In the line of our previous post, we’re still exploring alternative ways to do our bit in difficult times. Today, we’d like share some of the learnings from 12 years worth of experience in using citizen science for environmental monitoring.Continue reading…
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.
Despite the variety and number of citizen science projects existing across the globe, there is a gap in the use of citizen science methodologies for natural resources management in the global North. Having identified this, we developed and delivered the first ever course on this topic, organised by the Department of Forest Engineering at the University of Córdoba, Spain.Continue reading…
Mapping for Change began an exciting new project – Urbex – in September using urban exploration to engage disadvantaged young people in shaping their communities.
If we could travel back in time to the days of our great grandparents, we would find ourselves in a completely different world, with another atmospheric and water composition, a different land use, etc. The result of two centuries of human impact on the natural ecosystems is explored in the exhibition After the End of the World, at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB). Continue reading…
Air pollution is now fully acknowledged to be a significant public health problem, responsible for a growing range of health effects that are well documented.
Achieving the right public attitude, awareness and behaviour by the use of optimal air pollution monitoring, forecasting and reporting will go some way towards creating a healthier environment.
Last weekend MfC were in Poland training participants from Meritum School of Trainers in the use of participatory mapping techniques. Armed with the new skills trainees hit the streets of Ligota to explore what local residents felt about their community. Using a mixture of paper-based maps, photographs, and video interviews to capture local perceptions, participants went on to collate their findings on the new Community Maps platform.
In September of last year Louise Francis, Director of MfC, went out to Udine to deliver a seminar and training session to students from the University of Udine, visiting students from the University of Oulu and employees of Vicin di Casa, a local not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to promote and facilitate access to housing by migrants. Students who attended came from courses on social work, and technology and education.