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2001 Management Policies of the National Park Serv...
Service-wide policy document to help Service employees manage parks responsibly and make rational, w...

Executive Order # 13101 - Greening the Government ...
The Executive Order including roles and responsibilities, definitions and discussion of purchasing. ...

Executive Order 13123 Greening the Government Thro...
Purpose of this order is to improve energy efficiency and promote the use of renewable energy in fed...

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Case study/success story: 12
Chapter: 1
Fact sheet/checklist: 18
List: 7
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2001 Management Policies of the National Park Service
Abstract: Service-wide policy document to help Service employees manage parks responsibly and make rational, well-informed decisions.
Source: National Park Service (NPS)
URL: http://www.nps.gov/refdesk/mp/index.html

A Desktop Reference Guide to Collaborative, Community-Based Planning [PDF]
Abstract: Details a process for groups working together to establish a sense of shared responsibility and stewardship for public lands. This process can build capacity for public land managers and the communities surrounding them. The guide includes case studies of successful partnerships.
Source: Bureau of Land Management & Sonoran Institute
URL: http://www.sonoran.org/pdfs/desktop%20ref%20guide.pdf

Automobiles and the Environment
Abstract: An in-depth review of environmental impacts throughout the life-cycle of automobiles. Includes discussion of pollutants, fuel economy and vehicle safety.
Source: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
URL: http://www.greenercars.com/autoenviron.html

Buildings/ Facilities Energy Management and Water Conservation Plan
Abstract: Presents the DOI's plan for conserving energy and water in buildings and facilities. The Plan provides a sound basis for the accomplishment of the mandated buildings and facilities goals articulated in Executive Orders relating to energy and water conservation. They include a 20% reduction by FY 2000 and a 30% more efficient use of energy in Federal buildings and facilities by FY 2005 (as compared to energy used in FY 1985), minimization of petroleum use, and procurement of energy efficient goods.
Source: Department of the Interior (DOI)
URL: http://www.ios.doi.gov/pam/enerplan.html

Clean Getaway: Toward Safe and Efficient Vehicles
Abstract: This report describes how proven automotive technologies now make it possible to dramatically increase the fuel economy of cars and light trucks without compromising safety, performance, or consumer choice. It also explains how raising the corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards will benefit consumers' pocketbooks, the public's health, and the nation's economy.
Source: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
URL: http://www.nrdc.org/air/transportation/cafe/cafeinx.asp

Environmental Leadership: Correspondence from NPS Director to All Employees
Abstract: Kick off to Environmental Leadership program. Introduction to goal for all national park employees and partners to be involved. Includes 1999 Environmental Leadership Summit Executive Summary and a list of Top-Ten "Green" Things Every Park Can Do
Source: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nps.gov/renew/leadership.htm

EPA's Regional Haze Program
Abstract: The Regional Haze Rule calls for state and federal agencies to work together to improve visibility in 156 national parks and wilderness areas. The rule requires the states, in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and other interested parties, to develop and implement air quality protection plans to reduce the pollution that causes visibility impairment.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/air/visibility/program.html

Executive Order # 13101 - Greening the Government Through Waste Prevention, Recycling, and Federal Acquisition
Abstract: The Executive Order including roles and responsibilities, definitions and discussion of purchasing. Purpose of the order is to to improve the Federal Government's use of recycled products and environmentally preferable products and services
Source: Office of Federal Environmental Executive
URL: http://www.ofee.gov/eo/13101.htm

Executive Order 13123 Greening the Government Through Efficient Energy Management
Abstract: Purpose of this order is to improve energy efficiency and promote the use of renewable energy in federal facilities. Links to the order and includes guidance documents to assist agencies in implementing its provisions.
Source: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
URL: http://www.eren.doe.gov/femp/resources/guidances.html

Final Yosemite Valley Plan: Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Abstract: Presents and analyzes alternatives for Yosemite Valley ­to: restore, protect, and enhance the resources of Yosemite Valley; provide opportunities for high-quality, resource-based visitor experiences; reduce traffic congestion; provide effective park operations, including employee housing, to meet the mission of the National Park Service. It also presents and analyzes actions in adjacent areas.
Source: National Park Service (NPS)
URL: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planning/yvp/seis/index.html

Phoenix Composting Toilet Sets New Standard
Abstract: Advantages, operation and case study experiences (including Grand Canyon) for composting toilets.
Source: Environmental Building News (EBN)
URL: http://www.buildinggreen.com/products/phoenix.html

