Around the country and around the world, from Aspen, Colorado to Seattle, Washington to Delhi, India, communities are making a choice and banning single-use plastic grocery bags. Reducing these single-use items can decrease our resource consumption and energy use. In 2009, the United States used 102 billion plastic bags, an enormous amount of fossil fuel resources were required to make those bags which consume extravagant... more »
From building codes to greenhouse gas emissions standards, elected officials can make a huge difference in how much carbon is in the atmosphere. Get out and vote for candidates who make green a priority. Every vote counts.
At EPA we have a program that helps people learn how they can take simple steps to make a difference. Join us today! Learn more about Pick 5 for the Environment:
An important issue to consider for improved air quality is transportation in daily commuting to work. This implies cracking the solo-driving conundrum. Recently, the Bay Area suggested to tax drivers up to 10 cents per mile to ease traffic and pollution. On the contrary, instead of increasing taxes, we suggest to reduce costs and reduce spending by encouraging employees, employers and their businesses to use alternative... more »
Have an X style contest that offers patent support, purchase contract grants and cash rewards (say twelve, one million dollar prize/grants). The Winners design the most energy affordable, scalable, device/array system or bio-filter that removes carbon and, secondarily, particulate pollution from urban atmosphere areas. Criteria: -Least grid sourced electricity used -Least Water used. -Least expensive material construction... more »
For our class of Climate Change we are planning to take a picture that shows the interaction of nature with people in a good environment and we need some innovative and original ideas for the picture. For example in what places we can take it, or what things could be our subject in the picture