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Pollution Prevention Tools

Region 5 Pollution Prevention

The Pollution Prevention Education Toolbox is designed to help teach important concepts of preventing pollution to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. This toolbox contains six fact sheets on various P2 topics, each containing lesson plans and hands-on activities, plus other useful resources. The fact sheets cover:

You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA's PDF page to learn more.

For more information, contact: Dolly Tong 312/886-1019, tong.dolly@epa.gov

Natural Landscaping for Local Officials - A Source Book
A source book for local government officials was developed by the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC) from a multi-media grant from US EPA Region 5 and Office of Mobile Sources (OMS). The purpose of the source book is to provide local officials with information that will encourage local governments to participate in and support natural landscaping projects. the source book promotes natural landscaping as an approach for:

The source book contains a slide show, a promotional brochure highlighting the environmental and economic benefits of native landscaping, and a source book that includes information on landscape management techniques, resources, model ordinances, and suggestions on how to incorporate natural landscaping into local
government programs. 

For more information, please contact Helen Tsiapas, at (312) 886-7901 or tsiapas.helen@epa.gov 

PBT Profiler

A risk screening method that estimates the environmental persistence (P), bioconcentration potential (B), and aquatic toxicity (T) of chemicals.

Environmental Software

Free interactive software on various environmental topics, including pollution prevention.


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