Empowering Denver’s communities to live better, longer by reducing air pollution and limiting exposure through behavior change, advocacy, and community engagement.
As one of the fastest-growing U.S. cities, Denver experiences significant construction and traffic congestion, worsening our air quality (AQ)—the 14th-worst among major US cities. Only 53% of residents realize the impacts of poor AQ, including that children are more susceptible to its effects, such as decreased lung function and missed days of school. While multiple factors influence exposure to air pollution, schools are an ideal intervention point for sensor deployment, education and empowerment.
The Love My Air program, in partnership with Denver Public Schools (DPS), is creating a citywide air quality (AQ) monitoring network to provide real-time AQ data—utilizing low-cost cutting-edge air pollution sensor technology, redeveloped with solar, battery storage and data connectivity to make it useful for widescale deployment and replicable in any municipality. The Love My Air program is also a Denver Smart City project.
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Department of Public Health & Environment
Environmental Quality Division
101 W. Colfax Ave., Suite 800
Denver, CO 80202