INHALE Toronto enjoyed the beautiful weather this past Saturday by hosting the 2nd Toronto air monitoring walkabout. New volunteers joined us as we walked down Birmingham St and along the Lakeshore with portable air monitors, exploring the air quality in a portion of the New Toronto neighbourhood.
Now you may be wondering what a walkabout is.
South Etobicoke community members who volunteer to be Community Air Trackers with INHALE are able to borrow one of our lightweight Dylos air monitors and a small, portable GPS devicefor up to a week to monitor the air in the neighbourhoods where they live, work, and play. But before they can become official INHALE Air Trackers, they need to learn a bit about the equipment.
Walkabouts are intended to familiarize volunteers with the air monitoring equipment. They are also an opportunity to gather some air quality data and contribute to the INHALE Fresh Air Finder Map as a group. Walkabouts allow INHALE staff and volunteers to meet and go for a walk while we talk about the air we breath. Our goal is for everyone to become comfortable with the equipment while enjoying, exploring, and learning a bit more about our community’s environment.
We'd love to have you join us on an upcoming walkabout. Check out the event page for more details and please RSVP if you plan on attending. We are eager to plan more walkabouts and will update the page as new walkabouts are scheduled.
We are always excited to meet community members and learn more about South Etobicoke’s air quality.
Not yet a volunteer? Sign up to be an INHALE Toronto Community Air Tracker by clicking here!