Faculty Advisor

Hou, Zhikun

Faculty Advisor

Mott, Wesley T.

Project Center

London, England


Greater London suffers from serious air pollution caused by road traffic. This project created, implemented, and evaluated the “Zero Heroes” program—initiated by the Croydon Council—to teach primary school children about causes and effects of air pollution and methods to reduce it. The program comprises a day of walking to school, plus lesson plans, group activities, and competitions for schools selected. Pre- and post-testing suggests that the program instills pollution-related knowledge and behavioral change, and can be replicated and sustained in other schools in the future.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

June 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts