|Be Air Aware team (from left) Trina Larson, Chrissy|
Springfield, Lynda Anderson, Joel Brame,
and Lori Girshick.
The Be Air Aware campaign promotes a work environment free of harmful chemicals and irritants that may cause Multiple Chemical Sensitivities syndrome. The campaign creates awareness about the needs of employees who suffer with this invisible disability. This initiative has aided in fostering inclusivity and diversity so that all Maricopa employees can do their best work.
While the initiative is still ongoing at this point, the team is considering expanding the educational sessions to students and adjunct faculty. Many employees have come forward to thank the team because they had been suffering reactions in silence.
“We owe it to our employees to provide the healthiest environment possible for them to work in,” said MCCCD Chancellor Rufus Glasper during the Breathe Easy campaign.