Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tribal ecoAmbassador Program, and 2014 EPA Policy Announcement: EJ

EPA Policy on Environmental Justice for Working with Federally Recognized Tribes and Indigenous Peoples - July 2014 is an eleven page document outlining the plan of the Environmental Protection Agency, to work with recognized Tribes and Indigenous Peoples.


Tribal ecoAmbassador Program Accepting Applications

Tribal ecoAmbassador
The American Indian Environmental Office is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Tribal ecoAmbassadors Program, which funds research at Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) to address environmental and health issues affecting their communities. EPA’s Tribal ecoAmbassadors program helps tribal college professors, students and community members bring environmental improvements to their schools and neighborhoods.
Applications are being accepted through July 31 from TCU professors who wish to establish independent study courses with tribal students on issues including but not limited to climate change, air quality, water quality, and waste management. Selected Tribal EcoAmbassadors will each receive a grant and will be responsible for recruiting qualified students, participating in training sessions led by EPA, producing a report that outlines research, results, and proposed solutions to the chosen topic, and presenting their research at a future meeting attended by both EPA and tribes.
To apply, please fill out and submit the application. For questions, please contact Marissa McInnis at or at (202) 564-2467.
To find out about current and previous Tribal ecoAmbassadors visit

Here is one woman's story of how the Dept of Justice, the EPA and citizen involvement made all of the difference. Sometimes it isn't as easy as calling 9/11, or just texting it in. In these days and times, it would be advisable, to follow up, and help stop the toxic polluters in their tracks.


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