Urban environmentalist Al Bartell sees a capacity building challenge with regards to data, referred to as the digital divide. The context of environmental data is an all-consuming reference point for defining life as we know it in the 21st century, Al asserts.
Given that imperative, Al poses the question: how do we communicate, collect and distribute environmental data?
More specifically, how do we have neighborhood, community, faith and small business, corporate and government leaders communicate, collect and distribute environmental data?
Al Bartell is known for developing public advocacy and community engagement initiatives in the area of environmental data. He has empowered government agencies to resolve conflict management issues with information, data, structures and stakeholders of local to global environmental public policy.
He has managed capacity-building scopes of work to plan, develop, evaluate and analyze environmental public policy strategies. He has sought out and actively supported community-based organizations that planned public engagement roundtable discussions, development sessions, summits and conferences, including those through public private partnerships to impact environmental outcomes.
As an urban environmentalist, Al Bartell has been involved in communicating urgent opportunities to address stormwater issues, especially in the Southeastern part of the United States. His leadership has been instrumental in a stormwater environmental landscape scope of work in the Proctor Creek watershed basin of Atlanta, Georgia.
Engaging with environmental stakeholders in an emerging initiative called CREEKSIDE, Al Bartell is developing networks to communicate, collect, and distribute environmental data in the world of the 21st century.
Continuing to highlight the need for urban leaders to become involved in the Environmental Movement, he is committed to the United Nations world environment strategy, developing leadership for local to global networks