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GO GREEN
EPA News You Can Use - July 2014
http://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
 
Don't sunburn. The UV Index predicts the strength of solar rays. Check your UV Index so you know how strong the sun's rays will be, and avoid sun overexposure. July is UV Safety month.
•    Check your UV Index: http://www2.epa.gov/sunwise/uv-index
•    Get your Sun Safety Action Steps: http://www2.epa.gov/sunwise/action-steps-sun-safety
•    Get the UV Index app: http://epa.gov/enviro/mobile/
 
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WHAT YOU CAN DO, WHAT YOU CAN USE
 
Hot tips for a cool summer:
•    Check your air quality before you go out - to run, to play, to do yard work.
http://airnow.gov
•    Don't top off. Refuel your vehicle in the early morning or evening.
http://epa.gov/donttopoff/
•    Get energy savings. Change your air filters. Tune up your HVAC. Find out more what you can do to help reduce emissions.
http://energystar.gov/heatcool
•    Extreme heat. When a heat wave is predicted, prepare for reduced air quality and increased energy use.
http://epa.gov/naturaldisasters/extremeheat.html

Tribal Grants for Clean Diesel (due August 12): Tribes can apply for a grant for clean diesel projects that reduce emissions from older diesel engines. Diesel engines are extremely efficient but emit air pollutants linked to serious health problems.
http://go.usa.gov/93ex

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MULTIMEDIA
 
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS
 
Monthly Twip: It's summertime and it's important to be SunWise. How do you protect yourself from sun overexposure? Tweet your tips (twips) on Tuesday, July 1. Use hashtag #EPAtips and we'll re-post the best twips.
http://twitter.com/epagov
 
Throughout the summer - we'll be sharing new #EPATips themes, so follow us on Twitter and share your tips.
 
VIDEOS - JUNE RELEASES
 
Gina McCarthy Announces EPA's Climate Justice in Action Blog. Find out how citizens and community leaders are using innovative solutions to address climate change, and how you can add your story to the interactive Climate Justice Map.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB3S2fEHeBs
 
Ask the Expert - Chill Out With ENERGY STAR This Summer. Save energy, save money, and help protect the environment from climate change.
•    Sealing and Insulating
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iukdlarOeIc
•    Maintaining your Home Cooling System
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7R7LUYAAs0
 
EnviroAtlas Interactive Mapping Tool. Learn how you can create custom maps and images about the conditions of your community's air, water, and landscape.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMU8ZLsCmUM
 
EPA SmartWay: Anyway you ship it. Move it the SmartWay. Learn how technologies and operational practices are reducing greenhouse gas emission and making the freight industry more sustainable.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXqqjVpj1UA
 
More EPA videos: http://youtube.com/usepagov
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
 
JULY
 
UV Safety Month
National Water Gardening Month
 
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ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER
 
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