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    ERP Partners with Tribal Programs on Asthma and Healthy Homes Outreach

    One-fifth of American Indian youth have been diagnosed with asthma in their lifetimes (CDC, 2013). This and other chronic health conditions are exacerbated by high smoking rates (CDC, 2015), mold, particulate matter from heating practices and other hazards in many … Read more

  • Students representing the United States, surrounded by snacks to illustrate the country’s wealth and abundance, discuss the actions they are willing to take to reduce the country’s carbon emissions during Climate Interactive’s World Climate Exercise.

    ERP hosts World Energy Climate Simulation for K-12 Teachers and Students

    On Saturday, December 5th, in conjunction with the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, forty-four K-12 teachers and high school students conducted Climate Interactive’s World Climate Exercise, a mock-UN Climate Change Negotiation where participants role-play international climate negotiators working to … Read more

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    Andrews, Reznick awarded Order of Long Leaf Pine for service to state

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  • Andrew George

    Welcome Andrew!

    We are delighted to announce that Dr. Andrew George has joined UNC SRP as Community Engagement Research Associate. Dr. George’s expertise in community engagement in environmental problem-solving, capacity building and democratic decision-making make him well suited to aid SRP in developing … Read more

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    ERP Builds Partnerships to Enhance Lead Knowledge among Clinicians and Health Departments

    In the past five years, more than 36,000 children younger than 6 years old tested with blood lead levels at or above 5µg/dL, the level at which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend clinical and educational interventions to … Read more

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    IDEA Students Explore Water in our World

    On Saturday, September 26, IDEA high school students came to UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center to explore the Water in Our World exhibit, which explores the ways we get water, why we need to clean it and the future … Read more

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    Outreach Materials Developed to Help Local Businesses Reduce Stormwater Pollution

    ERP recently learned that a partnership with the Town of Chapel Hill to train local businesses (restaurants) in pollution prevention resulted in an award from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) in its  annual stormwater video competition. ERP and Town of Chapel Hill … Read more

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    Healthy Homes for Community Health Workers

    On August 25, Environmental Resource Program educators Neasha Graves and Megan Hoert Hughes facilitated a Healthy Homes for Community Health Workers training for 25 social workers, nurses, public housing staff, and environmental health specialists in Charlotte.  As part of the … Read more

  • Sparking IDEAs in the Geosciences

    As seen in Endeavors: “It is a sticky, humid Tuesday morning in July. While many teenagers are just starting to roll out of bed, the high school students I’m with are unloading equipment from a van as they prepare to … Read more

  • Building Teacher Capacity to Incorporate Emerging Biomedical Science in the Classroom

    UNC SRP’s RTC science educator Dana Haine, MS was invited to lead a six-hour workshop titled Integrating Epigenetics into your Biology Curriculum for 24 high school science teachers at the July 2015 Environmental Health Sciences Summer Institute hosted by the … Read more

  • ERP boots in Mud Creek

    IDEA Summer Science Institute 2015

    Twenty-two IDEA High School Students participated in a 6-day Summer Science Institute on July 6-11.  The students investigated two urban streams in Durham – Mud Creek and Ellerbe Creek – and collected biological, chemical, and physical data on stream health.  … Read more

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    Majora Carter kicks off Earth Week at UNC

    Majora Carter, urban revitalization strategist and social-enterprise pioneer, delivered the Campus Earth Week Keynote Address at UNC on Wednesday, April 15th. This event kicked off a week of activities focused on recognizing sustainability initiatives at UNC and envisioning an even … Read more

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    2015 Annual UNC Science Expo

    On April 11th, the ERP participated in the 5th annual UNC Science Expo that is produced by UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center as part of the North Carolina Science Festival. Approximately 700 people of all ages attended this year’s … Read more

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    ERP and UNC Department of Geological Sciences lead IDEA Saturday Academy

    On Saturday, March 28th, fifteen IDEA high school students met with UNC Geology faculty Joel Hudley, Melissa O. Hudley, and two IDEA undergraduate students to learn about geology concepts, peak oil, the environmental and economic decision-making involved with oil extraction, … Read more

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    ERP Awarded 2015 Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for Partnership

    The Environmental Resource Program was honored to receive the 2015 Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for Partnerships at the annual UNC Public Service Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service. The ceremony, held on April 7, … Read more

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    NC Asthma Summit 2015

    The 2015 North Carolina Asthma Summit, an annual gathering of asthma clinicians and community health workers sponsored by the Asthma Alliance of North Carolina and the North Carolina Asthma Program, met in Burlington on March 3 and 4, 2015. As part … Read more

  • ERP Staff Leads Third Saturday Academy for IDEA High School Students

    On Saturday, February 28th, twenty-six students from the IDEA and Climate LEAP high school programs participated in an activity to learn about sustainable cities and climate change. The students, led by Dana Haine, Megan Hughes, and David Salvesen, constructed a … Read more

  • ERP Spotlight: Neasha Graves

    ERP’s Neasha Graves was recognized for her high quality work and contributions to the Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC) community in the NIEHS Grantee Highlights. Neasha is the Community Outreach and Education Manager for the Environmental Resource Program (ERP) … Read more

  • New Resources on Health and Hydraulic Fracturing

    Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has become more common in the quest to extract natural gas from reserves across the United States. ERP staff helped NIEHS develop two new resources to examine the potential environmental health implications of this practice and … Read more