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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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Reply-by-email: a new way to use

by warren 16 days ago | 7 | 107 | 1

Today we're announcing a new feature you may have noticed over the past few weeks! For a long tim...

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Introducing a new Privacy Policy for Public Lab

by warren about 1 month ago | 2 | 291 | 1

At the Public Lab non-profit, we are committed to the ethical and respectful use of personal info...

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Northeast Barnraising 2018: How to Make Disasters Less Disastrous #Barnraising #crisisconvening

by Zengirl2 about 2 months ago | 8 | 334 | 2

This Northeast regional Barnraising was like no other because it started with people exchanging s...

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The fight to get out of Pascagoula

by stevie 3 months ago | 4 | 548 | 4

Pascagoula, Mississippi hosts 12 facilities that report to the federal Toxics Release Inventory, ...

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Public Lab partnership with NASA AREN project brings new easy-to-use tools for classroom use

by warren 3 months ago | 0 | 624 | 2

Since 2011, Public Lab community members around the world have been building an...

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New accessibility features for making aerial maps in MapKnitter

by warren 4 months ago | 7 | 604 | 0

Map-making with your aerial photos is an important part of balloon or kite mapping. It's like mak...

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Community Microscope-- THANK YOU

by bronwen 4 months ago | 1 | 364 | 1

Thanks to the 357 supporters of our recent Kickstarter campaign, the Community Microscope will so...

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Rain Barrel and Rain Gauge Build with 7th Ward Residents

by stevie 4 months ago | 2 | 385 | -2

This past weekend, Public Lab and Recharge NOLA, with Water Wise 7th Ward, led a joint workshop t...

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