Air Quality Perception Survey

The Clean Air Collective, India (more about them here) has commissioned a perception survey on air quality through CMSR Consultants.

The ultimate goal of this exercise is to build up a strategy based on the survey findings to mitigate the effects of bad air quality and also to sensitize people on the issue of air quality.

The deadline for completing the survey is July 25, 2018.

Access the survey here.

Clean Air Collective- India

What is the collective and what are its aims? 

The Clean Air Collective is a network of organizations/individuals/citizens groups/institutions etc who are all working towards the common objective of clean air. The collective was formed with an objective of complementing each other’s work and amplifying all the voices coming from different parts of the country demanding their fundamental right that is clean air.

The Clean Air Collective draws inspiration from The Collective Impact Framework by Stanford social Innovation review, the basic premise of the framework being that large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations.

The framework lays down some guiding principles to shifting from isolated impact to collective impact by encouraging more collaboration or public-private-govt partnerships. The five pillars on which the framework stands are:

  1. Common Agenda
  2. Shared measurement systems
  3. Mutually reinforcing activities
  4. Continuous communication
  5. Backbone supporting organisation.

The collective started on the 26th of July 2017 with 14 organisations participating in the first meeting and has grown to 35 organizations spread across India who work on air pollution.


Some of the members of the collective, Credit: Brikesh Singh


What comes next?

In 2018 & 2019, the Clean Air Collective will aim to continue the campaigning & communications on air pollution starting as early as May 2018 and will spread to new geographies as well with the hope that the air pollution epidemic gets the attention & priority it deserves from people as well as government.

To join the collective, or for information, please contact Brikesh Singh.


Note: The piece was written by Brikesh Singh and has only been lightly edited for brevity. 

State of Global Air

Health Effects Institute (HEI) has launched a new web portal with the latest trends in air quality and its impact on human health around the world.

The State of Global Air is a collaborative effort among HEI, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, and the University of British Columbia.

On the interactive website, visitors can explore and compare trends in air quality and health from 1990 to 2015 from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) project.

Air Quality in Bangalore

Sensors Without Borders is looking for volunteers for an air quality project in Bangalore!
A call for all Bengaluru-based volunteers in to participate in a one-of-a-kind air quality sensing intiaitive to track to what extent people who live and around major traffic intersections, particualrly during times of congestion, contributes to levels of pollution being observed by our near source emissions screening technnology.


Sign up here