Four Corners

Four Corners

Breathe In New Mexico and Global Community Monitor met with residents in New Mexico's 4 corners area to train local residents there on how to use an air monitor to collect data by their homes. The particulates that are measured with the air monitor will be tested and reported by a lab, finally giving families an accurate picture of what's in the air they're breathing.
San Jose Neighborhood

San Jose Neighborhood

Breathe In New Mexico and Global Community Monitor conducted a training with San Jose neighborhood members. Residents learned how to construct a bucket, obtain air samples, and send the samples off to a lab for testing. The buckets used in the SanJose/Mountainview neighborhoods will yield test results that residents can use to demand clean air around their homes.
Mesquite

Mesquite

The residents of Mesquite have long known that Helena Chemical, a company located right in the middle of their community, is emitting a variety of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) into the air. Helena Chemical sued the residents for slander, saying they had no evidence to back up their claims. Now, thanks to the bucket air samples, they will have the data they need to clean up their town.