Clean Air Schools for Hong Kong by Clean Air Network
Establishing healthy school environment with real-time air quality data
25% of primary schools are located within 150m of highways with busy traffic in Hong Kong. Also, as per a recent study by HKUST and HKU, Sham Shui Po and Tuen Mun have high levels of concentrations of PM (particulate matter) and NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) in a population weighted average. It is a threat to the health of children.
We are proud to announce the launch of Clean Air Schools for Hong Kong (CASHK) project in partnership with the Institute for the Environment of HKUST. The project will work with 8 primary schools in two focal districts (Sham Shui Po and Tuen Mun). By providing high quality of air quality data, we hope to build capacity of the management of the school to identify potential sources of air pollution and make better informed decision to tackle the problem. A mobile app is also unveiled in the inauguration ceremony which enables school, parents, and the general public to access to real time air quality data. You are invited to download the app to know more: