We want to create an air quality map for Southampton – not just pollution hotspots but also ideas for cleaner air – can you help us?
We’re starting to collect ideas and data, and we’ve got a great opportunity to speak to people at upcoming events. So the Solent Air Watch team is looking for four enthusiastic helpers for our stalls:
- at Let’s Ride Southampton, on Sunday 17th June 2018, in East Park
- on Clean Air Day, on Thursday 21st June 2018, in Guildhall Square
We will be talking to members of the public about air pollution and creating a crowdsourced map of the potential sources and solutions to dirty air.
What are we doing to improve air quality?
Solent Air Watch is a citizen science project which will measure and map levels of pollution in Southampton. We will run workshops to build air pollution monitors (called ‘Sniffy’) as well as community events to talk about local pollution issues and develop neighbourhood action plans. By working closely with local communities we can find out the best way to tackle air pollution in different areas across the city, by understanding the barriers to change and proposing innovative solutions.
What would I gain by helping?
By volunteering with us you’ll be helping a great cause to clean up the air in Southampton, promote sustainable development as well as gain experience in public events. All of our events are light hearted and fun – you’ll have the chance to meet new and interesting people. You’ll receive an introduction to how we’re going to tackle air pollution using citizen science and the sustainable development sides of the Solent Air Watch project – so don’t worry if you’re new to the idea! Enthusiasm and the desire to do something new and positive is all you need.
How do I sign up?
If you have any questions please get in touch via our contact page! Refreshments will be provided during the day.
Josh and Mandi – The Solent Air Watch team