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Cross-Cutting Fundamental Strategies: Share Your Ideas by Friday!

2010 July 28

Last month, I penned my first Greenversations post. I encouraged readers to share their ideas and feedback on a new component of the Draft FY 2011-2015 EPA Strategic Plan, the Cross-Cutting Fundamental Strategies. Since then, close to 2,000 individuals have checked-out our Discussion Forum and dozens have shared powerful and thoughtful ideas that will help us shape the way we do our work to protect the environment and human health.

The Discussion Forum is a new tool for many of us at the Agency and it has provided EPA with a unique opportunity to engage with you. We have appreciated the feedback you have provided to date—about transparency, partnerships, environmental justice, children’s health, science, and work force. And we welcome your additional ideas and advice as we turn the strategies into actions and take steps to tangibly change the way we do our work.

Share your feedback on the Cross-Cutting Fundamental Strategies Discussion Forum until this Friday, July 30, 2010, which marks the close of the public comment period for the Draft FY 2011-2015 EPA Strategic Plan.

About the author: Kathy O’Brien is the Director of EPA’s Office of Planning, Analysis, and Accountability and leads the efforts to develop and measure progress towards the Agency’s Strategic Plan. She lives in Virginia with her husband and two daughters.

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  1. armansyahardanis permalink
    July 28, 2010

    Tribal and International Partnerships : Dilemma ….~.
    In my country, the people who back from US (study, partnerships, business, and travelers) seem different with before : American Style. No problem, because that is natural. But most the people, sometimes, feel something wrong about them. Finally, we are understand…..

  2. Felipe Cervantes-Sotelo permalink
    July 28, 2010

    I was glad the oil spill was under control, and here we go again, severe restrictios should be apply to those that drill in deep ocean and don´t know how to handle it, this problem is similar to nuclear waste from the “past” cold war still a greatest threat to the world and now this.
    also stop doing explotions in the ocean as well, no more war maneuvers deminishig the sea population.
    and you better start a campain to reforest the planet in a massive way to try to aliviate the climate change and clean the enviroment, no more dumping contamination to the ocean or everybody will pay the consequences

  3. Michael E. Bailey permalink
    July 30, 2010

    I just finished looking at the issue of rural public transportation for the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities and a great model for answering this problem that is in operation now in Northeastern Oregon. This is important here because small rural towns, rural counties, a Tribal Government, in Northeast Oregon, and three cities in Washington State have all come together to create a rural public transportation program so innovative and far=sited as to win an award from Harvard University. This rural transportation system is a great success. This model worked well on transportation. This model of cooperation, coordination, and collaboration could work just as well on dealing with important environmental issues in rural areas, especially those that cross jurisdictional lines to cover tribal governments, small towns, rural counties, larger cities and even across state lines. Concepts such as this should be developed and nurtured and be used for dealing with such things as the Nitrate contamination of drinking water wells in the San Joaquin Valley. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

  4. Jesús Torres Navarro permalink
    July 30, 2010

    Aceptamos el irreversible proceso de globalización económica, porqué la crisis económica global de 2008, no dejó ninguna duda de que lo que sucede con al economía de un País, siempre tiene repercuciones en todos los Países, pero además de ello, la crisis nos ha demostrado que todos los Países tienen que realizar acciones, globalmente aceptadas, para salvar el Planeta; protegiendolo de los efectos negativos del cambio climático, de los desastres naturales y cuidando el Medio Ambiente; acciones individuales, familiares, grupales, comunitarias y locales, con una Visión Global
    Por ello considero que todo Proyecto Estratégico, enfocado en ese sentido, debe de contemplar un amplio capítulo, cunado menos, que considere acciones estratégicas a desarrollar en otros Países; acciones estratégicas conscecuentes con el Plan Estratégico de la EPA, para dar a éste un alcance global y asegurar que será exitoso
    Felicidades y mucho éxito con el Plan

  5. Lina-EPA permalink*
    July 30, 2010

    Muchas Gracias, Jesús. Tomaremos nota de su postura e interés. Saludos,

  6. May 11, 2012

    think everybody is concentrating on how to alleviate the problem in climate change while having and looking an energy source.

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