airTEXT daily health bulletins, trialled last summer in the London Borough of Islington, were one of the successful entries shortlisted in the 11th Annual Sustainable City Awards, revealed on 1 March 2012 at City of London awards ceremony.
Last summer, airTEXT and CERC trialled the new combined alert services, providing a range of environmental information, adding minimum and maximum temperature, pollen and UV index to accompany information on local air pollution. The daily health bulletin trial was funded by an EU 7th Framework programme, PASODOBLE www.myair-eu.org.
A daily email was sent to health centres, a hospital, leisure centres, libraries, a hotel, schools and council departments where staff work outside all day, to be printed out and displayed on noticeboards. The two month trial was evaluated with the feedback showing the bulletins were popular and well-received.
Following the evaluation, CERC’s objective is to provide the daily health bulletin to health, leisure and tourism venues across London during the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games.