EcoAction 2000 is an Environment Canada program that helps Canadians take action in support of a healthy environment. Through community funding and public engagement initiatives, EcoAction 2000 is providing tools and information to help Canadians make "down-to-earth" choices in support of a healthy environment.
Allison Riffel is a recipient of the 1998-99 Selected Professions Fellowship of the AAUW Educational Foundation. Riffel's thesis research involves using microorganisms found in nature to degrade hazardous waste. The microorganisms come from the Hudson River in New York which is heavily contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs.