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GO GREEN!
EPA News You Can Use - August 2015
http://www.epa.gov/gogreen

IN THIS ISSUE:
Enviro-Tip of the Month
What You Can Do, What You Can Use
Multimedia & More
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
About This Newsletter

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ENVIRO-TIP OF THE MONTH

Allow grass clippings to stay on the lawn. Instead of bagging, leave the cut grass to decompose and return to the soil, helping your lawn stay healthy. Get more backyard composting ideas:
http://go.usa.gov/XpuG

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WHAT YOU CAN DO, WHAT YOU CAN USE

Clean Power Plan. The president's Clean Power Plan is an historic, important step in reducing carbon pollution from power plants that takes real action on climate change. Find out how the Clean Power Plan will cut the carbon pollution that is driving climate change and help protect you and your family.  Read more:
http://go.usa.gov/3AVsC
 -Read the blog post: https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2015/08/6-things-clean-power-plan
 -Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8uUKIbaGaI

Summer Vacation - Protect yourself and your family on vacation or staycation.

 -Hook, line and sinker: Check if there are any fish consumption advisories if you'll be fishing.
http://fishadvisoryonline.epa.gov

 -Avoid getting bitten: Always follow label directions when using insect repellants and pesticides. At home, remove places where bugs can live and breed.
http://www2.epa.gov/insect-repellents/tips-prevent-mosquito-bites

 -Breathe easy:  Going for a hike, bike ride, or working outside?  Check your air quality before you go, and know when to take action to protect your health.
http://airnow.gov

 -Driving along:  In hot weather and long trips, save money and fuel by rolling the windows down at low speeds but use the vehicle air conditioner at highway speeds. Also, be sure your car is tuned up and the tires properly inflated.
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/hotweather.shtml

Indicators Update.  Find out more about environmental conditions.  We've updated the dataset in the Report on the Environment, or ROE. This interactive tool includes maps and charts of five theme areas: air, water, land, human exposure and health, and ecological condition.  Also, the website has regional and state trends, and links to what you can do.
http://go.usa.gov/37HPJ

Danger: Recharge air conditioners properly. If your home or vehicle air conditioner needs to be recharged, be sure to use correct, approved refrigerants. Avoid recharging with refrigerants that have "22a" or "R-22a" in the name as these contain propane or other flammable substances. These refrigerants are not approved and ARE NOT SAFE.
http://www.epa.gov/ozone/snap/r22a.html

Bee safe with pesticides. If you use pesticides where bees are present, always READ THE LABEL. EPA has developed new pesticide labels that make it easier to understand how to apply the pesticides safely and correctly. Learn more about protecting bees and other pollinators from pesticides.
http://www2.epa.gov/pollinator-protection

¿Habla español? Eche un vistazo a nuestra nueva página Web. Hemos rediseñado el portal cibernético en español de la EPA para facilitar la búsqueda de información sobre cómo usted puede ayudar a proteger su salud, su familia y el medio ambiente.
http://espanol.epa.gov

 -TRANSLATION: Do you speak Spanish?  Take a look at our new web site. We've redesigned EPA's Spanish-language web portal to make it easier for you to find ways you can help protect your health, your family, and the environment.
http://espanol.epa.gov

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MULTIMEDIA & MORE

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS

6 Things Every American Should Know About the Clean Power Plan.
https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2015/08/6-things-clean-power-plan

 -en español: Seis cosas que cada estadounidense debe saber acerca del Plan de Energía Limpia.
https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2015/08/seis-cosas-que-cada-estadounidense-debe-saber-acerca-del-plan-de-energia-limpia/

Why We Must Act: For our Families' Health and our Kids' Future.
https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2015/08/why-we-must-act-for-our-families-health-and-our-kids-future

The Final Clean Power Plan: More Ambitious, More Achievable for States.
https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2015/08/the-final-clean-power-plan-more-ambitious-more-achievable-for-states

EPA's Clean Power Plan: Lower Utility Bills, Billions in Benefits Every Year.
https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2015/08/epas-clean-power-plan-lower-utility-bills-billions-in-benefits-every-year

More EPA blog posts: https://blog.epa.gov/blog

 
VIDEOS - JULY RELEASES

Clean Power Plan:

 -The Clean Power Plan Explained, By EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Learn how reducing carbon pollution from power plants takes real action on climate change.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8uUKIbaGaI

 -The Clean Power Plan Protects Our Health & Our Air. Two families talk about air quality issues that have affected their health and their lives.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqu21-f7Qus

 -President Obama on America's Clean Power Plan.   The president announces the biggest, most important step we've ever taken to combat climate change.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYXyYFzP4Lc

 -Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action.  Exploring the significant benefits to the U.S. of global action on climate change.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Iz0NKA1yuo

 -Fredericktown, Missouri: Water Utility Climate Adaptation Planning.   Learn how a city is preparing for the effects of climate change.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acVgr7qdkMU

When in Drought (or not), Summer is the Time to Save. Things we can all do to use water more efficiently during the summer months.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT6GmOsjil4

Seattle Rat City Rollergirls Promote Improved Food Waste Sorting. Encourage Key Arena fans to sort food waste at sporting events.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psOFk4idvYg

More recent releases: http://youtube.com/usepagov

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UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

August

National Water Quality Month

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