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I. The Problem

Communities lack access to the tools and techniques needed to participate in decisions being made about their communities, especially when facing environmental hazards.

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II. The Collaboration

We are an open network of community organizers, educators, technologists and researchers working to create low cost solutions for monitoring air, water and land.

Discover, collaborate on, and contribute to locally important matters with the support of a global community.

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III. The Solution

Join us today, as we work together to build and inspire a community of DIY activists and explorers using simple tools to build a growing body of data about our local environments.

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by Rural New Contributor over 2 years ago | 13 | 976 | 3

Alberta, Canada, has a great deal of land area in wetlands and has fairly strong laws in place t...

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by shanlter over 2 years ago | 2 | 2,029 | 2

First time we try to apply the Balloon and Kites Mapping tools on investigating environmental is...

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Frac Sand Mining: The community fight

by stevie over 2 years ago | 2 | 1,051 | 7

This morning @Pat Popple, Public Lab Organizer from Chippewa County WI, posted a presentation in ...

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[reference] "Carbon Bombs" or "Climate Bombs" --EcoFys analysis for Greenpeace

by eustatic over 2 years ago | 2 | 1,299 | 0

During the Open hour on COP21, there was mention of the t...

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