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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 5578 Tue 01/26/2010, 12:34pm
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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 5848 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:18am
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Creek Speak: Voices from Newtown Creek
Creek Speak is an oral history project that uses online interactive maps to present the stories of people and places near Newtown Creek. To listen to peoples stories or read about some of the places they mention visit the Creek Speak project page and click on a marker.

http://www.newtowncreeka...
Newtown Creek Alliance 1 5202 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:20am
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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 18681 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 33227 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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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 5481 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:14am
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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 18681 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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AirCasting - Read Our Proposal
Thanks for the question Michel. More information about the performance of the air quality sensors we are using is available in our My Air, My Health Challenge solution, which is available for download via our blog, http://www.takingspace.org/my-air-my-health-challenge-update/. Keep tabs on the ...
HabitatMap 2 4033 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 7427 Tue 03/29/2011, 08:34am
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Sustainable Tucson mapping Initiative
As far as food goes (and I use the term organic rather loosely. It is not necessary, I believe, for a farm to be certified organic, so long as they are using sustainable and organic practices):

1. Local, organic farms and ranches
2. Restaurants that support local, organic farms & ranches
3. ...
instantanderson 2 3740 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 18681 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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HabitatMap vs. AirCasting account?
Great, thanks. In this case my question would be: where / how can I edit my AirCasting account?
tamberg 7 4921 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:19am
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AirCasting: restrictions on sensor values?
Only integers can be displayed in the AirCasting app UI but for sensors that report values with decimal places, these decimals are recorded, i.e. you can see them when you download the CSV file. There may be a limit to the number of digits that can be displayed. In my experience 5 and 6 digit n...
tamberg 2 5039 Wed 04/10/2013, 10:38am
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Aircasting App
I just downloaded the AirCasting App to read PM2.5 data out of the Shinyei PM sensor. The app is able to connect to the app in my phone. The app is able to detect my phone microphone as one of the sensor option, but not the Arduino Shinyei sensor.

Any help would be very appreciated.

Thanks
ashish_iowa 1 3741 Thu 10/15/2015, 12:17am
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"Location fix could not be confirmed. Please make sure the location displayed is correct."
I have location tracking enabled on my phone, but every time I start a new recording session this message pops up. The map is centered on my location. Please help, thanks.
winterpines 2 3159 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:13am
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
8/27/2008, Mike Schade from CHEJ (http://chej.org) writes:

Great! Yes I'd be very interested in attending a planning meeting. I have a few videos that show the Bucket Brigade in action...I'd be happy to bring a copy on DVD if anyone wanted to see a clip (there's some great clips in Blue Viny...
HabitatMap 8 6581 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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UPROSE Youth Justice EJ Maps
UPROSE Youth Justice makes sure that young people in the Sunset Park neighborhood are involved in important decisions that affect our environment. Using HabitatMap and Blogger, they created a website that features their Environmental Justice Maps. Visit http://uproseyouthjustice.blogspot.com/p/...
HabitatMap 0 2876 Thu 08/19/2010, 08:59am
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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 5456 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:20am
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AirCasting: Measure mobile phone signal strength?
Hi, when we discussed your AirCasting app at the Make IoT Zürich meetup, we wondered if it might be valuable to record (3G) network signal strength in addition to sound volume. Some people see electromagnetic fields from antennas as a problem, so having a map of "antenna smog" might make sense. A...
tamberg 2 4317 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
8/27/2008 Michael Heimbinder from HabitatMap wrote:

I've added Steve Lang and Sarah Durand from LaGuardia Community College into the mix as we've been discussing doing an air monitoring project on the Creek with students this coming year. I've also added Brooke Singer from SUNY Purchase as I'...
HabitatMap 8 6581 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 7267 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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AirCasting: restrictions on sensor values?
Hi, are there any restrictions on sensor values like only int numbers or double with a max number of digits? (It seems that my external sensor can cause the measurements to disappear from the UI if such values are sent.)
tamberg 2 5039 Wed 04/10/2013, 10:38am
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Can cities outside of New York join the fun?
I love the idea of this project and I want to try my hand at making an arduino-powered sensor. Are you guys supporting cities outside of New York?
brittany 1 2256 Thu 10/15/2015, 12:17am
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How to measure PM10? And TSP?
Hey folk! Im doing a dust monitoring study for Ecology as well as community health near a coal mine in NSW, Australia. I've connected the air beam to my phone with the air casting app ok. But it is only measuring PM2.5 currently. Does anyone know how to get it to measure PM10 and TSP (Total Suspe...
Ameliemareva 1 2944 Tue 04/26/2016, 06:42pm
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Marker Information
Hey! I just opened my account today so please forgive me if this question has been asked. Can the markers display any of the air quality readings collected? Because all I see when clicking on the markers is general information like name, address,etc.
GASP 2 3606 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:18am
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