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Meeker Plumes Walking Tour on 11/19 @ 9:00am
Please join the Newtown Creek Alliance for a walking tour of the Meeker Ave. Contaminant Plumes where brownfields experts Lenny Siegel and Peter Strauss will be on hand to answer questions about hazardous vapor intrusion in homes, the health effects of TCE/PCE exposure, and how to get the Meeker ...
Newtown Creek Alliance 1 4916 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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NYC Council hearing on the "Sustainability of Biofuels"
The .pdf mentioned above is full of inaccuracies. I'm sorry to see that, these are still being posted on the web more than a year after this false testimony was delivered at the city council meeting.

Below are some accurate facts. I apologize for such a long post.

A twenty percent biodi...
HabitatMap 3 18567 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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NYC Council hearing on the "Sustainability of Biofuels"
Please see slide show for accompanying images and graphs: http://habitatmap.org/habitatmap_docs/BooklynFoodConferenceSlides1.pdf

[SLIDE 1]
Hi, my name is Michael Heimbinder. I'm the Executive Director of HabitatMap.
HabitatMap is a Brooklyn based environmental health justice non-profit.

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HabitatMap 3 18567 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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Mapping Sustainability in NYC
As Part of Solar One's "Green Renter" series, Michael Heimbinder, ED of HabitatMap, and Wendy Brawer, ED of Green Maps, will be demoing their web based mapping platforms and answering the question "Why maps?".

Where:
Solar One, 23rd St. and the East River.

When:
December 15th from 7:...
admin 1 4382 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:10am
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Dirty heating oil is fouling NYC's air!
A recent report released by the Environmental Defense Fund (www.bit.ly/HeatingOil) reveals that a small percentage of NYC buildings are responsible for massively degrading local air quality by burning sludge heating oil with high sulfur content, also known as No.4 and No.6 heating oil.

One mil...
HabitatMap 0 3381 Tue 01/19/2010, 01:47pm
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NYC Peaker Power Plants Mapping Initiative
Sustainable South Bronx and HabitatMap will be using this forum topic to coordinate our NYC Peaker Power Plants Mapping Initiative. Input and contributions from other participants are invited.

"Peaker" is a designation given to power plants that are only intended to operate on high electric...
HabitatMap 1 4269 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:14am
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NYC Council hearing on the "Sustainability of Biofuels"
What:
NYC Council hearing on the "Sustainability of Biofuels"

Where:
250 Broadway
NY, NY 10007

When:
Wednesday, February 25th @ 10am

More details on the hearing can be found on the New york City council wesbite: http://www.nyccouncil.info/html/calendar/calendar_meetingdetail.cfm?meet...
HabitatMap 3 18567 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
Thread Newtown Creek Alliance 1 4916 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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Get on the Map!
Dozens of schools, colleges, and grassroots groups have created HabitatMaps sharing what they know and advocating for positive change in their communities. Why not join them? Create a HabitatMap profile, and get on the map!

Upper West Side Streets Renaissance
- UWS Streets Renaissance Campaig...
HabitatMap 1 5792 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:18am
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
9/3/2008 Denny Larson from Global Community Monitor (www.gcmonitor.org) writes:

Global Community Monitor offers trainings in community air monitoring - see some of our projects at www.gcmonitor.org

Each project requires funding for the trainings, on-going technical assistance and of course...
HabitatMap 8 6500 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Newtown Creek Neighborhoods Mapping Workshop, 10/20
Mapping Workshop Resource Guide:

EPA Envirofacts Data Warehouse
http://www.epa.gov/enviro/

NYSDEC Environmental Remediation Database
http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8437.html

EPA Federal Superfund Sites
http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/

EPA AIRNow air quality database
http://airn...
HabitatMap 2 7222 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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CUP presents GOO GONE, 7/7/09
GOO GONE
Risk, Responsibility, and Toxins in the Landscape
Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 7–9 pm
The Old American Can Factory (In the courtyard, weather permitting)
232 Third St at Third Ave
Gowanus, Brooklyn
Free and open to the public, RSVP to info@anothercupdevelopment.org
Refreshments provided...
admin 1 5048 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:23am
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
Thursday evening's NCEMT meeting went well. As per the agenda, we spent the bulk of the time debating the advantages and disadvantages of different air and water quality sampling technologies and methodologies. We also spent some time discussing visualizations for the mobile air monitoring comp...
HabitatMap 8 32954 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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Meeker Plumes DEC/DOH "Availability Session" this Wednesday, 11/12.
The NY State Dept of Environmental Conservation and the NY State Dept of Health are holding an "availability session" regarding the Meeker Ave. Contaminant Plumes. For a map see: (http://habitatmap.org/maps/123). For more information visit the NCA website: http://www.newtowncreekalliance.org/me...
Newtown Creek Alliance 1 4765 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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The Promises & Perils of Biofuels, on the air w/ Bill Ayres
Bill Ayres, Executive director of World Hunger Year (http://www.yhunger.org/) and the host of WPLJ's weekly late night call in show (http://www.plj.com/showdj.asp?DJID=4086), will be discussing New York City's proposed bioheat mandate and the environmental and social impacts of biofuels with Mich...
admin 1 4042 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:10am
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Superfund Designation for Newtown Creek
Groups Appeal to EPA Administrator Jackson to Add Contaminated Newtown Creek to Federal Superfund List. New Report Reveals Federal Superfund Program Weaknesses.

