Environa Environmental

Environa Environmental

Innovating Towards a Brighter Future

Our Mission

We are a nonprofit organization which seeks to solve everyday environmental problems in clean energy and air pollution through education and innovation. Our approach is to pair unique STEM applications with existing protocols to improve efficiency and create a greater green impact across Massachusetts.

 
 

Finding Our Path
                         - from Founder, Akarsh Aurora

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Initially, Environa started as a search to mitigate high-level environmental issues through information dissemination on the local level. Driven by my own passion for engineering, one of our main tenets became the importance of integrating critical thinking and innovation in each of our initiatives.

 

After researching how humans have gone about coping with the climate crisis historically, I quickly learned that the main barrier to effective action is the lack of reliable and quantifiable information. The abstract nature of environmental issues and this data gap severely hinder the ability to raise awareness - an essential component of progress.

To color in the blank spots within air pollution and advocate sustainable living, I formed Environa Environmental, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization seeking to blaze the path towards a greener community. 

EnviEye Air Pollution Monitoring Network

Use the interactive map below to view live concentration measurements from our air pollution monitors located all across the state.

EnviEye sensor #1 on Megunko Road measured toxic concentrations of toluene (a VOC) in the area of the Nyanza Chemical Waste Dump Site. The discovery helped identify dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) emitting sources, and provide grounds to petition the EPA for remediation in the region. In late 2020, the EPA finally issued the final cleanup plan for Operable Unit 2.

The Focus of Our Efforts

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Environment Pollution
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Education

Helping The Community

Through our Enrichment Learning articles, Environa spread the message about pressing environmental issues, new research in the field, and trends for the future. 

Advocacy

Reinforcing our Commitment

Through petitioning for new offshore wind energy and launching our own Tree Planting Initiative, Environa is committed to bringing our community to net zero emissions by 2040.

Innovation

Actively Solving The Problems

Developing a novel air pollution monitor and smart composting method, we are working with the EPA and MassDEP to mitigate pollution in primary target areas across Massachusetts.

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