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GO GREEN!
EPA News You Can Use - August 2014
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 them. The cut grass will quickly 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
 
Comment on the Clean Power Plan. In June, we proposed regulations to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants. We welcome your comments on the plan. Comments must be received by October 16; be sure to cite Docket Number EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602.
•    General information about the plan: http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards
•    How to submit comments:
http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/how-comment-clean-power-plan-proposed-rule
 
Serious about clean water: New proposed regulations will make it clear how streams, wetlands, and other types of waterways are protected under the nation's water pollution laws.
Learn more: http://www2.epa.gov/uswaters/ditch-myth
Read the blog post:  https://blog.epa.gov/epaconnect/2014/03/input-critical-to-rule-on-waters-of-the-u-s/
 
Summer Vacation - Protect yourself and your family on vacation or staycation.
 
   Hook, line and sinker: Check if there are any fish consumption advisories where 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://www.epa.gov/pesticides/insect/preventive_actions.htm
 
•   Look for the label: A new label for mosquito and tick repellants will help you understand how long the repellant will be effective when used according to label directions.
http://www2.epa.gov/insect-repellents/repellency-awareness-graphic
 
•   Behind on your summer reading? Subscribe to "Science Matters," EPA's newsletter about environmental and health research.
http://epa.gov/sciencematters
 
Get more tips for a happy, healthy summer such as beach trips, hiking, or gardening - good for your health, your wallet, and your environment.
http://go.usa.gov/Xpte
 
Danger: Recharge air conditioners properly. If your home, vehicle, or other 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://1.usa.gov/1kajAX
 
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
 
Prepare for Floods. The Flood Resilience Checklist offers strategies that communities can consider, such as conserving land in flood-prone areas; directing new development to safer areas; and using green infrastructure approaches, such as installing rain gardens, to manage stormwater.
http://go.usa.gov/XpzH
 
•    en español: La Lista de Verificación para la Resiliencia para Inundaciones ofrece estrategias que las comunidades pueden considerer en áreas propensas a las inundaciones.
http://go.usa.gov/XpS
 
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MULTIMEDIA & MORE
 
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS
 
Tweet a tip - Twip! Share the things you do to protect your health and the environment.
•    on August 1: Summer’s fun, but extreme heat can be dangerous. Share ways you stay safe during hot weather using #EPAtips.
•    on August 15: Water’s important. It's about 60 percent of our bodies & covers 71 percent of our Earth. Share how you prevent water pollution using #EPAtips.
Tweet your tips and we'll retweet the best ones.
http://twitter.com/epa
 
VIDEOS - JULY RELEASES
 
DISCOVER-AQ: We’ve kicked off air quality research in Colorado with NASA and NOAA. The goal is to determine if the air quality we breathe on the ground can be measured using satellites.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJxQFJ5cEog
 
Tips You Can Use:
 
•    Make it Reusable. Remember to use a reusable bag when shopping. This keeps plastic and paper bags out of the environment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo8rwF6-qvA
 
•    Summer Cooling Tips to Chill Out with Energy Star. Simple things can reduce your heating bill, such as lowering your window blinds, using an awning, or raising the air conditioner temperature a few degrees.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq6IkmB1-wA
 
•    Stay Cool by Looking for the Label and Chill Out with Energy Star. Look for the Energy Star label when shopping for new products. A new air conditioner or dehumidified will save you money.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7RTE7cnoB4
 
More EPA videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/USEPAgov/videos
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
 
August
 
National Water Quality Month
 
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ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER
 
Americans want to help protect and improve the nation's land, water, and air. "GoGreen" is a monthly newsletter from the US EPA summarizing recent news and info you can use to make a difference in your home, community, and workplace.
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