Help Us Buy a Year-Round Air Monitor for Joppa

by jim on March 29, 2018

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Yesterday, the Dallas City Council voted 9 to 5 to deny approval of two new concrete batch plants in the Joppa neighborhood, a part of South Dallas already surrounded by heavy industry.

Among other things, the vote proved what a powerful new tool our new portable Particulate Matter monitors can be to citizens.

Up to now, the ability to know what’s in the air you’re breathing in real time has been rare and available only to government or industry.

Technology is making it more accessible.

Downwinders is making it more accessible.

And now you can make it more accessible for some of the people who need it most.

For the next seven days, any money donated to Downwinders at Risk through our online portal will go towards paying for a permanent stationary air monitor for the Joppa neighborhood. 

We need $1600.

The monitors we’re using now, as well as the one we want to buy for Joppa, come from a lab in New Zealand that was just picked by EPA as its partner in a nationwide low-cost/high-tech air monitoring effort. They’re very good. And that’s what makes them dangerous to polluters.  

Joppa residents did their part and fought a good fight.
But they still need help with reducing pollution from the huge rail yard, asphalt plant, and roofing materials plant that all sit right across the street. Documenting their exposure to Particulate Matter 24/7, year-round with a new air monitor would give them valuable information.

Citizens paying for that monitor sends a powerful signal to Dallas City Hall to step up to the plate and provide this kind of monitoring to all residents, beginning with those most under siege.

Whether its PM pollution or your contribution:
Small Stuff Adds Up. Every little bit helps.

Keep the pressure on. Help us bring 21st-Century air monitoring to Joppa.

Thanks.

Donate Here.

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