The Communications & Outreach Division serves the public and the media as the Air District's clearinghouse for information about its programs and operations. The Division manages outreach programs including Spare the Air, Winter Spare the Air, 1-800-EXHAUST (smoking vehicle reporting), and Bay Area Resource Teams.
This Division conducts community outreach to local communities to promote Air District policies and initiatives. Some of its other functions include preparing and producing non-technical publications for the general public, overseeing advertising and public relations on behalf of the Air District, scheduling speakers and conducting educational programs in the schools.
The nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay are home to almost seven million residents and an estimated 1.7 million fireplaces and woodstoves.