• How citizen science and open-source tech can create change

    3 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    Citizen science often gets a bad rap, but a new short film shows how people who take research and data collection into their own hands can influence local environmental policies.
    As a teenager, Jason Gomez never was the biggest fan of science, and among his peers, environmental work brought to mind planting trees. But he lived in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where asthma and heart disease affected the lives and health of many residents. Uprose, a local environmental justice organization, recruits youth volunteers like Gomez to understand that these are not side effects of living in a...
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