By Jake Cole
With funding from the Ottawa Community Foundation and in cooperation with Ecology Ottawa, the Sierra Club Canada Foundation is leading a project, BreatheEasy, to monitor outdoor air quality (AQ) in all wards across the city. From what we’re finding out, the air is not healthy, certainly not everywhere and not every day.
At the collective level, we can identify the air pollution concerns in our city, learn how to deal with them and significantly reduce the negative impact on our health. Cities like London are doing it. So can we, by learning from others and by creating our own solutions so that we can all breathe a little easier and live better as a result.