Be an Environmental Steward
Environmental Protection Begins with You: A Guide to Environmental Community Service (PDF) (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 (PDF) (12 pp, 266K, About PDF) | 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
Find Safer Products. Learn about EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE) program which evaluates chemical ingredients and helps
companies make products that are safer for human health and the environment. If a product meets DfE's criteria, the Dfe logo
can be displayed on the packaging.