Create a "time bank" of donated Retired Senior Volunteer Program hours so that local public works departments can help neighborhood outdoor cleanup projects (road safety signage, dumpsters, removal of collected litter - tires from the shoreline, deserted appliances) to encourage neighbors, friends, and families to keep creeks and watersheds healthy.
Cleaning Up Our Communities
Small business and individual homeowners nationwide. Are using harmful chemicals to improve the appearing of rotton wood fence panals And wood shake rooftops. Exposure to wildlife children and neighbors. Is at risk of chlorine inhalation. Shuld this be a violation. Of public. Safety . And raise. Awareness. To deem it illegal There are evan people. Who do this for a profit and try to hide to secret by using. Clorox... more »
Why does not EPA ban these immediately?
This is coming from 2 Michigan towns Ludington, Manistee. It is time to clean up these to places as Ludington has iron floating in the harbor that should go to the scrap yard. The Badger is the only coal burning ferry still in operation, its owners have refused to switch it over to a non-poluting power plant dumping tons of coal ash into Lake Michigan. Enough is enough, employees know the end of the Badger is near... more »
Has the EPA ever considered stopping the manufacture of disposable diapers? If not, is there a green way of disposing them in place of putting them into landfills?
Require information about environmental contamination on and near homes to be disclosed to new and current home owners. Stop letting people unknowingly live on toxic land!
When my son was diagnosed with Autism I became aware of how very toxic Mercury is. I am aware that much of the Mercury used in this country comes from use in filling teeth. I think that this practice is archaic, particularly since there are other alternatives for filling teeth. I think it is time that Mercury is banned from use in the mouth or any product that is ingested or injected. It is so highly toxic, and... more »
Find viable earth friendly replacements for the products we already use. The reason there is such an abundance of these items is because we use them. Find a new product that acts in the same way plastic does, but that will also break down and not harm the enviroment.
I want to bring back the Woodsy the Owl campaign I remember from when I was a child to help educate today's youth about littering. Remember the jingle? "In the city or in the woods, help keep America looking good!-hoot hoot!" I really think it would get a great response.
Raise the deposit on bottles and cans to 25 cents and expand the items subject to the deposit to include containers like wine and liquor bottles and cans from prepared foods such as pet food, soup and tomato sauce.
I work for The Green Project in New Orleans and we receive around 100 one gallon plastic paint cans a week. Because they are contaminated with latex paint, is is nearly impossible to find a plant that will take the cans. If anyone knows any place that would be able and willing to take these cans or if anyone has any environmentally, cheap and efficient ways to clean the buckets, please let me know! You can also reach... more »
I cannot find ANYONE that will recycle vinyl windows. What a waste and damaging to our environment. Any ideas about this from anyone? I'm in Denver.
THERE IS A MAJOR DISASTER HAPPENING AS I WRITE AT PENN COVE, WASHINGTON STATE.
A HUGE OIL LEAKING SHIP SANK AFTER A FIRE IN THE COVE AND IS KILLING AND DESTROYING THE COMMUNITY'S INCOME(MUSSEL FARM) AND NO ONE FROM EPA IS THERE TO HELP.
WHY???THE STATE WAITED TO LONG AND NOW IS PAYING THE COST OF CLEAN UP.
➢ Give and Take Days are a great way to reuse items that are too good to throw away but you just don’t have a use for them anymore – just bring along any reusable items between 11am and 1pm, then take away anything you want from 1pm to 4pm – it’s free! (you don’t have to bring something to take something). ➢ Example of what you can bring: household goods, pots/pans, books, CDs, DVDs, toys, bric-a-brac, bikes, plants,... more »
Most owners and managers of apartments and rental houses will continue to ignore lead-based paint until inspections are mandatory. EPA's Renovation Repair and Painting (RRP) regulation puts good contractors between the rock of charging far more and the hard place of losing business to numerous competitors who are ignoring lead, while putting nor responsibilty when it belongs, on the owner. It is time to require that... more »