We predict that in the not-too-distant future, it will be shocking to remember a time when residents of cities didn't have access to continuous, high-quality, street-by-street information about the air they breathe. For South Bronx residents in Mott Haven and Port Morris, data-backed air quality transparency starts now.
This September, we joined our partners South Bronx Unite to commemorate Climate Week NYC with a tour of their new community monitoring project. The sensor network, complete with 25 units throughout the neighborhood, is designed to provide the community with much-needed transparency and to support advocacy for cleaner air and enhanced public policies.
South Bronx Unite’s groundbreaking community-run air quality monitoring network sets an example for communities everywhere—and we're proud to power their network.