WHAT: Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY); the Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ); Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA); a...
admin 1 6671 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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Jamaica Bay 1924, Island Paradise?
This is what Jamaica Bay looked like in 1924: http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/?z=4&p=1031587,160265&c=orthos1924.

If you compare the 1924 Fairchild aerial image with contemporary Google satellite images of the Bay you'll notice the staggering loss of salt marsh habitat. For more informat...
HabitatMap 1 5245 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:24am
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Walking East River Infrastructure & Talking Trash
On Sunday May 23rd, Richard Melnick, President of the Greater Astoria Historical Society [http://astorialic.org/], will lead a walking tour of Roosevelt Island focusing on East River infrastructure. The tour will end at the Fast Trash Exhibit [http://www.fasttrash.org/] at Gallery RIVAA [http://r...
HabitatMap 0 5826 Mon 05/17/2010, 03:10pm
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Searching for a Panelist to Discuss Community Mapping & Brownfields
I'm looking for one more person to speak during a panel discussion I'm putting together for the Brownfields Conference happening in Philly from 4/3 - 4/5, for more information visit http://www.brownfields2011.org/en/home. The presentations and discussion will take place from 11:15am - 12:30pm on...
HabitatMap 1 5419 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:20am
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Panel Discussion: What Community Mapping Can Tell Us About Industrial Lands
On Tuesday, April 5th Michael Heimbinder, Founder & Executive Director of HabitatMap, will moderate a panel discussion on community mapping at the National Brownfields Conference in Philadelphia. If you plan on attending the National Brownfields Conference next week don't miss this conversation. ...
HabitatMap 0 7345 Tue 03/29/2011, 08:34am
Thread Newtown Creek Alliance 1 4765 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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Community Health & Harms Narrative Project: Upcoming Meetings 3/18, 3/25, 3/28
All meetings are open to the public, no commitment is necessary to attend.

(1) Wednesday, March 18th at 10AM (general info session)
Selfhelp Maspeth Senior Center, 61-69 Grand Ave., Maspeth, NY 11378

(2) Wednesday, March 25th at 7PM (research team info session)
Phoebe's Café, ...
Newtown Creek Alliance 0 4579 Sun 03/15/2009, 11:04am
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Attention Residents of Greenpoint, East Williamsburg, and Maspeth
Are you worried about health problems caused by the pollution in your neighborhood? Would you like the opportunity to tell your story?

If yes, then you may want to be interviewed for a community health project that aims to document the public health concerns of individuals residing in communi...
Newtown Creek Alliance 1 4844 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:24am
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MINDS IN THE GUTTER
MINDS IN THE GUTTER call for submissions seeks designs for stormwater management in the public right-of-way for juried exhibition and resource guide.

Minds in the Gutter, a project of the Stormwater Infrastructure Matters (SWIM) Coalition, is currently accepting submissions for innovative desi...
S.W.I.M. Coalition 0 5493 Thu 01/14/2010, 03:32pm
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Fast Trash!
http://www.fasttrash.org/

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FAST TRASH SYMPOSIUM AT NYU:
“Comparative Garbage Collection Strategy and Urban Planning”
Thursday, May 6, 6 - 9pm, Reception to follow.
NYU Wagner School of Public Service
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012
Web: www.wagn...
HabitatMap 1 5383 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:14am
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NYC Council hearing on the "Sustainability of Biofuels"
Michael,

I have read your post very carefully. I can tell you are sincere in your concern for social and environmental impacts, and I support that cause. However, some of your points are dangerously flawed if they lead us back to sole reliance on fossil fuels.

I am not a salesman or a ...
HabitatMap 3 18567 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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New York Looks to Philadelphia for Ideas on Sewer Overflow
An excellent radio story from WNYC discussing how Green Infrastructure can help remedy NYC's sewage overflow problem. http://beta.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2010/jul/15/new-york-looks-philadelphia-ideas-sewer-overflow-issues/
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