Profile of Water Transportation Industry
Abstract: "Sector Notebook" providing a summary of the water transportation industry relative to environmental activities including an overview of operations, pollution prevention opportunities, applicable regulations and compliance history.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/assistance/sectors/notebooks/water.html

Q&A: Interview with Dr. Peter Raven [PDF]
Abstract: Go to page 10 of the newsletter. Dr. Peter Raven, shares his views on the roles of national parks and individuals in creating a healthy environment. Dr. Raven is the Director of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis and one of the world's leading botanists. He is a dedicated advocate for conservation and a sustainable environment.
Source: NPS Sustainability News
URL: http://www1.nature.nps.gov/sustainabilitynews/search%5Fdocs/news%5Fissues/hires%5Fspring2002%5Fsustainability%5Fnews%5Fweb.pdf

Running Pure: The importance of forest protected areas to drinking water
Abstract: This report is based on the premise that "if protected areas are to be maintained in the long term, their essential roles and broader services, beyond biodiversity conservation, need to be emphasised." It focuses on the role of protected areas in helping to maintain water supply for large metropolitan areas as a compelling reason to protect public lands.
Source: World Bank / WWF Alliance for Forest Conservation and Sustainable Use
URL: http://lnweb18.worldbank.org/ESSD/envext.nsf/80ByDocName/ProtectedAreasProtectedAreasManagementRunningPure

Strategic Influence Scanning: A Decade of Trends in the State Parks [PDF]
Abstract: State parks have long been recognized as an important outdoor recreation resource. This report presents data about state parks through the decade of the 1990s and how they have changed. The data includes area, population in surrounding areas, budgets, location, visitation, revenue, personnel, etc. to help clarify issues and concerns and assist in developing direction and policy.
Source: State Park Information Resources Center
URL: http://naspd.indstate.edu/research/sprr/rr00-2.pdf

The National Park Service Organic Act
Abstract: Full text of the act establishing the National Park Service with information on their guiding principles, demographics, doing business with the park service and their commitment to helping state and local parks.
Source: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nps.gov/legacy/organic-act.htm

Yosemite Valley Plan: Executive Summary
Abstract: A summary of the Final Yosemite Valley Plan/Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. It presents and analyzes alternative proposals for managing natural and cultural resources, facilities, and visitor experience in Yosemite Valley.
Source: Yosemite National Park
URL: http://www.nps.gov/yose/planning/yvp/seis/vol_Ia/esummary.html


Case study/success story

Alternative Fuel Success Stories
Abstract: A database of success stories that feature information on niche market applications (such as airports, schools, and national parks) for alternative fuels vehicles (AFVs) and the fuels that power them. The stories offer an inside look at how fleets use AFVs, deal with infrastructure issues, obtain funding, and more.
Source: On the Road to Clean Cities, Department of Energy
URL: http://www.ccities.doe.gov/success.shtml

An Alliance for Sustainable Practices
Abstract: A report showcasing the application of sustainable practices to operation and management of the National Park lands and the leadership role taken by the Park Service.
Source: National Park Service (NPS)
URL: http://www.nps.gov/renew/alliance.htm

Clean Cities Alternative Fuels Success Stories
Abstract: Highlights of alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) and alternative transportation programs in State and National Parks.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy, Clean Cities Program
URL: http://www.ccities.doe.gov/success/park_veh.shtml

Cleaning National Parks: Using Environmentally Preferable Janitorial Products at Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks [PDF]
Abstract: Documents the process used at Yellowstone National Park to introduce environmentally preferable cleaning products. Grand Teton National Park implemented a similar program starting in April 1999. Intended to help other agencies and businesses understand how to carry out a "green" cleaning project.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EPA908-R-00/001
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/epp/pubs/cleaning.pdf

Department of Interior Focuses on Cleaning Products
Abstract: Describes the factors considered when DOI decided to make "environmental preferability" a significant factor in the selection of a new cleaning contractor and included "greening" language in the solicitation. The 5-year, $6.28 million contract (including option years) for cleaning 1.4 million square feet of office space was awarded in August 1999.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/epp/ppg/case/doicase.htm

Environmental Leadership Database
Abstract: Locate information about National Park Greening Efforts and related documents with this searchable database.
Source: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nature.nps.gov/SustainabilityNews/search.cfm

Greening Success Stories
Abstract: Examples of federal greening projects that illustrate agencies working together with the private sector. They also demonstrate the connection between various greening elements such as energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy, recycling, eliminating or reducing waste, and reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.
Source: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/techassist/greening_toolkit/casestudies.html

