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On 9th September 2021 Maria posted in Projects

In Nigeria, 70% of the population are involved in agriculture at a subsistence level. Most of their farming systems follow traditional methods, such as slash and burn, and are increasing their chemical dependence. These elements are key drivers of rising deforestation, land degradation and ecosystem loss, among others. In addition, the impact of climate variability has altered Nigeria’s rainfall and temperature regimes over the past decade.

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On 17th August 2021 Hannah posted in News, Projects, Uncategorised

Science in the City Returns…

What impact has the air pollution reduction measures introduced by the City of London Corporation over the past six years had? That’s what we’re aiming to find out! Levels of particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide can be a concern in urban areas. Both air pollutants are associated with fuel combustion; transport and heating.

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On 10th August 2021 Louise posted in Featured, News, Projects

Mapping Sustainable Travel

When facing place-based environmental, social and cultural issues, including the challenges of decarbonising transport, maps are an effective tool. They can help us collect information about an area, bring issues to the table, build a shared local vision, and act as a tool of communication with decision makers.

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On 23rd July 2021 Hannah posted in News, Projects, Uncategorised

Planting More Healthy Air in Schools

There are three key elements to bringing about positive change: raising awareness, gathering evidence and taking action. And Planting Healthy Air in Schools has achieved all three!

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On 8th March 2021 Perrine Machuel posted in News, Projects, Uncategorised

What we learned about air pollution in Lambeth

Pollution concentrations are shown to skyrocket, the bigger the road or the traffic intersection. In terms of exposure and health impact for vulnerable demographics (such as children), what happens when a school is located near busy road networks? Unsurprisingly, this is often the case in dense urban areas and London is no exception.

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On 30th November 2020 Maria posted in Projects, Uncategorised

Meanwhile, in Kampala…

Against all odds, the project we initiated in February to tackle odour pollution in the capital city of Uganda progresses. Neither COVID nor national elections have been able to stop the work that we are doing with schools and markets.

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On 27th October 2020 Perrine Machuel posted in Featured, News, Projects

Tackling Odour Pollution in Southall and Hayes

In 2018, residents in Southall and Hayes, West London, started a campaign calling for authorities to tackle air and odour pollution occurring during the redevelopment of a former gas site in the area. The campaign Clean Air for Southall and Hayes (CASH) aims to raise awareness and create momentum to take action about the air and odour issues that residents are facing. 

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On 25th March 2020 Louise posted in News, Projects, Training

Kampala NOSES

Before life as we knew it, was turned upside down, we spent a hectic February running a series of events and activities to launch the Kampala NOSES project in Uganda.
Odour pollution
, is a worldwide problem which causes distress for many communities, yet it is currently under-regulated and does not achieve the attention it deserves.

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On 3rd March 2020 Maria posted in Projects

Fishing where the fish are…

For the past year and a half, we have been researching, designing and testing different ways to engage more people than the ‘usual suspects’ in civic actions, within the framework of COMENSI (Erasmus+ project).

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On 14th February 2020 Hannah posted in News, Projects

Seeking out noses in the Royal Docks

Mapping for Change is looking for residents or visitors around the Royal Docks, London to participate in a pioneering project about odour pollution in the area. Odour issues are often neglected, despite being the second cause of environmental complaints after noise. Nevertheless, citizens do not necessarily have the means to effectively tackle such issues, as policy regulations can be inefficient.

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