The Community Air Pollution Sensors (CAPS) Project provides a unique opportunity for school pupils to play an active role in measuring air quality and engaging with the results.

The Camden Clean Air Initiative has partnered with PPL PWR, a collective whose aim is to promote sustainable technologies and innovations, to create small, lightweight, portable, and low-cost air quality sensors. The CAPS Project was created to introduce these sensors into schools and allow pupils to play an active part in tracking their local air quality, as well as incorporate the findings into their education. ​​

Participating schools will be provided with these sensors, which are light enough to attach to school bags, and pupils will be encouraged to track the air quality of their walks to school to create ‘clean air walks’. As well as this PPL PWR will engage with pupils to teach them basic coding and how to read these data, and Camden Clean Air can then encourage the analysis of this data to be incorporated into the school’s curriculum.

How to get involved

We are looking for five schools to trial the CAPS project and be part of our case study. Your school will be provided with the sensors as well as instruction on how to use them and how to read the results. You will be supported throughout the project and highlighted to the rest of the Borough as a leading example.

We are looking for businesses and stakeholders to fund a school’s involvement in the project. This funding will allow a school to take part and receive the sensors along with the support that Camden Clean Air and PPL PWR will provide. Partners will be provided with updates on the project and marketing materials to share its success.

Get in touch to get involved.


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