The Soboba Tribal Environmental Department is committed to protecting, restoring, and enhancing natural resources on the Soboba Reservation for all tribal members past, present, and future.
What We Do
The Environmental Department works to raise awareness of all aspects of the environment. This includes solid waste issues, pollution prevention, water and air quality, conservation measures, household hazardous waste disposal, and many other areas. In addition to community outreach and education efforts such as participating in community events, the department also hosts an annual Tribal Earth Day event and community clean up days. We also conduct surface water quality testing on streams running through the reservation, collect and manage geographical data, and create programs to address environmental concerns.
An easy way to begin learning about the environment around you is to visit the United States Environmental Protection Agency website and use MyEnvironment
Tip of the Month
Tips on How to Make Healthy New Year's Resolutions
These resolutions will help you save money, cut your carbon footprint, and decrease your home's waste.
1. Never buy bottled water again
2. Brew your own fair trade coffee
3. Remember to bring your reusable bags to the grocery store
4. Cut back on paper towels
5. Use a bike for short trips
6. Order from your local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Click on the link below to find out more about CSA operations near you!
7. Become a weekend vegetarian, or try Meatless Mondays. Click the link below for more information on health benefits of Meatless Monday.
8. Eliminate phantom power by unplugging accesories that are not in use (ex: some chargers continue to draw current after device is fully charged, therefore unplugging these types of accesories will reduce energy bill costs and carbon emissions from power plants)
9. Switch to green power (If installing solar panels, geothermal energy, or a tankless hot water heater is not possible for you, call your local energy company and ask about their renewable energy options to see if your home can be powered by their renewable energy)
10. Replace your lightbulbs with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
For more information on these 10 tips, check out this link: http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/responsible-living/stories/10-easy-green-new-years-resolutions-for-the-eco-slacker