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Great Lakes Regional Collaboration - PBT subgroup Education and Outreach White Paper Beth Murphy & Jackie Fisher Great Lakes National Program Office 2/22/05 Ongoing Efforts Variety of Organizations Federal Agencies State and Local and Tribal Governments Public Groups (i.e. Forums, etc.)

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great lakes regional collaboration pbt subgroup education and outreach white paper

Great Lakes Regional Collaboration -PBT subgroupEducation and Outreach White Paper

Beth Murphy & Jackie Fisher

Great Lakes National Program Office

2/22/05

ongoing efforts
Ongoing Efforts
  • Variety of Organizations
    • Federal Agencies
    • State and Local and Tribal Governments
    • Public Groups (i.e. Forums, etc.)
  • Variety of endpoints
    • Public
    • Industry
  • Variety of delivery mechanisms
    • Websites
    • Printed material
great lakes workgroup and forum activities
Great Lakes Workgroup and Forum Activities
  • Many groups have communication/public involvement committees.
  • Great Lake Forums
    • Lake Superior
    • Lake Michigan
    • Lake Erie
fish consumption advisories
Fish Consumption Advisories
  • State and Tribal Advice
    • Based on human health
    • Advice ranges from limiting consumption to unlimited consumption from various locations
    • Mainly based on PCBs, Hg, Chlordane, Dioxin, and Toxaphene.
educational tools for educators
Educational Tools for Educators
  • Online resources for educators
    • T.E.A.C.H program
    • Enviro Tools
noaa national sea grant program
NOAA National Sea Grant Program
  • Nationwide network
  • 30 University partners
    • 7 Great Lakes Sea Grant Programs
    • Wide variety of education and outreach programs
federal programs
Federal Programs
  • SOLEC
    • Great Lakes indicators and State of the Lake reports
  • Great Lakes Information Network
    • Clearing house for Great Lakes information
  • ATSDR’s ToxFAQs
    • Public friendly fact sheets
great lakes mid atlantic center for hazardous substance research
Great Lakes Mid-Atlantic Center for Hazardous Substance Research
  • Emphasis on technology transfer through two community out reach programs.
    • Technical Outreach Services to Communities (TOSC)
    • Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB)
  • Provide information and education to communities faced with environmental challenges.
national pollution prevention roundtable
National Pollution Prevention Roundtable
  • Provides forums for the direct exchange of ideas and expertise as well as through a number of programs designed to disseminate the most current data on pollution prevention policy developments, practices and resources.
    • Workgroups
    • National Meetings
    • Publication Program
    • Topic Specific Electronic Listserves.
great lakes tribes
Great Lakes Tribes
  • Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
    • GIS-based color coded maps to identify lower mercury inland lakes.
    • Articles published in quarterly newspaper on how to enjoy fish safely.
    • Developing education tools to address culturally sensitive populations on fish consumption
  • Many tribes involved in member education on hazardous associated with burn barrels.
canadian center for pollution prevention burn barrel sub group
Canadian Center for Pollution Prevention – Burn barrel sub-group
  • Collaborative effort among organizations
    • Regulatory
    • Environmental
    • Industrial
    • Educational
  • Mission - achieve a significant reduction in the release of dioxins/furans into the environment by reducing the practice of residential burning of garbage within the Great Lakes Basin.
other outreach efforts
Other Outreach Efforts
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