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GO GREEN!
EPA News You Can Use - November 2014
http://www.epa.gov/gogreen
 
IN THIS ISSUE:
Enviro-Tip of the Month
What You Can Do, What You Can Use
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
About This Newsletter
 
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ENVIRO-TIP OF THE MONTH
 
eCycle - take your old computers or other electronics to a local recycling center. This helps keep lead, cadmium, and other substances out of the landfill. Find eCycling centers near you. November 15 is America Recycles Day.
http://www.epa.gov/ecycling
 
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WHAT YOU CAN DO, WHAT YOU CAN USE
 
Comment on the Clean Power Plan by December 1. EPA is providing additional information and ideas for public comment about the Clean Power Plan, first announced in June. We want to be sure that everyone is aware of the issues and ideas that have been consistently raised by a diverse group of stakeholders, so that you have the opportunity to consider them as you write your comments. Read more and learn how to comment.
http://go.usa.gov/Ghz9
 
Climate Change Action Plan. We released the national plan that outlines how we'll cut carbon pollution, help communities plan for the effects of climate change, and lead international efforts to reduce emissions. For example, we're providing a stormwater calculator to help communities estimate and plan for the amount of stormwater runoff that they’ll have to manage now and in the future.
http://go.usa.gov/7sST
 
Holiday season:

  • Reduce food waste. As we enter the holiday season remember to feed people – not landfills.  1 in 6 Americans lacks food security. Donate your extra food to your local food bank and prevent waste by being smart about what you buy, how you prep, and how you store your food.  And, if you do end up with some scraps, compost them.
    http://www2.epa.gov/recycle/reducing-wasted-food-basics

 
News for schools:

  • School Bus Replacement Rebates (apply by Nov 17). Owners of public or private school bus fleets are eligible to apply for funding to replace school buses with diesel engines model years of 2006 or older. Replacing older buses will help reduce diesel emissions and improve air quality for Americans.
    http://go.usa.gov/G85H 
  • Improving Indoor Air at School. The new "Energy Savings Plus Health" guidance offers practical guidance to help school districts protect school indoor air quality and increase energy efficiency during school renovations. Nearly 55 million elementary and secondary students attend school, but about 25 million are not yet protected by indoor air quality management programs.
    http://go.usa.gov/G85V

Reduce pesticide "drift." Each year, millions of pounds of pesticides are lost to drift -- blown away from fields to other areas. Our new program helps farmers reduce drift, which keeps pesticides on fields and reduces communities’ exposure.
http://go.usa.gov/G85h
Read the blog post: http://blog.epa.gov/epaconnect/2014/10/american-innovators-step-in-again
 
Smart Growth Tech Assistance (apply by Nov 20). Communities may apply for technical assistance to implement smart growth development approaches, to increase resilience to natural disasters and strengthen the economy while protecting your health and the environment. Assistance topics include bikeshare planning, equitable development, and more.
http://go.usa.gov/G8XY
 
ChemView database. We’ve updated ChemView, our one-stop database of chemicals regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act, with more chemical information and improved usability. We also want to hear from you about other improvements you'd like to see.
http://go.usa.gov/G8Xe
 
Recognizing Efforts in the Gulf of Mexico area (due Jan 15). We’re looking for nominations for the 2015 Gulf Guardian Awards. These awards recognize businesses, community groups, individuals, or organizations taking extraordinary steps to keep the Gulf healthy, beautiful, and productive. Nominations are due January 15.
http://go.usa.gov/GhzT
 
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MULTIMEDIA & MORE
 
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS
 
Connect with EPA. "EPA Connect" is our blog where you can hear from our leadership across the country and all program areas. Posts cover a wide range of topics. Read the latest post and share your thoughts.
http://blog.epa.gov/epaconnect
 
Veterans at EPA. Veterans Day is November 11. Hear from several of our veteran employees about how their military experience relates to their work to protect your health and the environment.
http://bit.ly/epavets
 
New on Twitter: Our Office of International and Tribal Affairs has joined Twitter. Check out the latest tweets about our international or tribal work and follow @EPAallnations
http://twitter.com/EPAallnations
 
All of our social media: http://www2.epa.gov/home/social-media
 
VIDEOS - OCTOBER RELEASES
 
Being Prepared for Climate Change: A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans. Helps organizations assess and prioritize their climate change challenges.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djcdjMGRRz0
 
Smart Growth Implementation Assistance in Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona. Describes technical assistance for planning transit-oriented development around light rail.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UoqKZNBWyc
 
EPA videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/USEPAgov/videos
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
 
November
 
November 15, America Recycles Day
 
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ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER
 
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