Michael Heimbinder

Michael HeimbinderMichael Heimbinder – Founder & Executive Director of HabitatMap – is a community organizer, educator, and information designer.  HabitatMap is a non-profit environmental health justice organization whose goal is to raise awareness about the impact the environment has on human health.   HabitatMap primarily works with low-income communities in New York City that are negatively impacted by the inequitable geographic distribution of environmental benefits and burdens.  HabitatMap’s online mapping and social networking platforms, HabitatMap.org and AirCasting.org, are designed to maximize the impact of community voices on city planning and strengthen ties between organizations and activists working to build greener, more livable cities.
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The contribution of motor vehicle emissions to ambient fine particulate matter public health impacts in New York City: a health burden assessment. — nih.gov
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Since launching HabitatMap in 2006, Michael has worked with dozens of community-based organizations and schools to create planning and advocacy maps that publicize the issues they care about most.  In addition to running HabitatMap, Michael is Board Chair at Newtown Creek Alliance, where he has made community knowledge sharing a keystone of the organization’s successful efforts to clean up the Creek and improve quality of life in the surrounding neighborhoods.
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habitatmap.org  •  aircasting.org  •  takingspace.org  •  twitter
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Clearing the Air: How Reforming the Public Waste Sector Can Address Air Quality Issues in Environmental Justice Communities
.  — Transformdonttrash.org
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Michael Heimbinder