Project Description: The Ekwok Green Building will be utilized to provide a bulk storage and prep area to respond to COVID-19 and in addition, a portion can be used to allow the remote community of Ekwok to store and consolidate recycling and household hazardous waste, which will reduce waste generation and divert existing waste streams from the landfill.
People/Organizations responsible for completing these steps:
Ekwok Village Council, Ekwok Environmental Department
Timeline: October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021
Funding Partners: Ekwok Village Council, Indian General Assistance Program, Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, and EDA Cares Act.
- Ample storage space will be provided for needed supplies for the pandemic in case transportation services are disrupted for about 115 residents of the community
- Protection of our land and water from contaminates from eliminating additional medical waste into our landfill as a result from the pandemic as well as hazardous waste.
- Both direct and indirect impacts on job creation and retention from two public employers and nine private employers.
Key Project Contact:
Name: Lorraine King
Title: Environmental Coordinator
Organization: Ekwok Village Council