Tribal Pollution Prevention

Native American Tribal Pollution Prevention (P2)
Promotion Guide

This was a contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics for the development of a promotional/marketing document highlighting a successful Native American Tribal Government Pollution Prevention project. The objective of this project was to provide a success story that may demonstrate to other Native American Tribal Governments how they can document pollution prevention and will be prepared in 3 parts. First, an overview of OPPT programs and competitive grants. Most of the information from this section will be compiled from current guidance and technical assistance from U.S. EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics into a successful project that bridges their cultural beliefs with that of today’s pollution prevention technology. PETE, in cooperation with Gale Harms, formerly of Turtle Mountain Community College located in North Dakota, created a brochure printed by EPA entitled “Visionary Planning for the Seventh Generation” providing an overview of Mohegan Sun’s building of a successful casino that would benefit the tribe without harming the environment. This brochure highlights the multiple pollution prevention practices undertaken with the design and subsequent operation of the casino along with promoting visionary planning concepts for other Native American Tribes to consider along with contact information for further P2 information. We are working with EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics on developing a proposal that would fund further P2 marketing brochures highlighting other successful Native American Tribal projects.