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Earth Day Backgrounder

Release Date: 03/27/2007
Contact Information: Contact the EPA's Office of Public Affairs at (202) 564-4355 for more information.

Earth Day, April 22, 2007, is an opportunity for all Americans to demonstrate that environmental responsibility is everyone's responsibility. There are a number of simple everyday choices that people can make to help protect the environment.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Do you know what your carbon foot print is?
EPA's interactive climate change Web page has a personal carbon calculator and information on ways individuals can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
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epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ind_calculator.html

Save Energy
EPA's Energy Star Web page is the great place for consumers to find energy efficient products that are good for the environment and their wallets.
Search this site to find the latest information on energy efficient electronics, lighting and cooling systems.
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http://www.energystar.gov/homeimprovement

Use Water Efficiently
Visit EPA's WaterSense Web page to learn how efficient products and smart water choices can save money and help protect our nation's water supply.
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epa.gov/watersense/

EPA's mission is to protect human health and the environment.
The agency is recognized as a trusted source for the most up to date and accurate environmental information. As you plan your Earth Day coverage, look to the world leader on environmental information.
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epa.gov/newsroom/
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epa.gov/earthday