Additional Guidance and Examples for Communities in C-FERST
Below is a list of guidance and examples from other communities.
EPA Guidance and Examples
- EPA CARE Resource Guide (PDF)(60 pp, 268 K, About PDF)
- The Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) Resource Guide is a tool developed to help community users find information about toxics in their local communities. Part III contains information resources on exposureexposureRadiation or pollutants that come into contact with the body and present a potential health threat. The most common routes of exposure are through the skin, mouth, or by inhalation. and risk reductionrisk reductionActions that can decrease the likelihood that individuals, groups, or communities will experience disease or other health conditions. [ATSDR 2004].
- Voluntary Programs for Improving Air Quality
EPA implements a variety of voluntary programs to improve the quality of the air we breathe.
- EPA Environmental Justice Achievement Awards
Environmental JusticeEnvironmental JusticeEnvironmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, culture, national origin, income, and educational levels with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of protective environmental laws, regulations, and policies. partnerships recognized by EPA for successful projects that have addressed local environmental justice concerns and resulted in positive environmental and human health benefits in communities.
Health Impact Assessment
- Human Impact Partners' HIA Publications and Resources Exit
Articles, publications, and tools/resources about the science of Health Impact Assessment.
- EPA Health Impact Assessments
EPA is evaluating Health Impact Assessment (HIA) as a decision-support tool for promoting sustainable and healthy communities. HIA is a tool designed to investigate how a proposed program, project, policy, or plan may impact health and well-being and inform decision-makers of these potential outcomes before the decision is made.
- Partnership for Sustainable Communities
The Partnership for Sustainable Communities is an interagency partnership of HUD, DOT, and EPA that works to coordinate federal housing, transportation, water, and other infrastructureinfrastructureThe physical structures and facilities that support the functioning of a community, including roads, sewers, water lines and power supplies. investments to make neighborhoods more prosperous, allow people to live closer to jobs, save households time and money, and reduce pollutionpollutionAny substances in water, soil, or air that degrade the natural quality of the environment, offend the senses of sight, taste, or smell, or cause a health hazard. The usefulness of the natural resource is usually impaired by the presence of pollutants and contaminants..
- EPA's Sustainable Design and Green Building Toolkit for Local Governments
Addresses the local codes of ordinances that affect the design, construction, renovation, and operation and maintenance of a building and its immediate site to help identify and remove barriers to sustainable design and green building.
- Creating Equitable, Healthy, and Sustainable Communities: Strategies for Advancing Smart Growth, Environmental Justice, and Equitable Development Report (PDF) (88 pp, 320 K, About PDF)
This report developed by the Office of Environmental Justice and the Office of Sustainable Communities aims to offer low-income, minority, tribal, and overburdened communities approaches to shape development that responds to their needs and reflects their values.
- ICLEI USA - Local Governments for Sustainability USA Exit
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) is a membership association of local governments committed to advancing climate protection and sustainable developmentsustainable developmentDevelopment which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. (source: United Nations 1987). On their website you will find programs, tools, guidance and other resources.