Grants Available for Pollution Monitoring

Citizen Scientist… it has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking to hire a squad of New York based citizen scientist, made up of  individuals, organizations, schools, hospitals or other groups, to gather information on pollution while identifying solutions around the issue.

Vehicle Emissions

The Agency is awarding grants ranging from $12,500 to $25,000 a piece, totaling $125,000.  With this money, the EPA hopes to add valuable information to their own database, while connecting with local communities and providing citizen scientists with the funding they need to further their own knowledge and exploration.  To learn more or apply for a grant, please go here. Applications are due by April 20.

Here at GEF, we tend to agree with the EPA that the more knowledge you have, the more creative you can be in coming up with a good solution, and the more willing you’ll be to make appropriate behavior changes.  We are striving to make a difference when it comes to air pollution with its I Ride Green program.  We developed I Ride Green to educate and motivate individuals to adopt green transportation practices such as using public transportation, biking, and carpooling.  When you understand the science behind CO2 emissions it becomes a no brainer to make better choices! With 10,000 tons of CO2 is released into the air daily it’s vital for individuals to understand how pollution affects their environment and how their actions can make a difference. To learn more about sustainable transportation, visit the I Ride Green curriculum section and download a lesson for your class!

Source: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/02/for-pollution-monitors-some-cash-incentives/

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About Green Education Foundation (GEF)

Mission Green Education Foundation (GEF), a non-profit organization, is committed to creating a sustainable future through education. Sustainability Education provides educators with the real-world applied learning models that connect science, technology, and math education with the broader human concerns of environmental, economic, and social systems. GEF provides curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers worldwide with the goal of challenging youth to think holistically and critically about global environmental concerns and solutions. Visit www.greeneducationfoundation.org to register for free and to gain full access to GEF’s comprehensive library of standards-based lessons and activities.
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One Response to Grants Available for Pollution Monitoring

  1. gundam says:

    thanks.very good blog and very good share.

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