Boston Globe: Most stores follow ban on bottled water

February 28, 2013 | General RCAP News

This Jan. 27 Boston Globe article shows just how far some places - a town in this case - are going to get rid of bottled water. Many universities across the country have banned the sale of bottled water on…

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Great video demonstration: What not to flush

February 22, 2013 | General RCAP News

"What comes out of you and toilet paper." These are the only things that should be flushed down the toilet. This informative and entertaining video shows in a great visual way what happens to some common bathroom throw-aways when they're…

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EPA invites communities to apply for Smart-Growth assistance

February 21, 2013 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON (EPA) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting applications from communities interested in exploring barriers to smart growth and testing innovative strategies that can create healthier, more sustainable places to live, work, and play.EPA’s Smart Growth Implementation…

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Climate-Ready Water Utilities workshop planner available for download

February 21, 2013 | General RCAP News

Extreme weather events such as hurricanes and continuing drought can have devastating impacts to utilities. It's important that utilities identify actions they can be taking to better prepare for these events. EPA's Climate-Ready Water Utilities initiative has released a workshop…

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Webinar on Consumer Confidence Report rule electronic delivery framework

February 21, 2013 | Department Of Agriculture, Rural Development

On March 7, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, EPA will hold a webinar to explain the consumer confidence report electronic delivery framework. Panelists will discuss electronic delivery methods and approaches appropriate to meet consumer confidence report rule…

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EPA releases state enforcement performance information and comparative maps

February 12, 2013 | General RCAP News

Agency to host webinar demonstrating new data featuresWASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the release of state dashboards and comparative maps that provide the public with information about the performance of state and EPA enforcement and…

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EPA provides tools for sustainable communities

February 12, 2013 | Assistance, Economy, Environment, EPA, Stormwater, Technical

Smart-growth policies can help achieve environmental justice goalsWASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a first-of-its kind report showing how low-income, minority and tribal communities can apply smart-growth land-use and development strategies to create healthy communities, spur…

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EPA launches green infrastructure listserv

February 11, 2013 | General RCAP News

EPA's green infrastructure program has launched a green infrastructure listserv, called GreenStream, to share training opportunities, newsletters, and publications. Send an email to join.Green infrastructure is an approach that communities can choose to maintain healthy waters, provide multiple environmental benefits…

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Low-impact development fact sheets available online

February 11, 2013 | EPA, Webinar

EPA has released a fact-sheet series on the benefits of low-impact development (LID) and addressing obstacles to wider adoption of LID. Low-impact development is an approach to land development (or re-development) that works with nature to manage stormwater as close…

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Show off your water-smart landscapes!

February 11, 2013 | General RCAP News

Are you a green thumb with a knack for saving blue? If so, Facebook and Instagram aren't the only places where you can show off your water-saving landscape projects. WaterSense's Water-Smart Landscape Photo Contest invites home and business owners, landscape…

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