Puget Sound Sage and the UW School of Public Health are conducting a study in partnership with the communities of South Park and Georgetown called Diesel Exhaust Exposure in the Duwamish Valley Study, or DEEDS. The study will ask community members to identify diesel exhaust ‘hotspots’ in their neighborhoods for air quality monitoring. Residents will also have be able to volunteer for home air quality monitoring, bicycle air quality monitoring, and other monitoring methods. The purpose of the monitoring is to gain a better overall picture of diesel exhaust concentrations in the Duwamish Valley and how it affects residents’ health.
Sage is currently conducting outreach on weekends through door knocking and events at community centers to raise awareness about the study and to invite community members to our kick-off Diesel 101 Meeting and Asthma/Health Fair event on March 1. The outreach is typically 2-3 hours on a Saturday or Sunday in Georgetown or South Park, and transportation and snacks are provided. Volunteers don’t need any prior experience with organizing, and are free to come to one or all of the outreach events.
Saturday, 02/11: 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Sunday, 02/12: 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Saturday, 02/18: 9.00 am – 12.00 pm at the Providence House Regina Food Bank
Saturday, 02/25: 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Sunday, 02/26: 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
If there is any interest, questions, or concerns, please contact Melanie Jung at melanie.