Monitoring Local Air Quality

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-01-25
Session date: 
January 25, 2012
Reference: 
2012/0264
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Following your commitment to '[raise] Londoners' awareness of air quality and its effect on health' (MQ 3126/2011), what are you doing to ensure that schools and pupils in London are able to monitor air quality in their local area? Please detail how much funding has been made available for this purpose?

Answer

Answer for Monitoring Local Air Quality

Answer for Monitoring Local Air Quality

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL works with schools to encourage sustainable travel for staff, parents and pupils, including raising awareness of air quality issues. Through the Clean Air Fund, TfL is currently working with three central London primary schools on Cleaner Air 4 Schools pilots, which include citizen science activities such as monitoring. In addition, the London Transport Museum is developing a concept for an interactive air quality model for use with schools. The materials developed for these projects will be used more widely across London. The GLA has also commissioned the London Sustainability Exchange to develop an air quality toolkit for schools, which will also be promoted across all London boroughs. This toolkit will include proposals for monitoring through citizen science schemes. The GLA and TfL have allocated around £50,000 to these schemes.