Today is the third day of Air Quality Awareness Week. Citizen science is an expansive field where the public contributes to scientific knowledge and understanding. Ordinary people participate in projects, collect data, and share information to help better understand environmental concerns happening in their communities, such as soil contamination, microplastic pollution, and environmental justice issues. Sensors are one tool that citizen scientists can use to monitor the air quality in their area and help them Be Air Aware & Prepared!
There are twenty-five air sensors across twenty-plus municipalities in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties. Over 750,000 residents can access real-time, local air quality data. Print full press release.