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Empowering Denver’s communities to live better, longer by reducing air pollution and limiting exposure through behavior change, advocacy, and community engagement.

Program Information

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. 


Partners

Denver’s Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) has spent the last two years developing it’s Love My Air program with a goal of empowering our community with hyper local air quality data, cutting edge air sensor technology, education, and community outreach. Through close collaboration and funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies we have refined our idea and are looking to collaborate with other cities interested in the idea.

Resources for Partner Schools

Programmatic Information

  • Love My Air Program Information Sheet
  • Engagement Toolkit - Coming Soon!
    The Engagement Toolkit will equip schools with various communication resources to engage the larger school community. The toolkit will include letters, flyers, social media posts, newsletter blurbs, and more.
  • Meeting and Presentation Requests
    To request a meeting or presentation at your school, please contact:
    Aubrey Burgess, Community Engagement Coordinator
    aubrey.burgess@denvergov.org
    720-865-5517

Interested in requesting a program or becoming a Love My Air Partner School?

Want to join the dozens of other Denver schools committed to reducing air pollution and improving the wellbeing of their students or just want to learn more about the program?

Love My Air Denver aims to service schools in DPS who demonstrate high need based on asthma rates and various economic indicators. If you think your school may be eligible, we encourage you to submit a request form. Recruitment for the 2020-2021 school year will start in spring 2020. 

Awards

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies – Mayors Challenge 2018
  • Smart Cities Connect – Smart 50 Awards
  • Green Electronics Council – Catalyst Award (Finalist)
  • Colorado Public Health Association – Public Health in the Rockies – Technical Innovation in Public Health
  • Colorado Environmental Health Association – Environmental Health Innovation Award

Presentations

  • Public Health in the Rockies (PHiR)
  • Colorado Environmental Health Association (CEHA)

Technology Contractors

 

Air Quality Dashboards

View real-time air quality data for participating schools.

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Get the Love My Air Newsletter

Sign up to receive the quarterly Love My Air Denver newsletter.

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Contact the Love My Air Program

For information on  the program and how to become a partner, contact:

Michael Ogletree
Air Quality Program Manager
michael.ogletree@denvergov.org
720-865-2891

Aubrey Burgess
Community Engagement Coordinator
aubrey.burgess@denvergov.org
720-865-5517

Contact the Environmental Quality Division

101 W Colfax Ave, Suite 800 
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 720-865-5452 
Fax: 720-865-5534 
eqcomments@denvergov.org

 
 

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720-865-8848

 


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