Tribal Pollution Prevention Contacts
National Pollution Prevention Roundtable - Tribal Workgroup Chairs
Laura Cook, Co-chair
Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Shannon Judd, Co-Chair
Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Myla Kelly, Coordinator
NPPR, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the largest membership organization in the United States devoted solely to Pollution Prevention (P2). NPPR's mission is to provide a national forum for promoting the development, implementation, and evaluation of efforts to avoid, eliminate, or reduce pollution at the source. NPPR members also have the opportunity to participate in Workgroups which help to disseminate information on cutting edge issues relating to pollution prevention. Workgroups are the lifeblood of the organization and play a major role in organizing tracks and sessions at national conferences and act as advisors on documents, reports and position papers issued by NPPR. The NPPR Tribal P2 Workgroup is one of over fourteen working and networking groups focused on the direct exchange of ideas and expertise amongst peers.
P2Rx is a national network of eight regional pollution prevention information centers representing each of the 10 EPA regions. The P2Rx mission is to improve the dissemination of pollution prevention information in the service provider community. All eight centers provide pollution prevention information, networking opportunities and other services to tribes, states, local governments and technical assistance providers in their region. The link above provides access to the Center in each region or contact Program Manager Jean Waters, phone: 402-554-6259.
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a federal government agency created by the White House and Congress in 1970, in response to growing public demand for cleaner water, air and land. The mission of the Agency is to protect human health and the environment. In 1984, EPA became the first federal agency to adopt a formal Indian Policy. The link above provides access to EPA Regional Indian Program Managers and Coordinators, EPA Regional Tribal Programs and EPA Regional Tribal Web Sites.
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FOSTTA is a partnership between the U. S. EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), and state and tribal leaders to increase understanding and improve collaboration on toxics and pollution prevention issues among the states, tribes and EPA. The link above provides access to participants in various FOSTTA events or contact Margaret Sealey at msealey at sso dot org.
NTEC was formed in 1991 as a membership organization dedicated to working with and assisting tribes in the protection and preservation of the reservation environment. NTEC's mission is to enhance each tribe's ability to protect, preserve and promote the wise management of air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations. NTEC membership is open to federally recognized tribes throughout the United States. The link above provides access to NTEC's member tribes and membership resolutions or call them at (505) 242-2175.
The Office of the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities (WHITCU) leads the implementation of Executive Order 13270, ensuring that the nation's Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) are more fully recognized and have full access to federal programs benefiting other higher education institutions. The link above gives addresses and contact information for each of the 34 colleges in the U. S.