Sanctuary Farms, a small organic farm and composter on Detroit’s east side, has installed solar-powered air monitors on their property in response to the 200,000-plus pounds of toxic chemicals the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the auto company releases each year, Bridge Detroit reports.
Stellantis received eight air quality violations since 2021. The farm plans to send out the reports of toxic chemicals to the public in their farm, as well as other farms in the city dealing with this issue. Sanctuary Farms is building a network of Detroit Farmers to monitor air quality.
“We’re tracking the air because we… want to show what the [expletive] Stellantis is doing,” Jon Kent, co-founder of Sanctuary Farms told Bridge Detroit.
Kent is working with the nonprofit Ecology Center to collect and analyze data to publish for the public, not just from his own farm, but farms around the city.