P2 Success Stories - Presentations
Green & Healthy Tribal Schools Initiative Webinar Series
This webinar series from 2011 covered important information regarding green and healthy schools for tribal communities. Topics included Indoor Air Issues, Integrated Pest Management & Green Cleaning, Toxic Chemicals (Chem Cleanout, PCBs, Lead, and Asbestos), Energy Conservation and Waste Reduction, Mold, and Environmental Justice Grant Writing and Management.
For more information: http://tribalp2.org/resources/in-depth_resources/green-and-healthy-tribal-schools.php
Solid Waste Management on Tribal Lands
The Winter 2010 Green Casinos workshop took place at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, Arizona. The presentations from this workshop are posted on the EPA Region 9 site.
For more information: http://www.epa.gov/region09/waste/tribal/training/casino-1002.html
Algal Biofuel Production
The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point, Maine's energy mission statement is to be 100% self-sufficient in energy, and they are working towards that goal by developing Algae Biofuel, Tidal Energy, and Wind Energy. Steve Crawford, Environmental Director of the Passamaquoddy Tribe described his pilot project – production of 500 gallons of heating oil from cultured algae.
For more information: http://www.tribalp2.org/resources/in-depth_resources/algal_biodiesel.php
Region 8 Tribal Wildlife Program
Information about tribal wildlife projects undertaken by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in conjunction with Region 8 Tribes
For more information: http://www.fws.gov/cno/conservation/tribalprogram.cfm
Commercial Scale Wind Industry on the Campo Indian Reservation
This paper delivered to the American Bar Association outlines the opportunities, challenges, and lessons-learned of implementing a commercial-scale wind project, particularly the economic and tax policy issues
For more information: http://www.campo-nsn.gov
The Nature of Indian Country and Barriers to Pollution Prevention
This presentation was given to a session of the 2006 Environmental Summit in Atlanta May 9. The presentation describes the author's experiences visiting facilities located on tribal lands throughout Region 10, to 1) identify and document facilities, 2) verify they are within the confines of the Reservation and, 3) determine which environmental programs are applicable. The author inventoried over 1500 facilities on 39 reservations for 22 different EPA programs. Key findings include the following: There were a total of 1087 air program issues identified. Facilities included 118 dischargers of waste to water ways, with 25 having NPDES permits and another 28 that may need permits. The author identified 55 toxic chemical issues among the facilities, and 158 facilities with hazardous waste issues. He found 42 facilities with solid waste issues. The presentation details various types of concerns within these broad categories. The author identified three key barriers to successful EPA funded Pollution Prevention programming in Indian Country: 1) differing views of the environment, 2) sovereignty issues and cultural differences, and 3) social and economic realities. These are discussed in terms of the author's experiences. A key conclusion of the study is that most of the existing problems could be solved with one-time fixes.
For more information: http://www.tribalp2.org/pdf/BARRIERS_TRIBES.pdf
What’s Happening in the Arena of Tribal Pollution Prevention
Powerpoint presentation given by Tom Wojciechowski at the 2006 Environmental Summit in Atlanta, GA. He discusses the environmental progress made by the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Tom is a project manager/grant writer for the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Northern Wisconsin. He oversees a sustainable design process for three essential community facilities, an assessment project for commercial scale wind power development and energy efficiency projects.
For more information: http://tribalp2.org/pdf/Wojo2006_National_Environmental_Summit.pdf
This presentation outlines principles for sustainable communities and reviews strategies for tribal nation economic development. Several examples are provided of successful tribal sustainable development programs.
For more information: http://www.tribalp2.org/pdf/EconDevStrat_IPP2005.pdf
National Tribal Compliance Assurance Priority
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance developed the Draft Profile of Tribal Government Operations (Tribal Profile). We are currently distributing the Tribal Profile to tribes and tribal organizations throughout Indian country. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in reviewing and commenting on the Tribal Profile and forwarding it to your colleagues. Original comments deadline was May 31, 2006. What is the Tribal Profile? The Tribal Profile presents general information on many aspects of tribal government operations that may affect the environment. The Tribal Profile provides tribes with key information needed to comprehensively understand the environmental regulations that may apply to their tribal operations and facilitate compliance. In addition, the Tribal Profile can help tribes build their environmental compliance programs. The Tribal Profile also contains material on an array of available EPA technical and compliance assistance tools and financial and pollution prevention opportunities applicable to tribal operations. The Tribal Profile is one of the tools developed under the EPA National Tribal Compliance Assurance Priority to improve environmental compliance in Indian country through capacity building. Who is receiving the Tribal Profile? A hardcopy of the Tribal Profile was sent to: The National Tribal Caucus; Tribal Environmental Directors and Tribal Leaders; Tribal Organizations; EPA Regions; and Tribes and Tribal Organizations who request a copy.
For more information: http://www.tribalp2.org/pdf/SuccessSummit2006TribalPriority.pdf
Mille Lacs Tribal P2: Action to Reduce and Eliminate Mercury in Tribal Life of the Misi-zaagaa'igani Anishinaabeg
Powerpoint presentation given at the 2006 Environmental Summit in Atlanta, GA. Summarizes tribal situation and history. Describes several approaches taken by the tribe to reduce mercury in the waste stream.
For more information: http://www.tribalp2.org/pdf/SuccessLippert_C_Env_Summit.pdf
American Indian Health
Brings together health and medical resources pertinent to American Indian populations including policies, consumer health information, and research. Links are provided to an assortment of resources on subjects such as: Tribal Information, Health Topics, Traditional Healing, Environmental Health, Research, and Health care Access.
For more information: http://americanindianhealth.nlm.nih.gov/