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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.

Discover, collaborate on, and contribute to locally important matters with the support of a global community.

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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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A Victory for Clean Water: Citizen Science Data Leads to Change by Andy Hrycyna

by gilbert 9 months ago | 2 | 314 | 1

A Victory for Clean Water: Citizen Science Data Leads to Change June 1, 2017 ![image descriptio...

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Economist Article: "Do-it-yourself science is taking off"

by stevie 9 months ago | 0 | 855 | 2

Public Lab and some DIY science friends (Hey @maxliboiron, @eymund, @shannon and @warren !) were ...

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Net Neutrality: resources for action

by gretchengehrke 10 months ago | 2 | 3,348 | 2

Image obtained from: Hi Folks, The FCC will likely be voting...

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Local Perspectives at Barnraising 2017

by a1ahna New Contributor 10 months ago | 2 | 507 | 4

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What questions will you bring to the Barnraising? (Part II)

by warren 11 months ago | 0 | 168 | 3

The Barnraising starts tomorrow morning! We're all super excited. At the [past ...

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Software outreach: a blog series

by warren 11 months ago | 0 | 296 | 3

Since early 2016, Public Lab has worked to [make our open source software projects more welcomi...

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Interview: Yvette Arellano

by stevie 11 months ago | 0 | 232 | 3

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Interview: Jim Gurley

by stevie 12 months ago | 0 | 224 | 1

_Lead image from the [StarTribune][1], photo credit Brian Peterson. An uncovered frack-sand stock...

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