Save Energy With These Green Tips for a Cool Summer

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The energy used in an average home costs more than $2,200 a year and contributes more greenhouse gas emissions than a typical car. With summer and the high costs of cooling right around the corner, use these tips from the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce both energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions by one third. “By […]

Where to Recycle Light Bulbs

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Where do I recycle light bulbs?

Unlike incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent light bulbs should be disposed of professionally, in order to prevent the leakage of harmful mercury. While initially users of compact fluorescent light bulbs had to return the dead bulbs through local hazardous waste programs, the increased adoption of CFLs has led to an explosion of available collection locations.

Old Cell Phones: Recycle, Resell or Reuse

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Think back to when you bought your current mobile device. Did you recycle the old cell phone? If you’re like most cell phone users, then you upgrade your mobile phone every 18-24 months. Because of this constant turnover, it’s estimated that Americans have more than 500 million old cell phones sitting in drawers, storage boxes […]

National Cell Phone Recycling Week April 5-11

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging citizens to recycle old cell phones during the second annual National cell phone Recycling Week, April 5 – 11, 2010. This joint effort with the EPA’s Plug-In To eCycling program and leading cell phone manufacturers, retailers, and wireless service providers will increase awareness about the importance of […]

Seven Priorities for EPA’s Future

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Colleagues: Almost one year ago, I began my work as Administrator.  It has been a deeply fulfilling 12 months and a wonderful homecoming for me.  As our first year together draws to a close, we must now look to the tasks ahead. In my First Day Memo, I outlined five priorities for my time as […]

Obama Announces “Green Dream Team”

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Today, President-elect Barack Obama announced key members of his energy and environment team: Dr. Steven Chu will be Secretary of Energy. Winner of the Nobel Prize for physics in 1997, Dr. Chu served on the technical staff at AT&T Bell Labs (1978 –1987) and was a professor in the Physics and Applied Physics Departments at […]

EPA Unveils Most Wanted List

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The Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled a most wanted list on its website. The 23 suspected eco-criminals are identified as having been charged with a variety of environmental crimes or violations of the U.S. Federal Criminal Code. Some of the crimes alleged are smuggling ozone depleting chemicals, illegally treating and disposing of hazardous waste, wire […]