Thank you for you interest in the green renovation of the Northern Cheyenne Environmental Protection Department building located in Lame Deer, Montana.
Picture of the front of the Northern Cheyenne Environmental Protection Department Building
Please read the full RFQ for Northern Cheyenne EPD Building for more detailed information on the project.
For more information, please call Alexis Bonogofsky with the National Wildlife Federation, firstname.lastname@example.org, 406-698-4720.
On July 21 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. the National Wildlife Federation and the Northern Cheyenne Environmental Protection Department will be hosting an Open House at the EPD’s office (located on the hill behind the Cheyenne Depot). Come learn about renewable energy trainings, energy efficiency and the solid waste program. There will be food, prizes and game for the kids!
For more information, call the Northern Cheyenne Environmental Protection Office @ 406-477-6503.
EPA has announced the availability of funds and is soliciting proposals from eligible entities to compete for financial assistance through the Climate Showcase Communities Grant Program. This program will assist local and tribal governments in developing plans, conducting demonstrations, and implementing projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions while achieving additional environmental, economic, public health, and/or community benefits. The overall goal of the Climate Showcase Communities program is to create replicable models of sustainable community action that generate cost-effective and persistent greenhouse gas reductions while improving the environmental, economic, public health, or social conditions in a community.
For more information, go to: http://www.epa.gov/statelocalclimate/local/showcase/
To download the EPA proposal, click below:
In early 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $200,000 to the Northern Cheyenne Tribe in Montana to advance greenhouse gas reduction activities as part of the Agency’s Climate Showcase Community Initiative. The Climate Showcase grant was very competitive with approximately 490 grant application. The Tribe is among 25 U.S. communities receiving grants for projects designed to reduce greenhouse gases.
The EPA funding will help communities increase energy efficiency, saving consumers money and reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
“These communities see the overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change and are working with EPA to fight back,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “We’re working on innovative, win-win strategies that reduce greenhouse gases and cut energy bills for families and businesses—strategies that can be put in place to fight climate change in communities from Utah and Ohio to China and India.”
The Northern Cheyenne Tribal Environment Department has partnered with the National Wildlife Federation to transform selected buildings on the reservation into an energy-efficiency demonstration and training project. The goal of this project is to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and reduce total energy use on the reservation while creating an opportunity to train Northern Cheyenne tribal college students and community members in energy efficiency and building retrofitting skills. Continue reading