Composting: Nature’s Way of Recycling Organic Materials Why Compost? Cities, farms, windy storms, restaurants, zoos, riding stables … and others … all produce large amounts of bulky organic materials, like leaves, tree limbs, straw, food waste, and manure. These waste materials are typically sent to landfills. Composting, a process that speeds up natural decomposition, provides … Read moreUSDA-ARS Useful Information on Composting and Links to Resources
National Invasive Species Week February 28 – March 4 California Sea Grant funded research seeks to understand how non-native species can impact California’s lakes, rivers, and coastal ocean. Explore our research and resources: Strategies to manage invasive species Learn to protect kelp beds and reefs from invasive seaweeds Early detection monitoring for quagga mussels for managers … Read moreNational Invasive Species Week – February 28 to March 4, 2022
PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO REFLECT ON WETLANDS AND THEIR ROLE IN ECOSYSTEMS – THE LINKS WILL TAKE YOU TO LOCAL EVENTS FOR WORLD WETLANDS DAY https://www.worldwetlandsday.org/
Here is a useful article from a Blog of the US EPA on reducing food waste and having a greener Thanksgiving: https://blog.epa.gov/tag/thanksgiving/ Recognizing Leaders in Food Waste Reduction this Holiday Season By Mathy Stanislaus In just a few days, households across the nation will celebrate Thanksgiving, a cherished tradition of spending time with family and … Read moreHelpful tips for a greener Thanksgiving – reducing food waste
You can order double-sided outreach cards for free. One side contains instructions for wearing an N95 mask properly and one side contains information on how to reduce exposure to smoke. These cards are available through September and then will not be available, so order plenty now! It may take some time for these to ship … Read moreWildfires and Air Quality – Printed Outreach Materials (FREE)
USFS has collected smoke ready social media that can be used and modified. https://sites.google.com/firenet.gov/wfaqrp-external/smoke-ready/smoke-ready-social-media This site also includes a few videos. In addition, EPA’s Pacific Southwest region has a video on protecting children’s health from smoke: https://youtu.be/yjjDSDfonik and a video explaining the Air Quality Index: https://youtu.be/NMVH0R8ycbI.
This guide offers detailed information on what public health officials should do to help their communities during wildfires. Look for updates on the post-publication updates page (coming soon: guidance on children’s use of respirator masks, and school air quality). https://www.airnow.gov/publications/wildfire-smoke-guide/wildfire-smoke-a-guide-for-public-health-officials/