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iWitness Pollution Map

Main Project Information
Presented By Louisana Bucket Brigade
Goal Gather a repository of eyewitness reports and photos of pollutio
Task Report pollution you see online, by email, or social media.
Where iWitness Pollution Map
Louisiana, United States of America

The map is a repository of eyewitness reports and photos of pollution in the Gulf Region from affected citizens, NGO’s, government agencies, and the parties responsible for the pollution. This system enables fenceline communities, workers, and concerned citizens to speak out about how oil, petrochemical, and other fossil fuel pollution is threatening their livelihood, their health, and the ecosystems they rely on.

The map utilizes the Ushahidi mapping platform, originally developed by Kenyan bloggers to track reports of post-election violence. Ushahidi means “witness” in Swahili. LABB's iWitness Pollution Map was the first application of the Ushahidi platform in a humanitarian response (BP Oil Spill) in the United States and is currently the longest running deployment of an Ushahidi instance.

How to Join

By sending a message to: 5042727645
By using an app (iPhone & Android)
By sending an email:
By sending a tweet with the hashtag/s: #BPspillmap #gcsolidarity
By filling out the form on our website.

Social Media
Ideal Age Group High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Type of Activity While fishing, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, On a walk, run, On a hike, Emergency Response
Tags bucket brigade, climate change, louisiana, oil, oil spills, pollution, the bucket brigade, the crowd and the cloud
Project Updated 05/23/2018