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.