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The ATE Central resource collection and archive contain curriculum, professional development materials, videos and other valuable resources created and collected by the ATE community. Browse the resource collection using the categories listed below, or search for ATE resources via the box at upper right.

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Cleanup!: A Hazardous Waste Cleanup Design Exercise

Cleanup! is an educational software package that allows students to learn about hazardous waste site characterization and remediation. The software models a contamination scenario that students can experiment with and find solutions to the contamination problem.

http://web.mit.edu/esp1/www/index.htm
Improving Indoor Air Quality

This site provides information regarding the improvement of indoor air quality through increased ventilation, air cleaners for particle removal, and source control.  It is divided into three sections, one for each of the three aforementioned strategies.  An overview of the effectiveness of each strategy is provided, as are links to additional websites with more information.  

http://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/improving-indoor-a...
Making Business Sense of Energy Efficiency and Pollution Prevention

This report, written by Miriam Pye, discusses the profitability of energy efficiency and pollution prevention for businesses.  The author highlights how both of these topics are key to sustainable development and industrial ecology.  The paper is available free as a downloaded PDF, however, one must create a free login to access it.

https://www.aceee.org/research-report/ie982
Athena Sustainable Materials Institute

Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides information on the environmental impact of buildings and building products using life cycle analysis, authors this website. Information on the organization, resources, research reports, educational publications, and links to other valuable sites are included.  Additionally, users can find software tutorials and webinars...

http://www.athenasmi.org/
Center for Neighborhood Technology

The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) provides this website that promotes the development of sustainable urban environments.  Focused on cities in the United States, CNT creates research-based resources that analyze issues currently facing urban communities and offers solutions to said issues.  Links to download the center's publications can be found under the Publications tab on the main...

https://www.cnt.org/
Government - Reformulated Gas: Bad in More Ways than One

This article published in "Ideas on Liberty" describes the problems with reformulated gas, and specific issues with the additives ethanol and MTBE. It provides a brief overview of the environmental concerns with these oxygenates. The article is downloaded in .pdf.

https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publication...
Institute for Local Self Reliance

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) offers this website with resources related to sustainable and equitable development.  ILSR champions local, humanly scaled economies.  As such, it distributes research and teaching materials on a weekly basis.  These materials can be located under the Reports and Resources section of the website.

https://ilsr.org/
Sustainable Communities Online

This website, provided by Sustainable Communities Online, is a compilation of various resources focused on the topic of sustainability.  The website offers resources and initiatives that "have been selected to help you learn about ways to make your community healthier, safer, greener, more livable, and more prosperous."  Information is categorized by subtopic, including economy, environment,...

https://www.sustainable.org/
Wetlands Protection and Restoration

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has provided links to answers of frequently asked questions regarding various aspects of wetlands. Basic information, including the definition, values, and functions of wetlands, is provided.  Related websites concerning EPA regulations affecting wetlands, the Clean Water Rule, and the National Wetland Condition Assessment are also supplied on this webpage.

https://www.epa.gov/wetlands
Pennsylvania Consortium For Interdisciplinary Environmental Policy

The Pennsylvania Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Policy stresses the need for a "forum for collaboration on environmental policy and education." This site features an organization comprised of environmental policy makers and universities and colleges devoted to improving environmental policy and understanding through government and academic cooperation that encourages...

https://pagreencolleges.org/
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