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12/04/2023

Congrats to the graduates of Energy Coordinating Agency Philadelphia's Brownfields jobs training program! Today's graduates, local Philadelphia residents, have successfully completed training for future careers protecting & bettering our 🌎.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfields program was created to help local communities and cities like Philadelphia identify abandoned sites, assess the contamination on those sites & clean them up. EPA’s Brownfields job training program provides an opportunity for residents living in these communities to benefit as well through education, training and eventually employment.

We wish all of today’s graduates the best of luck in their future endeavors!

📢 : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency joined efforts w/ U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agri...
12/04/2023

📢 : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency joined efforts w/ U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture on a new Draft National Strategy for Reducing Food Loss & Waste and Recycling Organics can help U.S. governments, businesses, and non-profits build a for all.
Find out more at: www.epa.gov/circulareconomy

11/28/2023

Get the lowdown on brownfields in this webinar with the Southwest Section of the PA Chapter of the American Planning Association and WVU TAB! Discover their opportunities and hurdles, follow the redevelopment process, find out about funding sources, and explore WVU TAB's services for planners and communities. Plus, get a sneak peek at real-life redevelopment scenarios and tips on using assessment grants for planning activities.

1.5 AICP CM Credits Available Pending Approval through the Southwest Section of the PA Chapter of the American Planning Association (PA APA)

PA Chapter of the American Planning Association

Register now: https://wvu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqdu-prjooG9TNBVuQtbhd5xUmR5PP8-Xz

11/28/2023
Planning to get the latest tech gadgets on  ?Don't throw out your old devices (you know, that drawer or shoebox full of ...
11/23/2023

Planning to get the latest tech gadgets on ?
Don't throw out your old devices (you know, that drawer or shoebox full of old, obsolete phones). Check out our webpage on how to e-cycle! ♻️🌎💚

Electronics donation & recycling is a great way to help conserve resources & natural materials.

https://www.epa.gov/recycle/electronics-donation-and-recycling

Is your favorite part of a   the leftovers? 🥪Storage tips:✅Most veggies should go in the high humidity crisper drawer of...
11/23/2023

Is your favorite part of a the leftovers? 🥪
Storage tips:
✅Most veggies should go in the high humidity crisper drawer of the fridge.🥕🥦
✅Freeze food, like bread, sliced fruit or meat, to enjoy later. Don't forget to label & date. 😋

https://www.epa.gov/recycle/preventing-wasted-food-home

One way to reduce   this   is to prepare just the right amount of food for the number of people showing up for dinner. 🍽...
11/21/2023

One way to reduce this is to prepare just the right amount of food for the number of people showing up for dinner. 🍽️
If you're a fan of leftovers (if there are any - yum 😋), then proper food storage is key.

https://www.epa.gov/recycle/preventing-wasted-food-home

Shopping for   ingredients this weekend?Don't forget to first shop your refrigerator & pantry before hitting the grocery...
11/17/2023

Shopping for ingredients this weekend?
Don't forget to first shop your refrigerator & pantry before hitting the grocery store! 🛒
By using what you already have, you can reduce food waste, while saving yourself time ⌚️ & money 💰.

Through your careful planning and efforts, you’ll be helping to protect public health & the environment 💚🌎, by
⭐️ Reducing methane emissions from landfills, and
⭐️ Conserving energy & resources.

https://www.epa.gov/recycle/preventing-wasted-food-home

Why work towards  ? 🤔Because:✅Food is the single largest type of waste in our daily trash. 🍌😧✅Wasting food means wasting...
11/17/2023

Why work towards ? 🤔
Because:
✅Food is the single largest type of waste in our daily trash. 🍌😧
✅Wasting food means wasting energy 💡, transportation 🚛, and production costs 💸.

 , EPA research shows that food waste is responsible for 58% of methane emissions released from landfills in the U.S.?Th...
11/17/2023

, EPA research shows that food waste is responsible for 58% of methane emissions released from landfills in the U.S.?
This , keep in mind. Try using the Guest-imator tool to estimate how much food you may need to prepare. https://savethefood.com/guestimator

It's  , and we're happy to shine a spotlight on   Luke Hullinger -- a proud citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and EPA Offi...
11/16/2023

It's , and we're happy to shine a spotlight on Luke Hullinger -- a proud citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management environmental engineer! 🤩
Luke works to alleviate environmental burdens faced by Tribal communities and communities with concerns.

https://www.epa.gov/tribal-lands/tribal-waste-management-program

  tip: Plastic bags can be dropped off at some grocery stores; they do NOT go in curbside recycling bins.Does your favor...
11/15/2023

tip: Plastic bags can be dropped off at some grocery stores; they do NOT go in curbside recycling bins.
Does your favorite grocery store have a plastic bag recycling collection box?
Take a pic 📸 and share the news, using the hashtag . 🤩

