Latest NewsEPA Awards Environmental Education Grants to Recipients in 18 States (November 4, 2014)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the completion of awards for the 2013 Environmental Education Model Grants Program. Projects include community energy education, summer programs for low-income teenagers, integration of multimedia learning tools into watershed education, environmental health education on the impact of climate change and asthma, and hands-on K-12 environmental education programs. From applications received in 2013, EPA has funded 20 grants from across the country, ranging from $75,000- 200,000 for a total of approximately $2.8 million.
Winners of the 2013 competition include recipients from 18 states: Maine, Rhode Island, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Alabama, South Carolina, Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, Texas, Nebraska, Colorado, Montana, Arizona, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.
Since 1992, EPA has distributed between $2 and $3.5 million in grant funding per year, for a total of $62,143,290, supporting more than 3,600 grant projects. Applications for the 2014 EE Model Grants Program will be available later in Fall 2014.
The purpose of the EE Model Grants Program is to support environmental education projects that increase public awareness about environmental issues and provide participants with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment. This grant program provides financial support for projects that design, demonstrate, and/or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques, and that will serve as models that can be replicated in a variety of settings.
For more information on the new awardees and on future EE grant competitions visit, http://www2.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grants.
EPA Administrator Announces 2015 Tribal ecoAmbassadors (October 27, 2014)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the agency's 2015 Tribal ecoAmbassadors, tribal college and university professors who work in partnership with EPA scientists to improve environmental conditions and public health in tribal communities, at the National Congress of American Indians' annual convention in Atlanta, GA. The ecoAmbassadors program funds research at tribal colleges and universities, bringing environmental improvements to schools and neighborhoods.
For more information on the EPA EcoAmbassador program: http://www.epa.gov/ecoambassadors/index.html.
For more informaiton on Tribal ecoAmbassadors or to apply: http://www.epa.gov/ecoambassadors/tribal/index.html
Air Quality Partners - Where you Live
- What is AirShare?
Airshare.info provides clean air partners, across the country,
with a place to network and leverage ideas and information to
purposefully and effectively meet the clean air goals of the
21st century. This site is administered by the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Association of Clean
Air Agencies (NACAA). This integrated website offers a
state-of-the-art searchable database for easy accessibility to
successful air quality improvement programs such as:
- New Hampshire Clean School Bus Initiative
- Broward County Florida Conservation and Climate Change Challenge (C3) Toolkit
- Wisconsin DNR Activity Guide for 3rd&4th Graders "Air, Air Everywhere"
- EPA Burnwise initiative
- Lansing, Michigan Flash Mob for Clean Commuting Options
- Climate Change Science primer brochure
- Other useful resources
- EPA - http://www.epa.gov/
- NACAA - http://www.4cleanair.org/
- AirNow - http://airnow.gov/
- Outdoor AQ - http://www.enviroflash.info/
- Indoor AQ - http://www.epa.gov/iaq/
- Here vs. There - http://www.epa.gov/aircompare/
- (ACEEE Green Car Website) Cars - http://www.greenercars.org/index.htm
- (Energy Star Website) Appliances - http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=home.index
- (US Green Building Council) Architecture - http://www.usgbc.org/
- Follow AirShare on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/airshareinfo