“I am so proud of the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District and Barbara Page. This film is an important tool that can be used in our community and across the country to better inform the public about the need for clean air and the importance of fighting pollution.”
-Congresswoman Lois Capps, 23rd Congressional District
"I'm proud to congratulate you on your Clean Air Excellence Award and I look forward to working with you in the years ahead to create a cleaner, healthier, more efficient America."
-Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
"Your film was great and most informative. I think it should be shown worldwide."
-Irene Agnew, Sunrise Rotary, Thousand Oaks
"We would like to extend our warmest congratulations on your winning achievement in the 22nd Annual International MERCURY Awards competition honoring excellence in communications. Your unique work and dedication shine through.
-Reni L. Witt, President, Mercomm, Inc.
Not only is the film beautifully made, but also a fresh glimpse into one of the great issues of our time. . .Your clear and accessible depiction of scientific phenomena - particularly the ice core study in Antarctica - was both fascinating and inspiring. I genuinely commend you on the making of this important film."
-Ed Begley Jr.
The film shows, in easy-to-understand words and graphics, what air pollution is, how it affects us, and how each of us contributes to the problem. It also highlights what others around the world are doing to identify and solve their air pollution problems. The national and international information is especially valuable in that it shows air pollution problems exist and are being addressed beyond our hometown borders."
-Richard H. Baldwin, air quality consultant,
former Ventura County Air Pollution Control Officer
“It was fabulous! What a great effort you all did on that film. Very well done and inspiring!”
-Richard A. “Chet” Wayland, Director, U.S. EPA Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards, NC
“Thank you for sharing this film with us. My staff and I had an opportunity to view it today. I believe everyone was truly impressed by the quality, both in production and content. We hope to show this film to many others as I truly believe it captures the essence of our shared mission.”
-James E. Stormer, Palm Beach Florida County Health Department, Air & Solid Waste Programs, FL
“The film succeeds with animated scenes of the Earth’s beginnings and actual footage taken from space. One highlight of the film is the scene where an ice core sample, taken from the frozen plains of Antarctica, is melted, releasing air captured in the earliest days of the Earth’s creation.”
-Linda Harmon, Ojai Valley News, CA
“Congratulations Barbara! I really loved the film and I hope that MANY more people get to experience it and learn from it.”
-Lori Kobza, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
-Christian, 7th grade student, Ventura, CA
“Such a wonderful moment, watching that incredible movie, and the feeling in the room.”
-Mary Byrd, Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, CA
“Congratulations on a very well-researched and designed film.”
-Tammy Allen, Air Quality Division of the Pinellas County Department of Environmental Management, FL
“Just got back from the conference. I wanted to thank you for showing your movie there – it was really great. It’s so nice to see something that encapsulates what we do for a living so well. Again, thanks.”
-Tim Dye, Vice President, Sonoma Technology, CA
“Still can’t get over your wonderful movie. You should really, really be proud. We can’t wait to start sharing it with others. . .It’s such a great resource. Thank you so much for your hard work - - and perseverance - - to make it happen.”
-Alice Collingwood, Communications Manager, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, WA
“I am so excited about the production. It is excellent – the storyline is just enough science but not too much. The images are fantastic!”
-Allison Maries, teacher, Cabrillo Middle School, Ventura, CA
“Tonight was the night. The film screening (in Columbus, Ohio on August 21) was a success and the credits were met with a generous round of applause. Attendees lingered to discuss the film and their ideas afterwards. . .I wish you could have been with us to enjoy the admiration and reception your work received.”
-Tracie Conner, Green Columbus, OH
“Good information. Good narrator. Good international view.”
-Ventura County Department of Environmental Health
"Thank you very much for sending us a copy of your DVD, AIR – THE SEARCH FOR ONE CLEAN BREATH. I have reviewed the film and found it to be extraordinarily good – informative, interesting and high-quality, on a topic very useful for us. Thanks again for producing such a professional product."
-David M. Caprile, Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency, WA
"I want to thank you for the marvelous presentation you made to our library. The film was professionally done and very engaging. Your whole team of specialists was obviously knowledgeable and contributed greatly to our understanding of the air pollution situation not only around the world but also locally in Ventura County. I hope the publicity that was generated will entice even more people to attend your future screenings at other locations."
-Karen Schatz, Librarian, Oxnard Library