Mapping Environmental Justice

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

During this community event, a cohort of students from the Northeastern School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs will talk about their work with an environmental justice advocate to create a Geographic Information System that depicts energy burden in environment justice communities across the commonwealth.

They have produced a tool that visualizes this data through a map interface that can be filtered by environmental justice conditions in specific Massachusetts House and Senate Districts. 

By providing rich data visualization that targets legislators, the tool helps them better understand where EJC’s are located non their legislative districts and how the significant energy burden disparity impacts their constituency ability to achieve the American dream.