Help improve your neighborhood air quality
Community members will become volunteer neighborhood scientists and form Community Air Action Teams (CAATs) with their families, neighbors and friends. Anyone in the community can join a CAAT. The CAATs will collect information about their neighborhood air quality using hand-held, user-friendly air monitors. These same monitors are being used in public schools across Ventura County by students in grades 5 and up.
CAAT members will be trained on how to use the air monitors in their neighborhoods. Results will be mapped by students at Cal State University, Channel Islands in the Environmental Science and Resource Management Department. After collecting enough data, a community meeting will be held with local air pollution district officials and the CAATs to review the data, discuss options for more extensive monitoring, and share ideas about improving air quality.
All equipment and training will be provided. This is a free community program; there are no costs or fees to any participants.
Introducing the My People, My Air program and raising awareness about air quality in the community
Spanish interpretation services will be provided at all meetings.
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Dr. Manuel M Lopez Community Garden
111 South A Street, Oxnard, CA, 93030
Bell Arts Factory (Community Room)
432 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA, 93001
We are currently in the first cycle of this two-year program. Future meetings in Oxnard and Ventura will be scheduled. The program will close with a neighborhood charrette where CAATs meet with officials from the Air Pollution Control District (APCD), CSUCI, CFROG, etc. to review data and discuss the process, takeaways, and recommendations.
Expand your understanding of air quality and environmental health in your neighborhoods
Join your family and neighbors to form a Community Air Action Team - we will show you how to monitor your air.
Be supported and empowered to push for policy changes based on your unique needs and experiences
Increase community awareness of air quality and its health impacts in their neighborhoods
Provide community members with the needed resources and support to be involved in county policy
Document resident concerns about air quality and produce openly-available air quality information
Fill gaps in air emission inventories in three neighborhoods where pollution burdens are the greatest