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our Programs 

CHARRS has implemented programs to tackle environmental challenges faced by communities, acknowledging that ecological issues impact them more severely. Our mission is to facilitate fair access to clean air, safe water, and a healthy environment, while rectifying historical injustices and systemic disparities that contribute to environmental burdens. Through research, education, advocacy, and community empowerment, CHARRS is committed to promoting environmental justice and creating sustainable, healthy, and prosperous communities for everyone.

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The CHARRS Environmental Health Outdoor Classroom Project is a transformative initiative that seeks to educate students from the community about the interconnectedness between their physical and built environment and its impact on their health. This program aims to empower students to become environmental stewards by providing them with knowledge and tools to address environmental challenges. Through this project, students will gain a deeper understanding of environmental justice principles, allowing them to recognize and address environmental health disparities within their community. By giving students a voice at the table, the program fosters their active participation in shaping a healthier and more equitable community for all. The CHARRS Environmental Health Outdoor Classroom Project thus serves as a platform for learning, engagement, and advocacy, instilling in students a sense of environmental responsibility and the power to effect positive change.

The project consists of multiple activities including:

 

  • Rain Barrel Workshop

  • Storm Drain Marking

  • Mosquito Surveillance

  • Air Monitoring

  • Water Sampling with West Atlanta Watershed Alliance & Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) @ the Westside Rendezvous

  • Water Sampler Kit Workshop

  •  West Point Lake Floating Classroom

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Collier Heights Environmental Health Outdoor Classroom

(August 2017-August 2018)

The CHARRS Environmental Health Outdoor Classroom Project will educate students from Collier Heights Community about the physical and built environment they live in and how it impacts their health, teach them to be environmental stewards, and give them a voice at the table in our community. Students will learn about environmental justice and identify environmental health challenges in their community.

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Atlantis 2022

(August 2017-August 2018)

The CHARRS Environmental Health Outdoor Classroom Project will educate students from Collier Heights Community about the physical and built environment they live in and how it impacts their health, teach them to be environmental stewards, and give them a voice at the table in our community. Students will learn about environmental justice and identify environmental health challenges in their community.

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It All Happens in the wattershed

Repair Cafe offers the opportunity to discover and acquire valuable practical skills. This unique initiative provides a platform for individuals to learn and develop the art of repairing various items instead of discarding them. At the Repair Cafe, you can bring in your broken or damaged possessions, such as electronics, clothing, appliances, and furniture, and work alongside skilled volunteers who will guide you through the repair process. By participating in this community-driven endeavor, you will save money and extend the lifespan of your belongings' lifespan and contribute to reducing waste and promoting a more sustainable lifestyle. The Repair Cafe offers a hands-on learning experience that encourages resourcefulness, creativity, and a deeper appreciation for the value of repair. Join the Repair Cafe and become part of a growing movement dedicated to reducing our throwaway culture and fostering a more sustainable, repair-oriented society.

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Here we propose developing and implementing a community-based air monitoring program for small towns, cities, and regions worldwide. AQEarth will be a synthesis of the best aspects of Denver’s Love My Air Program, funded by the Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge, and AQTreks, a K-12 educational outreach program developed by 2B Technologies under an NIH/NIEHS SBIR Phase I and II project.

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Air Monitoring

TBA. Please check back for upcoming events 

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