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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 0 4548 Tue 10/25/2011, 11:45am
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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 4654 Tue 04/28/2009, 09:27am
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Go With the Flow: Investigate Your Water System!
HabitatMap is delighted to introduce "Go With the Flow", part of HabitatMap’s "MapThink" Toolkit series, www.mapthink.org.

Go With the Flow is a short-term group research project that empowers high school students to investigate their water system through real-world learning and document their...
HabitatMap 0 3570 Mon 04/29/2013, 02:54pm
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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 4390 Tue 01/26/2010, 12:34pm
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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 0 4554 Wed 03/24/2010, 10:40am
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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 17517 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 2921 Tue 01/19/2010, 01:47pm
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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 0 3900 Mon 10/06/2008, 12:39pm
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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 3815 Sun 03/15/2009, 11:04am
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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 5409 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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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 0 4786 Tue 10/25/2011, 11:38am
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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 9 27759 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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Film Screening: The Good, The Bad, and The Empty
What's the deal with all those empty lots in East Flatbush? Join the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) Tuesday, June 1, at Anthology Film Archives for the world premiere of the documentary "The Good, The Bad, & The Empty."

CUP Teaching Artist Douglas Paulson and students from the BCCP's aftersch...
HabitatMap 0 4623 Thu 05/27/2010, 09:02am
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AirCasting: non-trivial "comfort zones"?
Hi, is it possible to set the AirCasting sensor measurements color limits in a way that allows for low and high values to be red while the middle is green? E.g. to allow very low and very high temperatures to be displayed red?

Regards,
Thomas

(@tamberg)
tamberg 2 3671 Wed 04/10/2013, 10:40am
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Citizen Cartography Workshop: Stretching Newtown Creek
On 10/29 the New York Public Library is hosting a mapping workshop focused on Newtown Creek. No technical expertise or previous experience with maps is needed. Participants will learn how to use a mapping platform developed by NYPL that allows users to stretch historical maps over contemporary...
HabitatMap 0 2679 Tue 09/28/2010, 08:01am
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Aircasting App
Please email info[at]habitatmap.org for technical support.
ashish_iowa 1 2697 Thu 10/15/2015, 12:17am
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"Location fix could not be confirmed. Please make sure the location displayed is correct."
Please email info[at]habitatmap.org for technical support.
winterpines 1 2271 Mon 02/22/2016, 02:34pm
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Cannot get AirBeam to connect to Android
Please email info[at]habitatmap.org for technical support.
James888 1 2297 Mon 02/22/2016, 02:35pm
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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 5409 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 0 3695 Fri 09/19/2008, 09:26am
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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 0 4212 Sun 11/09/2008, 04:37pm
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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 9 27759 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 0 6155 Thu 03/19/2009, 08:33am
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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 17517 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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Moving APT The best Interstate
You finally heed the call to hire a professional mover company as against doing it yourself. That’s a step in the right direction. The hassles involved when you move can take a toll on your physical well-being and make the experience unpleasant.

However, I urge you to read on and learn what yo...
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