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State DEC Wins Customer Sustainability Award For Air Quality Monitoring Endeavor


New York State DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced that the DEC’s received the 2023 Google Cloud Customer Sustainability Award.

The honor was given out because of the DEC’s statewide Community Air Monitoring Initiative. This endeavor seeks to collect block-level air pollution data to help identify sources contributing to disproportionate air pollution burdens. Its goal is also to develop strategies to reduce air pollution within disadvantaged communities, including greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change. The ongoing initiative uses mobile mapping technology and professional analytics from Aclima, run exclusively on Google Cloud.

The results of the monitoring will drive solutions to reduce greenhouse gasses and other harmful air pollutants to protect public health.

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