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Innovation

Communities

Citizen science : Citizen science is a vital, fast-growing field in which scientific investigations are conducted by volunteers. This builds on the long tradition of individuals and community groups collecting data to better understand their local environment and address issues of concern.

Next-Gen Air Monitoring : Low-cost, portable air sensors have the potential to revolutionize air quality monitoring.

Smart Growth:  Communities can grow in ways that expand economic opportunity, protect public health and the environment and create and enhance the places that people love.

Partnership for Sustainable Communities: This program coordinates federal housing, transportation, water and other infrastructure investments to make neighborhoods more prosperous, allow people to live closer to jobs, save households time and money, and reduce pollution.

Superfund Community Involvement: Superfund cleans contaminated sites and responds to emergencies involving hazardous substances.

WaterSense: The program promotes the value of water efficiency and provides people with easy ways to save water.

Green Infrastructure: Communities that implement green infrastructure can improve the environment and preserve open space to support sustainability and resiliency.