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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
HabitatMap is in the process of designing an air monitoring project focused on the Neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek and we're looking to learn from what other groups engaged in similar projects have done in the past. If you have experience conducting urban air monitoring please reply with...
HabitatMap 8 6313 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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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 5262 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:14am
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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 4648 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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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 4812 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 1 4832 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:24am
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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 18360 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 18360 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 4968 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:23am
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Impact of Sustained Construction Noise on Public Health
How often have you heard that as long builders are making noise under legal hours, then they are allowed to do as they please?

Firstly, what if they don't necessarily keep within legal hours?

Secondly, what if they add unnecessarily noise such as ultra-loud stereo on top of their usual con...
stopthenoiseinburwood 2 2293 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:13am
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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 4330 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 4387 Sun 03/15/2009, 11:04am
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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 3304 Tue 01/19/2010, 01:47pm
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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 7127 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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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 7127 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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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 32151 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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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 2812 Mon 07/19/2010, 09:00am
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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 7244 Tue 03/29/2011, 08:34am
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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 5039 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 32151 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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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 1 5884 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:10am
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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 6313 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Chelsea Redevelopment Map
Build Jet Stadium!!!
adeyinka 9 4637 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:13am
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Philadelphian African American literary and historic sites
Community College of Philadelphia's African American Literature I course will be investigating and mapping sites of interest having to do with African American experiences, especially those having to do with slavery, abolition, religion, freedom, reconstruction and literature, in Philadelphia up ...
faithfulmarks 2 5164 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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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 3056 Tue 09/28/2010, 08:01am
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AirCasting - Read Our Proposal
HabitatMap and partners just submitted an exciting new proposal to the Knight News Challenge. Have a look, http://bit.ly/AirCastingProposal, and let us know what you think.

Sneak preview summary below:
AirCasting is about crowdsourcing cybernetic systems. Seemingly every day brings a new por...
HabitatMap 2 3866 Fri 06/07/2013, 03:27am
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After The Storm: Hurricane Sandy Stories
an audio interview with an East Village resident, Gabriel Don, and her experiences following October 25th when the entire city experienced hurricane weather....for an oral history class I am currently taking.
yosoyjavale 1 4122 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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AirCasting: restrictions on sensor values?
Only integers can be displayed in the AirCasting app UI but for sensors that report values with decimal places, these decimals are recorded, i.e. you can see them when you download the CSV file. There may be a limit to the number of digits that can be displayed. In my experience 5 and 6 digit n...
tamberg 3 4402 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:12am
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AirCasting: Gadgeteer External Device
Hi, just published an Instructable to build a laser-cut AirCasting sensor based on Gadgeteer modular hardware: http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-AirCasting-Sensor/

Cheers,
Thomas
tamberg 6 6830 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:08am
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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 4770 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:24am
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