About Citizen Science Community Resources

Citizen Science Community Resources is a grassroots organization in Western New York dedicated to science-based activism for winning environmental health and justice campaigns. Teaching others through our example, we empower people to investigate their air, soil, or water and use the power of scientific data to create healthier communities and a more just society. Citizen science is the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge. We seek to educate, empower, and advocate. 

Our Mission: 

Citizen Science Community Resources empowers communities by providing the tools to fight for public health and environmental justice.

Our Vision: 

Citizen Science Community Resources envisions a world where neighbors collaborate for improved community health and justice.

Our Values:

Science Driven Community Action: We believe that the scientific process can empower communities to demand accountability and justice, for greater community health.

Community Ownership: We understand that true community change is achieved by the community affected.

Respectful Collaboration: We believe in partnership over competition.

Passion and Persistence: We know that the fight for a safe and healthy environment is fueled by commitment and perseverance, even in the face of adversity.

Accountability and Transparency: We seek to demonstrate the accountability and transparency that we demand from others.

Innovative Leadership: We seek to provide creative solutions and innovative activities to drive social change,  fueled by a knowledge of our communities and a passion for justice.

Environment: We believe that healthy soil, air, and water are a human right that we must fight to protect.