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Washington State moving forward with Green Chemistry (11/25/2015)
It has been 25 years since the federal government passed the Pollution Prevention Act. The 1990 law is credited with reducing industrial waste by as much as 60 percent since it was enacted, by getting companies and governments to look upstream at what goes into the manufacturing process and stopping pollution at the source.
EPA Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards (11/20/2015)
WASHINGTON --The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting applications through January 29, 2016, for its second annual Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards. "Safer Choice partners and award winners have shown that safer products are good for the health of our families, the environment, and business," said EPA assistant administrator Jim Jones. "We look forward to recognizing the next group of award winners who have innovated and promoted the use of Safer Choice products." Award winners will be recognized for advancing the goal of chemical safety through exemplary participation in or promotion of the Safer Choice Program at a ceremony in late spring of 2016 in Washington, D.C.
America Recycles Day 2015: By The President Of The United States of America, A Proclamation (11/17/2015)
"As we approach the 18th America Recycles Day, it is important to recognize the contribution that recycling makes to protecting our environment, conserving natural resources and helping our economy. As described in the President's America Recycles Day Proclamation, this is a day for all Americans
The rise of the non-toxic buyer: 6 case studies on safer chemistry (11/16/2015)
Public and private sector green purchasing programs first began in the 1990s, and they've been growing in number and scope ever since. Environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) programs initially focused on recycled content and energy efficiency. Now, they are increasingly taking into account the issue of toxicity, nudging buyers toward the purchase of products with less toxic chemistries.
EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants in 24 States, Puerto Rico, D.C. (11/10/2015)
WASHINGTON --- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the completion of the latest round of awards under the Environmental Education (EE) Grants Program. Projects include a community-based program to study Monarch butterflies, a watershed and stream monitoring teacher training program, a classroom-based simulation of the United Nations Climate Summit, and a mobile laboratory. Additional projects include school-based, after-school and non-formal EE programs focusing on a range of environmental issues, from air quality to recycling.
EPA Enforcement Helps Protect Children in New Haven from Lead Paint Hazards (11/03/2015)
NEW HAVEN, CONN. -- A focused effort by the US Environmental Protection Agency to combat childhood lead poisoning targeted the New Haven area and resulted in significant improvements in compliance with federal lead-paint laws and increased awareness of the dangers of lead paint. With strong support from local and state public health agencies, this novel team effort involved concentrated federal inspections, trainings, outreach and enforcement in one area during the summer of 2014. Due to its success, this focused initiative was repeated in Nashua, N.H. this past spring and will likely be replicated in other communities in New England and elsewhere burdened by high rates of childhood lead poisoning.





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