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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 18690 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 18690 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 18690 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 3431 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 4333 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 18690 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 7275 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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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 33267 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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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 5572 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 5490 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:14am
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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 4840 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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DEC/DOH hosted Meeker Ave. Plumes Information Session
The NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation and the NY State Dept. of Health are holding a "public information session" regarding the Meeker Ave. Contaminant Plumes.

When:
Thursday, February 26th, 7:00pm

Where:
St. Cecilia's Church
1 Monitor St. (between Richardson and Herbert), Br...
Newtown Creek Alliance 0 4405 Wed 01/28/2009, 09:05am
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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 5102 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:23am
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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 5856 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:18am
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Web-Based Cancer Mapping
The New York State Dept. of Health recently released a web-based searchable map and database that identifies the number of cancers diagnosed in individual neighborhoods across the state and also locates nearby polluters that could be contributing to cancer rates. Website: https://apps.nyhealth.g...
HabitatMap 1 3264 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:13am
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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 5289 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:24am
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Help the Newtown Creek Alliance complete our maps
We need help gathering information for most of the markers in the following maps: "State Superfund Sites", "Air Emissions Facilities", and "Brownfields". If you have any information regarding these facilities/properties please add it to the map. If you have any questions or want to collaborate mo...
Newtown Creek Alliance 0 4304 Fri 07/25/2008, 08:40am
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
I ran across this article on PM2.5 air pollution in the Transportation Altenatives magazine: http://www.transalt.org/files/newsroom/magazine/2008/summer/02.pdf. It might be interesting to do a street level PM2.5 Bucket Brigade project and compare the results with those from the air monitors ope...
HabitatMap 8 6587 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Newtown Creek Neighborhoods Mapping Workshop, 10/20
In partnership with the Newtown Creek Alliance, HabitatMap invites you to participate in a community mapping workshop at LaGuardia Community College on the evening of Monday, October 20th from 6:30-8:30. Space is limited so please RSVP here to reserve your spot:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/v...
HabitatMap 2 7275 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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Fuel vs. food: Are biofuels and agrifuels the answer?
This workshop presents a balanced discussion of the pros and cons of different forms of plant-based fuels. Panelists make the case for the positive role that responsible production and consumption of plant-based energy products can play in a new green economy. Others discuss the challenges faci...
admin 0 5356 Tue 04/28/2009, 09:27am
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Job: Environmental Health Organizer for NY Green Schools Campaign
The Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ, http://www.chej.org/) is a national organization that empowers communities to create safe, healthy and sustainable environments. CHEJ was instrumental in establishing some of the first national policies to protect communities such as the Superfu...
admin 0 5599 Tue 01/26/2010, 12:34pm
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AirCasting - Read Our Proposal
HabitatMap and partners just submitted an exciting new proposal to the Knight News Challenge. Have a look, http://bit.ly/AirCastingProposal, and let us know what you think.

Sneak preview summary below:
AirCasting is about crowdsourcing cybernetic systems. Seemingly every day brings a new por...
HabitatMap 2 4034 Fri 06/07/2013, 03:27am
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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 7434 Tue 03/29/2011, 08:34am
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HabitatMap Seeking Curriculum Specialist
HabitatMap is seeking a Curriculum Specialist to assist with curriculum development, toolkit development, and co-teaching for a Maps-Based Research Methods course that will be taught at the Green School in East Williamsburg this spring. The Curriculum Specialist will work in close partnership wit...
HabitatMap 1 5220 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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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 4472 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:10am
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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 4688 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 4887 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:24am
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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/
HabitatMap 0 2922 Mon 07/19/2010, 09:00am
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