A Letter from our director
Thank you for stopping in to learn more about Citizen Science Community Resources. We were founded to empower citizens to fight for their environment, after using citizen science to fight against Tonawanda Coke.
Last year, when it became clear that the company was back to its old tricks, pluming thick clouds of dangerous particulate matter into our air and wracking up fines for pollution, we took action by asking folks to post photos on social media. Our efforts made a difference. The government used these photos to force Tonawanda Coke to adhere to environmental laws and regulations. When the company could no longer afford to fight the government in court, they ran out of money, declared bankruptcy and closed their doors for good. We no longer have to live in fear of this company’s pollution interfering with our lives. Let’s all breathe a sigh of relief, whew!
As we look forward into 2019, our organization is committed to using collaborative science-based activism and organizing to win environmental justice campaigns. We believe science is for everyone and are working to do that by bringing citizen science, our soil sampling kit and other tools into schools and libraries. We use the Union of Concerned Scientists “Scientist- Community Partnerships” as our guiding document when developing our partnerships. I invite you to join us and invest in our work.