ACTS partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund and Texas Southern University to install community air monitors. As part of the community-driven engagement, residents identified air pollution in the top 3 concerns. The monitors are intended to allow residents to be more informed about air quality in the neighborhood, and to support local advocacy efforts.
This video from the Environmental Defence Fund describes the history of industrial encroachment in Pleasantville, and the community response, including the founding of ACTS and the installation of community air monitors:
To read more on the Environmental Defence Fund’s initiatives, please click here.