Air Quality and Environmental Justice Mapping
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Air Quality and Environmental Justice on the U.S./Mexico border

Air Quality and Environmental Justice on the U.S./Mexico border

Grant Type: 

  • Leadership Program

Fellows: 

Award Date: 

May 2017

Amount: 

$25,000

Location: 

National City, CA

Environmental Health Coalition has hired Carolina Prado as Senior Research Scientist, leading two new initiatives for the organization.  Carolina will plan and implement a project that is a natural extension of her PhD dissertation research, mapping environmental health indicators in eastern Tijuana, Mexico.  Carolina's data will be shared with local residents, activists, and policymakers as Tijuana approaches ratification of its city environmental plan in 2018.  Additionally, she will lead an air quality monitoring program focused on the Barrio Logan community in San Diego which is severely impacted by air pollution from the Port of San Diego, the U.S. Navy station, shipyards, and the I-5 freeway.  Carolina will work with EHC's policy advocacy team to collect air quality data and use it to advocate for changes in San Diego's land use regulations, putting greater separation between industrial and residential areas.

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