Browsing the "Environmental Protection Agency" Tag

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New EPA Rules for Greenhouse Gases

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released final versions of their new rules for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from what they call “stationary sources,” which includes power plants, refineries and factories. The rules apply the Clean Air Act permit requirements to include six greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydro fluorocarbons, per-fluorocarbons and […]

May 24th

$1 Million in EPA Grants Available For Environmental Justice

It can be challenging enough for each of us to learn and implement ways to live a greener lives on our own, but an even more challenging task is doing something that affects your whole community. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking to help. The organization is currently accepting applications for community-focused projects aimed […]

November 14th

Sustainable Fish Choices for an Overfished Planet

People everywhere are always concerned about mercury levels in fish. What’s safe vs. what’s not safe. The landscape…or should we say seascape… of clean and safe fish, has changed vastly over the last decade and shows signs of further change as we continue to commercialize the production of seafood. Until relatively recently, wild-caught fish was […]

July 26th

Three Exciting Contests to Enter this Earth Day

With Earth Day right around the corner, there is no dearth of excitement or events to participate in.  if you are interested in entering into an Earth Day contest, then there are plenty of these right at your fingertips. Here are three exciting contests that you can enter into this Earth Day: 1. 2009 Green […]

April 13th

Use Natural Products to Clean Your Home

Most people believe that keeping the home clean maximizes health. While this might be true in theory, research shows that clean houses are increasingly co-related with lowered immunity in families. The reason is that most conventional household cleaning detergents release chemicals called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that can be extremely toxic.. So don’t let yourself […]

February 23rd

Step Lightly with Eco-Friendly Footwear

Footwear manufacturing is known as one of the most environmentally unfriendly industries out there.  The modern process of tanning leather, in particular, is especially toxic—many tanneries sit firmly upon the EPA’s Superfund list. Until recently, we were not offered a wide range of alternative choices to shoes made with standard processes and corporate-owned manufacturers.  Environmentally […]

November 26th

Safe Drinking Water: One Family, One Country at a Time

An estimated 1.1 billion people in the world do not have access to a safe water supply.  For many in the U.S., this is a fact far removed from every day life.  The truth is the worldwide water crisis is exactly that—worldwide. Though significantly worse in developing countries lacking improved sanitation, everyone has reason to […]

November 6th

Green Insulation Leads to Safety and Savings

While it isn’t difficult to plan a green building from scratch, many eco-conscious individuals who have a desire to convert their traditional homes to something more eco-friendly may face a few more challenges.  Green remodeling requires the home remodeler to consider many things before making the necessary changes. The main concern is dealing with the […]

October 20th

Staying Healthy in a Toxic World

These days we’re bombarded with information that tells us our environment is flooded with chemicals that contaminate our air, our water, our food, and our bodies. Scientists tell us that human fat tissue from U.S. residents has revealed 700 chemical contaminants that are not yet chemically identified.  Though the concentration of each of these chemicals […]

August 12th

Recycled Clothing

By now we’ve all heard the golden rule for keeping our closets and drawers clutter-free: If you haven’t worn it in a year, throw it out. While this popular advice may do wonders for keeping a wardrobe whittled down to a manageable size, it does nothing to remind consumers that “throwing out” perfectly good clothing […]

July 22nd

Freshen Up Your Indoor Air

On hot, smoggy, high-pollution advisory days, we are often encouraged to play our part to alleviate the problem by carpooling, taking public transit, or considering alternative transportation like walking and cycling. While so many focus on outdoor air pollution, few realize that indoor air pollution is a major problem. In fact, the US EPA ranks […]

July 22nd