SmartOakland is a smart city coalition of volunteers sharing expertise, data, and technology to address issues that impact Oaklanders. We represent health, business, education, non-profits, sustainability, public service, and we collaborate to understand issues and build data-driven constituent services.
Lead poisoning is a serious, current, threat to our communities so we formed a Get the Lead Out Coalition of concerned Oaklanders and advocates to end lead poisoning in Oakland. SmartOakland's focus is to bring technology and data to, "CrowdLead", a Citizen Data Science project, to recruit volunteers of all ages to find lead poison locations we can post on maps so people can avoid being poisoned while something is done to fix and abate lead threats in paint, water, and soil. Join Us!
This is one of many great data visualization maps our GTLO coalition are building to offer transparency and help inform the public of the current status of lead threats in Oakland water and housing as we all work together to find solutions and keep people safe while we transition, as a modern society, to lead-safe environments. The lead in water issue is very serious, but, it is a representation of a national issue of old, failing, infrastructure - meaning, pipes, buildings, and systems buried underground break down over time. These are problems that will not go away and only get worse over time. We do not intend to point fingers because no single entity caused this situation and many decisions were made over 100 years ago without the insight we have today. So, our aim and invitation for you to join us is solely, to inform, collaborate, co-create solutions, acquire sustainable funding and maintenance solutions and get to fixing the problems asap because every second counts when your child is drinking lead poisoned water. We are looking ro commitment and financial partnerships with private, public, and non-profit sectors.
This is a modern society issue, not one individual families can or should be fighting alone. Our city's youth and potential genius are at risk today. Join SmartOakland today and learn about our 2018 Strategic Plan Saturday, 10am-12pm, Dec. 16, 2017 at Fruitvale Station.
View SmartOakland CrowdLead Paint 11262017 in a full screen map
View Lead found in Oakland, CA School tap water map in a full screen map