Today marks the launch of six months of air quality monitoring across Lambeth. Yay I hear you cry! And with good reason; currently there are only three static air quality monitoring stations across Lambeth borough. Love Lambeth Air will provide local people with the materials and support required to collect measurements for nitrogen dioxide across a number of streets in Lambeth, providing a detailed picture of air quality in their local area.
On a lovely autumn day in the sunny city of Thessaloniki Mapping for Change joined forces with other Cap4Access team members to explore accessibility across the city. The mapping party formed part of a series of similar MapMyDay events being run across the globe, which started on September 27 , World Tourism Day. This year the United Nations (UN) World Tourism Organization chose the theme “Tourism for All. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared: “On this World Tourism Day, let us recognize that all people can and should be able to participate in tourism and enjoy unforgettable travel experiences.”
On 11th February 2016 Lara posted in Uncategorised
In December 2015 Mapping for Change launched a crowd funding campaign with the aim of raising money to enable local communities to monitor air quality in their areas
We are delighted to say that the project was a success in receiving enough pledges to support 6 local communities in undertaking air quality monitoring projects. Through the crowd funding campaign we have also successfully launched our Air Quality App for Android devices.
On 9th December 2015 Louise posted in Uncategorised
Last month we launched our crowdfunded Air Quality Monitoring initiative that will enable communities across the UK to collect evidence about air pollution in their local area. The campaign also seeks to build an equipment library of high grade sensors that can be loaned out to any community wanting to investigate the pollution levels in the neighbourhoods.
We are delighted to announce that we now have top-up, matched funding to help up to 40 communities in London – committed to monitoring nitrogen dioxide in early 2016 – reach the minimum £250 required at our sole discretion. This is fantastic news! We welcome the chance to work with communities both in London and across the country through this campaign.
On 21st September 2015 Hannah posted in Uncategorised
September weather averages defied all expectations last Friday as the sun shone down on the first Access the National Trails workshop in Eynsham, Oxfordshire. Our goal: to kick-start a national movement of volunteers keen to collect information about the accessibility of trails, using mobile phone applications.
On 24th June 2015 Hannah posted in Uncategorised
London’s air pollution is a pertinent, under-acknowledged, and often shocking issue. Many communities are taking it into their own hands to discover just how polluted their local area is, by conducting Citizen Science initiatives to measure levels of nitrogen dioxide. Last night, 10 new community groups from across London ventured into UCL to collect monitoring equipment, and begin their collective local action.