The I-CHANGE activity related to the use of MeteoTrackers in the Genoa Living Lab has recently been highlighted as one of the success stories of projects funded by the Horizon 2020 Green Deal Call. 

The Green Deal Success Stories are important in showing the impacts of Green Deal projects, raising their awareness and recognizing the efforts made by everyone involved. In this context, I-CHANGE is part of the Knowledge and Citizens Working Group, which is dedicated to utilizing the power of citizen engagement to help implement the European Green Deal addressing key issues such as behavioral change to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution in urban areas. 

The recent activity of Genoa Living Lab demonstrates how citizen science can engage the public in environmental monitoring, fostering a community deeply committed to sustainability. Central to its success is the strategic utilization of technology – such as the MeteoTracker (a mobile weather station), the Smart Citizen Science Kit air quality sensor, and on-site weather stations. Through these tools, I-CHANGE integrates knowledge of environmental hazards and their potential impacts and provides actionable insights and recommendations for citizens to effectively mitigate or adapt to potentially hazardous conditions.

Climate monitoring with citizen science

The recent Genoa Living Lab demonstrates how citizen science can engage the public in environmental monitoring, cultivating a community focused on sustainability.