Happy Thanksgiving to our wonderful clients & friends. We are so thankful for all of you.
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
A recent release from the EPA states that Air Quality continues to improve in the U.S. with the combined emissions of six key pollutants dropping by 73% in the last 46 years:
- “Lead (3-month average) ↓99 percent
- Carbon monoxide (8-hour) ↓ 77 percent
- Sulfur dioxide (1-hour) ↓ 85 percent
- Nitrogen dioxide (annual) ↓ 56 percent
- Ground-level ozone (8-hour) ↓ 22 percent
- Coarse Particulate Matter (24-hour) ↓ 39 percent and Fine Particulate Matter (24-hour) ↓ 44 percent”
This significant progress to our air quality highlights the importance of the Clean Air Act and how education is essential to maintain a healthy environment.
ECATTS offers targeted environmental curriculum training and individual modules in Air/ Emissions, General Environmental Compliance and much more. Check out what ECATTS training can do for you now at: https://training.ecatts.com/ppCatalogAll?stateName=Select+a+state&state=
To view EPA’s full article, visit: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/air-quality-continues-improve-while-us-economy-continues-grow
You can check them out now at ecatts.com!
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
As always, if you have any questions about our training, you can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.
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
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.