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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 1 5251 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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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 18567 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 5383 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:14am
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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 18567 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 6672 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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AirCasting: Gadgeteer External Device
Hi, just hooked up a Gadgeteer board (http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/gadgeteer/) to the AirCasting App via Bluetooth, using the Bluetooth data format described in the Arduino source comments (https://github.com/LunarLogicPolska/AirCastingAndroidClient/blob/master/arduino/aircasting/...
tamberg 5 7237 Mon 06/10/2013, 02:53pm
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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 32954 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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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 5508 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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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 5165 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:20am
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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 5048 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:23am
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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 7345 Tue 03/29/2011, 08:34am
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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 3381 Tue 01/19/2010, 01:47pm
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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 5148 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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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 3 4404 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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AirCasting: Gadgeteer External Device
Ok, found a way to display the data. After saving the session and reopening it, a parameter / sensor can be selected. Nice!

Kind regards,
Thomas

(@tamberg)
tamberg 5 7237 Mon 06/10/2013, 02:53pm
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AirCasting: Gadgeteer External Device
"Also note..."

Very nice, thanks for the hint. Works like a charm!
tamberg 5 7237 Mon 06/10/2013, 02:53pm
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
8/26/2008, Michael Freedman-Schnapp from NAG (http://www.nag-brooklyn.org/) writes:

The Newtown Creek Alliance and Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee, which have many overlapping members, are most concerned with this. I've cc'd Katie Schmid, who runs the Newtown Creek Alliance.

That websit...
HabitatMap 8 6500 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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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 6500 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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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 5255 Tue 01/26/2010, 12:34pm
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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 18567 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 2841 Thu 08/19/2010, 08:59am
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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 3123 Tue 09/28/2010, 08:01am
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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 5419 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:20am
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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 5792 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:18am
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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 4251 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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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 4269 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:14am
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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...
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