Environmental Health Youth Council Promoting Science-Based Learning and Leadership for Underserved Houston-Area Youth


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Environmental Defense Fund

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

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Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NAS Gulf Research Program - Grants

Project Location: Texas

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2018

Project Details

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Project Description

As a result of extensive industrial activity, the Houston, Texas, area suffers from chronic air quality issues and associated health impacts. As global warming continues, more frequent and extreme rainfall events are expected to result in massive flooding and increased pollution, such as that resulting from Hurricane Harvey. The Houston area communities most at risk from air pollution and climate change impacts are predominantly low-income, underserved communities along the Houston Ship Channel. This project aims to prepare 9th-12th grade youth in these communities to become future leaders on climate and air pollution issues and more knowledgeable about how to help improve the health and prosperity of their communities. High school students will be organized into year-long Environmental Health Youth Councils and provided with leadership training and science-based educational experiences pertaining to resiliency planning and improving environmental conditions. In addition, a complementary museum exhibit will be developed to reach broader audiences.

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Project ID: 886
Project Name: Environmental Health Youth Council Promoting Science-Based Learning and Leadership for Underserved Houston-Area Youth
SourceUID: NAS_CBG2_2018_Cra
Latitude: 29.69314088
Longitude: -95.4078562
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Unknown
Project Category: Human and Social
Project Action: Education and Outreach
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Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Environmental Defense Fund
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Elena Craft
Point of Contact – Phone: ecraft@edf.org
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nationalacademies.org/gulf/grants/awards/capacity-building/index.htm#CBG2
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
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Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 443906
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Grants
DWH Dollar Amount : 443906
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2018
Award Month: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 0