What is Our Air Program?
Groundwork Denver works with neighborhood residents to identify air quality concerns, including odor and poor air quality from industry and traffic congestion. We help residents understand air quality data and what it means for their health and the health of their family and their community. We support community leaders in actions to improve their air.
Clean Air for Globeville
In 2010, Globeville Civic Association #1 (GCA#1) members asked Groundwork Denver for assistance in resolving an ongoing problem with bad odors in the community. Neighbors described a tar or asphalt smell that permeated the air. Some experienced sore throat, runny nose, watering eyes, and respiratory problems when they smelled the odor. During summer months, many residents could not enjoy time on their patios and kept their windows closed when inside.