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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 18688 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 18688 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 18688 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 18688 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 3430 Tue 01/19/2010, 01:47pm
Thread HabitatMap 3 4652 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:10am
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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 4329 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 33236 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 6034 Mon 05/17/2010, 03:10pm
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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 5569 Thu 01/14/2010, 03:32pm
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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 5487 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:14am
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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 5854 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:18am
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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 7271 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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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 5593 Tue 01/26/2010, 12:34pm
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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 5216 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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Jamaica Bay 1924, Island Paradise?
This is what Jamaica Bay looked like in 1924: http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/?z=4&p=1031587,160265&c=orthos1924.

If you compare the 1924 Fairchild aerial image with contemporary Google satellite images of the Bay you'll notice the staggering loss of salt marsh habitat. For more informat...
HabitatMap 1 5287 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:24am
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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 6586 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Hudson River Park
How fun it is to spend time at the Hudson Park!!!!
Giupicinin 1 3844 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:13am
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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 33236 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 5101 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:23am
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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 3694 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:14am
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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 5589 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 7673 Mon 06/10/2013, 02:53pm
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Sharing existing AirCasting sessions with CrowdMap?
Not at this time. In the near future we will be adding this functionality.
tamberg 4 4246 Mon 04/08/2013, 11:47pm
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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 3160 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:13am
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AirBeam2 - zero or close to zero PM (1, 2.5 and 10) readings
Hi al,
I just purchased an AirBeam2 sensor. The first time I tried it there were some low PM readings but they were there. However, all I get now are readings equal or very close to zero (1-2) for PM1, PM2.5 and PM10. Temperature and RH seem to be OK. Does anyone know how to solve this issue?
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urbaesploro 2 1896 Wed 05/30/2018, 01:56am
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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 4470 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:10am
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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 4683 Sun 03/15/2009, 11:04am
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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 4887 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:24am
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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 2922 Mon 07/19/2010, 09:00am
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