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GO GREEN!
EPA News You Can Use - February 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, and More
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
About This Newsletter
 
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ENVIRO-TIP OF THE MONTH
 
Run generators outdoors. Generator exhaust is toxic and carbon monoxide (CO) is deadly, can build up quickly, and can linger for hours. Always put generators outside well away from doors, windows, and vents. Find out more about safety and environmentally friendly options during severe winter weather.
http://www.epa.gov/naturaldisasters/snow-ice.html
 
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WHAT YOU CAN DO, WHAT YOU CAN USE
 
EPA's 2016 Budget. Learn how President Obama's proposed 2016 $8.6 billion budget for EPA invests in America's future and will help protect health and the environment for you and your community. The proposed budget emphasizes community protection, climate change and air quality, the nation's waters, safety at chemical plants, and more. Central to this work is support for our state, local, and tribal partners and working with them to deliver environmental and health improvements.
- Press release: http://go.usa.gov/h8Uw
- Read the blog post: http://blog.epa.gov/epaconnect/2015/02/what-to-know-about-the-presidents-fy2016-budget-request-for-epa/
- General info about the budget: http://www2.epa.gov/planandbudget/fy2016
 

Nominate for Environmental Awards:
 
- Nominations for Environmental Champions (due Feb 17).   We are now accepting nominations for 2015 Environmental Champion awards. This award honors individuals or organizations who have contributed significantly to improving the environment in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Nominations due February 17.
http://go.usa.gov/zXm4
 
- Nominations for Environmental Educators (Due Mar 13). We are accepting applications to nominate K-12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education. This award honors, supports and encourages educators who incorporate environmental education in their classrooms and teaching methods. Nominations are due March 13.
http://go.usa.gov/h8uP
 

Toxics Release Inventory:
 
- Toxics Release Inventory. The annual TRI data release and national analysis provide citizens with vital information about toxic chemical releases in their community.
http://go.usa.gov/uTp4
 
- TRI Online P2 Tool (on Feb 4). EPA is offering a public online session about TRI's Pollution Prevention (P2) Tool. The P2 Tool helps users learn how companies have reduced releases of toxic chemicals to the environment and compare how they managed their toxic waste. The online session is scheduled for Wednesday, February 4, 2-3 PM EST.
Register for the online session: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/312174544
General info about the P2 Tool: http://www.epa.gov/tri/p2
 
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SOCIAL MEDIA, MULTIMEDIA & MORE
 
BLOGS - Share your thoughts:
 
What to Know about the President’s FY2016 Budget Request for EPA.
http://blog.epa.gov/epaconnect/2015/02/what-to-know-about-the-presidents-fy2016-budget-request-for-epa/
 
Exposing the Missing Link: Advancing Exposure Science to Rapidly Evaluate Chemicals.
http://blog.epa.gov/science/2015/02/exposing-the-missing-link-advancing-exposure-science-to-rapidly-evaluate-chemicals/
 
 
VIDEOS - January releases:
 
Technology Promotes Environmental Protection. Scientists at EPA's National Enforcement Investigations Center use a variety of forensic environmental technologies to collect and analyze data.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPddkbeY9og
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
 
February
 
Month
National Wild Bird Feeding Month
 
Day
2, World Wetlands Day
 
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ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER
 
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