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GO GREEN!
EPA News You Can Use - February 2016
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/natural-disasters/snow-and-ice

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WHAT YOU CAN DO, WHAT YOU CAN USE

Burnwise This Winter. A correctly used wood-burning stove or other appliance should be smoke-free. If you see or smell smoke, you may have a problem, as smoke can contain particles that are harmful to breathe.
http://www.epa.gov/burnwise/burn-wise-best-burn-practices

Black History Month. A diverse workforce - scientists, lawyers, emergency responders, managers - brings a balance of perspectives to bear on every challenge we face.  Meet some of our African-American employees and learn what they do at EPA. February is Black History Month. #BlackHistoryMonth
http://www.epa.gov/careers/profiles-african-americans-epa

Heart Health. Did you know air pollution can trigger heart attacks or strokes? One in three Americans has heart disease which can be worsened by air pollution. Check the air quality where you live with the Air Quality Index. Be smart & protect your heart. February is American Heart Month. #HeartMonth
http://www.epa.gov/air-research/healthy-heart-toolkit

Nominations for Environmental Champions (due Mar 1).   We are now accepting nominations for the 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 are due March 1.
http://go.usa.gov/cP4SA

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SOCIAL MEDIA, MULTIMEDIA & MORE

BLOGS - Share your thoughts:

In 2016, We're Hitting the Ground Running, by Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator.
https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2016/01/in-2016-were-hitting-the-ground-running/

For peace of mind, add "test for radon" to your 2016 to-do list, by Janet McCabe, Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation.
https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2016/01/test-for-radon/

All EPA blogs: https://blog.epa.gov
 

VIDEOS - January releases:

EPA's P3 Student Teams: Innovating Our Sustainable Future. Teams of college students design innovative solutions to help protect human health and the environment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URGEUcDtaMA

Hailey, Hale and Hearty.  A small Idaho community reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37WDcveitag

Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) Welcome Video. Learn how utilities can assess risks from potential impacts of climate change.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa0oK_jE8Zw

Milltown, MT: Dam Removal and River Restoration. How a hazardous waste site was transformed into a resource community.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49EYSRhwFWg

EPA Asbestos Removal Stimulates Eaton Revitalization. Learn how the cleanup and removal sugar beet factory is helping revitalize Eaton, CO.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46fyy0WdzQo

Water Conservation in Oregon - Farmers Irrigation District. How EPA, Oregon, and a Farmers group collaboratedto solve a number of economic and environmental issues.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcvR9bx2D6E

Reading Riding and Retrofit Program Improves Sustainability in Schools. An EPA Climate Showcase Grant helped to jump-start energy savings in North Carolina schools.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kBrcOiAx8c

 
All EPA videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/USEPAgov/videos

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UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

February

Month
National Wild Bird Feeding Month

Day
2, World Wetlands Day

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