U.S. EPA, City of Houston to announce new solar-powered air monitoring station

U.S. EPA, City of Houston to announce new solar-powered air monitoring station

DALLAS –- (RealEstateRama) —  On Thursday, June 15, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) will unveil the nation’s eighth Village Green Station at the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science, 1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004.


The Village Green Project is a community-based activity to demonstrate the capabilities of real-time monitoring technology for residents and citizen scientists to learn about local air quality. The goal of the project is to provide the public and communities with new information about their local air quality and engage communities in air pollution awareness.

WHO:            Arturo Blanco, Director, OEJTIA, USEPA

Dr. David Persse, Medical Director, City of Houston

Stephen L. Williams, Director, Houston Health Department

Dr. Melanie Johnson, President and CEO, John P. McGovern Museum of Health

and  Medical Science

Dr. Katherine Ensor, Director of the Center for Computational Finance and   Economic Systems, Rice University

Dr. Elena Craft, Senior Health Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

Rosalia Guerrero, Program Manager, UT Health Science Center

WHEN:          Thursday, June 15, 2017

10:30 a..m. Central

WHERE:       The Health Museum

1515 Hermann Drive

Houston, TX 77004

RSVP:            Credentialed press who would like to attend this event, or for more information, please contact Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214 665-2200 or ">.

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

EPA employs 17,000 people across the country, including our headquarters offices in Washington, DC, 10 regional offices, and more than a dozen labs. Our staff are highly educated and technically trained; more than half are engineers, scientists, and policy analysts. In addition, a large number of employees are legal, public affairs, financial, information management and computer specialists.


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