National Park Partnership Award for Environmental Conservation Leadership
Abstract: Describes the award given to the Olaa-Kilauea Partnership, a collaboration between seven state and federal agencies, for protecting and restoring more than 13,000 acres of habitat native to several species of endangered forest birds and 22 species of rare plants.
Source: Business Wire
URL: http://www.findarticles.com/cf_0/m0EIN/2000_Sept_18/65268761/p1/article.jhtml?term=%2Bnational+%2Bpark+

Presidio Trust Applies Buying Best Practices
Abstract: In response to Executive Order 13101, the Presidio Trust established an Affirmative Procurement program in May 1999. A policy was written for the Presidio Trust that established goals and procedures for recycled-content procurement, training and tracking. These "best practices" include a description of office, construction, landscaping and other products purchased in the first year of the program.
Source: Buy Recycled Training Institute / U.S. Conference of Mayors
URL: http://www.usmayors.org/USCM/uscm_projects_services/buy_recycled/presidio.htm

SERC and Partners Bring Renewable Energy to Redwood National Park
Abstract: Brief summary of University-National Park collaboration to design two renewable energy systems (solar and fuel cell) for use at Prairie Creek State Park, a unit of the Redwood National and State Parks. Map and organization links included.
Source: Schatz Energy Research Center, Humboldt State University
URL: http://www.humboldt.edu/~serc/prariecreek.html

Sustainable Development in Everglades National Park
Abstract: Historical perspective and current activities regarding the Everglades and neighboring ecosystems. Discussions cover agricultural and urban development in Southern Florida, assessment and application of sustainable development and best management practices. Save Everglades National Park is a compelling statement for preserving our public lands.
Source: National Science Foundation
URL: http://www.eng.fiu.edu/evrglads/engineer/sustain.htm

Sustainable Practices Thrive In A National Park: Composting at the Presidio
Abstract: An urban park on the northern edge of San Francisco, The Presidio overcomes challenges on the way to reaching a goal to compost 100 percent of its organic residuals and using compost to improve native plant survival. Reaching economic sustainability is one concern (composting will save an estimated $100,000 annually); producing a quality product is essential. Learn about the program, the partnerships, the research and the results in a variety of applications.
Source: By Marney Blair and Jean Koch, BioCycle
URL: http://www.jgpress.com/BCArticles/2001/010151.html



Building with Green Products
Abstract: An introduction to green products for the building construction industry. Includes references to organizations developing standards, links to product directories and other pertinent on-line resources.
Source: Peaks to Prairies Pollution Prevention Information Center
URL: http://www.peakstoprairies.org/topichub/subsection.cfm?hub=31&subsec=11&nav=11


Fact sheet/checklist

Alternative Transportation in the National Parks
Abstract: An introduction to transportation needs in parks and corresponding impacts to the visitors experience, environmental and cultural resources. Identifies key issues and design principles.
Source: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nps.gov/transportation/alt/index.htm

Chemical Product Clean-Out Protocol [PDF]
Abstract: This protocol outlines how to conduct a chemical product clean-out in a safe and efficient way. It was created by the Region 8 EPA/NPS Partnership as a tool for parks to safely remove and dispose of chemicals that will no longer be used after switching to a green purchasing program.
Source: National Park Service/Environmental Protection Agency Partnership Project
URL: http://peakstoprairies.org/topichub/publands/chemcleanout.pdf

Consolidated Screening Checklist For Automotive Repair Facilities
Abstract: Click on "Env. Checklist" in left-hand navigation bar. This quick checklist is a self-assessment tool linked to definitions and methods to determine the answers to the questions for a particular facility.
Source: Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR)
URL: http://www.ccar-greenlink.org/

Food Handling Facilities, Waste Reduction & Water Quality Protection Guidelines [PDF]
Abstract: Best Management Practices (BMPs) for food handling facilities discharging to the sanitary system or to a storm water system. Includes a self-assessment checklist.
Source: Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://www.deq.state.ok.us/CSDnew/P2/Factsheets/Food%20Handling%20Facilities.PDF

Greening Garbage Trucks: New Technologies for Cleaner Air
Abstract: Describes environmental health risks of diesel-powered waste collection vehicles and alternatives for cleaner fleets.
Source: INFORM
URL: http://www.informinc.org/fact_ggt.php

