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Student Artists Illustrate Healthy Air Living Calendar

The artwork of 14 student artists from the San Joaquin Valley is featured in the 2023 Healthy Air Living Kids’ Calendar. The District’s annual calendar is a bilingual, full-color wall calendar, featuring clean-air messages and drawings, and designed to educate and inspire the public to live a Healthy Air Life and reduce air pollution in the Valley.

District officials recently announced and congratulated the students featured in the calendar.

Sienna Valdivia, fourth grade, Shafter – Cover artist “Kids want to play, so keep our air clean!”

Evelyn, sixth grade, Bakersfield – “Rideshare for better air.”

Arella Siret Vidrio Calderon, 11th grade, Stockton – “We need clean air, stop idling!”

Sebastian Jones, first grade, Tulare – “Walking keeps our air clean!”

Erika Matties, eighth grade, Modesto – “Clean air means we care.”

Miguel Cabrera, sixth grade, Madera – “Clean our air.”

Felix F. Hernandez, eighth grade, Arvin – “Switch to an electric car.”

Tabitha Hitchman, ninth grade, Hanford – “Use electric mowers instead of gas to help clean the air!”

Millie Murguia, third grade, Delano – “Jog, don’t smog.”

Milli Johal, third grade, Atwater – “Healthy Air Living.”

Aranza Garcia Soto, second grade, Fresno – “Check the air before you let your kids play outside!”

Genesis Esparza, eighth grade, Arvin – “Don’t burn wood. Save energy. Help change the air quality.”

Elyies Dukes, 11th grade, Stockton – “Clean air.”

Caitlyn Lee, sixth grade, Fresno – “Don’t burn trash! It pollutes our air!”

The calendars are free, and distributed to schools, community groups, healthcare facilities, churches, civic organizations, non-profits, and individuals upon request, while supplies last.

To request calendars for yourself, your classroom, school or other organization, email or call (559) 230-6000. Calendars can also be picked up at any District office including the one in Modesto at 4800 Enterprise Way.

The Valley Air District covers eight counties, including San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and San Joaquin Valley air basin portions of Kern. For additional information about the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, visit or call 559-230-6000.