2017 Training Catalog is out!

Have you checked out our new modules yet? Our 2017 training catalog is out and available at http://ecatts.com/websitePDFs/CourseCatalog.pdf.

Here, you can view our extensive list of existing courses, as well as our new ones like:

  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Diversity of Amphibians and Reptiles in the United States
  • Heavy Metal Awareness Training – NAS Whidbey Island
  • Introduction to Amphibians and Reptiles
  • Introduction to Drinking Water Systems:  In-depth 6 part training
  • PPV Environmental Training Series:  16 Modules
  • Sustainable Procurement Program (SPP) Awareness

 

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As always, if you have any questions about our training, you can contact us directly at support@ecatts.com.

 

Winter Newsletters are here!

Happy New Year! Winter Newsletters are out and ready for your viewing!

Check them out now:

ECATTS: http://ecatts.com/pdf/ECATTSnewsletterWinter2017.pdf

ESOHTN: http://ecatts.com/pdf/ESOHTNnewsletterWinter2017.pdf

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September is Preparedness Month

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month?

National Preparedness Month is a yearly reminder for all Americans to be prepared for disasters or emergencies that can occur.

EPA offers helpful links to assist in your planning, prepping and recovery. Topics include how to report emergencies, how to prepare your home, school or business, and how to share information.

You can visit the page now at https://www.epa.gov/natural-disasters/september-preparedness-month.

EPA Reports on Incorporating Environmental Justice into all Regulatory Efforts

 

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.

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You can view the full article from EPA’s blog, at https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2016/06/ej-technical-guidance/.

Happy Earth Day!

Today is National Earth Day! Earth Day is celebrated every year in an effort to show continued support for our environment and its protection. 

Take action or spread the word. However you decide to recognize or help on this day, your Earth will thank you.

 

Spring Newsletters are here!

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

ESOHTN Spring Newsletter 2016

 

Spring ECATTS Newsletter: http://ecatts.com/pdf/ECATTSnewsletterSpring2016.pdf

ECATTS Spring Newsletter 2016

 

Gardening tips to help your environment

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.”