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Clean air refers to the quality of air that is free from pollutants or contaminants that can be harmful to human health and the environment. It is characterized by a balanced composition of gases, absence of harmful particles, and low levels of pollutants, such as particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and volatile organic compounds.


Clean air is essential for maintaining respiratory health, preventing respiratory illnesses, and ensuring the well-being of both humans and ecosystems. It supports healthy lung function, reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and protects vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, and individuals with pre-existing respiratory conditions.


Achieving and maintaining clean air requires efforts to reduce emissions from various sources, including industrial activities, transportation, power generation, and household practices. Implementing pollution control measures, adopting cleaner technologies, promoting renewable energy sources, and encouraging sustainable practices can contribute to improving air quality and achieving clean air.


Regulatory frameworks, air quality monitoring, public awareness campaigns, and international collaborations also play a vital role in addressing air pollution and striving for clean air. By ensuring clean air, we can create healthier environments, reduce the impact of pollution-related diseases, and protect the planet for future generations.





Community Air Monitoring

  • ​Improve environmental conditions in Sunnyside by developing a community owned and operated air monitoring network.

  • Collaborate with City and County pollution control agencies to increase investigations and enforcement of environmental pollution

  • Identify and assess areas with high hazardous and criteria air pollutant levels

​SCRO received a EPA ARP Enhance Air Monitoring for Communities grant to measure urban air toxics ethylene oxide, 1,3-butadiene, and formaldehyde and expand existing community air monitoring networks


Air Tracker

SCRO organization utilizes an air tracker to monitor and track the movement of air, specifically focusing on wind patterns originating from polluters in and around your community. This tracking system helps identify the sources and pathways of pollutants, allowing you to assess the impact on air quality within your community. By understanding the movement of polluted air, you can take proactive measures to address the issue, advocate for necessary changes, and work towards improving the overall air quality for the well-being of residents.

Air Alliance Houston and Sunnyside Community Redevelopment Organization

Air Alliance Houston and the Sunnyside Community Redevelopment Organization walked with air monitors and spoke to members and business owners to raise awareness on air quality in the neighborhood. It is our goal to generate localized data about air pollution in the Sunnyside area. As we thrive to enhance the air quality in our community, it is imperative that we embrace our local, state, and federal leaders about environmental equality for the greater good of our children and generations to come



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