EJSCREEN Webinar – Register

Take a look at this announcement from the EPA about the EJSCREEN Webinar-

After a year of public engagement and collecting feedback from stakeholders, EPA is announcing the release of the latest version of EJSCREEN, the agency’s environmental justice screening and mapping tool. The new EJSCREEN has an abundance of new features – all of which were requested by the public – including (to list a few):

  • The inclusion of the National Air Toxic Assessment environmental indicators for cancer risk, respiratory, and diesel PM
  • Scalable maps, that summarize data at the Census block group, tract, or county-level
  • The ability to save sessions and print maps from the home screen
  • A feature that allows you to look at two maps, side-by-side
  • The addition of Puerto Rico

The EPA will be hosting three webinars to engage with EJ stakeholders on questions about the new data and design of EJSCREEN as well as a discussion of how EJSCREEN is being used. These webinars will include a basic overview of the tool, and will not be technical in nature. Please register for the event via the EventBrite page.

EJSCREEN webinar dates:

  • June 28(2 pm EST)
  • June 30(4 pm EST)
  • July 11(3 pm EST)

 

Register at:  https://2016-ejscreen-rollout.eventbrite.com

all information for this post from the EPA

Mean Arsenic Levels in Water

Here is an interesting map that Stephen, our GIS Specialist, created using water data information from the EPA. This map shows mean arsenic levels in water throughout the United Sates with blue indicating 0.01-1.00 parts per million, going up to 2.34-4.88 parts per million shown in red. Take a look and see how your area rates! This map definitely paints an alarming picture as far as water quality goes. Even more reason to spread awareness for water monitoring and environmental health education.

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information for this map is from the EPA

Apply for the EPA Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreements Program

EPA EJ

The EPA is seeking applications for the 2014 Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program. Funding is available for  eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and/or public health issues within an affected community.  Awards are up to $120,000 per award for a two-year project period.  The deadline for applications is February 18, 2014.

Interested in applying? Why don’t you try a mapping project and use Mappler?

For more information, check out the EPA website and grant guidelines.

Juhi Mawla, Intern, gis@vertices.com