Plant a Sensor is a global air quality campaign, led by the World Green Building Council and RESET, in collaboration with the Wilson Centre and our partners at the Earth Day Network.  The campaign champions the worldwide roll-out of air quality monitoring devices in and outside of buildings. 


Plant a Sensor objectives

Plant a Sensor will advance the work of the World Green Building Council’s Air Quality in the Built Environment campaign, run in collaboration with RESET, as part of Better Places for People global project. 

The data collection consolidated by WorldGBC, RESET and Earth Challenge 2020 will facilitate a global boost in awareness about the extent of the air pollution crisis. We hope this knowledge will empower action, and trigger necessary responses from citizens, the private sector and policy makers.

WorldGBC will support this campaign by engaging our network and audience in the global roll-out of air quality monitors, and also utilise the generated data to further our research and advocacy objectives on a global and regional level, also empowering GBCs on a national level. 


How to get involved

WorldGBC & RESET are aiming to collect data from 1000 locations by the launch of Earth Challenge 2020, so we need all the help we can get! We are aiming for global coverage – all regions of the earth, and both within and outside of buildings. If you have existing projects and case studies to feature, please contact us.

We are looking to recruit both supporters and partners (corporate or non-corporate organisations looking for more involvement in the campaign) and participants (citizen scientists – namely any enthusiastic environmentalist individual equipped with a sensor).

If you are interested in getting involved as a participant of the campaign, we will soon be releasing detailed information about how to use existing sensors, purchase and deploy new sensors, and where to submit the data to contribute to the campaign.