EnviroFlash Challenge Results
Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 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 2014 AirNow EnviroFlash Challenge Winners:
Total Percentage Increase
Results Partner Agency % Increase
First Place Washoe County Health District 4900%
Second Place City of Evansville EPA 40%
Third Place Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management 38.7%
Total Subscriber Increase
Results Partner Agency Total Increase
First Place South Coast Air Quality Management District 299
Second Place Illinois EPA, Bureau of Air 113
Third Place Washoe County Health District 98
EnviroFlash Challenge - April 21 - May 30, 2014
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.
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
Butte County Air Quality Management District 260 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
City of Evansville EPA 170 60 3 0 2 -1 4 68 40%
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission 744 2 2 6 5 3 0 18 2.4%
Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection 2544 6 16 4 6 1 7 40 1.6%
Illinois EPA, Bureau of Air 5479 1 28 26 41 11 6 113 2.1%
Jefferson County Department of Health 418 1 7 0 -1 1 -1 7 1.7%
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 3861 48 10 4 6 -1 0 67 1.7%
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection 2381 -6 7 4 1 2 0 8 0.3%
North Carolina DENR Division of Air Quality 3679 0 1 14 -2 -2 26 37 1%
- Mecklenburg County Air Quality Agency 1927 -4 1 1 -1 1 18 16 0.8%
- NCDAQ + Sustainable Sandhills 156 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0%
- Research Triangle Regional Partnership 1047 4 1 6 0 -2 0 9 0.9%
- Western Piedmont Council of Governments 143 0 2 0 0 -1 4 5 3.5%
Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection 1051 -1 5 -1 6 10 8 27 2.6%
- Lehigh Valley / Berks Area 192 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
- Liberty-Clairton Area 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
- Pittsburgh Area 481 0 2 -1 7 9 8 25 5.2%
- Susquehanna Valley 288 -1 1 1 0 1 0 2 0.7%
- Eastern PA 27 0 0 -1 -1 0 0 -2 -7.4%
- Western PA 27 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 7.4%
Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management 137 15 0 0 31 2 5 53 38.7%
San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District 266 7 1 2 -5 3 -1 7 2.6%
South Coast Air Quality Management District 7163 1 78 5 193 18 4 299 4.2%
Washoe County Health District 2 47 19 21 5 4 2 98 4900%
Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District 2079 -1 -2 -1 0 2 -1 -3 -0.1%
How it works: EPA will record the beginning subscriber totals for each participating agency beginning at 8 a.m. on April 21, with final numbers recorded at 5 p.m. on May 30. EPA will recognize first, second and third place agencies with the highest percentage increase in new subscribers, along with 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 confirmed subscribers and to be counted in the Challenge. During events, you might encourage folks to sign up on the spot using a laptop, tablet or mobile 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.