Bengaluru is witnessing alarming amount of air pollution in recent days. Traffic, construction, garbage burning, other types of incineration and emissions increase the amount of suspended particles in the air.
Air pollution is felt, but not taken seriously enough as it is not ‘seen’. But this causes and triggers many health problems.
Co Media Lab has organised a workshop on air pollution. The workshop will cover key questions like: What is happening to Bengaluru’s air? From vehicular smoke to garbage burning… How has it impacted our children’s and our health? What are some of the government policies and actions that are having an impact on the quality of air? And what can we do – as individuals, and as a collective?
The workshop is hosted by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and supported by Electronics City Industries Association (ELCIA). It is organised by the Co Media Lab (a joint initiative Radio Active CR 90.4 MHz & Citizen Matters initiative); Co organisers include Society for Community Health Awareness, Research and Action (SOCHARA) and Breathe Bengaluru, a collaboration between Sensors Without Borders and Sensing Local.
“Bengaluru’s Airpocalypse: Air pollution Problems & Solutions” will be held at the KSPCB, Parisara Bhavan, Church Street, on Saturday 18th March, 9:30 am to 3pm. This workshop is open for all and free, meant for all citizens and media interested in learning and working towards solutions to Bengaluru’s air pollution issues.
Register here: http://bit.ly/Blrairpollutionworkshop.
Do check our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1855450654694477) for more information about this workshop.