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EPA: Individuals can do something about climate change

Earth Day activities highlight simple measures to take

April 16, 2014
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climate changeIndividual action can make a difference in protecting the climate, according to the EPA, which is using Earth Day – coming up on April 22nd – to educate the public about ways to combat climate change.

The agency is using its “Blog About Our World” to issue a series of daily tips, such as:

04.15.14Earth Month Tip: Run your dishwasher with a full load only

04.14.14Earth Month Tip: Try a programmable thermostat

04.13.14Earth Month Tip: Think about the life cycle

14.12.14Earth Month Tip: Use low-flow WaterSense showerheads

14.11.14Earth Month Tip: Remember car maintenance

24.10.14Earth Month Tip: Recycle used electronics

24.9.14Earth Month Tip: Take a shower

14.8.14Earth Month Tip: Calculate your household’s carbon footprint & get tips on reducing carbon pollution

24.7.14Earth Month Tip: Power down

54.6.14Earth Month Tip: Take the Energy Star Pledge to Act on Climate

Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Flickr, Instagram and Pinterest are all part of the informational campaign, along with a new system called Thunderclap which will send out a mass message at noon on Earth Day.

The message is: “For Earth Day, I commit to protect the climate. Take small actions that add up! #ActOnClimate http://epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/

The EPA is inviting people to send the message themselves and invite their friends to send it as well.

Click here to participate.  

Click here for more information about how Thunderclap works.

Social media users can participate via the following

Join a Twitter chat about climate issues

EPA experts will be available to discuss various climate issues on the @EPAlive account on:

  • April 22, 2 pm EDT - EPA Research and Climate: What does the research show about climate change and what we can do about it?
  • April 29, 2 pm EDT - Why is climate action important for our water?

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