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.
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, our organization is committed to using 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 and our soil and air sampling toolkits into libraries. We use the Union of Concerned Scientists “Scientist- Community Partnerships” as our guiding document when developing our collaborations. I invite you to join us and invest in our work.