March 16, 2015 – Cypress, CA – Dr. Rania Sabty-Daily, faculty member in Trident University International’s (Trident) College of Health Sciences, was recently showcased by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for her continued involvement in a clean air community project at the El Marino Language School (EMLS) in Culver City, CA. EMLS is located near Interstate 405, the busiest highway in the country.
Local parents – led by Dr. Sabty-Daily – came together in 2011 to form Clean Air: El Marino, a group dedicated to exploring and enacting strategies to ensure that everyone in the school’s community is breathing clean air. Although they have yet to achieve their goal of air filtration systems in all EMLS classrooms, a number of other victories have been achieved.
Group highlights include parent volunteers and local community organizations working together to remove 94% of ultrafine particles (UFPs), a common byproduct of vehicle emissions, from a pilot kindergarten classroom located about 60 feet from the highway. Furthermore, Clean Air: El Marino has shown remarkable leadership in bringing the community together, partnering with local academic institutions and government agencies, and collaborating with the school district to solve this vital issue. “I hope our story will inspire other school communities to do the same,” says Dr. Sabty-Daily.
An interview with her appeared on the EPA Region 9 website, as part of the Clean, Green, and Healthy Schools Regional Highlights for 2014.
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