Greener By The Minute: Tips For Going Green (From The White House!)

Going-GreenJoin other Americans across the country who are helping to protect our planet’s air, water and other natural resources for future generations by making just a few small changes in your day to day life.

Here are a few ways to get started:

Going Green at Home

Learn more about reducing waste, recycling, and removing dangerous toxins from your home and garden. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) have great tips for greening your lifestyle.

Going Green in the Workplace

Whether you work in an office building, a school, a hospital or on a farm, EPA, DOE, and offer toolkits for greening your workplace or business.

  • Energy Efficiency at Work
    Resources and tips for improving energy efficiency in commercial buildings, farms and ranches, religious institutions and small businesses.

Going Green in Your Community

Learn more about what you can do to help protect the environment in your community.

  • Learn About Your Environment
    Type in your hometown or zip code into EPA’s My Environment tool to learn more about the water quality, air quality and other pollutants in your area

Going Green on the Road

Learn more about protecting the environment on the road. EPA has great resources on green travel and DOE offers tips for more energy and fuel efficient vehicles.

Go Green at the Store

Check out EPA’s tips for buying environmentally friendly products.

Going Green at School

  • EPA’s Healthy School Environments Web pages to serve as a gateway to on-line resources to help facility managers, school administrators, architects, design engineers, school nurses, parents, teachers and staff address environmental health issues in schools.
  • GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide, hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Launched on Earth Day 1995, it brings together students, teachers, and scientists through the GLOBE Schools Network to support student learning and research about the environment.

Going Green in the Great Outdoors

America’s great outdoors offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy our natural environment.  From hunting and fishing to hiking and camping, getting outside and active is a great way appreciate the world we live in.

  • offers a one stop shop to book reservations on all Federal recreation lands
  • National Park Service preserves, unimpaired, the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.. The national park system is comprised of 394 park units throughout the country.  Find one near you.
  • The Bureau of Land Management manages some of America’s most stunning landscapes and national monuments.
  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has over 400 fish and wildlife refuges across the country, many offering great opportunities to get outside and active this Earth Day.
  • The Forest Service manages public lands in national forests and grasslands, which encompass 193 million acres. Visit their website to learn more about enjoying our National Forest lands.

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