Rev. Gladden is working under the auspices of the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute (IAHI) to make inroads into Indianapolis communities through its interdisciplinary research program — called the Anthropocene Household Project— led by IAHI director Jason Kelly. It's part of the Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenges Initiative at Indiana University.
What is the Anthropocene Household Project? The term “Anthropocene” comes from the idea that human beings have changed their environment so profoundly that the current geologic era should be named after it. The “household” part of the term refers to the fact that everything that happens in our individual living spaces matters, in other words. It matters in terms of our own health and the health of the planet.
One of its goals is to help individual households become more aware of their exposure to lead contamination.