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Enhancing Sustainable Communities with Green Infrastructure

A guide to help communities better manage stormwater while achieving other environmental, public health, social, and economic benefits. Read More

Green Infrastructure (EPA)

Green infrastructure uses natural hydrologic features to manage water and provide environmental and community benefits. By improving the environment and preserving open space, green infrastructure supports sustainable communities. Read More

Nonpoint Pollution for Municipal Officials (NEMO): Tools and Resources

Basic NEMO (Nonpoint source pollution Education for Municipal Officials) presentations, fact sheets, and soap box articles regarding the link between land use and water quality. NEMO has come to stand for outreach programs that provide resources that allow for good land use planning and site design that balances growth AND environmental protection. Read More

Comparison of Maintenance Cost, Labor Demands, and System Performance for LID and Conventional Stormwater Management

The perception of the maintenance demands of low impact development (LID) systems represents a significant barrier to the acceptance of LID technologies. Despite the increasing use of LID over the past two decades, stormwater managers still have minimal documentation in regard to the frequency, intensity, and costs associated with LID operations and maintenance. Due to increasing requirements for more effective treatment of runoff and the proliferation of total maximum daily load (TMDL) requirements, there is a greater need for more documented maintenance information for planning and implementation of stormwater control measures (SCMs). This study examined seven different types of SCMs for the first 2-4 years of operations and studied maintenance demands in the context of personnel hours, costs, and system pollutant removal. Read More

Tribal Brownfields and Response Programs: Respecting our Land, Revitalizing our Communities

This report highlights how tribes are using U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Program funding to address contaminated land in Indian country and other tribal lands. It also highlights the challenges tribes face. It provides a historic overview of EPA’s Brownfields Program, as it relates to tribes, and demonstrates EPA’s commitment to the development of tribal capacity to deal effectively with contaminated lands in Indian country. The report includes examples of tribal successes to both highlight accomplishments and serve as a resource for ideas, information and reference. Read More

EPA Envirofacts

Envirofacts is a single point of access to select U.S. EPA environmental data. This website provides access to several EPA databases to provide you with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States. With Envirofacts, you can learn more about these environmental activities in your area or you can generate maps of environmental information. Read More

Power Plant Operator

Video and information on skills, education, average salary, and future of those working in power plants. Read More

Lineworker

Video and information on skills, education, average salary, and future of those working on power lines. Read More

Guidelines for the Protection and Training of Workers Engaged in Maintenance and Remediation Work Associated with Mold

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

Emergency Response Resources: Storm/Flood and Hurricane Response

Recommendations for relief workers and emergency responders in hurricane disaster and recovery areas. Resources include assessment tools and guidelines for air quality, carbon monoxide, cleanup hazards, confined spaces, disaster site management, electrical hazards, falls, fire, hazardous materials, health care workers, heat stress, identifying and handling human remains, motor vehicles and machine safety, musculoskeletal hazards, protective equipment and clothing, stress, tree removal/chain saws, West Nile Virus, and more. 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