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Earth Day 2014

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On Earth Day and every day, we welcome you as a partner in caring for our air, land and water — some of our state’s greatest treasures.

* ENVIRO-TIPS - Simple things YOU can do to protect Washington's environment

* REPORT A PROBLEM - The sooner Ecology knows about an incident, the quicker we can act to reduce damage to our environment and protect sensitive natural resources.

* SUSTAINABILITY - Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations.

* RECYCLING LOCATIONS - Where to recycle electronics, appliances, metals, construction materials and more.

* TOXIC FREE TIPS - Resources for a safer and healthier home, school, workplace and community.

* BEYOND WASTE - Washington's plan for managing hazardous and solid waste. We have a clear and simple goal: eliminate wastes and toxics whenever we can and use the remaining wastes as resources.

>> More information on being green...

* TOXIC FREE TIPS - Resources for a safer and healthier home, school, workplace and community, including a Shopping Guide.

* BISPHENOL A (BPA) - a chemical building block that is used primarily to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. Restrictions are coming July 1, 2011

* PHOSPHATES - a common ingredient in household detergents and fertilizers. The best way to protect our state’s water is to avoid putting phosphorus into it to begin with.

* DIESEL EXHAUST - the air pollutant causing the most harm to public health in Washington State. Seventy percent of the cancer risk from airborne pollutants is from diesel exhaust.

>> More information on reducing toxic threats...

* TAKE THE PLEDGE - Washington Waters are ours to protect

* SPILLS AREN'T SLICK - participate in our photo initiative by posting a picture of your local marina on our Facebook page.

* CLEAN GREEN BOATING - Boat owners play an important role in protecting water quality while they enjoy the water and when they repair and maintain their investment.

* STORMWATER - is run-off that flows through storm drains and is released untreated into local waterways.

* URBAN WATERS INITIATIVE - addressing rivers, bays, or other water bodies near high-population areas.

>> More information on protecting our waters...

* ACT ON CLIMATE - EPA's campaign to raise awareness and inspire action on reducing carbon pollution

* WHAT IS CLIMATE CHANGE? - understanding the science behind this global trend. Most of the global warming in recent decades is very likely the result of human activities.

* EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE - changing climate means warmer temperatures, reduced snow pack, extreme weather and rising sea level.

* CLIMATE RESPONSE STRATEGY - a framework that decision-makers can use to help protect Washington’s communities, natural resources and economy from the impacts of climate change.

>> More information on climate change...


What on Earth are you doing? Tell everyone on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Instagram using the hashtag: #EarthPassItOn.
>>More on our Blog.


Find a volunteer opportunity in your community, through Volunteer Washington or


You can help prevent polluted runoff. Make the pledge to take action and then share what your doing on our blog.


Take a photo of a "Spills Aren't Slick" sign at your local marina and post it to our Spills Facebook page. Learn more.

EPA's Pick-5 campaign