A key conclusion from the perception surveys conducted - Personal experience of air pollution on one's health seems to be the key factor that shapes people's perceptions, sensitivity and their willingness to act.
Event: Happy Streets - Our Roads. Our Way.
Type: Interactive tool (towards behaviour change)
Location: Commercial Street, Bengaluru
Collaborators: Anti Pollution Drive (APD) Foundation
The event saw the closure of Commercial Street from 7am to 2pm, where the entire street was vehicle-free in an attempt to make the air free of pollutants. There were a host of activities for citizens hosted to encourage play and bring awareness. Our stall was focussed on building awareness among citizens and make them think about the impact of Air Pollution. As a part of the exercise we conducted an Air Pollution Perception Survey which captured the perception of over 100 people of various age groups and from different backgrounds. This included questions like what modes of transport do you use? What is the distance of school/place of work from home? How bad do they think the Air is where they live?