My People, My Air
A Community Air Protection Program
It's not just oxygen: Discover what you're breathing
Help improve your neighborhood air quality
Community members become neighborhood scientists! My People, My Air is a community air protection program that provides community members with the tools they need to improve their air quality.
How It Works:
- Anyone in the community can join a Community Air Action Team (CAAT)
- Each CAAT will be given hand-held air monitors and be trained to use the monitors to assess air quality in their neighborhoods
- Cal State University, Channel Islands students will collect and map the data collected by the CAATs
- Once neighborhood air has been thoroughly evaluated, there will be a community meeting held for CAATs and public officials to review the data and discuss improvements to air quality that could be made
This is a free community program, and all training and equipment will be provided. Our hope is that this program will help community members be more informed about the air they breathe and empower them to take necessary steps to improve their air quality.
Community Air Monitoring Session
We're taking our hand-held monitors out on the town! Join us and your neighbors to use the monitors to measure particulate matter in our air.
Please email Oscar@CFROG.org to RSVP to a session in your neighborhood
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