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Amplifying innovative environmental health solutions in our communities.

URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL

HEALTH LAB 

ABOUT THE UEHL

Our Urban Environmental Health Lab (UEHL) is a community hub that brings together NYC health experts with local artists to experiment with new ways to build resilience to environmental health threats and creatively connect diverse communities to equitable pollution prevention tools. UEHL programs include virtual and in-person workshops and training, opportunities to access free soil and water quality testing, as well as interactive exhibits that further understanding of local environmental health risks and preventative actions to increase public health equity, environmental justice, and safety.

 

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MEET OUR 2021 HEALTH FELLOWS

MEET OUR 2021 IMPACT ARTIST FELLOWS

MORE ABOUT THE UEHL

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PUBLIC WORKSHOPS

In-person and virtual workshops that address issues of pollution awareness, remediation and preventative action alongside local environmental experts who have knowledge and experience within these fields. UEHL Workshops are reflective of the diversity of New York City communities, creating a platform to not only educate but to also celebrate the variety of local voices and knowledge.

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YOUTH FELLOWS

Our Youth Fellows are paid to develop and implement their own environmental health projects in diverse communities around NYC with the support of our Artist and Health Fellows, along with local community partners.

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POLLUTION

TESTING

We bring free air, soil and water quality testing to our communities with our mobile kiosque. The results from our pollution testing days are used to build a database of citizen-science environmental health data and are visualized through public art exhibits.

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HEALTH FELLOWS

Our six-month fellowship designed to showcase how community-based leadership and creativity are central to the health and wellbeing of New York City.  Our Health Fellows are everyday New Yorkers, from community gardeners to asthma specialists to policy advocates, who work to make our air, water, and soil healthier. They help curate and co-lead community workshops, work with our Artist Fellows to co-create interactive exhibits throughout NYC, and attend storytelling trainings with our partners at The Moth.

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EXHIBITS & KIOSQUE

With our Fellows, we will develop a citywide exhibit, showcasing local solutions to environmental health issues.  In partnership with the Urban Systems Lab of the New School, we will also develop a mobile kiosque focused on soil, water, and air pollution and prevention.

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ARTIST FELLOWS

Our three-month fellowship for NYC-based artists to create public art projects that connect local neighborhoods with the important work of our Environmental Health Fellows. Impact Artists and Health Fellows will be paired in one-on-one partnerships to co-develop a creative community-engagement project focusing on environmental health and wellbeing.  Impact Artist Fellows will also be included in the weeklong storytelling training session with The Moth.

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OUR PARTNERS

The Human Impacts Institute inspires environmental action for social good through the arts and culture. 

 

The Moth Community Program provides the space, tools, and expertise for people to practice the art and craft of personal storytelling. Through workshops and performance opportunities, participants shape selected life experiences into well-crafted stories and share them with members of their communities and beyond.

The Urban Systems Lab is an interdisciplinary research, design and practice space at The New School that provides new insight into developing more equitable, resilient, and sustainable cities. The Lab’s work advances cutting edge science, data visualization, and computation to develop systemic solutions to social and environmental challenges driving inequity and injustice in urban areas.

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is an independent library system for the 2.6 million residents of Brooklyn.

Gen Space is the world’s first community biology lab — a place where people of all backgrounds can learn, create, and grow with the life sciences.

Thanks to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for supporting this program.