The U.S.-China Environmental Education Foundation Incorporated (UCEEF) was formed in January of 2013 for the purpose of promoting environmental education. A 501 (c) (3) Corporation , UCEEF has its goal set for establishment of a better understanding of the need for environmental education for ensuring of our quality of life. UCEEF will achieve this goal by supporting students interested in environmental studies, research projects that further environmental protection, and public education on environmental awareness and protection. Furthermore, its goal is to build the bridge of cooperation between U.S. and China environmental organizations and industries through the understanding of cultures and business
MilestoneBrief History of UCEEF
On June 7, 2018, UCEEF supported the US ITRC (Interstate Environmental Technology and Regulations Commission) brought a wonderful training session to the domestic environmental protection community.
UCEEF provided seven college student internship to participate and support U.S. exhibitors for exhibition at China International Environmental Protection Expo and Conference. CIEPEC is China’s largest international environmental expo that draws over 50,000 visitors biennially. The Chinese students participated in this internship were paired with American companies to provide the language and communication support to the exhibitors. The student who were involved in this program got the opportunities to network with industry professionals and government officials. They also gained firsthand knowledge of the newest technology and innovations in the environmental industry.
UCEEF Developed a training media outlining the serious consequences that Chinese people are facing from inadequate waste water discharge, that resulting to groundwater pollution. In this media U.S. groundwater remediation history, process, and achievement were introduced to the audients. Additional media are under development to educate the public on water source protection and hazardous waste management .
UCEEF is proud to announce that as of 2014 and 2015, it has been the sponsor of the local school’s Environmental Club and Education Class. UCEEF has a plan to sponsor more elementary school environmental and education programs in 2016.
(US Environmental Protection Agency)US EPA
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the Federal government of the United States which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by the United States Congress. As one of EnvGuide’s partners, the USEPA provides EnvGuide technical and informational support. In order to ensure EnvGuide timeliness and authority, some news and environmental information are directly translated from the USEPA website by environmental professionals.
(US International Trade Administration)ITA
International Trade Administration (ITA), as a part of The United States Department of Commerce (USDOC) is the premier resource for American companies competing in the global marketplace. ITA has 2,100 employees assisting U.S. exporters in more than 100 U.S. cities and 72 countries worldwide. The mission of the ITA is to create prosperity by strengthening the international competitiveness of U.S. industry, promoting trade and investment, and ensuring fair trade and compliance with trade laws and agreements. EnvGuide’s owner, UCEEF, won a Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) award from the ITA to build an environmental information site – EnvGuide – that will act as a bridge between the US and China in environmental education cooperation and environmental technology. EnvGuide will introduce suitable environmental technology and equipment to China and will promote and support the development of China’s environmental market.
(Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council)US ITRC
The Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) is a program of the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) with operational management from Environmental Research Institute of States (ERIS). As State-led program, 50 state environmental agencies, Puerto Rico, and District of Columbia have been members of ITRC.
ITRC publishes documents that broaden and deepen technical knowledge and expedite quality decision-making, and to eliminate barriers to the use of innovative environmental technologies and approaches when faced with environmental challenges.
ITRC documents are written and reviewed by teams of environmental professionals, including state and federal environmental regulators, federal agency representatives, industry experts, community stakeholders, and academia. With private and public sector members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, ITRC documents truly provide a national perspective.
ASTM International is an international standards organization founded in 1898 that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. Through the creation of standards, ASTM International helps people raise awareness and promotes the development of industry standards. ASTM International works closely with EnvGuide and provides EnvGuide authoritative information and data support.