The Deptford element of what is likely to be the largest ‘citizen’s’ air quality testing project ever attempted in the UK got underway successfully today. More than 50 monitors will be installed by Deptford’s Heart campaigners across the area over the next few days, as part of a South East London-wide exercise to monitor pollution levels.
26 hardy volunteers met at the Pink Palace for training, and then took to the streets to install small diffusion tubes which measure nitrogen dioxide levels. The evidence gathered will provide vital ammunition in our campaign against the pollution caused by the Super Sewer tunnelling at Crossfields Green, and we intend to present the results to the Planning Inspectors and politicians.
A big thanks for this tremendous success must go to the Network for Clean Air, the Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency, Joan Ruddock MP, Deptford First and all the individuals who have offered their time, money and energy.
We still need your financial support for this and our other campaigning activities during 2014. Every £7 donation buys us another air quality testing tube! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your offers of help and/or cash!