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GO GREEN!
EPA News You Can Use - August 2016
epa.gov/newsroom/gogreen

IN THIS ISSUE:
Enviro-Tip of the Month
What You Can Do, What You Can Use
En español: Spanish Feature
Social Media, Multimedia, and More
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
About This Newsletter

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ENVIRO-TIP OF THE MONTH

Composting at home.  Instead of bagging, leave the cut grass on the lawn to decompose and return to the soil, helping your lawn stay healthy. Get more backyard composting ideas:
https://www.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home

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WHAT YOU CAN DO, WHAT YOU CAN USE

Summer Vacation - Protect yourself and your family on vacation or staycation. Here are just a few ideas:

Danger: Recharge air conditioners properly. If your home or vehicle air conditioner needs to be recharged, be sure to use correct, approved refrigerants. Avoid recharging with unacceptable substitute refrigerants which may post health or environmental risks, including ozone depletion potential, global warming potential, toxicity, flammability, and exposure potential.  Learn more:
https://www.epa.gov/snap/unacceptable-substitute-refrigerants

Make the Safer Choice. Shopping for products made with safer chemical ingredients? Watch our Safer Choice videos and learn how the Safer Choice label helps you find products that are safer for you, your family, and the environment.
https://www.epa.gov/saferchoice/connect-safer-choice

Bee safe with pesticides. If you use pesticides where bees are present, always READ THE LABEL and follow the directions. Use pesticides only when necessary. Store and dispose of pesticides properly. Learn more about protecting bees and other pollinators.
https://www.epa.gov/pollinator-protection

Sustaining Interest. Are you involved with sustainability? The Sustainable Materials Management Web Academy series is a free resource for SMM challenge participants, stakeholders, or anyone else interested in learning about SMM principles from experts in the field. From these webinars, you can learn about key issues, successful projects, and a variety of best management practices for creating stellar materials and waste management programs. Read more about how to sign up or to check out past webniars.
https://www.epa.gov/smm/sustainable-materials-management-web-academy

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EN ESPAÑOL: SPANISH FEATURE

¡Las chinches, los mosquitos y otras plagas son una molestia! Aprenda lo que puede hacer para protegerse y a su familia.
https://espanol.epa.gov/control-de-plagas
Comparta sus ideas: Eliminar las chinches

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MULTIMEDIA & MORE

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS

A "Cool" Way to Combat Climate Change under the Montreal Protocol
https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2016/07/a-cool-way-to-combat-climate-change/

Endorsing a Path to Healthier Schools.
https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2016/07/endorsing-a-path-to-healthier-schools

More EPA blog posts: https://blog.epa.gov/blog

VIDEOS - JULY RELEASES

Green Power Partnership: Advancing the green power market. Learn how how thousands of partner organizations are working to reduce the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use by switching to green power.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahz-w8bTL5k

35 Years of Superfund: Stringfellow Site Cleanup. Learn about the Stringfellow Superfund Site, which was the first site listed on the National Priorities List for the state of California.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5WtiuzM6P4

An Introduction to EPA's Scientific Integrity Policy. Introductory video on scientific integrity and a recording of a training workshop at EPA.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc0T7fooot8

Making a Visible Difference In Proctor Creek Watershed Through Community Engagement. Working with Proctor Creek Watershed community by providing information and data to leverage our collective resources in support of local goals.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3lRvRWEwZE

Ocean Acidification.  Ocean acidification harms shell-forming marine organisms such as plankton, mussels, and crabs, and reduces the amount of seafood available for humans.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5qorsKSEqY

More EPA videos: https://www.youtube.com/epagov

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UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

August

National Water Quality Month

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ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER

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