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Solutions for the Environmental Health of Communities

  • Clean Power Plan Community Page
    This website provides resources to help inform overburdened communities about the final Clean Power Plan and the proposed Federal Plan Requirements for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Electric Utility Generating Units Constructed on or Before January 8, 2014; Modeling Rules.

  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Low-Income Communities
    Energy efficiency and renewable energy provide multiple benefits to low-income communities, including cost savings, job creation, improved air quality, and healthier homes. This webpage provides resources for state and local governments and other organizations implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy programs to help them overcome barriers that often prevent effective delivery of such programs to low-income communities.

  • Environmental Justice
    Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. EPA has this goal for all communities and persons across this Nation.

  • Environmental Justice (EJ) Legal Tools
    Identifies key legal authorities for EPA policy makers to consider in advancing environmental justice.

  • Environmental Solutions Resources for the Aging
    Order or download easy-to-read fact sheets regarding environmental hazards that can affect chronic health conditions such as asthma, COPD, heart disease or diabetes for caregivers and family members.  The factsheets are filled with information that can be easily implemented to protect one’s health.  The factsheets are available in 17 languages including Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.  To download a PDF, choose your language and then click on "View Aging Factsheets".

  • Healthy Schools
    Comprehensive schools website offers all the resources needed to establish, maintain or enhance a school environmental health program.

  • Improving Air Quality in Your Community
    Communities are essential to protecting our environment and improving public health. EPA is committed to finding ways to help build the capacity of communities to improve their quality of life. This Web site presents ideas on what communities can do to improve local air quality.

  • In Your Community
    Provides an overview of resources for understanding and addressing environmental issues at the local level.

  • Resilience and Adaptation in New England - Explore Common Subjects
    The Resilience and Adaptation in New England (RAINE) database is a collection of vulnerability, resilience and adaptation reports, plans and webpages at the state, regional and community level. While the information was collected from the New England area, many of the solutions can be used by similar entities in different regions of the country.

  • Sustainability Checklist
    Use this tool from the EPA CARE program to help your community work toward long-term sustainability.

  • Urban Waters Program
    Urban waters work supports a positive cycle that begins with connection to water, which builds community engagement, leading to water quality improvement and revitalization.

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