Subject Expertise: Health & Food
(2006-2007) With the support of an anonymous donation for a graduate student internship, the IEN worked in partnership with the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) to develop the first local food directory for the greater Charlottesville region: “Buy Fresh, Buy Local.” The PEC is serving as official host for this directory and will be updating and distributing the directory on an annual basis (PEC's Buy Fresh, Buy Local site) . IEN sees this project as connected to many of its other projects addressing rural economic development and sustainable agriculture.
(1997-1998) IEN facilitated a series of meetings, including a stakeholder meeting, the official public hearing on a proposed draft rule, five days of meetings in Texas, a national meeting focused on public comment from state and Indian Nation representatives, and a series of meetings for the Section 403 regulations, to define \"hazard\" levels of lead content in lead-based paint, as well as in various other lead-containing substances.
(1994) IEN brought together the National Park Service, the Georgia State Historic Preservation Office, local officials, and residents to formulate a cohesive plan to revitalize St. Marys historic waterfront and to better accommodate visitors to Cumberland Island National Seashore.