LEED case study

LEED Certified – Baca/Dlo’ay azhi Community School

The LEED Certified Baca Dlo’ay azhi Community School, on the Navajo Nation reservation in Prewitt, New Mexico, serves students in kindergarten through grade six. The 78,900 ft2 building incorporates Native American cultural concepts, including an orientation that reflects the meanings associated with the four cardinal directions. The school employs daylighting, […]

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mercury switches

Removing Mercury Switches

  • Source: Michigan DEQ
  • Topic Area(s): Chemicals/Toxins
  • Contact: Karen
  • Year: 2005

A video from Michigan DEQ on dangers of mercury switches and specific examples of how to remove them from automobiles, typically in 48 seconds or less.

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Hopi NAtion Straw Bale Home

Hopi Nation Straw Bale Home

Red Feather Development Group is a nonprofit whose mission is to educate and empower American Indian Nations to create sustainable solutions to the severe housing crisis in reservation communities. They teach affordable, replicable and sustainable approaches to home construction. As part of Red Feather’s Elder Housing Initiative, a strawbale home […]

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Opportunities for Green Building Funding

A summary of various federal, state and local programs providing funding for green building projects.

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EPA Greenscapes

GreenScapes – Environmentally Beneficial Landscaping

The U.S. EPA’s GreenScapes program provides cost-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for large-scale landscaping. This website provides information on the benefits of GreenScaping, how to implement GreenScaping, the GreenScapes Alliance, success stories, and publications/ resources.

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U.S. EPA Green Building web site

U.S. EPA Green Building Web Site

This website provides a wealth of information pertaining to green building, including an overview, a discussion of environmental issues, resources for specific building types, internet hyperlinks to other online resources, news briefs, and information on the U.S. EPA implementation of green building.

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Tribal Composting Nourishes Land and Tradition

This issue of U.S. EPA’s Tribal Waste Journal focuses on a variety of innovative composting approaches, including: backyard, fish and wood waste, food waste and biosolids, vermicomposting in schools, green waste composting in an arid climate, mixed solid waste composting in Alaska, and cultural gardens and green roofs. It features […]

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EPA-Tribal Implementation Plans for Regional Haze Rule

The goal of the Regional Haze Rule (RHR) is to eliminate human-caused visibility impairment in national parks and wilderness areas across the country. It contains strategies to improve visibility over the next 60 years. This protocol was published to encourage a collaborative EPA-tribal process of developing and reviewing Regional Haze […]

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U.S. EPA Fish Advisory Website

Information about contaminants that could pose health risks when consuming fish. Website includes links to local fish advisory programs, a national listing of advisories, a newsletter, federal, state, Tribal contacts and more.

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U.S. EPA OPPT Tribal Strategic Plan

U.S. EPA OPPT Tribal Strategic Plan – Fiscal Years 2004-2008

The purpose of the Tribal Strategic Plan (TSP) is to promote the best use of resources to foster environmental gains in Indian country and other tribal areas, including Alaska (ICOTA). The Plan will serve as a guide to EPA/OPPTS and its regional partners as current programs and future initiatives are […]

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