Your Community's Scorecard
Visit the website, www.scorecard.org and enter the zip code
of your primary city or county of residence (or where most of your family
lives). I will give my zip code after I choose the person.
View and take notes regarding your community’s pollution
report card. Note the top polluters in your county, top chemicals, and any
Superfund Sites. Note the Smog and Soot reports and air pollutants that cancer
and other health risks. Note water
quality and animal waste in your county. Note the environmental justice report
in your county, including factors related to distribution of environmental
burdens in your county such as race/ethnicity, income, poverty, childhood
poverty, and education.
In at least 500 words, create a report that you could
present to members of your community that addresses all the issues mentioned
above. This report should present
information from the scorecard, your assessment of social causes of these
environmental problems, and your proposal for strategies of action to alleviate
environmental problems in your community.
The report should be something that is easy to read and
understand by members of the community, and should give specific suggestions
for what people can do to correct the issues.