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### Welcome Newark is a wonderful city in the NY/NJ metro region. Some relevant stats about Newark's environmental health include: * Newark is the only city in the country that has a **[Cumulative Impact Ordinance](https://newark.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=2770971&GUID=D0C566D0-463A-482D-A4AC-78884351DA79&FullText=1)** — which means getting more data on more issues is important to enforcement. * The City of Newark is under a consent decree to fix the combined sewage overflow problem; if it rains more than 10 minutes, the Ironbound neighborhood floods, and any more than that generates a crisis where people can’t get in or out of the neighborhood. * _please add here!_ * _please add here!_ ### Organizations * **[Ironbound Community Center](http://ironboundcc.org/)** * **[University of Orange--a free people's university](http://www.universityoforange.org/newsite/)** * **[Newark Environmental Justice Alliance](http://njeja.org/) * _please add here!_ * _please add here!_ ### Major advocacy points and supporting documentation * Claims of conversion to "100 % renewable energy" by Red Bull are misleading as their energy source is Covanta, a large waste-to-energy polluter, 2nd only in negative impact on Newark to the Airport: http://www.njbiz.com/article/20180328/NJBIZ01/180329834/red-bulls-move-to-100-percent-renewable-energy * 19 homes on "Manufacturer's Place" were built on top of contaminated groundwater filled with toxic vapors that can be lethal. Both the developer as well as the original industrial corporation "Ronson" have disappeared. Ironbound Community Corporation got involved because pets were dying: http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2014/04/newark_homes_not_so_sweet_with_toxic_vapors_seeping_inside.html ### 2015 and earlier Public Lab is working with the Green Community Garden, part of the Adopt-A-Lot program of the City of Newark's Office of Sustainability, to establish a model for community garden management through innovative action, monitoring and evaluation. Read more about the grant [here](http://publiclab.org/notes/Shannon/10-23-2013/the-environmental-leadership-program-supports-public-lab-partnership-with-innovation-grant). Please follow **http://publiclab.org/tag/newark** and / or **http://publiclab.org/tag/garden** to get updates! _Excerpt from [mind mapping exercise, February 2014](http://publiclab.org/notes/liz/05-09-2014/mental-maps-of-ironbound):_ [![IMG_2768_edit.jpg](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/004/483/medium/IMG_2768_edit.jpg)](https://i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/004/483/original/IMG_2768_edit.jpg) **** **August 8, 2015** [![IMG_2987.JPG](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/013/003/medium/IMG_2987.JPG)](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/013/003/original/IMG_2987.JPG) [![IMG_2915.JPG](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/012/996/medium/IMG_2915.JPG)](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/012/996/original/IMG_2915.JPG) [![IMG_2925.JPG](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/012/997/medium/IMG_2925.JPG)](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/012/997/original/IMG_2925.JPG) [![IMG_2938.JPG](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/012/998/medium/IMG_2938.JPG)](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/012/998/original/IMG_2938.JPG) [![IMG_2942.JPG](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/012/999/medium/IMG_2942.JPG)](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/012/999/original/IMG_2942.JPG) [![IMG_2951.JPG](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/013/000/medium/IMG_2951.JPG)](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/013/000/original/IMG_2951.JPG) [![IMG_2960.JPG](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/013/001/medium/IMG_2960.JPG)](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/013/001/original/IMG_2960.JPG) [![IMG_2985.JPG](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/013/002/medium/IMG_2985.JPG)](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/013/002/original/IMG_2985.JPG) ###Wiki pages http://publiclab.org/wiki/gardening-toolkit http://publiclab.org/wiki/gardening-toolkit-events ...


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liz "the filter is on the inside. It's actually the one that you hand modified, and gave to me in midtown one day " | Read more » over 7 years ago
warren "Hi, Liz - what kind of camera are you using? Is the filter on the outside? " | Read more » over 7 years ago
liz "Thank you Chris!!! I am reviewing this post now: http://publiclab.org/notes/warren/08-15-2013/white-balancing-a-canon-camera-for-infragram-photogra..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
cfastie "There are a few reasons that the NDVI results from that Infragram photo do a poor job of differentiating plants from nonplants. The primary reason ..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
liz "This picture of Carla was very popular on twitter! It was retweeted by Newark's Office of Sustainability, another group encouraging New Jersey-base..." | Read more » almost 8 years ago
mathew "The carbon fiber poles are very light weight (1kg or so). One person can stand one up. The momentum is a bit disconcerting, but its quite manageab..." | Read more » almost 8 years ago
mlamadrid "How did you get the 45' pole to stand? Was someone holding it or was it fixed? " | Read more » almost 8 years ago
mathew "Cool garden map! I haven't even seen such a small mapknitter map. good work. " | Read more » almost 8 years ago
liz "link to research note from field day: http://publiclab.org/notes/liz/07-28-2014/first-field-day-in-newark-s-green-garden " | Read more » almost 8 years ago
liz "link to map from July 27! http://publiclab.org/notes/liz/07-29-2014/map-of-green-garden-june-27-2014 " | Read more » almost 8 years ago