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Earth Day Statement and Information Resources

Release Date: 04/18/2008
Contact Information: Timothy Lyons, (202) 564-4355 / lyons.timothy@epa.gov

(Washington, D.C. - April 18, 2008)

Statement from Administrator Stephen L. Johnson:

"Environmental responsibility is everyone's responsibility. So this Earth Day, make protecting our planet an every day commitment, and together we can create a cleaner, healthier world."

Earth Day Information Resources from EPA include:

Expert Interviews – Contact EPA's press office (202-564-4355) to schedule an interview with an environmental expert to learn about ways people can "go green" this Earth Day.

Visit
epa.gov for a wide variety of Earth Day special features – Calculate your carbon footprint
(http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ind_calculator.html), learn how you can use more efficiently (epa.gov/watersense), learn more about recycling
(epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/recycle.htm#opp), check the air quality in your area on interactive maps
(epa.gov/air/emissions/where.htm)

Photo Contest - EPA will announce the winners of our Earth Day photo contest on the morning of April 22. The winning photos in each category will be selected from 30 finalists, which were narrowed down from nearly 750 photo submissions (
see contest: epa.gov/earthday/photocontest)