How to improve air quality where you live.

Things you can do

  • Avoid using your car
  • Walk, bike, e-bike or use public transport
  • Choose wisely when buying a new car: avoid diesel, go for frugal and eco-efficient models.
  • Find better ways to heat your home than with stoves or fireplaces.
  • Use centralized pickup points or bike couriers when internet shopping.
  • Greenery in your front yard or building facade helps.

  • Ventilate after cooking with gas, or during vacuuming.
  • Ventilate outside of peak traffic hours.
  • Keep the streetside windows closed.
  • Join organisations who press the issue of air quality.

Things you and your neighbours can do

  • Talk to your neighbours and family about the CurieuzeNeuzen experiment.
  • Consider sharing a car with your neighbours.
  • Go green with your street. Add greenery to improve air quality.
  • Push sustainable mobility: organize a bike bus, support traffic education.
  • Address cut-through traffic problems with your local council.
  • Consider converting your street to a low-traffic or even car-free living street.

Things your city can do

  • Clean air is a basic human right; claim it.
  • Enlist schools, sport clubs and other organisations to deal with the air quality problem.
  • Be creative in drawing attention to air quality issues.
  • Exert pressure on governing powers to focus on structural solutions.

CurieuzeNeuzen 2016

Deze website gaat over de stikstofdioxidemeting door 2000 burgeronderzoekers die in mei 2016 werd uitgevoerd in Antwerpen.

Voor informatie over het onderzoek
CurieuzeNeuzen In De Tuin,
ga dan naar

This website is about the citizen science project measuring nitrogen dioxide levels during May 2016 in Antwerp, Belgium.

For information about the project
measuring heat and drought in gardens during 2021
called 'CurieuzeNeuzen In De Tuin',
visit this page.