Become a Community Air Monitoring Neighborhood Leader!
Are you concerned about air quality in your neighborhood, and want to take action? Sign up to become a Community Air Monitoring Neighborhood Leader!
Clean Air will be deploying a network of Purple Air Monitors (PAM) throughout Erie and Niagara County, focusing on areas with higher population densities - we need community leaders willing and able to host these monitors at their homes, businesses, churches, community centers, and other locations.
If you are unable to meet these commitments but are still interested in participating, please also feel free to sign up using this form and we will keep you on our contact list to let you know about upcoming public trainings, meetings, and other engagement opportunities.
- Site control: you must either be the site owner or have permission from the site owner for placement
- PAM technical needs: site placement must be relatively sheltered from direct sun and weather, high off the ground, with access to wifi and a power source. Learn more at https://www.epa.gov/air-sensor-toolbox/guide-siting-and-installing-air-sensors and https://community.purpleair.com/t/sensor-installation/3755
- Neighborhood Leaders must attend program-related monthly 1 hour or quarterly 3 hour leadership development training classes.
- Neighborhood Leaders must be willing to engage in outreach and education for neighbors, such as co-hosting with Clean Air's assistance an annual block meeting or party with air quality as a central topic.
- Neighborhood Leaders must also commit to a regular quarterly 15-30 minute check-in meeting with staff, and a periodic one-on-one check-in with staff, generally twice a year, 1 hour over lunch, coffee or on Zoom. Before joining the program, applicants must first have a one-on-one with Clean Air staff.
- All Neighborhood Leaders must be Clean Air supporters or members. Click here to review Clean Air's membership guide, or click here to make a donation and join today.