Our Community Engagement Services deploy Social Tech initiatives that Enlighten, Engage and Empower Citizens to become Leaders in their communities ensuring their Futures are Safe and Secure. 

Our Community Engagement Suite of Services is broken down into:

  • Air Champions Initiative
  • Schools IAQ Partner Initiative

WHAT ARE AIR CHAMPIONS

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The Air Champions – Citizen Scientists network consists of passionate, community-health focused volunteers committed to creating thriving neighborhoods free from air pollution. The project is being launched in April 2020 by McMac Cx, a Social Enterprise, in partnership with the environment tech company Plume Labs.


WHAT DO AIR CHAMPIONS DO?

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Air Champions use the latest collaborative, citizen-science focused technology, or “Social Tech”, to gather and share air quality data—at school, at home, at work, on daily commutes, and wherever life takes us.

Collecting and sharing hyper-local, real-time air quality data can be used to help individuals and institutions make better decisions. This type of information directly links environmental awareness with our ability to be our best selves and sets the foundation for collaborative, evidence-based action against air pollution.

Our first goal is to recruit 1,000 “Air Champions in the Houston, Texas area by the end of 2020, with a focus on traditionally underrepresented communities.

Scholarships for technology toolkits, including Flow 1 personal pollution sensors (https://plumelabs.com/en/flow/) are available for students. 

Ready to become enlightened, engaged and empowered? 

Let’s get started!


DOES IT COST MONEY TO BECOME AN AIR CHAMPION

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Includes: Access to Study Material, Online Knowledge Assessment, Certificate, Lifetime Membership in Closed Social Media Groups and Administration / Oversight.

Starting New: If you are starting from scratch, you will need a new Flow Personal Pollution Monitor:

  • $129.00 (+ Tax / Shipping) for Flow 1 Pollution Monitor (Purchase Here) plus $30.00 = Total $159.00  (+ Tax / Shipping)
  • $159.00 (+Tax / Shipping) for Flow 2 Pollution Monitor (Purchase Here) plus $30.00 = Total $189.00  (+ Tax / Shipping)

Note:  All Profits from sales of Flow 1 and Flow 2 Pollution Monitors, purchased through the McMac Cx website, directly supports Student Scholarships.

Bring your own Flow: If you already have your own Flow Personal Pollution Monitor, the fee is:

  • $30.00. 

Full Scholarships: Full scholarships to Students include a “Flow 1” Pollution Monitor.  Scholarship disbursement dependent on available funds. Applicants will be placed on a waiting list if funds are not immediately available.  Applicants can still finish the application onboarding process while awaiting scholarships.

I want to Sponsor an Individual or School:  You can directly sponsor Air Champions.  Details Here.

I just want the technology:  Some of you may be interested in acquiring one or more Social Tech Flow Monitors and do not want to participate in the Air Champion – Citizen Scientist initiative.  That is fantastic. You can purchase either Flow 1 Here or Flow 2, Here.  All profits from Flow 1 or Flow 2 devices, purchased through the McMac Cx website, directly funds student scholarships.  Once you get your Personal Social Tech Flow 1 or Flow 2 Monitor, you are encouraged to connect with our Air Champion Social Groups and share your experiences.  (https://www.facebook.com/groups/834989380263150)


HOW TO BECOME AND AIR CHAMPION

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Apply!

  1. Fill out the application form Here:
    • Name, address, email and neighborhood, *
    • School information,
    • Eighteen (18) years old and above, *
  2. Read and sign the “Air Champion” Commitment form *

SCHOOL IAQ PARTNER

McMac Cx delivers a prepackaged solution for teachers and their students that enhances knowledge of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in schools and establishes a pathway to your school’s best IAQ performance.  Our Schools IAQ Partner Program creates a living laboratory for:

  • Enlightenment around the impacts Air Quality has on a student’s health and ability to learn,
  • Engagement with stakeholders responsible for creating and maintaining the best possible learning environment, and
  • Empower implementation of better practices through real-time data transparency and modeled expected best practice outcomes.

 Our Schools IAQ Partner Program includes: 

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Social Tech:

A full customized school-specific modeling analysis of the Social, Environmental and Financial impacts a School’s IAQ performance has on Students, Staff and connected Neighborhoods (Poorly Maintained School IAQ, Basic Code-Minimum IAQ and Accepted Best Practice IAQ performance outcomes evaluation),

  • One (1) stationary RESET Certified Indoor Air Quality monitor,
  • Two (2) wearable personal Air Quality monitors,
  • Creation and Implementation of an IAQ Management Plan for your school,

IAQ Knowledge areas:

  • Understand how indoor and outdoor Air Quality impacts our health and the ability to be our best selves,
  • Understand how sensor technology works and how data transparency is a democratizing force for change,
  • Understand the process of evaluating the capabilities of school maintenance programs and policies with respect to Indoor Air Quality,
  • Understand how data aggregation and visualization frames our immediate Environmental risk and future potential,
  • Understand insight into how School Board and Community decisions impact student health,
  • Understand the connection between Community indoor and outdoor Environmental Quality and adherence and policing of established Regulatory Compliance, 
  • Understand how to become empowered by gaining access to on-ramps for advocacy that impact meaningful change.  
  • Understand the impacts of emerging best practices and highest standards of care.
  • Understand the importance of accessible transparent performance outcomes through independent verification and certifications (LEED, WELL, RESET Air),

Schools IAQ Partner Costs:

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  • Free (Dependent on available sponsorships):  To be eligible for full funding ($11,500.00) of this Program  Students, Teachers, Staff and School Board officials will deploy Social Tech disclosure mechanisms to create real time third-party verified transparency of IAQ performance outcomes to all stakeholders. APPLY to be a School IAQ Program Partner (Link to School IAQ Form Here)
  • Pay own way (WITH Transparency):  A McMac Cx subsidized cost of $4,500.00 supplies all of the Program items listed above.  Visualization to all Stakeholders (Students, Teachers, Parents, Community) IS mandatory.  APPLY to be a School IAQ Partner (Link to School IAQ Form Here)
  • Pay own way (WITHOUT Transparency):  A non-subsidized cost of $11,500.00 supplies all of the Program items listed above.  Visualization by all Stakeholders (Students, Teachers, Parents, Community) is NOT mandatory. APPLY to use School IAQ Engagement Program Services, but NOT become a Partner (Link to School IAQ Form Here)
  • Social Tech Only Purchase:  The Social Tech used in the program can be purchased separately.  All profits from the supply of our Social Tech Omni and Flow pollution monitors supports out Community Engagement services.  Follow link to purchase. Link: Flow (Link to AC Form)   Link: Awair (Link to Social Tech Form Here) 
  • IAQ Modeling and Analysis:  Schools can contract directly with McMac Cx to complete a modeling analysis of the Social, Environmental and Financial impacts of three (3) alternatives on students, staff and connected neighborhoods (Poorly Maintained School IAQ, Basic Code-Minimum IAQ and Accepted Best Practice IAQ performance outcomes).  The cost is $3,500.00 per school. Service is free if we cannot demonstrate benefits exceeding ten times (10 x) our fee. Link: Purchase Triple Bottom Line Cost Benefit Analysis (Link to Social Tech Form Here)
  • IAQ Management Plan Purchase:  Schools can contract directly with McMac Cx to create and implement an IAQ Management Plan at your school.  The cost is $1,500.00 per school. Link: Purchase IAQ Management Plan (Link to Social Tech Form Here)

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