Data.gov (Environmental Sustainability)
Data.gov is the home of the U.S Government’s Open Data. The website was launched in late May 2009 by the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the United States. Data.gov aims to improve public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.
Data Source: Click here to access more here relevant to Newark, NJ.
- Type “environmental data” in the search bar
- Under filter by location, please enter the area of study (i.e, Newark, NJ 0102)
- Under the map window click on “Local Government” set the data type specific to the municipality of choice.
State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Established on April 22, 1970 – America’s first official Earth Day – DEP makes the State of New Jersey stronger by protecting our environment and our public health. With hard work and exceptional knowledge and expertise, the DEP has proved to be an unfailing guardian of New Jersey’s precious natural and historic resources.. DEP employees continue to advance innovative strategies in dozens of programs that safeguard and enhance New Jersey’s air, water, and land, and the overall health of its residents.
Data Source: Visit the DEP Data Miner Website to find environmental data relevant to Newark.
City of Newark Office of Sustainability
The City’s Office of Sustainability is responsible for work with representatives from various municipal departments, the Environmental Commission, and members of the Newark community to advance a multi-pronged agenda aimed at making Newark a healthier, cleaner, and greener city.
Data Source: Newark’s first Sustainability Action Plan (2013) can be found here.
Newark Environmental Commission
The Newark Environmental Commission is made up of Newark residents who serve in a volunteer capacity. The Commission is charged to advise the Mayor and the Municipal Council on issues of the environment and sustainability. Members are nominated or can apply to open positions and are appointed by the Municipal Council. They meet monthly and provide recommendations to the City of Newark about environmental, sustainability, and quality of life issues relevant to the City of Newark.
Data Source: Click here to access the Newark Environmental Resources Inventory (ERI).
The Trust for Public Land US Cities Urban Heat Island Map
The map contains the relative heat severity for every pixel for every city in the United States. This 30-meter raster was derived from Landsat 8 imagery band 10 (ground-level thermal sensor) from the summers of 2019 and 2020.
Federal statistics over a 30-year period show extreme heat is the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the United States. Extreme heat exacerbated by urban heat islands can lead to increased respiratory difficulties, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. These heat impacts significantly affect the most vulnerable—children, the elderly, and those with preexisting conditions.
Data Source: Urban Heat Island Map
- Click here
- Click the map in the upper left hand corner
- Type in Newark, NJ in the search window