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
Earth Day will be here April 16th from 12p-4p at the Tribal Hall, hosted by the Soboba Environmental Department. Come out and support the Soboba Tribe, enjoy some free food, good music, awesome vendors, and good vibes.
Since Earth Day's theme this year is "safeguarding our soil from the ground up," here are some tips on how to eat with an environmental awareness, because all food either directly or indirectly comes from the ground.
- Eat organic
- Feast on fair trade fare
- Go local, buy seasonal, local food, to reduce emissions from transportation
- Don't follow the pack, look for unpackaged or minimally packaged food
- Compost the leftovers
- Grow your own garden
- Buy from local sellers
- Buy just enough food to cut back on waste
- Eat it raw
- Ease up on the meat. Producing meat requires huge amounts of water, grain, and land, and other inputs including hormones and antibiotics, which leads to pollution of soil, air, and water.
For more information on Green Eating, check out this link: http://www.treehugger.com/htgg/how-to-go-green-eating.html