During the first year of our project, we conducted two workshops titled, “Be Air Aware: A Healthier Home in a Changing Environment.” These workshops took place in fall 2014 at the Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership and Drexel’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships. The workshops were attended by 39 people total, across both locations. Childcare was provided for the Nurse-Family Partnership workshop, although we did have two babies in the room!
Our workshop provided information on climate change, as well as outdoor and indoor air quality. We also ran two activities. In the first activity, participants were led through a series of prompts that helped them identify factors that worsen or improve air quality in their homes and neighborhoods. In the second activity, participants learned how to make an all-purpose cleaner for their homes using chemical-free household products.