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Resources Related to Schools

Safer Products for Facilities in Your Community

Learn about unsafe product chemicals, the Safer Choice program, and how to choose safer products for yourself and your [...]

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Organics Composting Webinar Recording

Learn about the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Composting Program, as well as EPA's Food Recovery Challenge. “Each day at lunch, children in the Prior Lake Savage School district put [...]

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Environmental Education Outreach Program

Environmental Education Outreach Program

The Environmental Education Outreach Program is part of the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) at Northern Arizona University. The purpose of the Environmental Education Outreach [...]

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National Clean Diesel Campaign

National Clean Diesel Campaign

EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) promotes clean air strategies by working with manufacturers, fleet operators, air quality professionals, environmental and community organizations, and [...]

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US EPA Pesticide Fact Sheets and Health Information

EPA: Pesticides

Information about pests and pesticides commonly used in the US, including bed bugs, fleas and tics, triclosan, anti-microbial, etc. Includes health and safety, environmental effects, regulation, and [...]

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Pueblo of Taos Environmental Management System Project

How the process of creating an EMS saved the Pueblo of Taos energy. This powerpoint presentation guides users through the Plan, Do, Check, Act process for Environmental Management Systems in order to [...]

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Tribal Green and Healthy Schools Initiative: Indoor Air Issues in Schools

Asthma presentation

This is the Indoor Air Issues in Schools session of the 2011 Green and Healthy Tribal Schools Inititiave. Speakers were: Ron Schiller - EPA, Katie Loveland - MT Dept. of Health and Human [...]

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Tribal Green and Healthy Schools Initiative: Reducing your Footprint: Energy Conservation and Waste Reduction

Tribal Green and Healthy Schools Initiative: Reducing your Footprint: Energy Conservation and Waste Reduction

This is the Reducing your Footprint: Energy Conservation and Waste Reduction session of the 2011 Green and Healthy Tribal Schools Inititiave. Speakers were: Tim Tolman - McKinstry, Myla Kelly - Peaks [...]

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Tribal Green and Healthy Schools Initiative: Environmental Justice Grant Application and Management

Environmental Justice Grant Writing

This is the Environmental Justice Grant Application and Management session of the 2011 Green and Healthy Tribal Schools Inititiave. Speaker was Nancy Reish - [...]

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Tribal Web Resources for Green Buildings & Pollution Prevention

Tribal environmental professionals and facility operators can access comprehensive material on environmental stewardship and regulations that may apply to tribal government operations. Find material [...]

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EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Program

The IAQ Tools for Schools Program is a comprehensive resource to help schools maintain a healthy environment in school buildings by identifying, correcting, and preventing IAQ problems. Poor indoor [...]

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Green Building Funding Resources for EPA Region 9

A summary of various federal, state and local programs providing funding for green building projects for Region 9 states (AZ, CA, HI, NV, Pacific Islands) and Tribal [...]

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Design for Reuse Primer

Funded by the US Green Building Council, the 15 diverse projects in the Design for Reuse Primer demonstrate new models of "building green." Material reuse is always integral to a sustainable vision [...]

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Vegetated Roofs

Construction and results of Shakopee Mdewakanton's vegetated roofs on community [...]

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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Brownfields State and Tribal Response Program

Montana State University provided the necessary training and educational guidance to successfully inventory and lab-pack hazardous chemicals at 5 schools on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. This [...]

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Native American Environmental Protection Coalition (NAEPC) Environmental Brochures

NAEPC has good general informational brochures with guidance and resources to avoid pesticide exposure, and prevent landfill [...]

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Pokagon Tribal Complex Campus Plan

The Potawatomi believe that the health of their people is tied to the health of the land, and the intent of this Campus Plan is to ensure that the development of the tribal land protects this tie [...]

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Tribal Sustainable Development Programs

This presentation outlines principles for sustainable communities and reviews strategies for tribal nation economic development. Several examples are provided of successful tribal sustainable [...]

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Healthy School Environment Resources

Healthy School Environment Resources is your gateway to on-line resources to help facility managers, school administrators, architects, design engineers, school nurses, parents, teachers and staff [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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GreenScapes – Environmentally Beneficial Landscaping

EPA Greenscapes

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 [...]

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Opportunities for Green Building Funding

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

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LEED Certified – Baca/Dlo’ay azhi Community School

LEED case study

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Youth Education and Pollution Prevention

Describes environmental education methodologies, how they can affect creative thinking and behavior change and how pollution prevention can be the practical application of such learning. Also links [...]

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P2Rx Electronic Waste Topic Hub

Describes electronic wastes (TVs, video and computer monitors, printed wiring boards, relays, switches, etc.) and the environemntal hazards involved in improper disposal in landfills and associated [...]

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P2Rx Food Service Topic Hub

This hub describes wastes generated from food service operations, the environmental regulations that apply and options for preventing pollution and waste. Also, provides a brief history of the [...]

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P2Rx Hospitality Topic Hub

Focusing on facilities that provide lodging or short-term accommodations and meals, snacks and beverages for travelers and vacationers. This hub describes the industry demographics, the primary waste [...]

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Funding Related to Schools

Healthy Environments Grants from Kresge

The places where we live shape our health. Unfortunately, many people live in neighborhoods that have limited access to affordable fresh food, safe places for recreation, high-quality education and [...]

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News Related to Schools

Jan
19

School districts add Native American culture to curriculum

Thanks to a newly modified Washington state law, school districts throughout the state are now figuring out how to be more like La Conner school in Mount Vernon Washington which incoporates Native American culture into their curriculum. Passed during the 2015 legislative session, the law requires schools to incorporate a […]

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Nov
15

White Earth students at Washington STEM conference

Four students and two faculty members with the White Earth Tribal & Community College flew to Washington, D.C., for what is referred to as the “largest multicultural and multidisciplinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) conference in the country.” The intense, three-day conference was held by the Society for Advancement of […]

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May
28

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe receives funds to clean up Old Swiftbird Day School site

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will receive a $200K EPA Brownfields grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up and redevelop the Old Swiftbird Day School site in South Dakota.

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May
2

Native Student Selected for Prestigious National Scholarship

Junior industrial engineering and engineering management student Vaughn Vargas from Rapid City, South Dakota has been awarded the $5,000 Udall Scholarship, one of five prestigious, national programs established by the U.S. Congress—the Harry S. Truman and Barry Goldwater scholarships among them. After graduation, Vargas hopes to help lower the poverty […]

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