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Environmental Politics and Law (Yale Open Courseware)

Can law change human behavior to be less environmentally damaging? Law will be examined through case histories including: environmental effects of national security, pesticides, air pollution, consumer products, plastics, parks and protected area management, land use, urban growth and sprawl, public/private transit, drinking water standards, food safety, and hazardous site restoration in this free online class. In each case we will review the structure of law and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses. Read More

Teaching the Food System

A project of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, this is free, classroom-ready curriculum. Lesson plans engage students in critical analyses of food system issues. Rich, classroom-based activities include discussions, debates, poster projects and more. Slides, handouts, vocabulary builders and other supplementary materials help educators deliver compelling lessons with minimal preparation. Background readings brief educators and students on the key issues. A story-driven film illustrates concepts from the curriculum with compelling narratives. Teaching modules suit a variety of contexts, including high school and college level courses. They can be taught in any order, either independently or as part of a series. Read More

NIEHS Podcasts: Environmental Health Chat

This podcast series explores how environmental exposures affect our health. Each episode highlights ways researchers work in partnership with community groups to understand and address environmental health issues. Read More

International Food Policy Research Institute

IFPRI’s mission: to provide research-based policy solutions that sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition. Read More

Protecting Yourself From H1N1 in the Workplace: Safety and Health Awareness for Responders to Swine Flu

NIEHS H1N1 Response Training Tool. Research Triangle Park, NC: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – National Institutes of Health, NIEHSCareers & TrainingHazMat Safety & TrainingClearinghouseEmergency Preparedness ResourcesH1N1 (Swine), Pandemic and Avian Influenza. Read More

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Course 7600: Hurricane Katrina Disaster Site Worker Course.

Student guide to lessons 1-10 of the OSHA course for training Hurricane Katrina disaster workers. Read More

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Course 7600: Hurricane Katrina Disaster Site Worker Course

Instructor guide to lessons 1-10 of the OSHA course for training Hurricane Katrina disaster workers. Read More

Work Zone Safety

Hurricane Response Initiative. Research Triangle Park, NC: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – National Institutes of Health, NIEHSCareers & TrainingHazMat Safety & TrainingClearinghouseEmergency Preparedness ResourcesHurricanes and Floods. Read More

Carbon Monoxide Global Maps

Colorless, odorless, and poisonous, carbon monoxide is one of the six major air pollutants regulated in the United States and in many other nations around the world. When carbon-based fuels, such as coal, wood, and oil, burn incompletely or inefficiently, they produce carbon monoxide. The gas is spread by winds and circulation patterns throughout the lower atmosphere (called the troposphere) Read More

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas which is produced from burning fuels such as wood, oil, natural gas, kerosene, coal, and gasoline. Because CO is invisible, odorless, tasteless, and non-irritating, the gas can kill you before you are aware of its presence. There are many steps you can take to reduce the risk of getting sick or dying from CO gas poisoning. Versión en español. Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu