Environmental Defense, a national nonprofit environmental advocacy group founded in 1967, launched Scorecard in 1998 as a free resource. It now contains information from over 400 scientific and governmental databases about pollution problems and toxic chemicals. Scorecard allows US citizens to find out about the pollution problems in their community and learn who is responsible.
The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets. The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms.