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National Environmental Education Advisory Council

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The National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC) is comprised of representatives from organizations other than the federal government who provide EPA with advice on environmental education. The Council provides EPA with a better understanding of the needs of schools, universities, state departments (of education and natural resources) and educational organizations.

Read about the current and most recent NEEAC members and the 2015 Report to the Administrator.

  • State Department of Education and/or Natural Resources
  • Business and Industry

Note: Applications are due October 11, 2019.

The Designated Federal Officer for NEEAC is Javier Araujo (araujo.javier@epa.gov or 202-564-2642).

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Upcoming Meetings

The National Environmental Education Advisory Council public meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2019 and Wednesday, June 12, 2019 has been CANCELLED.

For more information, contact Javier Araujo, Designated Federal Officer, araujo.javier@epa.gov.

Members of the public wishing to gain access to the teleconference, make brief oral comments, or provide a written statement to the NEEAC must contact Javier Araujo, Designated Federal Officer, araujo.javier@epa.gov or 202-564-2642, by 10 business days prior to each regularly scheduled meeting.


Meeting Materials and Summaries

NEEAC held the most recent public teleconference on Monday, July 13, 2015, from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00. p.m EDT.  See the Federal Register Notice for details.

View NEEAC's meeting and teleconference summaries from 2012 - 2015.

For further information, contact Javier Araujo, Designated Federal Officer, araujo.javier@epa.gov.


NEEAC Charter

The NEEAC charter includes information on the estimated number of meetings, recordkeeping, operating costs, duties, objectives and scope of activities. Read the full text of the charter (PDF). The charter was last revised in November 2018.

Under the charter, the NEEAC will develop a biennial report assessing environmental education in the United States. NEEAC members are also tasked with providing advice and recommendations on:
  • EPA’s solicitation, review and selection process for environmental education training and grant programs;
  • the merits of individual proposal to operate the training program and the grant programs as requested by EPA; and
  • other environmental education issues, including matters relating to activities, functions and policies of EPA under the National Environmental Education Act of 1990