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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Family Fun Activities Set for Installation of EPA Solar-Powered Air Monitoring System in Durham

Release Date: 06/18/2013
Contact Information: Dawn Harris Young, (404) 562-8421 (Direct), (404) 562-8400 (Main), harris-young.dawn@epa.gov

DURHAM, NC – A ribbon-cutting ceremony for an innovative solar-paneled air monitoring system, incorporated into a park bench made from recycled milk jugs, will be held at 10 a.m. June 22 at Durham County Library South Regional. The prototype monitoring system developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is being tested at the library in partnership with Durham County. The system is the outcome of EPA’s Village Green Project to develop the next generation of air quality monitors for use by states, tribes and communities.

The ceremony is open to the public and will be followed by family-fun activities from 10:30 a.m. to Noon to learn about air quality. There will be opportunities to meet EPA scientists, participate in interactive games and story time at the library, and learn about EPA’s School Flag program that helps communities be aware of air quality conditions.

WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 10 a.m - Noon

WHAT: EPA-Durham County ribbon-cutting ceremony for new solar-powered monitoring system

WHERE: Durham County Library South Regional, 4505 S Alston Ave, Durham, NC