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"Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children"

Kenyan Proverb


Introductory Biology for Non-Science Majors
Dr. Suzette Mouchaty, Ph.D.

Service Learning

Air Quality

Air pollution is linked to a variety of diseases, including asthma, heart disease and cancer. Houston has consistently been ranked among the most polluted cities in the United States. UHD students explored this issue through their research projects and volunteer activities with Mothers for Clean Air on Earth Day Houston 2009.

"I attended and participated in the Mothers for Clean Air 5K.” “At the event there was an Earth Day celebration with lots of informative displays and awareness. It was a good community event and I was happy to see lots of people not only concerned about the air quality in Houston but actually striving to make a difference."

- UHD Biology 1312 Student Bonifacio Reza

"My job was to run the air quality zone and inform people what it is and how it affects us - there was a lot of information available. Like what kind of chemicals hurt our health and how to avoid them. I also spoke to over 50 people and work[ed] for almost 5 hrs but it was an enjoyable experience."

- UHD Biology 1312 Student

Mothers for Clean Air Mission Statement

To educate ourselves and the public about Houston-Galveston air quality and its effects on children’s health, to encourage the participation of children in learning about air quality, to do what we can as individuals to prevent air pollution and reduce children’s exposure.



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