Be an Environmental Steward
Environmental Protection Begins with You: A Guide to Environmental Community Service | PDF Version (24 pp, 517K, About PDF)
Volunteer for Change: A Guide to Environmental Community Service (PDF) (24 pp, 576K, About PDF) | en Español (PDF) (24 pp, 576K, About PDF)
Check out examples of volunteer projects related to solid waste management, including reuse, recycling, composting, and household hazardous waste projects.
Service-Learning: Education Beyond the Classroom (PDF) (32 pp, 942K, About PDF) | en Español (PDF) (32 pp, 410K, About PDF)
Learn how students across the country are gaining hands-on awareness of waste reduction, recycling, and composting, through solid waste service-learning projects.
Let's Go Green Shopping| en Español (PDF) (12 pp, 275K, About PDF)
Learn how to shop with the environment in mind. Your purchasing choices can conserve resources, save energy, and prevent waste. Buy products that are energy efficient, used or reusable, made with recycled content, recyclable, and have no packaging or reduced packaging.
Learn how product stewardship teaches us to reduce the life-cycle environmental effects of the products we use everyday.
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP)
Learn how environmentally preferable purchasing—also known as "EPP"—encourages us to purchase environmentally preferable products and services.
Design for the Environment
Learn about EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE) program which encourages industry to consider human health and the environment when making business decisions. EPA encourages businesses to design products and manufacturing processes that reduce waste and are cleaner, more cost-effective, and safer for workers and the public.
EnviroTip Video Series
Learn what to look for when purchasing household products and how to dispose of the different categories of hazardous waste. From Earth 911.
Santa Monica Teens Save the Environment
See a group of teens go the extra mile to save the environment through community outreach, and how they banned the use of plastic bags in Santa Monica, CA. From The Whole Foods Market and Organic Valley.