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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 4761 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:25am
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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 18561 Wed 05/26/2010, 10:27pm
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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 5790 Wed 04/17/2019, 11:18am
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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 32948 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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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 6498 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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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 4914 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 5235 Tue 01/26/2010, 12:34pm
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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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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 6498 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 6498 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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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 32948 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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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 6498 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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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 6498 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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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 6498 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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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 6498 Mon 09/08/2008, 09:41am
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Air sampling in the neighborhoods surrounding Newtown Creek
I ran across this article on PM2.5 air pollution in the Transportation Altenatives magazine: http://www.transalt.org/files/newsroom/magazine/2008/summer/02.pdf. It might be interesting to do a street level PM2.5 Bucket Brigade project and compare the results with those from the air monitors ope...
HabitatMap 8 6498 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 32948 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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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 8 32948 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
On 1/6 Mike Schade from CHEJ (www.chej.org) wrote:

Following up on the NCEMT meeting last month, attached is a Bucket Brigade budget I received from Denny and Ruth at Global Community Monitor. At the meeting I promised to look into expenses for training and testing so here it is:
http://doc...
HabitatMap 8 32948 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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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 4317 Wed 01/28/2009, 09:05am
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
Ten site visits to Newtown Creek were made in August for water sampling and testing. Nine visits sampled water from the Nature Walk site, the tenth sampled from the Apollo Street site. There was great variability in dissolved oxygen levels (relative to atmospheric O2) and counts of bacteria (ente...
HabitatMap 8 32948 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
Newtown Creek Monitoring Team test sites will each have a marker ("water" category). Currently two markers are posted - one at the Nature Walk and the other at the Apollo Street access point. Markers contain current water data from thee sites
HabitatMap 8 32948 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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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 3979 Fri 06/07/2013, 03:27am
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AirCasting - Read Our Proposal
Any updates on making the aircasting monitor? it has been a while since the original project started and I was wondering if there are more infos on the the accuracy of the sensors such as CO and NO2.
Michel
HabitatMap 2 3979 Fri 06/07/2013, 03:27am
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How to measure PM10? And TSP?
Hey folk! Im doing a dust monitoring study for Ecology as well as community health near a coal mine in NSW, Australia. I've connected the air beam to my phone with the air casting app ok. But it is only measuring PM2.5 currently. Does anyone know how to get it to measure PM10 and TSP (Total Suspe...
Ameliemareva 1 2870 Tue 04/26/2016, 06:42pm
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About his use protocol
Hi guys! I'm involved in a project which is about to collect datas thanks to your AirBeam. I was wondering if this kind of new wearable monitor's been the topic of social sciences works (social acceptablity, largerly appropriation or not of those new tech, attitudes towards pollution and its rela...
ChangeMaker 1 1639 Tue 05/07/2019, 05:14am
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Newtown Creek EMT : Water and Air Quality Sampling : Variables, Technologies, & Methodologies
I am working on an air quality profile on the Bronx. Ive read about your projects regarding air quality in the Bronx/NYC, great work! I was curious if you had any recent updates. How effective has your air quality monitor been (neat concept)? Have you guys involved the community? How informe...
HabitatMap 8 32948 Tue 10/31/2017, 11:05pm
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