Community Air Grant

Sacramento Neighborhoods Activating on Air Quality

Project Background

Sacramento Neighborhoods Activating on Air Quality (SNAAQ) is a Community Air Grant project run through California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Community Air Protection Program and seeks to empower community members in Old North Sacramento/Norwood and Oak Park to monitor their air quality and guide investments to reduce carbon emissions and improve public health.

WALKSacramento, along with our non-profit partners at Valley Vision, Breathe CA Sacramento Region, and Green Tech Education and Employment, is working directly with community-based organizations, residents, and businesses through public surveys, language-based listening sessions, and the convening of a Public Advisory Committee (PAC) and two Neighborhood Coalitions to inform the community-led placement of 20 air monitors (located here) and develop a solutions-oriented approach to community based-planning and priorities.

Project Role

Nonprofit Partner

Project Partners

Valley Vision, Breathe CA Sacramento Region, and Green Tech Education and Employment

Project Timeline

Spring 2020 – Current

Funder

California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Community Resources

Public Data Portal

The solar-powered rooftop air monitors measure particulate matter (PM 2.5) and NOx and are currently transferring collected data to a Public Data Portal to provide residents with real-time information on the current air quality conditions within their respective communities. The data will be evaluated to identify where to prioritize actions and investments, with the ultimate goal of empowering residents to guide the development of community action plans.