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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 24th November 2020 Hannah posted in Events, News, Uncategorised

Climate Emergency- Help!

Aside from having the luxury of not having to present at a conference for once, attending the online Climate Emergency Conference was a real treat! It was inspiring to hear about so many people working together to help the UK reach its Carbon Zero target. From Councils to activists, farmers to consumers, we all have our role to play.

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On 10th July 2020 Maria posted in Events, News, Training, Uncategorised

Webinar – Incorporating Citizen Science into Environmental Monitoring

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.

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On 29th April 2020 Hannah posted in Uncategorised

Engagement during the lockdown

Admittedly, community engagement and extreme citizen science aren’t easy tasks while socially distancing. Sadly therefore, some of our research projects have been temporarily put on the back burner. However, we are still achieving great things in isolation.

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On 21st November 2019 Louise posted in Uncategorised

Engaging young people in civic action

This October some of our team travelled to Palermo, Sicily, to share different methods and approaches to engage hard-to-reach young people as part of our EU Erasmus+ funded CivAct project. Young people from disadvantaged areas can feel powerless and therefore disinterested in taking action to improve or change their local surroundings.

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On 18th November 2019 Hannah posted in News, Projects, Uncategorised

Odour pollution in Uganda

Many towns and cities across the world are blighted by odour emitting activities which affect people’s quality of life. However, in Kampala, one source of odour is the illegal burning of waste which has real and direct impacts on people’s physical health.

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On 20th September 2019 Hannah posted in News, Projects, Uncategorised

Planting Healthy Air

Mapping for Change has teamed up with the environmental charity Trees for Cities and Lancaster University to launch an innovative new programme called “Planting Healthy Air in Schools” to help improve the air quality and outdoor experience of children and teachers in some of London’s most polluted schools.

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On 19th July 2019 Louise posted in Featured, News, Projects, Uncategorised

Science for My Health

Air pollution in Kampala is deteriorating at a concerning rate causing serious threat to the health of the population across the City. Children, older people and those with existing heart and lung conditions are among the most vulnerable and many of them are exposed to poor air quality during their daily commute to work and school. This is compounded by the fact that many schools are located near high traffic areas.

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On 16th July 2019 Hannah posted in Uncategorised

Community Engagement for Social Inclusion

Social division is, undoubtedly, a growing issue faced by populations at the local, national and international scales. That said, one should not feel completely hopeless. For instance, in the face of Brexit, UK’s government published a strategy for ‘Integrated Communities’ to ensure that the country remains a place where ‘people live, work, learn and socialize together, […] whatever their backgrounds’. 

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On 5th July 2019 Maria posted in Projects, Uncategorised

Methods to engage youth in urban areas

Knowing what motivates the young people might be a difficult task, especially when we are trying to engage the most vulnerable ones in civic actions. The five partners of the CIVACT Erasmus+ project have selected a collection of good practices and approaches to reach and empower young people at risk of social exclusion within the context of urban development.

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