Program Spotlight: AirKeepers

Dec 6, 2018

HARNESSING THE POWER OF CITIZEN SCIENCE TO FIGHT AIR INEQUALITY

Clean Air Carolina is using Citizen Science and the latest technology to build a one-of-a-kind statewide air quality monitoring system in North Carolina. Scientists, health experts, and environmental activists can use this hyper-local information to address environmental concerns like never before. Thanks to our volunteers, donors, partners, and dedicated staff and board members, our work has reached thousands of people and has recently gained international recognition.

Renew your membership or join Clean Air Carolina today, and help us engage
more people in our mission to ensure cleaner, healthier air quality for all.

MEET CALVIN

Calvin Cupini is our Citizen Science Program Manager at Clean Air Carolina where he reports on localized pollution impacts in environmental justice areas and manages the AirKeepers network of engaged citizens. With a degree in Environmental Science and Economics at UNC Charlotte, he also advises staff in matters of public science and environmental economics.

See Calvin and our AirKeepers in action WATCH OUR VIDEO >>>

2018 AIRKEEPER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Deployed and installed 64 air monitors in vulnerable counties across North Carolina, engaging citizens in our air quality research and awareness
  • Partnered with EPA to develop citizen science tools for individuals and agencies across the country and presented at the International Air Sensors Conference in California
  • Worked with neighborhood leaders in Charlotte’s Historic West End to identify air quality issues and find solutions for creating a healthier community

HELP MAKE AN IMPACT

Help Calvin complete his goal to install an air quality monitor in all 100 NC counties. Monitors are needed in the counties shaded blue on the map.

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