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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 4568 Sun 03/15/2009, 11:04am
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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 5206 Tue 01/26/2010, 12:34pm
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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 4395 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:24am
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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 4751 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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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 18551 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 6484 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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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 5042 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:23am
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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 4906 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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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 6660 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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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 6260 Thu 02/18/2010, 08:52am
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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 18551 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 7337 Tue 03/29/2011, 08:34am
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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 4842 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:24am
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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 32903 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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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 32903 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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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 3684 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...
admin 0 5251 Tue 04/28/2009, 09:27am
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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 5414 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:20am
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Editing permissions on HabitatMap
Editing permissions on HabitatMap vary depending on the element in question and the status of the participant. Maps are composed of many different editable elements each of which has different default permissions in place for admin, authors, and contributors. The system was developed to maximiz...
HabitatMap 0 2288 Fri 06/14/2013, 04:39pm
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
Denny, the bucket brigade training programs your organization offers sound great and thanks for giving details on the Environmental Support Centers grant program. So it looks like Denny has pointed the way forward for folks who are interested in pursuing an air monitoring program in the Newtown C...
HabitatMap 8 6484 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Newtown Creek Neighborhoods Mapping Workshop, 10/20
In partnership with the Newtown Creek Alliance, HabitatMap invites you to participate in a community mapping workshop at LaGuardia Community College on the evening of Monday, October 20th from 6:30-8:30. Space is limited so please RSVP here to reserve your spot:
http://spreadsheets.google.com/v...
HabitatMap 2 7211 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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DEC/DOH hosted Meeker Ave. Plumes Information Session
The NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation and the NY State Dept. of Health are holding a "public information session" regarding the Meeker Ave. Contaminant Plumes.

When:
Thursday, February 26th, 7:00pm

Where:
St. Cecilia's Church
1 Monitor St. (between Richardson and Herbert), Br...
Newtown Creek Alliance 0 4310 Wed 01/28/2009, 09:05am
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Sustainable Santa Cruz, AZ Meeting, 8/6/09
08/06/09
5:30 PM
General Meeting
Tubac Community Center
50 Bridge Road
Tubac, AZ
Attend and help establish the partnerships that will be the basis for this critical effort, to bring a unified and comprehensive transition to our communities. Be part of the planning of educational events to s...
sustainablesantacruzaz 1 5683 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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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 5376 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:14am
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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 5241 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 5155 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:20am
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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 3972 Fri 06/07/2013, 03:27am
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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 3078 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:13am
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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 6484 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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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 32903 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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