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On 16th January 2017 Claire posted in News

Love Lambeth Air First Results

Our Love Lambeth Air project is now into its third month of monitoring, halfway through our six-month project. Love Lambeth Air provides local people with the materials and support required to collect measurements for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) across a number of sites in Lambeth, providing a detailed picture of air quality in their local area. Find out more.

We have received the first set of results back from the lab and the results can be seen on the Community Air Quality map. On the map you can find the site locations across Lambeth along with data for each site including the level of nitrogen dioxide.

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On 9th December 2016 Hannah posted in News

Ramp It Up! Contest Winners Announced.

We are delighted to announce the lucky winners of our Ramp It Up! competition.

Each winner will receive a portable ramp for their premises. This means there are now 10 more accessible public spaces in the UK.

If you know of any other public spaces which are accessible please add them to the Wheelmap app and share your knowledge. With your help we can increase inclusion and accessibility in all our towns and cities. Let’s make Europe a fairer place.

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On 24th November 2016 Agnes posted in Featured, News

Access the National Trails: Still Walking

A year after our series of mapping workshops, the Access the National Trails initiative is still alive and kicking. In the amazing chalk landscapes of Yorkshire Wolds Way, trail officer Malcolm Hodgson continues to map footpaths along with other walkers and volunteers using simple mobile applications collecting images and detailed information about particular obstacles.

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On 3rd November 2016 Agnes posted in Featured, News

‘Ramp It Up!’ Contest Promotes Accessibility in the UK

Mapping for Change is inviting communities from around the UK to help their towns and cities become more wheelchair friendly. We are calling on you to ‘Ramp it Up!’ and have launched an exciting competition to encourage your local business owners to get on board.

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On 26th October 2016 Claire posted in News, Uncategorised

Love Lambeth Air Launch

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.

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On 6th October 2016 Louise posted in Events, News, Uncategorised

Mapping Accessibility in Thessaloniki for World Tourism Day

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.”

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On 22nd September 2016 Julius posted in News

Love Lambeth Air

Photo credit: I Like Clean Air 2015

Want to know what the air quality is like in your neighbourhood? Get involved in the Love Lambeth Air project!

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On 14th April 2016 Louise posted in News

Somers Town neighbours measuring air quality come rain or shine

It’s 10 am on Wednesday, 2nd of March, and a cold wind is bringing dark clouds. The menace of bad weather does not discourage Tina. She comes out with a ladder, a bag full of diffusion tubes to measure nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the air, a notebook and a map of the neighbourhood. Some other neighbours join her in the street for a picture.
Smile! Let’s start the work!

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On 11th February 2016 Lara posted in Uncategorised

Crowdfunding Success!

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.

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On 9th December 2015 Louise posted in Uncategorised

Matched Funding for Air Quality Monitoring

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.

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