Darren Riley, co-founder and CEO of JustAir
Southwest Detroit, Michigan
Southwest Detroit is situated near heavy industrial zones and as a result contains some of the most polluted ZIP codes in the country. When Darren Riley moved to the community and developed asthma, his struggle inspired him to create air-quality monitoring systems to help community members identify poor air quality. With investments from the Inflation Reduction Act to reduce air pollution in environmental justice communities, Darren imagines a future filled with clean air for his community.
You never forget struggling for air to breathe; it opens your eyes to know that’s the only thing that matters, getting your next breath. It’s really frightening. The Inflation Reduction Act investment to reduce emissions in industrial zones near neighborhoods like mine is so important. The sizable investment aligns with JustAir’s mission to improve air quality for everyone within our community. It's a future of hope and a future I am excited to be a part of.
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