September 2018

Vote for Us and Ours

by jim on September 26, 2018

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR THE GREENSOURCE AWARDS Downwinder board member Evelyn Mayo for Coke Buchanan Volunteer of the Year DFW Air Research Consortium for Environmental Science and Innovation GoodWork Co-Working Space for Environmental Science and Innovation The GreenSource DFW Leadership Awards are one of the only ways, and certainly the most popular way, the […]

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In the middle of the wettest day in the wettest September DFW had ever recorded, the clouds parted and a dozen brave and curious souls turned out to go through the region’s first citizen science training for portable air monitoring. Some were already clean air activists. Some were technology geeks. Some were people simply interested […]

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Approximately 20 representatives from advocacy groups, non-profits, and neighborhoods gathered last Monday evening at GoodWork for the very first meeting of the “Let Joppa Breathe Alliance.” It was the first step in organizing a city wide effort to reverse over a century of racist zoning and land use planning in Dallas’ oldest Freedman’s community. Besides […]

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Rebuking its own staff’s misinformation campaign, the Dallas City Council’s seven-member Quality of Life Committee voted unanimously at its Monday morning meeting to recommend joining the North Texas Clean Air Network. But in an unusual move, staff requested and received an almost three-month delay in scheduling a full city council vote on endorsing the new […]

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GIVING DAY PAYS FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZING

by jim on September 21, 2018

After almost 30 years of illegally dirty air, Downwinders at Risk still employs the only full time staffer devoted exclusively to DFW air pollution problems. And they do it with your contributions.   CLICK HERE TO SECURELY CONTRIBUTE TO DOWNWINDERS     What Your Giving Day Contribution Pays For:   Community Organizing in Joppa   […]

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GIVING DAY PAYS FOR INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE

by jim on September 20, 2018

We don’t have an home office in Austin, or Washington, or NYC. Our only office is right here in DFW. We  don’t have a national agenda. We have local agendas that have national impacts.     CLICK HERE TO SECURELY CONTRIBUTE TO DOWNWINDERS   What Your Giving Day Contribution Pays For   Institutional Change:   […]

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GIVING DAY PAYS FOR CITIZEN SCIENCE

by jim on September 20, 2018

  Downwinders is a entirely local group, run by board members who live in DFW, and funded by local contributions. Like yours.     CLICK HERE TO SECURELY CONTRIBUTE TO DOWNWINDERS. THANKS   What Your Contribution Pays For: Citizen Science In the past 18 months, Downwinders at Risk has become the leading sponsor of environmental […]

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Today is Giving Day…..

by jim on September 20, 2018

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New Study Finds PM in Placentas

by jim on September 19, 2018

Scientists already knew that maternal exposure to PM pollution had the potential to harm fetal development. Studies have documented higher rates of Autism, ADHD and other developmental diseases in close proximity of freeways and other large sources of PM pollution. But until now researches hadn’t actually identified how PM harmed newborns. According to a study […]

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CLICK HERE TO SEND A PREPARED EMAIL TO DALLAS CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS URGING DALLAS JOIN THE NEW NORTH TEXAS CLEAN AIR MONITORING NETWORK Next Monday, September 24th, the Dallas City Council’s Quality of Life Committee will have a chance to take the City’s air quality tools into the 21st Century. Committee members will view a […]

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SATURDAY, SEPT 22 Session 1: 10:30 am -1 pm Session 2: 2pm to 5 pm Goodwork Co-Working Space 1808 South Good Latimer/Dallas   For the first time, Downwinders is offering members of the public the chance to learn how to take air quality samples with one of our Aeroqual Series 500 portable Particulate Matter monitors […]

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New Study Links PM Pollution to IQ Loss

by jim on September 6, 2018

Underscoring how important this month’s event are is a new study from China that concludes exposure to Particulate Matter air pollution erodes a person’s IQ, especially in older people. “Polluted air can cause everyone to reduce their level of education by one year, which is huge,” said Xi Chen at Yale School of Public Health […]

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