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GO GREEN!
EPA News You Can Use - September 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
 
Prepare for emergencies. Find out what you can do to reduce risks from environmental hazards before, during, and after a natural disaster strikes. September is National Preparedness Month and the peak of hurricane activity.
http://www.epa.gov/naturalevents/hurricanes
en español: http://www.epa.gov/espanol/eventosnaturales/huracanes.html
 
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WHAT YOU CAN DO, WHAT YOU CAN USE
 
Back to school. Get tips, resources, and fun facts for students, teachers, and administrators.
http://www.epa.gov/epahome/school.htm
 
Buying a new 'fridge? Starting in September 2014, Energy Star-certified refrigerators and freezers will use at least 10 percent less energy than other models meeting 2014 federal minimum efficiency standards. Also, some models will offer "connected" features that can provide consumers with new ways to save energy such as viewing real-time energy use.
http://go.usa.gov/beXp
 
Safer product label. You can help EPA redesign the Design for the Environment safer product label. The label helps shoppers identify and choose products that are safer for you, your family and the environment. Coming in September, EPA will ask for feedback on redesigning the label ... check the website shortly for more information.
http://www2.epa.gov/dfe
 
 
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MULTIMEDIA & MORE
 
JOIN THE DISCUSSION
 
Tweet a tip - Twip! Share the things you do to protect your health and the environment.
 -September 2: The new school year has begun. What are you doing to protect the environment as kids head back to school?
 -September 15: It’s National Preparedness Month. What are you doing to make sure you and your family are prepared for disasters?
Tweet your tips with hashtag #EPAtips and we'll retweet the best ones.
http://twitter.com/epa
 
Thunderclap for Preparedness (ends 2 pm on Sept 2). Help spread the word about preparing for disasters and join Ready.gov’s Thunderclap. If you join this Thunderclap, your social media accounts will automatically share Ready.gov's important message to your friends and followers.
http://thndr.it/1uS3fdH hashtag #NatlPrep
 
VIDEOS - AUGUST RELEASES
 
The Story of Reuse. What you’re throwing away is valuable, not trash. Learn how "reusing" helps save resources and energy, and reduces pollution.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyzQkL1jCAg
 
Water utilities and security:
 
 -Your Water, Your Community. Learn about your water utility and how you can help ensure drinking water and wastewater services are available in an emergency.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWttOjQ47ls
 
 -Flood Resilience Guide – Overview. This video helps small and medium-size utilities become more resilient to flooding, using a 4 step approach of risk assessment and planning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r25J-DJH2NQ
 
Environmental Justice:
 
 -The Road to Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice. The momentum that led to the establishment of the environmental justice movement.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx93yKLxSyk
 
 -Port Arthur Texas - Climate Justice Hits Home. The negative health effects seen in a community in close proximity to a number of large oil refineries.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSEvtWqUqCw
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
 
September
 
National Preparedness Month
Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15-Oct 15)
 
Week
 
15-21, National Pollution Prevention Week
20-27, National Estuaries Week
 
Day
 
6 Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day
20 International Coastal Cleanup Day
18 World Water Monitoring Day
27 National Public Lands Day
 
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ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER
 
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