Organizations

Alaska Community Action on Toxics

ACAT is an environmental group based in Alaska that encourages a community based approach to determining exposure, sources and solutions to environmental contaminants.

Alaska Environmental Health Association (AEHA)

AEHA is a professional group of sanitarians and environmental health professionals who work to control those factors of the environment that result or may result in harmful effects to the health and well-being of all Alaskans.

Alaska Forum

The Alaska Forum, Inc., was initially formed as an organization to support an annual educational event, the Alaska Forum on the Environment. This widely recognized event began in 1990 as the Alaska Federal Facility Environmental Roundtable as an annual conference focused on contaminants, hazardous waste cleanup, hazardous materials management, pollution prevention, etc. at federal facilities. 

ANTHC - Community Environment & Health

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium works in partnership with Native communities to provide a comprehensive array of public health-based services statewide. 

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA)

An international project of the Arctic Council and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), to evaluate and synthesize knowledge on climate variability, climate change, and increased ultraviolet radiation and their consequences.

Arctic Contaminants

A three-year grant which documents Alaska Native understandings of environmental changes.

Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat

Located in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat (IPS) was established in 1994 to strengthen the involvement of the Arctic Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy. 

Canadian Arctic Resources Committee (CARC) - Toxics and POPs page

CARC is a citizens' organization dedicated to the long-term environmental and social well being of northern Canada and its peoples. 

CDC Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases

Goal is to improve public health nationally and internationally through the prevention and control of disease, disability, and death caused by foodborne, waterborne, and environmentally transmitted infections. 

Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER)

CIER was founded in 1994 by a small group of First Nation leaders from across Canada who recognized the need for Aboriginal peoples to have the capacity to solve environmental problems affecting their lands and resources. 

Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (CINE)

CINE was created in response to a need expressed by Aboriginal peoples for participatory research and education to address their concerns about the integrity of their traditional food systems. 

Division of Environmental Health - State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation

Departmental programs cover shellfish, pesticides, drinking water, solid waste, food safety, and veterinary programs.

Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) - Climate Change News

Materials available on the site are designed to make policy makers, in particular, aware of not only the science of climate change and energy use patterns, but also of the many possible solutions that can lead to a more environmentally sustainable society. 

Environmental Public Health Program - State of Alaska

Epidemiological studies and toxicological risk assessments are used to examine the degree of human exposure to hazardous substances and subsequent hazards to human health from emergency release events, hazardous waste disposal, global transport to the arctic, or other sources.

Environmental Services Division - Municipality of Anchorage

The Environmental Services Division focuses on the promotion and protection of environmental health regarding air quality, water quality, and public facility sanitation.

GLOBIO: Global methodology for mapping human impacts on the biosphere

A UNEP program.

Health Canada

Offers information and advice on some of the most common environmental factors that affect human health: air, noise, soil and water pollution, climate change, environmental contaminants, occupational health and safety, pest control and radiation. 

Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)

IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues. IEN's activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities. 

Institute of Arctic Biology

Located at University of Alaska Fairbanks, IAB supports faculty and post-doctoral research and graduate education in the life sciences of wildlife, physiology, genetics and evolutionary biology, ecology and ecosystems, biomedicine, and bioinformatics and computational biology.

International Study of Arctic Change (ISAC)

The International Study of Arctic Change (ISAC) is an open-ended international research program designed to understand the future state of the Arctic System under anthropogenic stress. The driving force behind ISAC is the need to build understanding, improve capacity for predicting Arctic System changes, and develop necessary mitigation and adaptation strategies to minimize the adverse effects of such changes.

Local Environmental Observer (LEO) Network

LEO is comprised of local experts who collect observations about unusual environmental events in their communities. They apply local and traditional knowledge, western science and modern technology to record and share observations and to raise awareness about the conditions in the circumpolar north. There are LEO participants in Alaska and Canada in over 100 communities.

Many Strong Voices

A collaborative programme with the goal of promoting the well-being, security and sustainability of coastal communities in the Arctic and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the face of climate change, by bringing these regions together to take action on mitigation and adaptation. 

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

The mission of the NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease. To have the greatest impact on preventing disease and improving human health, the NIEHS focuses on basic science, disease-oriented research, global environmental health, and multidisciplinary training for researchers. 

Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME)

PAME was established in 1993 with a mandate to address policy and non-emergency pollution prevention and control measures related to the protection of the Arctic marine environment. 

Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH)

SEARCH is an interagency effort to understand the nature, extent, and future development of the system-scale change presently seen in the Arctic. These changes are occurring across terrestrial, oceanic, atmospheric and human systems. 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10: Pacific Northwest, Tribal Programs

The mission of the EPA Tribal Program is to work with federally recognized tribes in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska on a government-to-government basis, to protect, restore, and preserve the environment for present and future generations. 


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