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WE ARE READY TO TEST THE EnviroReport App. There are different pollutants emitted into the air, water, and soil in our community from the different industrial companies which are operating in our community. Because of this, we have partnered with researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago to assist the Southeast Environmental Task Force in developing something that would help community members track and report the different environmental hazards they see, hear or smell in the community. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are working to build and test a phone (iPhone and Android) and web-based application (App) that will give community members the ability to record and share time-stamped and geocoded pollution observations using their telephones and computers. App users will have the option of reporting their observation to the Chicago Department of Public Health or Illinois Environmental Protection Agency if they choose to do so. The Southeast Environmental Task Force is looking for 25 community residents who are over 18 years of age and from; The Eastside, Hegewisch, Jeffery Manor, South Chicago, South Deering, and Vets Park. You must have a smartphone or computer and would be willing to provide feedback after using the App. Participation will involve downloading the App on your phone or accessing it on your computer. The App will be used to document hazards that you see, hear or smell during 4 to 5 hours across a two-week period. Then you will fill out a 25-minute feedback survey and participate in an in-person meeting to discuss your experiences using the App. Discuss your preferences; what you may have liked or disliked when using the App. Your participation and the information you provide in your evaluation will help to ensure the App meets the needs of the community members. If you are interested please contact Anna Johnson at The Southeast Environmental Task Force, (773) 646-0436; or email Anna Johnson, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are conducting a pilot study to characterize levels of toenail manganese, lead, and other metals in 150 Southeast (SE) Chicago residents. We are looking for one adult and one child/youth from each home near SH Bell that had the soil tested for metals by the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If your child/youth lives in one of these homes, then he/she is eligible to participate. Choosing to decline participation is completely fine and will not have any influence on existing or future opportunities to engage with the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Southeast Environmental Task Force, or the Chicago South East Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke in any of their events or activities.0
It’s our favorite time of the year. Because we want to encourage folks and their families to enjoy the fall weather and our beautiful parks, we partnered with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to host a fun event at the Williams Power Recreation Center. Lots of fun activities and kids are encouraged to wear their costumes.0