Greening the NPS EnviroFact Sheets
Abstract: Series of pdf fact sheets on hazardous waste management and pollution prevention in Park Service facilities. Various issues are covered for vehicle maintenance, painting and coating, laboratory and construction.
Source: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nps.gov/renew/envirofact.htm

High Performance Building Research: Zion Visitor and Transportation Center
Abstract: Highlights features that make the new Zion National Park Visitor Center highly efficient including a Trombe wall, photovoltaic (PV) system, lighting, glazing design and selection, passive down-draft cooltower, energy-efficient landscaping, natural ventilation, thermal mass flooring, and optimized overhangs.
Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
URL: http://www.nrel.gov/buildings/highperformance/zion.html

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Abstract: Basic overview of IPM and answers to frequently asked questions. Includes a series of fact sheets on Northwest pests and diseases with information on identification, life cycle, monitoring, damage threshold, and treatments.
Source: Green Gardening Program / Seattle Public Utilities
URL: http://www.cityofseattle.net/util/proipm/default.htm

ISO 14001 - Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Specifications and Guidance for Use [PDF]
Abstract: Federal agencies are required by EO 13148 to implement EMSs by the end of 2005. EMSs can be applied to smaller operations also. This is a brief but informative outline of the steps for setting up an EMS.
Source: Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://www.deq.state.ok.us/CSDnew/P2/Factsheets/ISO%2014001.pdf

Natural Resource Challenge
Abstract: This Action Plan emphasizes making resource preservation and conservation an integral part of all management actions the NPS undertakes while maintaining, if not improving, the recreational and educational experiences of park visitors. It calls for increasing the role of science in decision-making, revitalizing and expanding natural resource programs, gathering baseline data on resource conditions, strengthening partnerships with the scientific community, and sharing knowledge with educational institutions and the public.
Source: National Park Service (NPS)
URL: http://www.nature.nps.gov/challenge/index.htm

Pollution Prevention for Marinas
Abstract: An overview marina activities including hull maintenance (cleaning and painting), engine maintenance and repair, fueling operations and boater education. Discusses how P2 will help marinas meet federal and state nonpoint source pollution and storm water programs and gain benefits such as lower operating costs, improved worker safety, and increased customer satisfaction.
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention
URL: http://www.epa.state.oh.us/opp/fact30.html

Promoting Waste Prevention and Design of Less Wasteful Products
Abstract: Series of fact sheets with waste prevention tips for batteries, carpets, computers, construction and demolition, and toner cartridges. Also waste reduction for the office and directives on electronic products.
Source: INFORM
URL: http://www.informinc.org/summaries_waste.php

Stats on Tap
Abstract: Statistics regarding drinking water sources, distribution, consumption, conservation and quality in the U.S.
Source: American Water Works Association
URL: http://www.awwa.org/Advocacy/pressroom/statswp5.cfm

Summary of OSHA Regulations
Abstract: An in-depth overview of who is affected and how. Also provides information about assistance, penalties, relation to other laws and personal protective equipment requirements.
Source: Environmetnal Health and Safety Online (EHSO)
URL: http://www.ehso.com/OSHA_Overview.htm

Sustainability and Green Procurement
Abstract: Green purchasing can reduce costs, enhance value and win competitive advantage plus increase demand for sustainable products. This site discusses green buying philosophy, how to make green buying work, defines a 'green' product and includes NW green buying stories with links to other resources.
Source: Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)
URL: http://pprc.org/pprc/pubs/newslets/news1199.html

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Overview
Abstract: A brief overview of the purpose and actions of CERCLA, commonly known as "Superfund".
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/action/law/cercla.htm

Toxic Chemicals and Human Health
Abstract: Series of fact sheets on safety concerns with toxic chemicals in everyday products as well as tips on purchasing for pollution prevention when buying fluorescent lamps, vehicles, medical supplies, construction materials, etc.
Source: INFORM
URL: http://www.informinc.org/summaries_chem.php

Universal Waste Rule Factsheet
Abstract: An overview of this rule including purpose, types of wastes covered, and requirements for handlers of Universal Wastes.
Source: Environmetnal Health and Safety Online (EHSO)
URL: http://www.ehso.com/universal_waste_rule_fact_sheet.htm



Air Quality Public Awareness Programs
Abstract: Listing of National Parks participating in air quality public awareness programs. Each listing provides educational resources provided by the park such as wayside exhibits, live air quality monitoring, and research in pollution effects on park resources such as soils, vegetation injury, and visibility impairment.
Source: National Park Service
URL: http://www2.nature.nps.gov/air/Pubs/pubedpk.htm

