Monitoring Neighborhood Air Pollution with Advocates in South Philly

Urban Health Collaborative   (Philadelphia)


UHC recently began partnering with Philly Thrive and neighborhood residents on a participatory process to measure air pollution in South Philadelphia. Philly Thrive has been advocating to shut down the Philadelphia Energy Solutions fossil fuel refinery, which was the largest point source of air pollution in the city before the fire there this past June. UHC will survey residents about locations where they are concerned about air pollution, deploy air monitors in neighborhoods, and will work with residents to report the data that is collected.