News Release

2023 Healthy Air Living Kids’ Calendar now available Valley-wide!

Student artists illustrate 26th edition of popular free publication

The artwork of 14 student artists from the San Joaquin Valley are 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.

The District congratulates the following talented kids featured in the calendar:

  • Sienna Valdivia, 4th grade, Shafter – Cover artist “Kids want to play, so keep our air clean!”
  • Evelyn, 6th grade, Bakersfield – “Rideshare for better air.”
  • Arella Siret Vidrio Calderon, 11th grade, Stockton – “We need clean air, stop idling!”
  • Sebastian Jones, 1st grade, Tulare – “Walking keeps our air clean!”
  • Erika Matties, 8th grade, Modesto – “Clean air means we care.”
  • Miguel Cabrera, 6th grade, Madera – “Clean our air.”
  • Felix F. Hernandez, 8th grade, Arvin – “Switch to an electric car.”
  • Tabitha Hitchman, 9th grade, Hanford – “Use electric mowers instead of gas to help clean the air!”
  • Millie Murguia, 3rd grade, Delano – “Jog, don’t smog.”
  • Milli Johal, 3rd grade, Atwater – “Healthy Air Living.”
  • Aranza Garcia Soto, 2nd grade, Fresno – “Check the air before you let your kids play outside!”
  • Genesis Esparza, 8th grade, Arvin – “Don’t burn wood. Save energy. Help change the air quality.”
  • Elyies Dukes, 11th grade, Stockton – “Clean air.”
  • Caitlyn Lee, 6th 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: in Fresno, at 1990 E. Gettysburg Ave., in Modesto, at 4800 Enterprise Way, and in Bakersfield, at 34936 Flyover Court.

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.