Auto Repair Industry Resources
Abstract: Reports and handbooks to assist auto repair businesses in pollution prevention for shops and specific activities such as engine repair, body restoration, painting, and purchasing less toxic materials.
Source: The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)
URL: http://www.pprc.org/pprc/sbap/auto.html

Energy Regulations for NPS
Abstract: Brief descriptions of federal laws, executive orders, Department of Interior and National Park Service policies that direct federal facility managers to reduce the energy and environmental impacts of the buildings they manage. Some are also applicable to state facility managers.
Source: National Park Service (NPS)
URL: http://www.nps.gov/renew/regulations.htm

Integrated Pest Management for Collections
Abstract: A bibliography of publications for developing museum IPM programs. Includes sections on: pests, pest control and IPM for the museum, library and archive community; general references for entomology, pests, pest control, and IPM; effects that pest eradication methods have had on museum, library, and archival materials; and references for health and safety publications
Source: Wendy Jessup and Associates, Inc.
URL: http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byauth/jessup/ipm.html

Invasive Species Profiles
Abstract: A list of species classified as "invasive" including terrestrial plants and animals, aquatic and wetlands plants and animals, and microbes. Profiles include images and recent news as well as publications about the species. Invasivespecies.gov also offers a copy of the National Management plan, information on vectors and pathways, an expertise database, and funding available for species management. (click on "toolkit")
Source: National Invasive Species Council
URL: http://invasivespecies.gov/profiles/main.shtml

Pollution Prevention for Auto Repair and Fleet Maintenance
Abstract: Series of fact sheets provide complete environmental, technical and economic evaluations of the top pollution prevention "fixes" for auto repair and fleet maintenance operations. Ordering information is given for training videos that feature operator testimonials and case studies.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 9
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region09/cross_pr/p2/autofleet/factfleet.html

Waste Reduction in Auto Fleet and Repair Maintenance
Abstract: This collection of core reference documents cover the cost-effective strategies to improve environmental performance and worker safety in the automobile repair industry. Information is provided for improved methods to manage vehicle fluids, batteries, tires, solvents and shop rags. Environmentally friendly parts cleaning, surface preparation and coating techniques are also discussed.
Source: Waste Reduction Resource Center (WRRC)
URL: http://wrrc.p2pays.org/industry/autorepair.htm



Backcountry Sanitation Manual
Abstract: Addresses the management of human waste in the backcountry for trail clubs and land managers dealing with public use decisions. Includes suggestions for public education and describes a new method for composting human waste - the moldering privy. (Scroll to the bottom to access links to manual - in pdf format.)
Source: Appalachian Trail Conference and the Green Mountain Club
URL: http://www.appalachiantrail.org/protect/steward/sanman.html

Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines
Abstract: A list of designated environmentally preferable products and proposed products grouped into the following 8 categories: Construction, Products, Landscaping Products, Nonpaper Office Products, Paper and Paper Products, Park and Recreation Products, Transportation Products, Vehicular Products, Miscellaneous Products. Each listing includes a brief description, EPA's recommended recycled-content ranges and access to a Supplier Database.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/cpg/products.htm

Federal Greening Toolkit
Abstract: Toolkit to help government and private-sector teams make Federal facilities more energy- and water-efficient through choosing projects, finding resources and conducting necessary training. Includes success stories and information on FEMP's Green Energy Parks initiative.
Source: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/techassist/greening_toolkit/greentoolkit.html

Green Landscaping: Greenacres
Abstract: Includes the how and why of native landscaping including case studies, a Smithsonian slide show, promotional materials, fact sheets and the comprehensive "Wild Ones Handbook."
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
URL: http://www.epa.gov/grtlakes/greenacres/

Greening Federal Facilities
Abstract: This is an energy, environmental, and economic resource guide for federal facility managers and designers. While stressing the importance of integrated design, it examines how facilities fit land use in their region, building design, energy systems, water and wastewater, materials, waste management and recycling, and indoor environmental quality.
Source: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/techassist/green_fed_facilities_guidetoc.html

Guiding Principles of Sustainable Design
Abstract: The goal of this handbook is to direct park management policy in achieving sustainability in facility planning and design, emphasize the importance of biodiversity, and encourage responsible decisions. It includes sections on interpretation, natural resources, cultural resources, site design, building design, energy management, water supply, waste prevention and facility maintenance and operations.
Source: National Park Service, Denver Service Center
URL: http://www.nps.gov/dsc/d_publications/d_1_gpsd.htm

