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Recap: Tribal Green and Healthy Schools Workshop in Rapid City, SD

EPA Region 8, the Aberdeen Area Tribal Chairmen's Health Board and the Indian Health Service provided a 2.5 day workshop on July 13-15, 2010. It was attended by 47 Native Americans from 12 Tribes and 11 Reservations, representing tribal schools and tribal environmental departments mainly from North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Attendees pledged to complete environmental or health projects at their schools.

Topics covered included: Children's Environmental Health, ENERGY STAR, Recycling, Composting, Waste Reduction, Pollution Prevention, PCBs in Caulk, Lead Based Paint, School Chemical Cleanout, Integrated Pest Management, Indoor Air, Asthma, Asbestos, Environmental Justice and Grant Application Training. Peaks to Prairies' Myla Kelly gave presentations on Green Cleaning and Waste Reduction.

The Native Sun News covered the event - read the story  »


About Peaks to Prairies

EPA Region 8 States Wyoming Colorado South Dakota North Dakota Montana Utah In cooperation with EPA Region 8 states, Peaks to Prairies encourages adoption of pollution prevention practices by citizens, small businesses, and local governments. The Center offers access to current information and contacts, encourages collaboration and leveraging of resources between programs, and builds information systems to enhance information dissemination.

Current P2 Projects in Region 8

Colorado: Medication Take-Back Pilot Project

Montana: "Don't Flush - What to Do with Medications" flyer - Take Back Event on Sept. 25 at various locations around Montana; Lead by Example Sustainable Government Program; Where to Recycle Guide for Gallatin County

North Dakota: Bike to Work Weeks for North Dakota Department of Health employees - read more about Biking in North Dakota; Pollution Prevention Program - Electronic Waste Recycling and Disposal Services Program; Take the Stairs Campaign

South Dakota: Hazardous Waste Program

Utah: Mercury and CFL Fact Sheet; UH2 - Utah Healthy Hospitals Initiative

Wyoming: P2 Site Visits; Voluntary Self-Audits

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