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Public Policy & Environmental Regulations

Policy and regulations help shift to sustainability through taxation, incentives and regulations such as capping carbon emissions.

Green Incentives
Need a financial reward for going green? Here you will find a list of the most common incentives, with state-by-state and federal links in areas of energy efficiency, green building, alternative fuels, renewable technology and more.

Roadmap to Sustainable Government Buildings
Looking for examples of sustainable government projects to model your building programs and policies after? Well look no further, because this guide provides resources and tools for developing municipal green building programs.

What Are EcoDistricts?
An EcoDistrict is a small-scale area such as a neighborhood or a district with a community commitment to achieving sustainability.

Green Tools for Sustainable Cities
Published by King County Green Tools program, this comprehensive guide offers up tools to municipalities for creating sustainable cities. From green infrastructure, to agriculture and food systems, to economic development, the Toolkit is a valuable resource for municipalities looking for model policy and regulations.

Why Save Water?
Water conservation is a big thing, but every little bit helps, so don't think that what you do doesn't matter.

How We Use Water
Water is our most precious resource. Water is vital to life. Humans, plants, and animals are made up of mostly water. All living things would die if it weren't for water. We use water for drinking, washing, cleaning, cooking, and growing our food as well as many, many other things.

People Need Water
Every eight seconds, a young person in a third world country dies from insufficient water supply or lack of pure water. Right now most of us have plenty of water and by just turning on the faucet, it is at our disposal. What we have plenty of with such little effort, we often take for granted.

Water Pollution
Scientists have specified eight general categories for the major kinds of polluntants. These categories include sediment, sewage and organic wastes, plant nutrients, infectious agents, organic chemicals, salts and mineral substances, radioactive substances, and thermal (heat) pollution.

How To Conserve Water Indoors
How To Conserve Water Indoors

How to Conserve Water Outdoors
Reduce the amount of water you use outdoors.

How to Conserve Water Outdoors
Reduce the amount of water you use outdoors.

Water Efficient Landscaping
Lawn and landscape maintenance often requires large amounts of water, but using native plants could reduce the amount of water that you need. When you landscape with the plants that are native to your area, you are helping to conserve water because native plants don't need as much water as some other plants that are not accustomed to the climate...

Rainwater Harvesting
Rainwater Harvesting

WaterSense: Saving Water Made Easy
WaterSense is a voluntary program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that develops water efficiency specifications, partners with product manufacturers to create products that meet the specifications and then promotes those products to consumers.

Sustainability Websites To Watch
From the hottest environmental news to step-by-step guides, check out these reliable websites that outline a vision toward a sustainable future.

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