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Wind Powering Native America

Wind Powering Native America

On-line video documents the installation of the first Native American-owned, large, utility-scale wind turbine in Indian country, Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. A printable video transcript is also available. Additional information on the program can be found here: http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/nativeamericans/index.asp

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7 Generations, Addressing Environmental Issues for Future Generations of Native American in New Mexico

  • Source: New Mexico Environment Department Pollution Prevention Program
  • Topic Area(s): Culture
  • Contact: Michelle Vattano
  • Year: 2004

The New Mexico Environment Department Pollution Prevention Program understands the diverse needs of the 21 pueblos and tribes in our state. Our program has worked with several tribes and pueblos to reduce their environmental impacts. We have resources to assist pueblos and tribes with environmental community surveys. Through our 7 […]

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Treating Head Lice Infestation

Answers to these common questions about this topic: How can I treat a head lice infestation? My child has head lice. I don’t. Should I treat myself to prevent being infested? Should my pets be treated for head lice? My child is under 2 years old and has been diagnosed […]

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Building and Buying Green in Indian Country: A Practical Guide for California Tribes

  • Source: The California Integrated Waste Management Board
  • Topic Area(s): Casinos, Homes, Hospitality, Schools
  • Contact: Integrated Waste Management Board
  • Year: 2004

This guide provides tribal project decisionmakers and planners with an overview of “green” building practices to help them evaluate and choose sustainable options as they develop projects with architects, contractors, suppliers, or other building professionals.

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Model TIP Template for Section 309 of the Regional Haze Rule

The 309 Regional Haze TIP template may be used by those federally recognized tribes located in any of the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming. The template contains general language and other elements that are necessary in obtaining U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

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Tribal Guidance for Section 309 of the Regional Haze Rule

A Tribe that develops a Regional Haze (RH) Tribal Implementation Plan (TIP) will actively contribute to helping reduce or eliminate haze in its airshed. This document is intended for the 185 federally recognized tribes located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming. It describes the […]

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High Performance School Design On-Line Training

Helps architects and engineers design more sustainable, cost-effective, and energy-efficient K-12 school buildings. The 25-course curriculum includes an online curriculum with CHPS and LEED design criteria. Areas covered include: site design; lighting and electrical systems; energy efficient building shell; water conservation; recycling systems, waste management; health and productivity; and more. […]

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The Enterprise Fou

The Enterprise Foundation – Native American Program

  • Source: The Enterprise Foundation
  • Topic Area(s): Homes
  • Contact: Laura Estes
  • Year: 2004

The Enterprise Foundation has invested more than $80 million in Indian Country since 1996 to create more than 1,000 affordable homes. Enterprise’s New Mexico program serves as a model of other emerging Native American programs. Lessons learned are applied to the development and execution of work in California, Alaska, Idaho, […]

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The Columbia River Field Trip

The Columbia River Virtual Field Trip: an Amazing Watershed Journey

Learn about Columbia River history, geology, the headwaters region, First Nations and Native American culture, current issues and challenges to the river. Make educational connections, and provide glimpses of sustainability about the future of the river with readings on the river from multiple perspectives. Designed for middle and high school […]

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Tribal News - Echoes of Green in Indian Country

Tribal News – Echoes of Green in Indian Country

This 64 page newsletter includes news and events, discusses new technologies with case study examples, and referes to new resources. Some of the specific topics covered in this issue include: wind and solar power; green agriculture; green buildings, facilities and landscaping; green chemistry; green cleaning; green energy and lights; green […]

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