The Marshal’s Office of the Malopolska Region is working on the creation of a network of air pollution meters with interactive information boards for schools in the Malopolska Region.
Participation in the project has been declared by 99 municipalities. Each of those municipalities will receive one set of devices – an air pollution meter and an external information board, on which information about current air quality will be displayed.
Students and teachers will be able to continuously monitor the air quality in their area. The results will be presented in a simple way so that even the youngest students will be able to read the results. This information will allow teachers to rationally plan outdoor activities .
emphasizes Deputy Marshal Józef Gawron.
The schools that will receive the free devices will also organize educational classes on air protection. The aim of the educational project is to raise students’ awareness of the causes of smog, ways to reduce emissions and the benefits of breathing clean air.
In addition, the project aims to promote attitudes that combat climate change, which is occurring at an incredibly rapid pace. The project aims to raise environmental awareness among children and young people, and thus influence the formation of positive attitudes.
This is another project carried out by the Malopolska Region, which combines ecological education of the youngest inhabitants of Malopolska with preventive actions. I hope that also parents and grandparents of the children attending the schools where the devices will be installed will be interested in the results of the measurements. We are also prepared to install additional devices if other local governments wish to join the project
summarized Deputy Marshal Józef Gawron.
The purchase of air pollution meters and LED information boards is financed under the LIFE project “Malopolska in a healthy atmosphere” from funds of the European Union and the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.