11/15/2023

Good news from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on ! ♻️ We’ve awarded $35 million in Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling grants and $3.6 million in Recycling Education and Outreach grants for tribes, states and communities in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the projects will expand recycling and education for waste management systems across our region. https://bit.ly/3R0HMiz

11/15/2023

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Casey Sixkiller and EPA Alaska Operations Office Director Tami Fordham joined Matanuska-Susitna Borough and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation leaders to see how they’re developing a sustainable community composting program with support from EPA’s Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling funding. Matanuska-Susitna Borough Solid Waste Division

We hate to disagree, Kermit, but it's easy being green.🐸Going green is more than just a cool trend. This  , spread the w...
11/15/2023

We hate to disagree, Kermit, but it's easy being green.🐸
Going green is more than just a cool trend. This , spread the word to your friends & family about the importance of recycling, reusing & reducing waste. 💚♻️🌎

https://www.epa.gov/circulareconomy/america-recycles-day

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency works with many organizations with common goals to:✅design recyclable products,...
11/15/2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency works with many organizations with common goals to:
✅design recyclable products,
✅reduce waste,
✅avoid single-use packaging, and
✅build markets for recycled materials.

Together, we can make a difference!
https://www.epa.gov/circulareconomy/america-recycles-day

Small changes can make a big difference ♻️💚🌎!For example, two small actions like recycling correctly 🥫🗞️ and reducing pa...
11/15/2023

Small changes can make a big difference ♻️💚🌎!
For example, two small actions like recycling correctly 🥫🗞️ and reducing packaging waste 📦 can make a big impact on saving our environment from excess landfill trash.

Happy
https://www.epa.gov/circulareconomy/america-recycles-day

We welcome the Tribal Waste & Response Steering Committee to D.C. this week.The TWAR SC is a partnership group of   prof...
11/15/2023

We welcome the Tribal Waste & Response Steering Committee to D.C. this week.
The TWAR SC is a partnership group of professionals that helps us understand the concerns, perspectives, & priorities of Tribes when addressing cleanup & response issues.
https://www.epa.gov/tribal-lands/tribal-waste-management-program

Happy   ♻️! , recycling not only saves energy⚡️ & reduces landfill waste, but it also creates jobs? We’re   when we recy...
11/15/2023

Happy ♻️!

, recycling not only saves energy⚡️ & reduces landfill waste, but it also creates jobs? We’re when we recycle for the health & wellness of communities and local economies, all while saving the planet. 🦸🏽‍♀️💚🌎
http://epa.gov/recycle

📢 Tomorrow is  ! ♻ -- A great opportunity to start thinking about the amount of waste we produce at home and at work, an...
11/14/2023

📢 Tomorrow is ! ♻ -- A great opportunity to start thinking about the amount of waste we produce at home and at work, and how to more. 🤔

https://epa.gov/recycle

11/13/2023
11/06/2023
📣 Small actions can make a big difference in the fight against food waste.🍌♻️🌎💚🤔 Looking for ideas? Check out our websit...
11/02/2023

📣 Small actions can make a big difference in the fight against food waste.🍌♻️🌎💚

🤔 Looking for ideas? Check out our website & new Wasted Food Scale for inspiration. www.epa.gov/sustainable-management-food

😏 Have this down? Share your tips with us in the comments. 👏🏽

Don't have a   costume yet? 🤷🏽Browse your local thrift store for inspiration!You could build a unique costume with amazi...
10/30/2023

Don't have a costume yet? 🤷🏽
Browse your local thrift store for inspiration!
You could build a unique costume with amazing pieces 👗👒👠 or you may find something already assembled! 🧜‍♀️🧙🏽‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️


https://www.epa.gov/recycle/reducing-and-reusing-basics

Waste not, want not... as they say. 🌎💚Check out our new Wasted Food Scale graphic that can help improve the way excess f...
10/30/2023

Waste not, want not... as they say. 🌎💚
Check out our new Wasted Food Scale graphic that can help improve the way excess food is handled.
www.epa.gov/sustainable-management-food/wasted-food-scale

Have your own methods? Let us know in the comments below! We'd love to share creative ideas here! 🤩

We appreciate the Tar Creek Trustee Council of Indian Tribes and L.E.A.D. Agency, Inc.  for recently meeting with us.  W...
10/27/2023

We appreciate the Tar Creek Trustee Council of Indian Tribes and L.E.A.D. Agency, Inc. for recently meeting with us. We would also like to thank the Modoc Nation of Oklahoma for the tour of their recycling facility ♻️ and the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma for the Peoria Tribe of Indians Aquatic Facility tour 🦪🐟.

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