agency alone. That’s why we continue to exchange information with people in industry, consulting, regulatory agencies, environmental groups and the public to help make a difference in Missouri air quality together. Here are some recent success stories related to air quality efforts in Missouri.
Reducing idling at schools is important because air pollution affects children the most. Children’s lungs are sensitive and still developing; in fact, children breathe 50 percent more air per pound of body weight than adults do. Learn how students at the Center for Creative Learning in the Rockwood School District, St. Louis County, started an idling reduction program.
Finding locations to recharge your electric vehicle while traveling across Missouri may have felt like a game of hide and seek in the past. Finding a nearby charging station today, however, is getting easier thanks to the department's Volkswagen Trust Funds.