Northamptonshire Green Party - Air Quality Testing

by northamptonshire-green-party in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England

Northampton has an Air Quality problem. Help us to fund comprehensive town-wide air quality testing, to feed into the public consultation.

by northamptonshire-green-party in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England

We did it
On 22nd August 2016 we successfully raised £130 with 10 supporters in 28 days

Northampton has an Air Quality problem. 

There are 7 Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) in the town, where the levels of Nitrogen Dioxide is above the legal level. The Borough Council, in conjunction with partner organisations across the County has published a Draft Low Emission Strategy, detailing how they are going to try and reduce the levels of pollution. 

This strategy is going out to a public consultation, which will run from 8-12 weeks across the Summer. 

The Northamptonshire Green Party, over the last couple of months, has been starting to run a targeted campaign to look at the air quality ourselves - both inside and outside of the AQMAs, so that we can get a better idea as to how this is affecting health across the town. 

We want to step this up during the period of the public consultation - let's take this opportunity to start a debate about the air quality in the town, and to back it up with solid data that is open to everybody as soon as the lab returns the results.

We place a small measuring device called a diffusion tube on a lamppost next to the road. Over a period of 4 weeks, this measures the amount of Nitrogen Dioxide in the air. The tube is then sent off to a lab for testing and the figures are sent back to us around ten days later. 

The more tubes we can place, the more complete our data will be. And that's where you can help. 

Can you pledge enough money to our campaign to help us place more tubes?

Every donation will help us to measure in more locations and we have set reward levels where we will place the tube in an area of your choice. 

You can see our figures so far at our interactive google map

This really is a big deal. Mortality rates due to respiratory illness in Northampton are above the national average, and they are higher than anywhere else in the County. It's affecting the health of our citizens, and its affecting the life outcomes of our children. 

Let's start trying to fix this. 

**Please ensure you are on the electoral register - this is a requirement of donating to a political party. And you'll need to be on it to vote next year - register here if you're not.***If you pledge £500 or over, you must be willing to provide your contact details and address.*

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

£5 will go a long way to helping us in our campaign. All of the funds that you donate will go towards placing diffusion tubes across Northampton. To say thank you, we will add you to our website roll of honour, and will keep you informed as the campaign progresses.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

£10 will allow us to place an extra diffusion tube in one of our target areas. To thank you for this, we will add you to our website roll of honour, and keep you informed as the campaign progresses.

£15 or more

£15 Reward

£15 will allow us to place a diffusion tube in a location suggested by you. We will work with you to determine the best place for the tube but it should be a busy road, close to a site of community interest. We will also add you to our website roll of honour, and ensure you are updated as the campaign progresses.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

For £25, we will be able to place two diffusion tubes. One of them will be in one of our target areas, and one of them can be in an area of your choice. This donation will have the maximum impact when it comes to spreading the campaign across the town. To say thank you, we will add you to our website roll of honour, and keep you updated as the campaign progresses.

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

£50 is our maximum reward level. For donating at this level, we can place 2 diffusion tubes - 1 in a target area, and 1 in an area of your choice. As well as this, we will send you a copy of the excellent book "Why Vote Green", signed by at least 2 of the contributors. In addition to this, we will happily add you to our website roll of honour, keep you updated as the campaign progresses, and thank you via a message on Twitter.


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