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The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

Thank you for your interest in EPA's National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program. The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA, and we hope to have information about the 2011 program posted here in the near future.

The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

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NNEMS Project 2010-108

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Program Announcement
Identifier: EPA-EED-10-01

NNEMS Catalog for 2010
(EPA 171-B-09-001)

[PDF, 1.5 MB, 118 pages]

NNEMS Application Materials
[PDF, 631 KB, 17 pages]

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Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law

Preferred Project Period:
6/1/10 - 2/28/11

Desired Education Level(s):

Project Title:
Sustainable Materials Management in the Pacific Northwest

Sponsoring Office:
Region 10, Office of Air, Waste and Toxics

Project Overview:
The fellow will: (1) support the Waste Materials Management and Stewardship Team in its mission to support more use of sustainable material and waste management in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska; (2) work with the team to integrate materials management into climate change discussion, policies, and programs; (3) research and assist in the development of case studies of effective sustainability, recycling, and green building practices and how they relate to climate change; (4) participate in a Web-based educational series on effective sustainability, recycling, and green building practices and programs; and (5) meet with state, local, and Tribal partners to research how these improved environmental practices have been integrated into their businesses. To be successful at this project, the fellow selected should have strong oral and written communication skills, an understanding of sustainability, and a passion for environmental work. Specific assignments will include interviewing partners to learn about green practices, participating in field work, and conducting research, as well as working closely with a high-energy and collaborative team.

Project Goals:
The goal of this project is for the fellow to gain understanding in a new and exciting area of work - sustainable materials management and to be aware of the impact that materials management can have on our climate footprint. Upon completion of this project, the fellow will be able to translate their understanding into effective communications.

Final Product of the Project:
The final product will have a written and oral component and will demonstrate the fellow’s ability to conduct effective research and find superior environmental outcomes.

Project Location:
EPA Region 10, Seattle, WA

Project Officer Information

Lisa McArthur
Region 10, Office of Air, Waste and Toxics

Office Mission/Responsibility

The mission of the Office of Air, Waste and Toxics is to be a steward of the environment to protect air quality, control toxics, and manage waste.

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