AirGradient started as a volunteer project to help a school in Northern Thailand monitor the air quality in classrooms during the highly polluted “burning season”. From the start, we worked with students and educators to not only increase awareness in the area of air quality by building monitors but also in understanding the health impacts of air pollution, and the positive changes that can be made to reducing air pollution.
So from the beginning we put a strong focus on open designs, robust and long-lasting hardware and a strong desire to support people from all around the world with affordable and effective air quality solutions. We believe companies like ours need to act responsible and work towards a healthier and more sustainable environment. As a result joined the 1% for the Planet movement where we pledge to donate 1% of our sales to organisations protecting our planet.
In our industry we see trends that are against people's benefit e.g. locking customers into subscriptions, not allowing customers to own the air quality data they generate or high ongoing costs e.g. through expensive expansion modules. With our open hardware, open source and open data approach we strive to provide much higher ongoing value for our customers.
We actively work together with partners from all around the world that share our vision to make accurate air quality monitoring affordable and accessible.
Feel free to get in touch with us at any time if you have any questions or your project to share!