Air Monitoring Campaign
Hyper-local air quality monitoring results in neighborhoods and school communities across the city of Waterbury.
RACCE and Just Air have launched a partnership that will assist, guide, and report out hyper-local air quality monitoring results in neighborhoods and school communities across the city of Waterbury.
This project will use an Environmental Justice lens to address gaps in air quality data for neighborhoods that have a high density of folx living in poverty, specifically families and children who identify as Black or Hispanic/Latinx.
RACCE members will
Conduct person and place-based air quality monitoring to uncover and prepare to use new community-owned data to address air pollution
Use culturally responsive strategies to host events to increase environmental health literacy focused on hyper-local environmental conditions
Apply an anti-racist framework to better analyze air monitoring data and establish community-centered solutions to air pollution that will result in reducing the disproportionate burden of adverse health impacts for students and families of color through systems change and advocacy.