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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.

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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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Exploring New Stormwater Monitoring Methods

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Stories of balloon and kite mapping in education

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