"We have it in our power to begin the world over again."              
                                                       ~Thomas Paine 1776
The Louisiana Bucket Brigade has put together a great website on the use of buckets, which are low cost and affordable, for monitoring air quality.

We tried to contact them on multipe occasions because they have real life experience with fighting back with few resources and have done excellent work.  But we could never get a response from them.  This is likely because it takes all they have to handle their local needs. 

PACT respects and understands the problems faced by activists who focus on solving the problem and not on raising enough money to pay salaries.  

We are linking to their site as the best source of information on carrying out a Bucket Brigade for your local area.