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GO GREEN!
EPA News You Can Use - June 2017
https://www.epa.gov/newsroom/gogreen

IN THIS ISSUE:
Enviro-Tip of the Month
What You Can Do, What You Can Use
En español: Spanish Feature
Social Media, Multimedia, and More
Upcoming Events and Opportunities
About This Newsletter

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ENVIRO-TIP OF THE MONTH

Prepare for disaster before it strikes. June marks the beginning of hurricane season in the US. Individuals, communities, and businesses can plan ahead for safety, shortages, and storm cleanup.
https://www.epa.gov/hurricanes

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WHAT YOU CAN DO, WHAT YOU CAN USE

Help prevent asthma attacks. Take steps to reduce or avoid asthma attacks, such as identifying asthma triggers or checking the air quality where you are. One in 10 kids in America suffers from asthma, and communities of color and low-income families are disproportionately affected.
https://www.epa.gov/asthma/asthma-triggers-gain-control
Check your air quality: http://www.airnow.gov

What's biting you? Learn ways to control mosquitos, ticks, and fleas. For example, draining water where mosquitos breed, or using pesticides safely. June is Mosquito Control Month.
https://www.epa.gov/mosquitocontrol
https://www.epa.gov/pets/controlling-fleas-and-ticks-around-your-home

Water Drop Patch. Girls! The Girl Scout Water Drop Patch encourages water stewardship and helps Girl Scouts learn about water quality and the environment -- while having fun! Any Girl Scout in the country can earn a patch. The patch was developed as a joint project by EPA, NASA, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital. Learn more from the Girl Scout's web page:
http://www.gscnc.org/en/about-girl-scouts/our-program/kit_patches.html

Easier sharing. Next time you're on the epa.gov website, check out the share buttons at the top right of the page, just under the search box. We've updated the share buttons to make it easier for you to share content in your own accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or email. We hope you'll take advantage of this to share your thoughts about EPA.
https://www.epa.gov

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EN ESPAÑOL: SPANISH FEATURE

Prepárese para un desastre con antelación. Junio es el inicio de la temporada de huracanes en Estados Unidos. Individuos, comunidades y negocios deben planificar para la seguridad, escasez, y limpieza tras la tormenta.
https://espanol.epa.gov/espanol/huracanes

Equivalent information in English: https://www.epa.gov/hurricanes

¿Qué le está picando? Infórmese acerca de las maneras de controlar los mosquitos y las garrapatas. Por ejemplo, drenar el agua estancada donde los mosquitos se reproducen, o utilizar los pesticidas de manera segura. Junio es el Mes de Control de Mosquitos.
https://espanol.epa.gov/control-de-plagas/prevenir-la-exposicion-los-mosquitos
https://espanol.epa.gov/control-de-plagas/consejos-para-prevenir-las-picaduras-de-garrapatas
https://espanol.epa.gov/control-de-plagas/encuentre-el-repelente-de-insectos-adecuado

Equivalent information in English: https://www.epa.gov/mosquitocontrol,
https://www.epa.gov/pets/controlling-fleas-and-ticks-around-your-home

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SOCIAL MEDIA, MULTIMEDIA, AND MORE

READ THE BLOG

Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Success Stories: Richmond, California
https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2017/05/environmental-workforce-development-and-job-training-success-stories-richmond-california

Brownfields Job Training is a Win-Win for Job Creation and Environmental Protection.
https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2017/05/brownfields-job-training-is-a-win-win-for-job-creation-and-environmental-protection

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UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

JUNE

Month

American Rivers Month
Perennial Gardening Month
Start of Hurricane Season

Week

June 25-July 1 National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

Day

5 World Environment Day (UNEP)
8 World Oceans Day

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ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER

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