AirSensa in Schools initiative launched: free #airpollution monitoring

The Green Westway campaign launched the ‘AirSensa in Schools’ initiative today to install free air pollution monitors for education providers in the vicinity of A40 elevated section in London.

The pioneering AirSensa monitors were developed by the non-profit organisation Change London who are making them freely available. AirSensas will enable participating schools to access information regarding the air quality in their surrounding environment in real time. A simple computer programme will show readings of both nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter from PM1-PM2.5, detailing the levels down to the minute.

Marco Picardi from Green Westway said, ‘Change London’s transformative device will give schools unprecedented access to information that was previously invisible, and could be an important step in creating a more sustainable future.’

‘Schools will be able to be alerted to the state of their immediate micro-environment, which could help determine when it’s unsafe to play outside, build evidence to support the creation of mitigating initiatives, and most importantly support the engagement of children in their environments.’

The monitors are available freely for any school in London, by filling out the following form-http://storrm.com/deliver_change/register/school_contact/

FullSizeRenderWestway Air pollution

Air pollution is one the Westway’s least welcome local impacts. It is linked to respiratory problems, brain development issues, heart disease, and even damage to the nervous system and organs such as liver, or kidneys. As uncovered by Green Westway’s month-long probe with Mapping for Change in the summer of 2014 NO2 levels are so high that they breach the EU’s limits in several points in North Kensington.

Local education establishments

Green Westway is targeting the following educational and youth institutes in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and City of Westminster:

Burlington Danes Academy, Latymer Upper playing fields, St Anne’s Nursery School and Children Centre, Oxford Gardens Primary School, Pupil Parent Partnership, Bassett House School, KidsUnlimited, Harrow Club, Rugby Portobello Trust, 1st Georgian supplementary school, Kensington Aldridge Academy, St Francis primary school, Avondale Park Primary School, St Anne’s nursery school, Ainsworth nursery school, bevington primary school, St Clement & St James C Of E Primary School, London, Notting Hill Preparatory School, Chepstow House School,Le Petit Ecole Francais, Sion Manning Secondary School, St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College, Barbly Primary School, Colville Primary School, St Peters Church of England Primary School, Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee School, Queens Park Primary School, Kensington and Chelsea College Wornington Centre, Bevington Primary School, Instituto Espanol, St Thomas Church of England Primary School, Westminster Academy, Our Lady of Dolours RC School, Edward Willson Primary School, Cet Primary School Westminster, City of Westminster College, Clifton Nurseries, Thomas Jeffries primary school.

Please send a note to the email at the bottom if a local school has been overlooked.

Green Westway Campaign 

Green Westway is a campaign founded to challenge the inevitability of a polluting Westway. It aims to promote sustainable initiatives along the Westway route and engage people in their local environments.

For more information please email: greenwestway@gmail.com

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