Washington, D.C. - As part of
its Earth Month outreach efforts, EPA today launched “Pick 5 for the
Environment,” encouraging the public to commit to taking at least five
actions to protect the environment. Pick 5 helps people identify ways
they can protect their environment and makes use of social media sites
to allow them to share their tips and stories.
Since April 1, EPA has issued daily green tips via podcasts and email
subscription. EPA is asking the public to pick 5 of the 10 actions
listed below and then to share their own thoughts by using a variety of
social media sites.
After signing up on EPA’s Web site, people can share tips and stories
on Facebook, photos on Flickr, and videos on YouTube. A Facebook
application will make it easy for members of that site to sign up and
encourage their friends to participate. People can also sign up for
email updates from EPA.
The 10 actions are:
1. Use less water.
2. Commute without polluting.
3. Save electricity.
4. Reduce, reuse and recycle.
5. Test your home for radon.
6. Check your local air quality.
7. Use chemicals safely.
8. Reuse and recycle electronics.
9. Enjoy the outdoors safely.
10. Spread the word to family and friends.
Start on the Pick 5 for the Environment Web site:http://www.epa.gov/pick5
Then share your thoughts:
On Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/epapick5/
On YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/group/epapick5
More you can do on Earth Day: http://www.epa.gov/earthday