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

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

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ENVIRO-TIP OF THE MONTH

January is National Radon Action Month. Test your home for radon, an invisible radioactive gas that causes lung cancer. Testing is the only way to know whether your home contains high radon levels.
http://www.epa.gov/radon/radontest.html

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WHAT YOU CAN DO, WHAT YOU CAN USE

Mobile Home Page - Do you use handheld devices to surf the web? As part of our efforts to make our site work well on both a normal-sized monitor and on a mobile device like a phone or tablet, we’ve been rebuilding our whole website - including our home page - to work on any size device.  Read the blog post and share your thoughts.
http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2014/12/home-page-going-mobile/

After the holidays:
-Recycle your tree, reduce home heating costs, save energy -- give a gift to the environment.
 http://www.epa.gov/epahome/hi-winter.htm
-Find places you can donate or recycle old electronics.
 http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/materials/ecycling/donate.htm

Burn Better: Burnwise - Whether you’re using a woodstove, pellet stove, or fireplace, smoke from your chimney means your fire isn’t burning as efficiently or cleanly as it could. Burn only dry, seasoned wood, and start a fire with dry kindling. Never burn painted or treated wood, which releases toxic chemicals . Get more tips for safe, efficient (and enjoyable!) wood burning.
http://go.usa.gov/ejww
See also -- videos below about drying firewood and reducing wood smoke and asthma triggers.

New Tool to Save Energy - The Energy Star Home Advisor will help you conduct a "do-it-yourself" energy assessment, then gives you customized recommendations for improvements to help save energy and money. As you make further improvements, the Home Advisor will provide an updated assessment and recommendations.
http://go.usa.gov/6eAP

Nutrient Sensor Challenge - Do you or someone you know like to work with instruments or are interested in water quality? EPA and other federal agencies have launched the Nutrient Sensor Challenge, a competition open to anyone to develop affordable, accurate sensors to measure nutrients in aquatic environments. Registration to participate closes March 16.
Find out more about this challenge:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/12/17/innovating-protect-our-waterways

Environmental Ed Grants (due Feb 2) - EPA is seeking grant proposals for environmental education projects. Projects should promote environmental stewardship and provide people with skills to help protect the environment. Application deadline is February 2.
http://www2.epa.gov/education/environmental-education-ee-grants

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SOCIAL MEDIA & MULTIMEDIA

Share your thoughts on recent EPA blog posts:
-New Rule Will Keep Communities Safe from Coal Ash
 http://blog.epa.gov/epaconnect/2014/12/safe-from-coal-ash
-Unleashing Data for Sustainable, Healthy Communities
 http://blog.epa.gov/science/2014/12/unleashing-data-for-sustainable-healthy-communities

All EPA blogs: http://www2.epa.gov/home/greenversations


VIDEOS - December releases

Reduce Wasted Food This Holiday Season. More than 96% of the food we throw away ends up in landfills. Cut down your food waste and reduce amounts going into landfills.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9cj1FuGIPg

Bennington College LED Street Light Project. 22 students at Bennington College decided to tackle the issue of climate change and energy efficiency.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvozcteU7_A

Previous releases about efficient wood burning and reducing health effects:

-Wet Wood is a Waste. Burning dry wood saves money and reduces smoke.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM2WGgRcnm0

-Split, Stack, Cover, Store: Four Simple Steps to Drying Firewood. Tips how to dry firewood for better burning.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo1--Zrh11s

-Wood Smoke and Asthma: Breathe Easier. Learn how wood smoke can be an asthma trigger.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJQ4IVDDA6Q

-Wood Smoke and Asthma: Reduce Smoke. To help protect health and to avoid asthma triggers, consider these best burn tips.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJXj9j3g7EM

-Wood Smoke and Asthma: Dry Firewood. Learn how dry firewood helps avoid asthma triggers.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-OfbPjXPUU

All EPA videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/USEPAgov/videos

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UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

January

Month
National Radon Action Month

Day
Jan 1 - Anniversary of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

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ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER

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