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 organizations protecting our planet. AirGradient is currently the only global air quality monitoring company that makes all its hardware design available for free under a Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license. This means that all electronic schematics, firmware code, CAD files are openly available and we allow (and encourage) other organizations to use them. We also openly publish all our research and algorithms so that others can benefit from the extensive research we are doing.
We live in a world on the brink of climate collapse which will lead to more and more hazardous air-pollution through increased wildfires and heat waves. We want to enable -especially disadvantaged countries and communities- to get access to reliable air quality information by offering affordable air quality monitors on a large scale. Our community of people operating AirGradient indoor and outdoor monitors already consists of thousands in more than 70 countries. They all share the belief that air quality monitoring should be affordable, open and accessible.