Need Tips to Stay Green this Season?

Looking to make your holidays a bit more “green” this year? Whatever the holiday, everyone should agree on preserving our environment during their celebrations. Here are some great (and easy!) tips to do just that:

  • Give the Gift of Time –  There’s so much waste during the holidays. This is a great time to teach kids that the best things in life aren’t really things at all! Think about gifts of time instead. Bringing people together and planning activities can really bring out the holiday spirit.
  • Deck the Halls Naturally – Instead of expensive & store bought decor, why not decorate with items found in nature like pinecones for ornaments, boughs for garland or cinnamon and cranberries for table arrangements.
  • Recycled Wrapping Paper – Ever thought of reusing those brown paper bags from the grocery store? Tie with raffia and some holly or greenery to make a custom (and earth friendly) gift package.
  • Light Up the Holidays with LED Bulbs – Thankfully, the new generation of holiday lighting uses far less electricity than from days past. LED lights are ultra-efficient and energy saving.
  • Freshen the Air Naturally – Instead of artificial air fresheners, try homemade scents like hot mulled cider, evergreen boughs, fresh apples and cinnamon sticks. (And don’t forget that favorite smell of fresh baked cookies!)
  • Consider Alternatives to Traditional Holiday Cards – Why not try an e-card this year? In addition to saving paper and money on stamps, you don’t need all that extra time for shipping so there’s still time! Now that’s a win-win.

 

Have a happy holiday season, everyone!

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Client Quotes of the Day

Positive customer feedback from our wonderful Navy clients:

“Great training. Much needed throughout the military… straight to the point.”

“I love this training because it was very simple and easy to understand. There were also visuals to help identify and remember locations and types of storage tanks. The information was just enough and not too overwhelming.”

“Informative refresher. It was an excellent Environmental Awareness Training.”

“keep up the good work.”

“The training is very well presented.  Easy to understand and comprehend.”

 “You guys did an amazing job creating this training and keep up the great work.”

Way to stay updated on your training, Navy! Keep up the good work.

Did you know?

Did you know that October is Children’s Health Month? Thanks to the EPA’s helpful link below, you can find local events and learn how you can help protect children from environmental risks at home, at school, and in your community.

Check it out now at: https://www.epa.gov/children/childrens-health-month-2017

Hello, Autumn. Hello, Training.

Today marks the first day of Fall!

I hope you’re one of the lucky ones that gets to experience cooler weather or change in colors this season. And remember, a new season means a fresh start. Will you start off on the right foot? Staying in compliance at the workplace means staying up-to-date on your training. Make sure to take the training you need to keep yourself and your company safe. Visit training.ecatts.com now to get started.

 

Hurricane Irma – Are You Prepared?

With the threat of Hurricane Irma approaching, it is critical that everyone prepares themselves and their loved ones for damage. As of today, the category 5 storm is racing at 175 MPH with reports of it being the “strongest Atlantic hurricane in 10 years.” If you’re in the projected path (and we at ECATTS just may be), it’s time to get ready.

Here are a few reminders of how to plan and also what not to do:

DO:

  1. Get your supplies:
  • Water
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Batteries & flashlights
  • Battery powered radio
  • Baby items (if applicable)
    • Food, diapers, formula, wipes, medications if needed, extra clothing
  • Pet supplies
    • Food, medicine, extra cage, leash, collars & tags, medical records
  • Cash
  • First Aid kit
  • Phone numbers and medical contacts
  • Paper products (toilet paper & towels)
  • Pack bags with important records & information if you need to leave your home quickly

2. Refill prescription medications

3. Make an evacuation plan (if you have any pets, make sure to find hotels that will            accept them beforehand)

Here’s link to read more about what to include in your supply kit: https://weather.com/safety/hurricane/news/things-to-get-during-hurricane-emergency-supply-run#/1

Do NOT:

  1. DON’T tape the windows – it does almost no good
  2. DON’T run a generator indoors – carbon monoxide emissions are deadly
  3. DON’T use a charcoal or gas grill indoors – carbon monoxide and fire risks are too great
  4. DON’T walk in flooded waters – alligators, snakes, downed power lines and sewage could be in the water
  5. DON’T stay after an evacuation is ordered – rescuers may not come in the height of the storm
  6. DON’T forget about your pets – they are part of your family too

 

Stay safe out there!

Don’t Miss it: Solar Eclipse is Happening Today!

Today marks the first solar eclipse of the sun visible to the contiguous U.S. in more than three decades!

If you’re planning on witnessing this astronomical phenomenon, be sure to do it safely. Protect your eyes with proper eyewear (and no, regular sunglasses won’t cut it). Make sure the viewing glasses you use are labeled with the proper code: ISO 12312-2.

And if you can’t watch it in person, here’s a link for some live streaming options starting at 12 EDT: https://www.nasa.gov/eclipse2017

Enjoy!