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Manual
Abstract: Since implementing an IPM program in the early 1980's, the Park Service has reduced pesticide use by over 60% and improved effectiveness of pest management. One resource they provided to accomplish this is this manual that includes descriptions of the biology and management of 21 species or categories of pests.
Source: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nature.nps.gov/biology/ipm/manual/ipmmanual.htm

Profile of the Ground Transportation Industry - Railroad, Trucking and Pipeline
Abstract: "Sector Notebook" providing a summary of the ground transportation industry relative to environmental activities including an overview of operations, pollution prevention opportunities and applicable regulations and compliance history.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/assistance/sectors/notebooks/ground.html

RCRA in Focus: Vehicle Maintenance [PDF]
Abstract: An overview of the basic federal regulations covering wastes that are likely to be hazardous in vehicle maintenance operations of any scale. Also provides recycling and pollution prevention options to help decrease the amount of hazardous wastes in these businesses.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.p2pays.org/ref/12/11806.pdf

Saving Energy and Money at Home
Abstract: Gives tips for saving energy and money and links to further information about appliances, remodeling, heating and cooling, insulation, lighting, water heating, windows and more.
Source: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EREN)
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/homes/

Sustainable Building Sourcebook
Abstract: The Sourcebook was developed to complement the efforts of the Austin Green Builder Program to foster environmentally responsible practices in homebuilding. It gives general guidelines for implementing less-familiar approaches to building homes. It is directed to building trades professionals but contains useful information for interested and motivated lay persons.
Source: Austin Green Builder Program
URL: http://www.greenbuilder.com/sourcebook/

The Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Guide
Abstract: Rates products ranging from office supplies to building maintenance supplies by whethey they are: less hazardous, conserve energy, contain recycled content, prevents waste, contain low VOCs, conserve water, and end-of-life management.
Source: Minnesota Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board
URL: http://www.swmcb.org/EPPG/default.asp

The Green Plan for the Food Service Industry
Abstract: The goals of this handbook are to: promote and encourage the development of waste reduction and recycling programs by food service establishments, reduce sanitary sewer overflows caused by oil and grease discharges by promoting proper management, reduce solid waste overall and especially food waste going to landfills.
Source: North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance
URL: http://www.p2pays.org/food/main/intro.htm

The Practice of Low Impact Development
Abstract: Focuses on technologies that affect both the cost impacts and environmental issues associated with land development and the built environment. Provides a brief introduction to low impact development and discusses conventional and alternative approaches. (Large pdf file; may load slowly.)
Source: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), PATH
URL: http://www.huduser.org/publications/destech/lowImpactDevl.html

Transportation Improvement Plan
Abstract: The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) requires each state and metropolitan area, as well as federal lands management agencies such as the National Park Service, to develop a Transportation Improvement Program. The plan is a prioritized list of transportation projects and is intended for use by interested citizens, state, metropolitan, and local governments. It includes a listing of transportation projects by state, region and park.
Source: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nps.gov/transportation/alt/trans-improv-prog.htm

Understanding Ecosystem Management
Abstract: Article includes concepts such as biodiversity, balance, scale and connections and discusses how managers apply ecosystem principles in managing natural resources on public lands. Includes poster and classroom activities.
Source: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
URL: http://www.blm.gov/education/00_resources/articles/understanding_ecosystem_management/index.html

Using Renewable Energy in Minnesota Parks: A Guidebook for Park Managers [PDF]
Abstract: An overview of renewable energy technologies and applications appropriate for parks. Includes case studies.
Source: Center for Energy and Environment
URL: http://www.mncee.org/ceedocs/parkguide.pdf

Abstract: Comprehensive overview of what wetlands are, why they should be protected (economic, environmental and recreational reasons) and how water quality standards and permitting address protection. Also includes fact sheets suitable for public education.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/


Other resources

MOU Between the Secretary of Energy and the Secretary of the Interior for Green Energy Parks Program
Abstract: On April 27th. 1999, a memorandum of understanding was signed which officially inaugurated a joint program which aims to promote the use of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies and practices in National Parks, and to educate the visiting public about these efforts. "Under the Green Energy Parks program, DOI and DOE will implement joint sustainable energy projects throughout the National Park System."
Source: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nps.gov/renew/mou.htm



