We are happy to report once again that we received positive user feedback from our Naval Clients. Thanks for the great comments, Navy!
“This is much better than attending a class. I like it.”
“this was awesome!”
“Very pleased with the subject matter…”
“This training was so useful and will help me better understand the importance of hazmat control.”
“Heavy Metal Awareness Training” for NAS Whidbey Island provides an overview for service members who may be potentially exposed to heavy metals (HM) at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. (20 minute awareness course.)
To view our full training curriculum, visit our catalog at http://ecatts.com/websitePDFs/CourseCatalog.pdf.
This Independence Day, let’s take some time to appreciate our great country, our freedom and those brave people who sacrificed to give it to us.
Have a fun and safe 4th of July and weekend, everyone!
New news from the EPA on Environmental Justice:
“Today marks an important moment in environmental justice history. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its first-ever Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis (EJ Technical Guidance). This guidance represents a significant step towards ensuring the impacts of EPA regulations on vulnerable populations are understood and considered in the decision-making process.
The EJ Technical Guidance improves our ability to perform some of the most important work we do. Better integrating environmental justice in EPA’s core regulatory function is essential to ensure that all Americans, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or income level, have access to clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. Technical guidance, reinforced by the meaningful involvement of the public and key stakeholders, helps to ensure that all communities are protected from pollution as the result of EPA rules.”
Did you know that ECATTS offers our own general overview training course specific to Environmental Justice? This course serves as an introduction to Environmental Justice (EJ) and takes a look at the origins of the Environmental Justice movement, Federal actions to address EJ and policies that have already been put into action.
Check out our complete Environmental Training catalog now at http://ecatts.com/websitePDFs/CourseCatalog.pdf.
You can view the full article from EPA’s blog, at https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2016/06/ej-technical-guidance/.
Did you know that June is the start of hurricane season? Plan ahead and be prepared.
Here’s a good site from the EPA with tips on how to stay ahead of natural disasters: https://www.epa.gov/naturaldisasters
This Memorial Day weekend, and every day, the ECATTS & ESOHTN team would like to thank and remember those in our armed forces who selflessly gave their lives while serving our country. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your bravery and patriotism. Have fun and be safe.
Have you checked out our Spring Newsletters yet? If you haven’t subscribed to our mailing list, you can always visit our website to sign up now at www.ecatts.com now.
View our current newsletters and get up-to-date on your ECATTS or ESOHTN news.
Spring ESOHTN Newsletter: http://ecatts.com/pdf/ESOHTNnewsletterSpring2016.pdf
Spring ECATTS Newsletter: http://ecatts.com/pdf/ECATTSnewsletterSpring2016.pdf
Spring has sprung and now is a wonderful time to get outside and enjoy!
Did you know that April is National Gardening Month? If tending to your garden is on your “to do” list, check out these earth-friendly tips from epa.gov to help get you started:
- “Learn to compost at home. Use food scraps, yard trimmings, and other organic wastes to create a compost pile. Adding the compost you make to soil increases water retention, decreases erosion, and keeps organic materials out of landfills.
- Raise the cutting height of your lawnmower during hot summer months to keep grass roots shaded and cooler, reducing weed growth, browning, and the need for watering.
- If you need large lawn and garden equipment such as tillers and chainsaws, you can reduce waste (and save money) by setting up a sharing program with your neighbors.
- When you mow, “grasscycle” by leaving grass clippings on your lawn instead of bagging then. The clippings will return nutrients to the soil instead of taking up space in landfills.
- Donate healthy plants that you want to replace to community gardens, parks and schools.
- If you have a wood burning fireplace, save your ashes instead of throwing them away. Once cooled, wood ashes can be mixed into your compost heap and provide nutrients to your garden.”