Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Air Quality Education in West Ciudad Juárez

Status: In progress

The project will increase awareness on the public health effects associated with exposure to high levels of ozone and particulate matter (PM2.5) in the El Paso, Texas-Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua air basin. Low-cost sensors will be used to assess PM2.5 and ozone concentrations in a community center located in the city´s western area, which serves a large population of children and youth, who participate in outdoor activities. The project team will conduct a series of workshops to teach residents on the public health impact of poor air quality. In addition, the project team will educate the youth on alternative activities or precautions they should implement when air quality standards are exceeded. They will install visual aids and screens at the community center, that will provide information on air quality and display real-time data collected by the sensors. This project will engage and empower the local youth by providing them with the tools to learn, collect, and disseminate information to peers about air quality in their area.

Project Financing