The photo I’m holding is of high school students I work with who are taking air samples near their school in Newark, NJ. Our goal is to measure levels of air pollutants and then present those findings to community stakeholders, including nongovernmental organizations and elected officials. The more that community members are involved, the less that those in power can ignore what’s going on in our neighborhoods.
I work with students at Central High School in Newark, New Jersey. The students take air samples in community locations near the school and analyze particulate matter and black car
I am currently working with students at Central High School in Newark, New Jersey. The students take air samples in community locations near the school and analyze particulate matter and black carbon. The students then take the findings and make presentations to local government officials and community organizations like the NAACP. We have conducted other student air monitoring projects with students from north, central and south Jersey, where the students met and compared information.
The New Jersey Environmental Alliance will conduct community forums for communities of color and low income communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. By late spring / early summer, all projects are designed to raise the level of awareness of the environment.