Community Air Monitoring Where You Live in EPA Region 6
Community air monitoring projects that use air sensor technology to monitor air quality in EPA’s Region 6 are providing the public with more information on the quality of the air they breathe.
EPA's Region 6 serves Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and 66 Tribes.
Village Green Project in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and EPA are collaborating to operate a Village Green air monitoring station developed by EPA researchers for use by the public to learn about local air quality. EPA has installed the station at the Children’s Garden of Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City.
The station is collecting minute-to-minute air quality data on ozone and fine particle pollution and weather conditions and providing a live stream of the measurements to the Village Green web page for public access.
Community-based monitoring technology such as the Village Green station provides new ways for the public to participate in science and learn about local air quality. The real-time data measured by the stations can be used in projects by citizen scientists, students, community organizations and researchers to understand air quality and how events such as weather changes or nearby sources of air pollution can change local conditions.