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  • ATSDR Brownfield/Land Reuse Initiative. ATSDR Action Model The ATSDR Brownfields /Land Revitalization Action Model helps the diverse members of the development community officials, developers, community supporters, and residents, find ways to make health part of the renewal process. Communities can use the action model to identify common goals to incorporate these goals in strategic planning. PDF Version (2 pp, 56K, About PDF)
  • Community Environmental Health Education Presentations The Community Environmental Health Education Presentations site contains information and resources about the following: Community Environmental Health Instructional Presentation Kits are 20-minute instructional presentations with learner support materials on hazardous substances and other environmental health related topics developed for general use. The kits include information about specific types of exposures to hazardous substances, exposure routes and pathways, health effects, treatment options, and how to prevent and minimize exposures. Community Environmental Health Web Stream Presentations are 20-minute presentations on hazardous substances developed for a general audience. These online video, Web-streamed presentations can also be used face-to-face education with community groups to increase environmental health literacy. The online videos provide information about specific types of exposures to hazardous substances, exposure routes and pathways, health effects, treatment options, and how to prevent and minimize exposures.
  • EPA's Volunteer (Water) Monitoring Program EPA's Office of Water encourages all citizens to learn about their water resources and supports volunteer monitoring because of its many benefits. This website provides information on EPA's Volunteer (Water) Monitoring Program. It also provides links to a variety of guidance document and manuals on how to conduct volunteer monitoring of estuary, lakes, and wetlands.
  • Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Model This comprehensive methodology describes a community-based, multi-agency, and multi-stakeholder collaborative process geared to the unique challenges of communities and tribes confronting environmental justice issues. It serves as a platform for effective strategic planning, partnership building, and leveraging of resources (human, organizational, technical, and financial).
  • Green Communities: Let's Go! The Green Communities is a comprehensive guide and toolkit that walks communities through the process of assessing their environment, identifying environmental trends, creating a vision of what they want to be, developing a plan of action to get them there, and implementing that plan. This chapter provides a variety of tools that can help implement action plans. Some tools require a high level of technical expertise, others can be implemented by high school students and interested volunteers.
  • Green Communities: Where Are We Now? How to Get Started The Green Communities is a comprehensive guide and toolkit that walks communities through the process of assessing their environment, identifying environmental trends, creating a vision of what they want to be, developing a plan of action to get them there, and implementing that plan. This section discusses how to get the right mix of stakeholders involved, and identifies tools and resources for stakeholder involvement.
  • GreenScapes program EPA's GreenScapes program provides cost-efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for landscaping.
  • Mine Scarred Lands Initiative Toolkit This resource shares lessons learned by the Brownfields Federal Partnership Mine-Scarred Lands (MSL) Initiative through six demonstration projects conducted across the country on both hard rock and coal sites. It features the experiences of the six projects and links to other mine cleanup and reuse resources
  • National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures We all expect to be kept safe from harmful chemical exposures. As part of their mission to protect public health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) are supporting the National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures. The goal is to develop an action agenda clear, achievable recommendations that can help government agencies and other organizations strengthen their efforts to protect the public from harmful chemical exposures. CDC and ATSDR are engaging a broad range of groups and individuals, government agencies, professional organizations, tribal groups, community and nonprofit organizations, health professionals, business and industry leaders, and members of the public to develop the action agenda.
  • National Priorities In an effort to better focus our resources and make progress towards our goals, EPA has identified four national focus areas or priorities for the Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC).
  • Plug-In To eCycling A partnership program between EPA and leading consumer electronics manufacturers, retailers, and mobile service providers that fosters and promotes opportunities for individuals to donate or recycle their electronics.
  • RCRA Public Participation Manual This manual provides instruction on how to plan and carry out successful public participation activities in the RCRA permitting and corrective action programs. It presents a broad overview, as well as step-by-step instructions, of the public participation process and guidelines for a successful public participation program. Also available in Spanish (EPA530-R-96-007S)
  • Superfund Community Involvement The goal of Superfund community involvement is to advocate and strengthen early and meaningful community participation during Superfund cleanups. Key topics include: Technical Assistance Grants (TAGs); Community Advisory Groups (CAG); Superfund Job Training Initiative (SuperJTI); Community Involvement Toolkit; Technical Outreach Services for Communities (TOSC); guidance & publications; information for students and teachers
  • Wastes - What You Can Do Learn how you can reduce, reuse, and recycle materials to decrease household waste and conserve resources at home, in the community, at the office, in industry, and at the store.

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