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Environmental Concerns

The Environmental Concerns Committee provides education employees with useful environmental lessons, ideas and resources; current information on indoor and outdoor environment issues and representation at professional meetings of environmental organizations. The committee collaborates with outside agencies and community programs to organize workshops, training sessions and events for NEOEA members and makes recommendations to NEOEA on environmental issues.

Global warming:
  • The American Geophysical Union

  • The American Meteorological Society

  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

  • The National Academies of Science of the 13 most advanced nations in the world

  • The U.S. EPA

  • The Weather Channel
  • A time-line showing major events in the development of global warming theory
  • Useful sites:

  • Beyond Pesticides

  • National Pesticide Information Center

  • The Story of Stuff

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration



  • Download Article: Lead and Mercury and Our Students (46 KB)

    Members of the Committee:

    Melisa Norton, Euclid TA, chairperson
    Benjamin Beukeman, Euclid TA, secretary
    Dawn Drenik-DeMarco, Euclid TA, member
    John Dutton, East Cleveland EA, member
    Melanie Hameed, Warren EA, liaison
    Norman Hillstrom, Mentor TA-R, member
    Rebecca Jessen, Vermilion TA, member
    Teri Mackey, Wadsworth EA, liaison
    Martha Miller, Ashtabula ACSE, member
    Steven Mitchell, East Cleveland EA, vice chair
    Ray Patacca, Greater Cleveland Aquarium, consulting member
    Ken Riley, Waterloo EA, member
    Kathleen Ritts, Ledgemont EA, member
    Kathleen Rocco, Cuyahoga Co. Solid Waste Dist., consulting member

    Revised: 6/24/14