Online Tools from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Congress gave the EPA power and authority to "protect human health and the environment" through regulations, enforcement, funding, research, and education. In pursuit of the Agency's mission, they also provide online tools, calculators, and other digital resources to assist stakeholders in creating a more sustainable future. Use these tools to plan waste-diversion programs, green community development, responsible land use, and more.
Here is a sampling of EPA resources you can access online, any time:
The Waste Reduction Model (WARM) Tool
This spreadsheet projects reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions based on several leading waste-management techniques. It is ideal for planning waste-handling systems at any level, from a single school to an entire region.
Land Revitalization Tools
Communities often struggle with repurposing contaminated real estate after the clean-up is complete. The EPA offers comprehensive tools and guidance documents to help with land revitalization for communities of all sizes.
Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool
EJSCREEN is the EPA's environmental justice mapping tool. It combines demographic and environmental data to produce reports and detailed maps for community planners, sustainability activists, and other interested parties.
The Green Infrastructure Wizard
The EPA's Green Infrastructure Wizard (GIWiz for short) offers a fully guided tour through EPA tools for sustainable community planning, water management, and education programs. Follow the prompts to find which EPA resources can help with to your particular environmental goals.
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