Mapping for Justice: Open Source, Dirty Energy and Waste Facilities

Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Wed, 06/23/2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Woodward Academy: 1449
Full Description: 

Energy Justice Network is creating a space to share critical information about all of the existing, proposed, closed and defeated dirty energy and waste facilities in the United States, the corporations behind them and the grassroots groups and activists fighting them. By mapping the grassroots environmental justice movement, we aim to help grassroots environmental activists better research their opposition and connect with other activists who can best help them.

We want to collaborate with all activists that are committed to progressive and critical change in sharing data about dirty energy facilities. Using open source software, we are building an online community that will add, edit, and verify the information. We will share information about dirty energy and waste facilities with participants in a way that makes it easy to understand.

The workshop will introduce participants to the concept of mapping for social change, using the Energy Justice Mapping Tool (www.energyjustice.net/map/), and discuss the principles of online collaboration, transparency and accountability.

Participants are encouraged, yet not required to bring their computers if available.

Organizer Name: 
Aaron Kreider
Organizer Email: 
janvieve@energyjustice.net
First Sponsoring Organization Name: 
Energy Justice Network
Language(s): 
English
Tracks: 
Climate Justice: sustainability, resources and land
Media Justice, Communications, & Culture
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