American Park Network
Abstract: Publisher of national park visitor guide magazines now offering these guides online. Search for information by activity.
Source: American Park Network
URL: http://www.americanparknetwork.com/

Sustainability News
Abstract: Published several times per year, the Sustainability News features projects and innovations in national parks that contribute to preservation of the natural resources in parks and surrounding communities.
Source: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nature.nps.gov/sustainabilitynews/


Software/electronic tool

Abstract: Design tool, helps architects and building designers quickly identify the most cost-effective, energy-saving measures for small commercial and residential buildings. ENERGY-10 can identify the best combination of energy-efficient strategies, including daylighting, passive solar heating, and high-efficiency mechanical systems. This software is for sale.
Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL)
URL: http://www.nrel.gov/buildings/energy10/

Abstract: View maps and query environmental information such as watersheds, drinking water, toxic and air releases, hazardous waste, water discharge permits and Superfund sites by zip code. An effective way to illustrate how prevalent pollution is and how it knows no artificial boundaries.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/em/index.html

Ocean Planet
Abstract: An archival version of the script of "Ocean Planet," a 1995 Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition.
Source: Smithsonian Institution
URL: http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ocean_planet.html


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American Hiking Society (AHS)
Abstract: National organization formed to promote and protect hiking trails, they serve as a clearinghouse for local trails organizations, provide monetary support to conserve trails, lobby, organize trail maintenance crews and sponsor a National Trails Day as an outreach and education event.
Source: American Hiking Society
URL: http://www.americanhiking.org/WS4D_Cookie=03.03.2004_18,32,45_219073/index.html

BLM Learning Landscape
Abstract: Presents learning opportunities associated with the 262 million acres of public lands that BLM manages. Information for students, teachers and adult learners is presented to use both in the classroom, in informal outdoor settings, or in "virtual" classrooms.
Source: Bureau of Land Management
URL: http://www.blm.gov/education/index.html

CCAR - Greenlink
Abstract: The National Automotive Environmental Compliance Assistance Center. Search under "Pollution Prevention (P2)" for factsheets on wastes, compliance and P2.
Source: Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR)
URL: http://www.ccar-greenlink.org/

Clean Snowmobile Facts
Abstract: Controversies about snowmobile emissions and access to U.S. National Parks and other public lands have prompted studies, rulings, lawsuits, and technological innovations aimed at producing cleaner, quieter snowmobiles. This site presents objective and balanced information about all aspects of the debate, including concerns and possible solutions.
Source: Montana Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://deq.state.mt.us/CleanSnowmobile/

Ecosystem Valuation
Abstract: Describes how economists value the beneficial ways that ecosystems affect people. It is designed for non-economists who need answers to questions about the benefits of ecosystem conservation. It provides an explanation of concepts, methods and applications .
Source: Dennis M. King, Ph.D, Univ. of Maryland, and Marisa Mazzotta, Ph.D, Univ. of Rhode Island
URL: http://www.ecosystemvaluation.org/

Educating for Conservation
Abstract: Includes resources for both students and formal and non-formal educators plus maps; images, video and publications libraries; and access to the National Conservation Training Center.
Source: U. S. Fish and Wildlife
URL: http://educators.fws.gov/

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Abstract: A statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy that provides policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
Source: Energy Information Administration (EIA)
URL: http://www.eia.doe.gov/

Environmental Policy and Guidance
Abstract: Information about recent federal regulatory initiatives plus a repository for over 1800 documents and Federal Register notices. Geared toward DOE-wide environmental protection policies and strategies to achieve environmental compliance with internal and external environmental requirements.
Source: Department of Energy
URL: http://homer.hsr.ornl.gov/oepa/

Federal Network for Sustainability
Abstract: Promotes cost-effective, energy and resource efficient operations across all branches of government through partnerships and research. Provides details for a variety of initiatives with resources including power point presentations, research, calculators and language. Provides training, workshops and showcases.
Source: Federal Network for Sustainability
URL: http://www.federalsustainability.org

Abstract: Find and compare gas mileage (MPG), greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety information for new and used cars and trucks. Tips on fuel economy and tax incentives for alternative fuels also available.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) / U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/

Green Energy Parks
Abstract: A joint program of the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) National Park Service (NPS) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to promote the use of energy-efficient practices (such as passive solar heating) and renewable energy technologies (such as solar electric systems) in the parks.
Source: Federal Energy Management Program
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/techassist/greenparks.html

