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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 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 Maria posted in News, Training

Citizen science to support natural resources management in Andalusia

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.

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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, Uncategorised

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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On 18th December 2019 Perrine Machuel posted in Events, News

Citizen Engagement Festival

In comparing public and ‘elite’ attitudes to the EU, Chatham House – a British International Affairs Think Thank – reveals that, in 2017, only 9% of members of the public agree that politicians care what ‘people like them’ think. Alessandro Bellantoni, Deputy Head at the OECD, cites this report to illustrate the crisis of European Democracy during the 2nd Festival of Citizen Engagement, held in Brussels in December.

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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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