Ironbound Community Corporation launching community air monitoring program near the Port of NY and NJ

Just in from Isella Ramirez – Ironbound Community Corporation, a Moving Forward Network partner located in Newark, NJ, is going to inaugurate a new community air monitoring program this Friday, with a visit by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Senator Cory Booker.
We’ll provide more information as it becomes available.


FRIDAY: EPA Administrator to Visit Newark’s New Community Air Pollution Project

Release Date: 03/11/2015
Contact Information: Elias Rodriguez (212-637-3664), 
      March 11, 2015 

      FRIDAY: EPA Administrator to Visit Newark’s New Community Air Pollution Project

      WASHINGTON – On Friday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will join community members at Newark, N.J.’s Ironbound neighborhood Family Success Center to launch a new community air monitor, a first of its kind citizen science project. Administrator McCarthy will discuss the agency’s work on air quality and how citizen science plays an important role in scientific analysis.

      Twenty five percent of Newark children suffer from asthma, three times the state average, and asthma accounts for the leading cause of absenteeism for Newark’s school age children. Accurate and timely information on air pollution is critical to protecting public health. With data in hand, people can take action to keep themselves and their families safe and healthy.

      WHO: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy
      Senator Cory Booker
      Isella Ramirez, Ironbound Community Corporation

      WHEN: Friday, March 13, 10:15 a.m. EDT

      WHERE: Newark’s Ironbound Community Corporation Family Success Center- East

        29 Cortland Street, Newark, NJ 07105

RSVP: Media interested in attending the event should RSVP to