is a collaborative website designed to provide an evenhanded
view of industrial environmental performance -- particularly
pollution -- and the steps facilities are taking to limit their environmental impacts
and benefit their stakeholders.
This guidebook site provides supporting
information and documentation for MapEcos.
the first website that combines information on pollution with
information on how firms are managing and reducing this
pollution. In other words, we think we are the first to tell
both sides of the story.
Our information on industrial pollution comes from the US
Environmental Protection Agency's Toxic Release Inventory
shows all of the facilities that reported to the Environmental
Protection Agency's Toxic Release Inventory in 2005 (the most
recent year for which data re available).
Our information about
how managers are improving their facility's performance
comes from the facility managers themselves.
have asked (via email) a representative from each of over 20,000 facilities to tell us
about their environmental operations, and we encouraged them to
post this information on MapEcos.
here to find out how your
facility can participate.
search for facilities by name, corporate ownership, industry,
and emissions level. They can also find the top emitters in any county or state.
They can go to a particular location (address, city, or zip
code) or just browse the map.
facility, we provide information about emissions, the hazard
scores for these emissions, and comparison information about
trends and emissions from other comparable facilities.
Each facility also includes an "operations" tab which
displays all of the data about a facility's environmental
operations that managers chose to