Community Air Monitoring Where You Live in EPA Region 7
Community air monitoring projects that use air sensor technology to monitor air quality in EPA’s Region 7 are providing the public with more information on the quality of the air they breathe.
EPA’s Region 7 serves Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and 9 Tribal Nations.
Village Green Project in Kansas City, Kansas
Kansas Department of Health and Environment and EPA are collaborating to operate a Village Green air monitoring station developed by EPA researcher for use by the public to learn about local air quality.
The station is located outside the new Kansas City South Branch Library where it can be used by library visitors and others interested in learning about local air quality. This project stems from a growing interest in using new sensor technologies to learn more about air quality conditions and trends near schools, playgrounds, parks and neighborhoods.
Community-based monitoring technology such as the Village Green station provides new ways for Americans to participate in science and learn about local air quality. The real-time data measured by the stations can be used in projects by citizen scientists, students, community organizations and researchers to understand air quality and how events such as weather changes or nearby sources of air pollution can change local conditions.