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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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Last month we requested the City of Dallas’ Office of Environmental Quality files concerning air quality monitoring going back a few years. We wanted to know more about how City staff chose the Texas Nature Conservancy’s “Breathe Easy” study as its first air monitoring project through a process of…well, there wasn’t exactly a process was […]

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With months of  “ozone season” still to come, 2018 is already one of the worst years of DFW smog pollution this decade. As of August 9th, six out of the 20 North Texas ozone pollution monitors have registered at least four days when the average concentrations of smog were 80 parts per billion or higher […]

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  Picture Gallery>>>> Sticks Mania Video Sample>>>  We raised another $3600 for air monitoring in Joppa amidst the most diverse “environmental” Big D event many could ever remember, with a program that won rave reviews from an overflow crowd. If you squinted, you could see the future. Thanks.   By almost any measure, the May 22nd benefit for air monitoring […]

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Tonight: Show Up for Change

by jim on May 22, 2018

Like Life, Social Change is 90% Showing-Up …Tonight You Have a Chance to Show-Up for Change in a Big Way for Just a Little Money It’s showtime. Tonight is our benefit for Joppe air quality monitoring. 7pm. Check out the menu, our line-up of entertainers and speakers, and then buy tickets – just click here.  We celebrate the […]

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Alternative Earth Day Event

by jim on April 17, 2018

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Downwinders is very lucky to have Dallas media lab The Virtual Wild and its artist-owner artist Jay Rutherford creating a special video display of the data we’ve collected with our new portable PM monitors for this year’s Earth Day X @Fair Park. Using a large 72- inch video monitor as his palette, Jay is painting with light and code […]

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Donate Here.   Yesterday, the Dallas City Council voted 9 to 5 to deny approval of two new concrete batch plants in the Joppa neighborhood, a part of South Dallas already surrounded by heavy industry. Among other things, the vote proved what a powerful new tool our new portable Particulate Matter monitors can be to citizens. […]

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On Wednesday the Dallas City Council ill vote on whether to allow TWO new concrete bath plants in the tiny former freedman’s community of Joppa. Already surrounded by heavy industry and a rail yard, these plants are opposed by the majority of Joppa residents, as well as their city council representative. Yet, it could be […]

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In Memory of Those That Showed-Up

by jim on March 25, 2018

Harriet Irby and Ann Trenton were not exactly local social activist celebrities, but they were well-known among the circle of more or less full-time environmental volunteers and organizers in Tarrant County and thereabouts. Both Harriet and Ann were based out of Arlington, and were incredibly civic-minded, but that’s not what they had most in common, […]

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by jim on March 25, 2018

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Meet Our New Scientist

by jim on March 11, 2018

Downwinders is proud to announce UNT’s own Dr. Tate Barrett as our new PM Science Director. Dr. Barrett will be coordinating all of our PM sampling in the field using our portable monitors. That includes helping to identify potential targets, training citizens on how to use the monitors, and distilling the results into citizen-friendly summaries. […]

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Downwinders at Risk’s PM Committee wasted no time in taking our new portable Particulate Matter  monitors out in the field. Less than two weeks after their arrival from New Zealand, Misti O’Quinn, Evelyn Mayo, Mandy Poland, Shannon Gribble and Cresanda Allen were using the devices to measure PM levels at DART bus stops and DART […]

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by jim on March 11, 2018

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