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Equitable Development and Environmental Justice
Provides information related to equitable development, such as planning issues and gentrification. Also includes videos, articles, and brochures produced by EPA-affiliates regarding environmental issues.
Resources for Creating Healthy, Sustainable, and Equitable Communities
Creating healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities is a priority of the federal government. Environmental justice plays a key role in an integrated effort that simultaneously addresses housing, environment, transportation and health issues.
Learn more about essential information about federal resources, technical assistance and funding opportunities that address this integrated approach to environmental justice.
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Provides targeted resources to overburdened communities, highlighting DOE efforts to identify, modify, and align resources so the DOE can better serve the needs of its communities.
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CNN's Going Green Series
Planet Earth is a wonder to behold: beautiful, fascinating, life-sustaining -- but also, increasingly, under threat. All over the globe, people are innovating sustainable solutions to help our world. From the forests of Kenya, to the deserts of Dubai; from plastics to produce, and saving ocean life -- meet five incredible people sharing their stories of Going Green.
n Ghana, rubbish is being recycled and turned into useful everyday items. At ʻTrashybagsʼ, one hundred thousand discarded plastic ice cream and water sachets are recycled every day. The operation now employs almost 300 people from an area of high unemployment, and helps make the streets of Accra cleaner, safer and more attractive.
TRUE Advisor Certificate Program
The certificate program provides a comprehensive curriculum for the individual who wants to learn about zero waste policies and programs, and help projects participating in TRUE certification. TRUE Advisor certificate holders have a practical understanding of the most current zero waste business principles, and they demonstrate a clear commitment to professional growth in advancing TRUE values. After successful completion, a TRUE Advisor will help prepare businesses for TRUE certification and assists organizations through the certification process.
Shifting Sands by
Publication Date: 2016-10-10
The location of one of the most diverse national parks in the United States, Northwest Indiana's Calumet area is home to what was at one time widely known as the most polluted river in the entire country. Calumet's advantageous location at the southern tip of Lake Michigan encouraged broadscale conversion of Indiana wilderness into an industrial base that once included the world's largest steel mill, largest cement works, and largest oil refinery. Thousands of tons of hazardous waste were dumped in and around the rivers with no thought for how it would affect the region's water, land, and air. However, a remarkable change of attitude has resulted in the rejuvenation of an area once rich in natural diversity and the creation of a National Park that brings in more than two million visitors a year, contains beautiful greenways and blueways, and provides safe recreation for nearby residents. A community-wide effort, the cleanup of this area is nothing short of remarkable. In this Indiana bicentennial book, Ken Schoon introduces the reader to the Calumet area's unique history and the residents who banded together to save it.