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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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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 32942 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
The Newtown Creek Environmental Monitoring Team will:

1) develop air and water quality test kits that can distributed to LaGuardia Community College students and residents and employees of the Newtown Creek neighborhoods who are concerned about the impact of pollution on community health.

2...
HabitatMap 8 32942 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
Ten site visits to Newtown Creek were made in August for water sampling and testing. Nine visits sampled water from the Nature Walk site, the tenth sampled from the Apollo Street site. There was great variability in dissolved oxygen levels (relative to atmospheric O2) and counts of bacteria (ente...
HabitatMap 8 32942 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
Newtown Creek Monitoring Team test sites will each have a marker ("water" category). Currently two markers are posted - one at the Nature Walk and the other at the Apollo Street access point. Markers contain current water data from thee sites
HabitatMap 8 32942 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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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 6667 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 6496 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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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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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 4574 Sun 03/15/2009, 11:04am
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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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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 6496 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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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 4265 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:14am
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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 4843 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:24am
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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 3214 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:13am
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AirCasting is Live . . . Share Your Air!
HabitatMap is pleased to present AirCasting . . .

AirCasting [www.aircasting.org/] is a platform for recording, mapping, and sharing environmental data using your smartphone. Currently, AirCasters can upload sound level data recorded by their phone’s microphone. AirCasting is intended for meas...
HabitatMap 1 4813 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:20am
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Indoor/outdoor wood boilers
Throughout NYS when smoke gets bad for surrounding neighbors from a OWB (Outdoor Wood Boiler) NYSDEC will come in and shut the offending boiler down due to opacity. The polluter then turns around and installs a Indoor boiler. The Indoor boiler is just as bad in terms of opacity. NYSDEC wont do an...
EastNassauSmoke 0 2265 Fri 11/07/2014, 09:48pm
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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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AirBeam2 - zero or close to zero PM (1, 2.5 and 10) readings
Sounds like the air you're measuring doesn't contain much particle pollution. If you'd like to test the response of the AirBeam2 to particulate matter burn some paper.
urbaesploro 2 1521 Wed 05/30/2018, 01:56am
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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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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.

...
HabitatMap 3 18561 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 5144 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
On 12/3 Tim Dye from SonmaTech (http://www.sonomatech.com/) wrote:

Black Carbon (or elemental carbon, EC) is usually about 4%-7% of the mass of PM2.5 in urban U.S. environments.

There are portable instruments that can monitor select VOCs rather cheaply but these are mostly for fenceline or...
HabitatMap 8 32942 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
On 12/4 Carlos Restrepo from NYU's Wagner School wrote:

Our South Bronx Environmental Health and Policy Study web page is:
http://www.icisnyu.org/south_bronx/index_001.html

The NYU School of Medicine component of the project has its own web page:
http://www.med.nyu.edu/SBEHPS//

I think...
HabitatMap 8 32942 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
On 1/6 Mike Schade from CHEJ (www.chej.org) wrote:

Following up on the NCEMT meeting last month, attached is a Bucket Brigade budget I received from Denny and Ruth at Global Community Monitor. At the meeting I promised to look into expenses for training and testing so here it is:
http://doc...
HabitatMap 8 32942 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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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 5816 Mon 05/17/2010, 03:10pm
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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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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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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
I am working on an air quality profile on the Bronx. Ive read about your projects regarding air quality in the Bronx/NYC, great work! I was curious if you had any recent updates. How effective has your air quality monitor been (neat concept)? Have you guys involved the community? How informe...
HabitatMap 8 32942 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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