Protecting America’s Waters

Composting Toilets for Large Public Buildings

Such as airports, sports arenas, etc. We could use so much less water if the EPA would encourage large public venues/buildings with high volume traffic to use composting toilets. If you're near Atlanta, you can come see what these are like at Sweetwater Creek State Park, whose Visitor Center has composting toilets and was the first LEED Platinum certified building in the Southeast.

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Taking Action on Climate Change

REDUCING GHG AND CLIMATE CHANGE

What if Global Warming and Severe Climate Changes could be reduced and ultimately eliminated? What if soil erosion could be reversed and unusable agricultural land could be reclaimed? What if crop production could be increased 20% and germination of seeds accelerated. What if landfills were no longer needed for any organic waste? What if by increasing soil carbon we could emit 336 TRILLION fewer kg of carbon in the form ...more »

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Expanding the Conversation on Environmentalism and Working for Environmental Justice

Changing The US Environmental Foreign Policy

Background/ History For much of United States history, Environmental Policy was unheard of. When Roosevelt was President in the 1930s, he put many New Deal Programs into place, one of which included conservation programs to help restore forests and rebuild places that had experienced economic and ecological collapse. However, it wasn’t until 1962, when Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was written, a book that explained the ...more »

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Improving Air Quality

Make Background Radiation & Radon Progeny Maps Available.

After Fukushima, we invested in some measuring gear, and have been surprised by what we see. As a layman, have taken a number of roadside readings over a significant swath in my travels in Colorado and Wyoming, and the observations suggest a couple widespread issues: 1) apparently elevated background radiation; 2) radioactive isotopes being deposited on surfaces by rainwater (and likely inhaled in moist rain air). The ...more »

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Improving Air Quality

Proposal: Measure air quality in known traffic bottleneck areas

What effect does traffic congestion have on the environment. Automogile emissions are measurable, I propose a study to measue the effects in known conjested highways (and highway intersections , find the peek rush hours, coordinate ariel photos to count motor vehicles passing through target areas, and lastly report and revisit. Make suggestions for improvement.

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Improving Air Quality

Socal Green Taxi Program

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES First duty is to offer proper and suitable advice to each contracted client. For a CNG Conversion Kit as approved by the EPA & CARB. Promote sustainability programs and services to local & county based Taxi & Ground Transportation businesses as an advocate resource. Develop and coordinate the successful transition needs of each business and customer as they are introduced to all alternative fuel ...more »

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Protecting America’s Waters

Pass the FRAC Act

I have a real issue with the lack of regulation regarding the extreme extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing. Why is this exempt from Clean Water, Clean Air & Safe Drinking Water Acts? Why is the BLM allowing the extraction of our national resources for export? Why is the EPA not inisisting Congress pass the FRAC Act? Will the EPA be commenting on the proposed rule changes regarding hydrualic fracturing? I ...more »

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Building Strong State and Tribal Partnerships

Strengthening our Tribal Partnerships - what are your ideas?

I work at EPA as the Assistant Administrator for the Office of International and Tribal Affairs. Part of the mission of our office is to work directly with tribal governments to protect human health and the environment in Indian country. (Read more about our work with tribes here: www.epa.gov/tribal) With diminishing fiscal resources, it is even more important to strengthen our tribal partnerships to achieve our goals. ...more »

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Everyday Green Tips

Menstrual Cup - healthy and economical

What is the Menstrual Cup? Originally developed in 1937, the menstrual cup is worn inside the vagina during menstruation to collect menstrual fluid directly. It is a cost-saving and eco-friendly alternative to menstrual pads or sanitary towels. Made of latex, silicone or TPE, the cup is reusable and designed to last for up to 10 years. How to use the Menstrual Cup Wash your hands well Insert the clean and folded cup ...more »

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Cleaning Up Our Communities

Hold "Give & Take Day" Events Nationwide

➢ 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 »

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Taking Action on Climate Change

raise awareness

Hello My name is Dean Carroll.I am a normal workimg 24 year old living in Australia. I care for the environment and worry about global warming.I believe people especially young people are not educated enough on these major issues facing humanity.I recently watched two very good documentaries called Surviving Progress and the 11th Hour.These programs are show on TV but not enough.Al Gore also has a good documentary ...more »

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