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Green and Healthy Tribal School Webinar Series and Workshop

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  • Mansel Adelbert Nelson
    Mansel A Nelson Program Coordinator Tribal Environmental Education Outreach 928-523-1275 Mansel.Nelson@nau.edu Begin forwarded
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    Mansel A Nelson
    Program Coordinator
    Tribal Environmental Education Outreach
    928-523-1275

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    From: Kelly, Myla [mailto:myla.kelly@...]
    Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:46 PM
    To: region8p2@...; tribalp2@...
    Subject: Green and Healthy Tribal School Webinar Series and Workshop

     

    I would like to invite you to attend a Webinar series on Green and Healthy Tribal Schools.  Please see the following information and attached flyer, and please forward this on to any of your colleagues who may be interested.  This series will also be offered as a 1 day workshop in Billings, MT on June 16th (registration form attached & travel scholarships available).

     

    Join us May 3-31, 2011

    The Peaks to Prairies Pollution Prevention Information Center, in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is convening a series of FREE webinars highlighting important aspects of healthy and safe schools. This 5-week series is designed for educators, administrators and school health professionals.  Renewal units are available through Montana OPI.

     

    You may register for each webinar separately using the links below. For more information about the webinars and the MT OPI renewal units, contact Myla Kelly at myla.kelly@....

     

    May 3, 3:30 MDT

    Indoor Air Issues in Schools

    Session Description: Over half of the schools in the US have indoor air quality problems. Since poor indoor air quality can decrease student performance as well as affect the health of students and staff, school administrators have a responsibility to do what they can to improve the indoor air quality of the school. This presentation will have background on children’s environmental health and asthma, and information on EPA's Tools for Schools Indoor Air Program and other activities that can improve the school and classroom environment. It will include a short video presentation from the Northern Cheyenne regarding the devastating effects of asthma.

    Speakers: Ron Schiller - EPA, Katie Loveland - MT Dept. of Health and Human Services

    Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/484342550

     

    May 10, 3:30 MDT

    Improving your School’s Air: Integrated Pest Management and Green Cleaning

    Session Description: Two of the biggest culprits of toxics and pollutants in our schools are the cleaning products we use and the effects of having and dealing with unwelcome pests. Poor indoor air quality is linked to sick students, teachers, and staff as well as poor academic and work performance. Join us for a practical approach to 1.choosing safer cleaning products and systems and 2. reducing pests and the use of pesticides. Develop a green cleaning program in 5 steps and prevent pests using successful, cost-effective, and least-toxic methods.

    Speakers: VelRey Lozano – EPA, Myla Kelly - Peaks to Prairies

    Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/241900942

     

    May 17, 3:30 MDT

    Toxic Chemicals in Your School: School Chemical Cleanout, Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Lead, and Asbestos

    Session Description: The Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8 has made toxic chemical management in Indian Country schools a priority. The primary objective is to make Indian Country Schools safer for school children. Exposure to toxic chemicals can result in short term and long term adverse health effects for students, teachers, and staff. Join us for a discussion of voluntary and regulatory programs related to School Chemical Cleanout, polychlorinated biphenyls, lead and asbestos. Basic steps to make your school healthier for students, teachers, and staff will be provided.

    Speakers: Matt Langenfeld - EPA, Jim Maley – EPA

    Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/959550846

     

    May 24, 3:30 MDT

    Reducing your Footprint - Energy Conservation and Waste Reduction

    Session Description: Energy efficiency in any building, especially schools, is critical to saving costs and for the well being of the planet. This can occur through lighting improvements, control upgrades, and a variety of other simple, and some more complex, techniques. Decreasing paper consumption, changing lunch policies, implementing basic recycling systems, and properly disposing of E-Waste and mercury also can help you cut costs and reduce waste. We’ll share local success stories on all these issues, share the latest advances in energy efficient techniques, and give practical strategies to reduce your school’s waste and lower your costs.

    Speakers: Myla Kelly - Peaks to Prairies, Tim Tolman – McKinstry

    Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/607865222

     

    May 31, 3:30 MDT

    Environmental Justice Grant Application and Management

    Session Description: The goal of this webinar is to help you understand the Federal grant application process, give you some tips and insights, make it less intimidating, and offer my assistance as a project officer in EPA to answer questions once the webinar is completed.  In addition to the grant application process the webinar will cover grant management after you are awarded a grant.  There will be a list of other resources in the presentation where you might look for other funds to fit your organizations needs.

    Speakers: Nancy Reish – EPA

    Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/563671750

     

    This webinar series will also be offered in a 1-day workshop format in June in Billings, MT. For more information, contact Myla Kelly at myla.kelly@....

     

     

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    Myla Kelly, Coordinator

    Peaks to Prairies Regional Pollution Prevention Center, EPA Region 8

    Montana State University

    Bozeman, Montana

    myla.kelly@... / 406-994-6948

    www.peakstoprairies.org / www.tribalp2.org

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    Myla Kelly, Coordinator

    Peaks to Prairies Regional Pollution Prevention Center, EPA Region 8

    Montana State University

    Bozeman, Montana

    myla.kelly@... / 406-994-6948

    www.peakstoprairies.org / www.tribalp2.org

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