There seems to be an increasing number of children with asthma and we are all told about the perils of breathing in diesel fumes, so I thought it important to get the word out about Evergen, who is launching a clean air for kids campaign that will help UK schools raise the money they need to install air purification systems.
The initiative is designed to give pupils clean air to breathe during their time at work and play.
The Evergen “Clean Air for Kids” campaign puts potential sponsors in touch with the headteachers of schools looking to raise money for clean air and who have registered their interest with Evergen.
FREE AIR MONITORING
Schools that register with Evergen receive a free ‘air pollution survey’, which is carried out by the company and an independent body to monitor the air quality both inside and outside of the building.
As part of the arrangement, Evergen will also set up a test environment and run trials that will provide the schools with ‘before and after’ data from an independent provider.
WORKING WITH HEAD TEACHERS AND GOVERNORS
Once a school’s air has been monitored, Evergen will work closely with the headteachers, governors and stakeholders to identify the equipment needed to reduce air pollution throughout the school. The company will then help find potential sponsors to raise the required funds using publicity tactics and by directly approaching local and corporate businesses for donations.
All donations are made directly to the school and the school has complete autonomy of how the money is spent and how.
CLEAN AIR FOR EVERY CHILD
Sukhbir Sidhu, founder and director of Evergen says: “Poor air quality is an immense problem for everyone – especially children who live and study in inner-cities. According to the World Health Organisation, 92% of city dwellers breathe polluted air every day.
“With many inner city schools residing next to busy roads and polluting businesses, children are exposed to particles that could end up being harmful to their health.
ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY
Children spend up to eight hours per day indoors. Evergen provides the solutions that improve indoor air quality by over 95%.
However, Evergen technology also goes a step further. It has developed and tested outdoor ‘CleanAirZones’ for playgrounds.
CLEANING OUTDOOR AIR?
We all know that cleaning vast expanses of outdoor air is impossible.
So, instead of taking on the unthinkable, Evergen provides the services and systems required to create ‘microenvironments’ of clean air.
Evergen systems can clean air in classrooms, communal areas and even in the schoolyard, giving children even in inner-city areas the clean air they rightfully deserve.
CLEAN AIR PROJECTS IN PROGRESS
Evergen’s Clean Air for Kids initiative is designed to bring everyone together including school governors, teachers, parents, local businesses, communities, and corporations – as well as the school children themselves.
HOW SCHOOLS CAN TAKE PART
Head teachers of schools who are interested in registering their school and those looking to make a donation visit https://evergensystems.com/clean-air-for-kids/ .