Waste Management in Indian Country

EPA’s Tribal Solid Waste Management Program encourages municipal solid waste and hazardous waste management practices in Indian Country that protect human health and the environment. The web site provides information on : “Where You Live” case studies, Grants/Funding Information, Regulations and Standards, Educational Curricula and Tools, and on-line and ordering […]

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Wind Monitoring RFP Template

  • Source: Peaks to Prairies Pollution Prevention Information Center
  • Topic Area(s): Energy: Renewables
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One of the first steps in determining the feasibility of generating commercial scale wind energy is determining if sufficient wind resources exist at the proposed locations. Many resources are available to assist tribal staff in assessing feasibility of renewable energy opportunities. This template is a guide to developing a request […]

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Tribal Green Casinos: Air Quality

Tribal Green Casinos: Ventilation and Smoke-Free/Reduced Facilities

Air Quality Presented by: Mansel Nelson, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals Smoking is the number one cause of cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of cancer. Second hand smoke is the third leading cause of cancer. Cancer is the second leading cause of U.S. deaths. Smoking causes cancer of […]

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Tribal Green Casinos: Food Waste

Tribal Green Casinos: Solid Waste and Food Recovery

Food Waste Presented by Andrew Shakman of LeanPath, Inc. Food waste is a global problem of breathtaking scope: 1/3 of all food globally is wasted 1.3 Billion tons of food aren’t consumed 40% of all food grown or raised in America is not consumed 50% rise in food waste in […]

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Turtle Creek

Tribal Green Casinos: Energy Efficiency

Presented by: Facility Managers at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Turtle Creek, part of the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, boasts large skylights in the hotel as well as on the casino gaming floor, letting in natural light which reduces the energy consumption by 50% during the daylight hours. […]

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Green Casinos LED retrofits

Tribal Green Casinos: Lighting

LED Lighting Retrofit at the Snoqualmie Casino Presented by: Harold Ellebracht with the Snoqualmie Casino Changing lightbulbs can be harder than you think! Most commercial and residential lighting comes from incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs. LEDs are bulbs or lamps that produce light by using light-emitting diodes as the source […]

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Kuskokwim River Water Quality Mapper

Kuskokwim River Tribal Water Quality Web Mapper

Georgetown Tribal Council houses a water quality database and GIS map used to store baseline data for the Kuskokwim River, so that should a decline in water quality conditions occur, we would be able to take action quickly and identify the source of such changes. Use of this database limits […]

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Climatic Change Journal

Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in the United States: Impacts, Experiences and Actions

  • Source: Climatic Change Journal, Spring Netherlands
  • Topic Area(s): Climate Change, Culture
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  • Year: 2013

A special issue of the Climatic Change journal (October 2013). Climatic Change is dedicated to the totality of the problem of climatic variability and change – its descriptions, causes, implications and interactions among these. The purpose of the journal is to provide a means of exchange among those working in […]

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Tribal Waste and Response Assistance Program

Tribal Waste and Response Assistance Program

In late 2008 ITEP was awarded funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER), which has allowed ITEP to expand assistance activities for tribal nations and communities including: The development of a national steering committee of tribal professionals working in solid waste, hazardous […]

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Zender Environmental

Solid Waste Training and Technical Assistance for Rural Alaska Villages

Through the 2014 federal fiscal year (Sept 2014, and possibly beyond this date), Zender Environmental is able to offer free solid waste related technical assistance to all rural Alaska Villages, thanks to a generous grant from USDA. Assistance is provided on a first come first serve basis, with some slots […]

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