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NNEMS Project 2011-202

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The deadline for applying to the 2011 program was March 4, 2011. Details and program materials are provided for reference purposes.

Program Announcement
Identifier: EPA-EED-11-01

NNEMS Catalog for 2011
(EPA 171-B-11-001)

[PDF, 3.0 MB, 90 pages]

NNEMS Application Materials
[PDF, 1 MB, 17 pages]

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Sustainable Materials Management in the Pacific Northwest

Office of Air, Waste and Toxics, Region 10

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.

The NNEMS fellow will support the Waste Materials Management and Stewardship Team in its mission to support more sustainable material use and waste management in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. The fellow will work with members of the team to integrate materials management into climate change discussion, policies and programs. For example, the team will develop case studies of effective sustainability, recycling, and green building practices and how they relate to climate change. The fellow also will participate in a web-based educational series on effective sustainability, recycling, and green building practices and programs. In addition, the fellow will meet with state, local, and Tribal partners to research how these improved environmental practices have been integrated into their businesses. Finally, the fellow will support the development of product stewardship initiatives and the implementation of climate actions into federal facilities. To be successful at this project, the fellow 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.

EPA will select up to 2 fellows for this project.

The fellow will gain understanding in a new and exciting area of work - sustainable materials management. The fellow will understand the impact that materials management can have on our climate footprint and will be able to translate that understanding into effective communications.

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

Desired Level of Education:
Junior to Ph.D. Student

Project Location:
EPA Region 10 - Seattle, Washington

Project Period:
6/1/2011 to 5/31/2012 (dates can be negotiated but no less than 6 months; 20-30 hours per week, depending on project length)

Project Officer:
Lisa McArthur

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