Clean Air Hamilton awarded funding to the following projects in 2019
Fresh Air for Kids – Green Venture & Corr Research Inc.
The “Fresh Air for Kids” program began in 2013 and has been a huge success educating hundreds of students across Hamilton on the importance of air quality and the Air Quality Health Index. At the beginning of the program, mobile air monitoring will be performed using the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks mobile monitoring unit. GIS analysis will be used to generate maps to enable students to choose their lowest air quality risk routes to school. They will also hold anti-idling blitzes and conduct social based marketing initiatives to idling vehicles during pick up and drop off times.
Friendly Streets Hamilton – Cycle Hamilton and Environment Hamilton
Friendly Streets Hamilton is a collaborative initiative of Cycle Hamilton and Environment Hamilton. The program piloted successfully in 2017 and continued through 2018 (for which it received Clean Air Hamilton funding). In 2019, the program will conduct air quality audits in the Gibson-Landsdale neighbourhood, share maps of clean air routes identified through monitoring and educate the public of the health implications of truck routes
Trees Please – Environment Hamilton and Hamilton Naturalists’ Club
Environment Hamilton has been a not-for-profit organization since 2001 working toward a carbon-neutral community. Since then, they have taken on many community initiatives including Stack Watch, Bicycle Air Monitoring Climate Action Campaign, Friendly Streets and Trees Please. The Trees Please program assembles volunteers to collect air quality and tree health data, goals to plant 400 trees to increase the urban tree canopy and to learn about the impacts of air quality on human health. Air monitoring will be conducted using Dylos hand-held particulate monitors to measure PM2.5 and PM10.
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