BRAL and Cosmopolis present: the AirCasters!
AirCasting Brussels + curious citizens + instruments for citizen science = measurements of exposure to air pollution + citizen science that leads to action
Citizens are daily exposed to air pollution. But how strongly exactly, depends on when and where you are located. You’re often not aware that where you live, work or frequently pass by is actually heavily polluted. This is why BRAL and Cosmopolis VUB, together with many citizens, undertook the project AirCasting Brussels.
Citizens measured their exposure with mobile devices. Thus they became experts on their environment. And once they had this knowledge, citizens became actors. They undertook action to improve their environment.
BRAL and Cosmopolis took great pleasure in firing on these sprouting citizens’ initiatives to demand the right for clean air. Because we all deserve a better, livable and healthier air.
We made six videos together with the wonderful people of ZinTV. We as BRAL and Cosmopolis present our project. We give the mic to five AirCasters who threw themselves in the project and the demand for clean air in Brussels: Patricia, Rajaa, Katia, Olivier K en Oliver D.
We thank them profoundly for their participation and testimony!
Cosmopolis VUB: http://www.cosmopolis.be/research/aircastingbxl