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EPA releases new EJ mapping tool
EJView, a new public mapping tool, was released today and will replace the Environmental Justice Geographic Assessment Tool. The Geographic Assessment Tool was one of the first mapping tools designed to screen for areas with potential environmental justice concerns, but after four years it was ti...
HabitatMap 1 3648 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 18561 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 5789 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:18am
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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 2870 Mon 07/19/2010, 09:00am
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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 2217 Thu 10/15/2015, 12:17am
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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 4760 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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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 18561 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 5230 Tue 01/26/2010, 12:34pm
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
8/26/2008, Mike Schade from CHEJ (http://chej.org) writes:

I'm curious if anyone has ever done any ambient air monitoring in Greenpoint, particularly near the sewage and chemical plants in the McGolrick Park area? I just moved to that area and sometimes the odors are pretty bad. I know there...
HabitatMap 8 6496 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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South Bronx: AIR QUALITY
Hey I am student I need some help with Air Quality in Hunts Point and Mott Haven.
ekfriedrich 1 3733 Tue 04/28/2009, 09:11am
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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 4913 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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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 5418 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:20am
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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 5380 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:14am
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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 32941 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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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 5046 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:23am
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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 18561 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 18561 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 5490 Thu 01/14/2010, 03:32pm
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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 3378 Tue 01/19/2010, 01:47pm
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Bridges of the East River Tour
Bridges of the East River Tour, a 2-hour harbor tour aboard charter boat “American Princess”
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
6:15 P.M. departure from South Street Seaport, Manhattan
Ticket Price $50.00

Sponsored by American Princess Cruises

Tour Chairman:
George Bulow, Transportation Histo...
HabitatMap 1 5502 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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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 7342 Tue 03/29/2011, 08:34am
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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 5261 Tue 04/28/2009, 09:27am
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CUP’s Affordable Housing Toolkit Launch Party & Workshops
The Center for Urban Pedagogy is throwing a launch party and hosting several free workshops to promote the use of their latest teaching and community organizing tool, "The Affordable Housing Toolkit". To learn more about the toolkit visit http://envisioningdevelopment.net. Be sure to take a min...
HabitatMap 0 6291 Thu 02/18/2010, 08:52am
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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 3978 Fri 06/07/2013, 03:27am
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About his use protocol
Hi guys! I'm involved in a project which is about to collect datas thanks to your AirBeam. I was wondering if this kind of new wearable monitor's been the topic of social sciences works (social acceptablity, largerly appropriation or not of those new tech, attitudes towards pollution and its rela...
ChangeMaker 1 1638 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:14am
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Newtown Creek Community Health Project Info Sessions, 10/18 & 10/27
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 documen...
Newtown Creek Alliance 1 4400 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:24am
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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 7214 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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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 4378 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:10am
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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 3690 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:14am
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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 4040 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:10am
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