Talks & Networking
Clean Air Mingle (2018)
The Clean Air Mingle (Photo: Damien D, license CC BY-SA 2.0)
Our first Clean Air Mingle was held in December 2018 at Dillions Coffee, Waterstones Bookshop on Gower Street, London.
Digital Air Quality Monitoring (2018)
Photos:Dario Salvi from Oxford (top left); Dario's home built air quality sensor (top right); Equipment inside the cabinet of a roadside monitor (bottom left); Oxford City Council's Air Quality Officer Pedro Miguel Rocha e Abreu (bottom right)
Two video features about digital air quality monitoring: firstly, Dario Salvi from Oxford explains his project to build and calibrate a low cost digital air quality sensor with the help of Oxford City Council; secondly, Oxford City Council's Air Quality Officer Pedro Miguel Rocha e Abreu shows us inside a roadside air quality monitor - which is also being used for Dario's project too.
Clean Air Schools (2017)
The Clean Air Schools conference was held on Saturday 30 September 2017Photo: Ahsan Khan/Climate Labs.
The Clean Air Schools conference was held on Saturday 30 September 2017 at Student Central (formerly Univeristy of London Union - ULU) Malet Street, London.
Clean Air Convergence 2016
We held our 2016 gathering on Saturday 12 November at Student Central, Malet Street, London Photo: James Oliver. (License CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Our Clean Air Convergence 2016 included the 'Clean Air Monologues' which told the stories of local campaigns from London, Sussex and Oxford for better air quality. We heard about building digital air quality sensors, and we also started a new citizen science project.
Clean Air Gathering (2015)
Poster for the Clean Air Gathering, October 2015. Photo: sean_hickin (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sean_hickin/) License: Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0).
The theme of the Clean Air Gathering in October 2015 was Clean Air Walks. Could we use a guided walk as a way of raising awareness about air quality? We also examined an example of clean air walk for families in Brixton, London.
Family Walk for Clean Air (2015)
Photo: A still taken from a short film showing a family walk in Brixton to make to air and air pollution visible!
In September 2015, parents from Lambeth for a Cool Planet held a clean air walk in Brixton with children and families carrying balloons, a cardboard bus and banners. They were particularly concerned at pollution from buses, and they wanted the proposed Ultra Low Emission Zone in central London to include their borough of Lambeth too.Viewed the film of the clean air walk in Brixton on You Tube.
Clean Air Convergence (2015)
The Clean Air Convergence in July 2015 was held at Toynbee Hall, London. Photo: Darryl Chamberlain.
The Clean Air Convergence brought people together, to share their knowledge and experience of working for better air quality, including: campaigners from London who are opposed to the Silvertown Tunnel - a proposed road tunnel under the Thames in East London; residents from Lee Green in Lewisham, London who oppose a new supermarket for the Lee Gate shopping centre; and Greenwich residents who are opposed to a polluting cruise linner terminal. Speakers from national organisations included Global Action Plan who are undertaking a number of clean air programmes; and a citzen science programme in Kosovo. See details of the event including videos of the presentations.
London Citizen Science Programme (2014)
Photo: Sue, Clare, Darryl and Emma at meeting to organise citizen science project in Deptford (Lewisham) and Greenwich in London, January 2014. Photo by Brenda Dacres.
Residents from Greenwich and Deptford who are pursuing citzen science projects in their boroughs, met for a joint trainning and planning day in January 2014. The Greenwich residents are opposed to the proposed Silvertown Tunnel, and the Deptford residents from Deptford Heart are opposed to a construction compound for Thames Water who are building a new sewer under the Thames river. The citizen science surveys in Greenwich and Deptford (Lewisham) are being undertaken at the same time to form a 'super survey'.
London Citizen Science Programme (2013)
Photos: 1) Gas diffusion tubes are distributed to participants of citizen science projects in Greenwich & Newham, London May 2013; 2) Networking: Participants in citizen science projects in Greenwich & Newham, London May 2013; 3) Let's talk: participants in citizen science projects in Greenwich & Newham, London May 2013; 4) Audience at public meeting called by No to Silvertown Tunnel in Greenwich to announce results of their citizen science project, London October 2013. Photos by Andrew Wood & No to Silvertown Tunnel.
In 2013, Network for Clean Air facilitated citzen science projects to measure air pollution in the London boroughs of Greenwich and Newham. Campaigners from Stop City Airport, and Friends of the Earth undertook projects in Newham; and No to Silvertown Tunnel undertook a project in Greenwich. The groups met, networked and worked together.
More information about the No to Silvertown Tunnel Campaign including their public meeting on their website
Analogue, Digital and Active Approaches to Air Quality (2013)
Photos: 1) Audience attending the talks about Analogue, Digital and Active Approaches to Air Quality, London; 2) Jonathan Calloway, Putney Society giving talk about their citizen science project. Screenshots from videos by Derek James.
This presentation consisted of three parts: firstly, a technique for measuring air pollution (nitrogen dioxide pollution) using analogue technology (gas diffusion tubes); secondly, an example of a citizen science project to survey pollution using analogue technology in Putney (London Borough of Wandsworth) given to residents from the London borough of Greenwich, Lewisham and elsewhere; and thirdly, a talk about the Air Quality Egg Project which uses digital technology to measure air pollution.
Cities for Clean Air : London 2012
This day long conference and unconference included talks about air pollution and health, the law and air pollution, London and its air pollution, and environmental campaigning on air quality in London. The unconference part of the day included workshops looking at what people could do in their neibourhoods. Even the speakers networked. For example, two of the speakers - Jenny Bates from Friends of the Earth, and Dr Ian Mudway - a medical researcher at Kings College London, met; subsequently Dr Mudway gave talks at public meetings organised by Friends of the Earth in the London boroughts of Newham and Greenwich where polluting road schemes were proposed.
More about Cities for Clean Air London 2012