We’re partnering with Radical Advocates for Cross-Cultural Education
(RACCE) to monitor air quality around local schools and to give residents access to information that will spark change. RACCE is dedicated to improving the public education system in Waterbury, CT but students can’t learn if they can’t breathe clean air. RACCE is leading a unique, resident-led project to track air quality data when students walk to school or wait at the bus stop by attaching portable air quality monitors to their backpacks. RACCE is using the new community-owned data to address air pollution and use culturally responsive strategies to increase environmental health literacy, and apply an anti-racist framework to better analyze data and establish community-centered solutions to air pollution.