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NYSG’s new Environmental Justicemappingtools Guide highlights publicly available onlinetools, like the Environmental Protection Agency’sejSCREEN tool (pictured above), to connect communities with data for exploring environmental justice locally.

Environmental Justicemappingtools for NYS Communities |
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The purpose of this document is to collect information about free, easy-to-usemappingtools that can be used by communities, educators, students, and environmental practitioners to help investigate and define their context and plan projects. As we explored each resource we were guided by environmental justice and howmapping can be a resource for communities to approach environmental issues that matter to them.

Webinar: An Introduction to Environmental Justicemappingtools (November 17, 2020)

This webinar introduces NYSG’s “Environmental Justicemappingtools for New York State Communities” guide, which pulls together 22 onlinemappingtools covering a range of topics that help build context around race, class, and the environment. During the webinar, we provide background information on environmental justice (EJ), describe how to use theejmappingtools guide, and provide a quick demonstration of how to useejSCREEN, Neighborhoods at Risk, How’s My Waterway, and the DECinfo Locator. Questions from the audience were answered throughout the demonstrations.

Timing for specific parts of the conversation: 

0:00 – Introduction and Territory Acknowledgement using Native Landmapping tool

4:07 – Background: Who we are, environmental justice and why it matters

12:48 – Overview of theejmappingtools guide

19:01 – Demonstration: EPA’sejSCREEN tool

34:25 – Demonstration: Headwater Economics’ Neighborhoods at Risk tool

42:15 – Demonstration: EPA’s How’s my Waterway tool

51:35 – Demonstration: DECinfo Locator tool

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 34 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, University at Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube links. NYSG offers a free e-list sign up via for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published quarterly. Our program also produces an occasional e-newsletter,"NOAA Sea Grant's Social Media Review," via its blog,

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