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GO GREEN
EPA News You Can Use - May 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

Exercising outdoors? Check your air quality forecast to find the best time for a workout or run. Knowing your air quality can help avoid aggravating respiratory problems such as asthma. The last week of April is Air Quality Awareness Week, and May is Asthma Awareness Month.
http://www.airnow.gov

Try the AIRNow mobile app to get real-time air quality information where you are.
http://m.epa.gov/apps/airnow.html

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WHAT YOU CAN DO, WHAT YOU CAN USE

Kids, Join the Lorax! Do you know what to do?
To protect the planet, he needs your help too!

    Learn about using less energy and water.
    Recycle your old stuff - you know that you oughter!

What you can do, is what it's about.
Download the fun activity book - check it out!

    Activity book: http://go.usa.gov/3ZAVx (PDF)
    Learn about Energy Star: http://www.energystar.gov/kids


Meet Your Public Servants. Do you know the people who work to protect your air, water, and land? Check out the photos and videos on EPA's home page -- during Public Service Recognition Week, May 3-9, we're featuring just a few of our employees who work every day to reduce pollution and protect the nation's health.
Photos and videos: http://www.epa.gov
General information: http://publicservicerecognitionweek.org

Flip Your Fridge. Thinking of replacing your older refrigerator? If all of the refrigerators in the United States that are 15 years or older are replaced with new Energy Star certified models, Americans could save more than a billion dollars in annual energy costs. That's enough energy savings to power 800,000 homes, or enough to prevent 12 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
http://go.usa.gov/3BTQj

Check Your Drinking Water. You can use the Safe Drinking Water "dashboard," a new tool for finding information about your public water system. The dashboard contains interactive charts and graphs about the compliance of public water systems with federal drinking water regulations, as well as enforcement actions to correct problems.
http://go.usa.gov/3ZZdR

"Small" Businesses. More than half of all Americans work in a small business and they work hard to protect the environment, too. We're enormously proud to help small businesses go green with tools and other resources for their businesses. April 4-8 is National Small Business Week.
More about Small Business at EPA: http://www.epa.gov/smallbusiness
General information: https://www.sba.gov/nsbw/nsbw

Comment on E J Agenda (due June 15). We're asking for public comment on the draft Environmental Justice, or "EJ," 2020 Action Agenda, EPA's next overarching strategic plan for environmental justice. During the public comment period, EPA will conduct informational and dialogue sessions with partners and stakeholder groups. Find out how to participate and comment:
http://go.usa.gov/3ZZt5
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiHZR-HcdFs

Bee Safe with Pesticides. It's springtime ... and if you use pesticides where bees are present, always READ THE LABEL. Be sure you know how to use pesticides safely and correctly. More about protecting bees and other pollinators:
http://www2.epa.gov/pollinator-protection/find-best-management-practices-protect-pollinators

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SOCIAL MEDIA, MULTIMEDIA & MORE

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS:

Twitter Chat on World Asthma Day, Tuesday (May 5, 2 pm ET).  Join or follow experts from EPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they answer questions about asthma, common asthma triggers, and how to create an asthma action plan.  To participate, follow @EPAlive and @CDCEnvironment on Twitter and use #Asthmachat2015 hashtag. No registration is required.
http://www.twitter.com/EPAlive


VIDEOS - APRIL RELEASES:

Earth Day Every Day:

-Earth Day Every Day: Bald Eagle
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZV6lsQiqAs
-Earth Day Every Day: Acid Rain
-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge50ePjpmRY
-Earth Day Every Day: Leaded Gas
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S81O2LGMiPU

Energy Star

-ENERGY STAR Certified Homes: Protecting Our Climate for 20 Years. Learn about how these homes have helped homeowners save money and protect our climate.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZng3q8hLwo
-ENERGY STAR: The Simple Choice for Manufacturers.  The ENERGY STAR is the simple way to ensure energy efficiency and make the choice easy for consumers.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTWYrKDQ1rM

Emergency Response

-EPA Emergency Response: 2013 Colorado Floods - Jamestown, Colorado.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWXtedBb8-Q
-EPA Emergency Response: The Pennsylvania Mine – Montezuma, Colorado.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbxTOEFN4bQ

Cynthia Giles' Message on EJ 2020. EPA's Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance discusses the importance of the public engagement for EJ 2020.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiHZR-HcdFs

More recent video releases:
https://www.youtube.com/user/USEPAgov/videos

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UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

May

Month

American Wetlands Month
Asthma Awareness Month
National Melanoma / Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

Week

3-9 National Safe Drinking Water Week
3-9 Public Service Recognition Week
4-8 National Small Business Week
24-30 National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Day

5 World Asthma Day
15 Bike To Work Day
27 Rachel Carson's birthday

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