Green Hotels Association
Abstract: Committed to encouraging, promoting and supporting ecological consciousness in the hospitality industry.
Source: Green Hotels Association
URL: http://www.greenhotels.com/

Green Procurement Topic Hub
Abstract: An introduction to basic information on green purchasing with references to a collection of links for more in-depth information. The "Background and Overview" section describes the impact purchasing decisions can have on the environment by examining statistics on consumption and sales.
Source: Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC)
URL: http://www.p2ric.org/TopicHubs/toc.cfm?hub=13&subsec=7&nav=7

Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments (IMPROVE)
Abstract: Provisions of the Clean Air Act were established to prevent future and remedy existing visibility impairment in National Parks and Wilderness areas. The IMPROVE program was created for long term monitoring of visibility in these areas. This website provides access to monitoring data and educational materials.
Source: Colorado State University
URL: http://vista.cira.colostate.edu/improve/Default.htm

Abstract: The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is dedicated to the advancement of the profession of interpretation (on-site informal education programs at parks, zoos, nature centers, historic sites, museums, and aquaria). The site offers certification, training and other resources.
Source: National Association for Interpretation
URL: http://www.interpnet.com/home.htm

Leave No Trace
Abstract: The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships.
Source: Leave No Trace Center
URL: http://www.lnt.org/

National Recreation and Park Association
Abstract: An association "to advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people." Provides education and training for professional development and enrichment, news and links to State Park and Recreation Associations.
Source: National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)
URL: http://www.nrpa.org/

National Association of State Parks Directors (NASPD)
Abstract: NASPD is devoted to the successful and effective administration of state parks. This site provides research and statistics as well as links to the agency managing state parks for each state.
Source: National Association of State Parks Directors (NASPD)
URL: http://www.naspd.org/

National Clean Boating Campaign
Abstract: The National Clean Boating Campaign webiste provides an excellent bibliography for links to clean boating and marina websites. Also includes fact sheets, lists of other organizing programs, and sponsors of the program.
Source: Marine Environmental Education Foundation, Inc.
URL: http://www.cleanboating.org

National Conservation Training Center
Abstract: The Center trains and educates natural resource managers and others to conserve fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats.
Source: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
URL: http://training.fws.gov/

National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)
Abstract: Group formed in 1919 to "protect and enhance America's National Park System for present and future generations." Sponsors the "State of the Parks" program and the "Center for Park Management" and champions solutions to issues that threaten the parks like air quality, roads, reduced funding, etc.
Source: National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)
URL: http://www.npca.org/

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Abstract: The U.S. Department of Energy's premier laboratory for renewable energy research & development and a lead lab for energy efficiency R&D.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
URL: http://www.nrel.gov/

National Transportation Library
Abstract: The Library's mission is to increase timely access to the information that supports transportation policy, research, operations, and technology transfer activities.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation
URL: http://ntl.bts.gov/

Abstract: Resources presented are categorized by air, biology, geology, social science, and water. Case studies of park service projects are included. Using the "site index" gives access to a variety of resources.
Source: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nature.nps.gov/

The Association for Environmental Health and Sciences
Abstract: Created to facilitate communication and foster cooperation among professionals concerned with the challenge of soil protection and cleanup. The newsletter, special reports, and a state survey of contaminated soil cleanup standards are available online.
Source: The Association for Environmental Health and Sciences
URL: http://www.aehs.com/

The National Biodiesel Board
Abstract: Factsheets, searchable report database, news, purchasing guides, etc. The mission of the National Biodiesel Board is to increase the demand of commercially produced biodiesel in the United States through education, communication, and quality assurance programs and by serving as the national coordinating entity and clearinghouse of information.
Source: The National Biodiesel Board
URL: http://www.biodiesel.org/

The National Park Service - Park Net
Abstract: Search for national parks and natural, historical, cultural and scientific information about the parks including resources for teachers.
Source: Department of the Interior - National Park Service
URL: http://www.nps.gov/

University - National Park Energy Partnership Program
Abstract: This national program links university resources with national parks to provide energy services to the parks and real-world problem-solving opportunities to university students. Includes a guide to developing a university / national park partnership.
Source: National Park Service/Department of Energy/Rochester Institute
URL: http://www.energypartnerships.org/

Whole Building Design Guide
Abstract: Building professionals gateway to whole building design techniques and technologies including news, events and training; design guidance, project management; mandates and references. Includes a section on building types design.
Source: National Institute of Building Sciences
URL: http://wbdg.org/


Hub Last Updated: 03/08/2004

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