SageCM personnel have worked for years
environmental issues to communities around the country. Our
strength lies in a combined background
in both communication sciences and environmental sciences. With such
diverse training, Sage personnel
can “talk the talk” with engineers, regulators, and
officials. We can also “translate” that technical
risk information for the person on the street.
SageCM provides technical
environmental understanding and communications expertise for
programs, from the simple to the highly complex.
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U.S. Army facility
Issue: In accordance with its obligations, this Army facility needed to
determine the need for a community-based advisory board.
Solution: SageCM worked through the Army's remediation contractor to
survey the surrounding communities. SageCM prepared, distributed and
analyzed surveys sent to over two thousand addresses.
Issue: Client closed an old facility, wanting to
turn the property over to the local community for redevelopment.
Environmental investigations, required for
transfer, revealed soil and groundwater contamination. Contaminated
groundwater extended under a
nearby neighborhood. No one is at risk
from the contamination.
Solution: SageCM managed the project’s ongoing
communication program, informing area residents and community leaders
investigation and its findings. Goals were to reassure the community that their health is not impacted, and to
that the community’s concerns are addressed by the client and
environmental agency. Communication
program included public meetings (formal and informal), information
sheets/newsletters, direct outreach with individual citizens and
communication with media, and crisis communication planning.
Chemical Manufacturing Company
Issue: Client required to perform soil removal
activities at a former facility, now surrounded by residential areas in a
Solution: SageCM prepared and provided a communication
program specific to this community. We researched the local community,
including interviews with community leaders, and provided detailed
to approximately 900 nearby residents and businesses in two languages.
client for media inquiry. These activities were well received by
leaders and state environmental agency.