We are thrilled to have been a part of this year's Clean Air Day event hosted by Newport City Council. Held at Jubilee Park Primary School, we welcomed pupils from multiple Schools across Newport to celebrate Clean Air Day with us.
This annual campaign, created by Global Action Plan, is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the dangers of air pollution and inspire people to take action. Encouraging people to contribute to creating a cleaner and healthier environment. The Clean Air Day webpage also provides valuable information on how to improve air quality and support the campaign for better air quality.
Air pollution is a growing concern worldwide, and managing air quality is an ever-evolving challenge. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15 breathe air so polluted that it puts their health and development at serious risk. And a report published by UNICEF and the Queen Mary University of London found that children were exposed to higher levels of pollution, particularly while walking to school and on the playground. This is why events such as Clean Air Day are so important to help educate and inspire change!
During the event, we showcased our state-of-the-art ambient air quality monitor, the Zephyr®. It was exciting to provide a live demonstration of the lightweight monitor designed to measure gases and particulate matter formed from harmful emissions.
We then presented the data on a laptop during the live demonstration of our easy-to-use MyAir® web application for managing air quality data. It is a powerful application that allows you to view, analyze, and download your air quality data in an intuitive and interactive map. With additional features like pollution forecasts, complimentary MappAir® data, and various map overlays.
"We understand the difficulties that air pollution poses to our community and that's why we stand behind nationwide initiatives like Clean Air Day," said Steve Manning, Senior Scientific Officer at Newport City Council.
"It was fantastic to have such a range group of industry experts - including EarthSense - come together to support this important cause. Our hope is that this event encouraged the next generation to become more involved in creating a more sustainable and healthy community."
We want to thank the Newport City Council for hosting this event and encouraging everyone to work together in creating a cleaner and healthier environment. Especially Steve Manning for helping organise the fantastic day! We loved sharing the importance of air quality monitoring, and how it is a key step in improving air quality. We hope that everyone who attended learnt something new and is inspired to do their part in improving air quality in their community!