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If you use either Combivent Inhalation Aerosol or Maxair Autohaler, you’ll need to talk to your health care provider about finding a new inhaler.  CFCs damage the ozone, a thin, outer layer in the stratosphere that acts as Earth’s shield against the sun’s radiation. Most inhalers that use CFCs as a propellant are already phased out.

You can make rich soil for your garden and save space in landfills by composting your food waste. Learn how.

Image description: Do you know there are some places so cold on Earth where water is frozen solid? This includes frozen parts of the ocean, such as waters surrounding Antarctica and the Arctic composing part of the cryosphere. The cryosphere is the part of the Earth’s surface that is frozen for some part of the year. Learn more about the cryosphere.
Photo from the National Oceanic and Atmosphereic Administration’s Satellite and Information Service

Image description: Do you know there are some places so cold on Earth where water is frozen solid? This includes frozen parts of the ocean, such as waters surrounding Antarctica and the Arctic composing part of the cryosphere. The cryosphere is the part of the Earth’s surface that is frozen for some part of the year. Learn more about the cryosphere.

Photo from the National Oceanic and Atmosphereic Administration’s Satellite and Information Service

How Are You Going to Celebrate Earth Day?

Earth Day is Monday! What are you going to do to protect the planet and celebrate? Here at EPA, we work to protect human health and the environment every day. On Earth Day to celebrate, we continue our work and take a moment to appreciate our planet.

Here are some things you can do online and in your community:

  • Get information, event listings, and learn about how you can help protect the planet on April 22nd and every day on our Earth Day website.
  • Want to volunteer or attend an event on Earth Day? Check out our events page to learn about opportunities across the country on our local events page.
  • Environmental action can mean taking simple steps in the different places where we all live. Start making a difference today by joining Pick 5 for the Environment!
  • Sign up for GoGreen! (our monthly email consumer newsletter) for news, activities, or events you can use to make a difference at home, in your community, and at your workplace - Earth Day and every day!
  • Join @EPAlive for our Earth Day Twitter Chat about climate change and what you can do.
  • Have a question about what we can all do to cut greenhouse gas emissions and protect the planet? Send it to us using the #AskEPA hashtag on Twitter.
  • Share your photos with our State of the Environment Photo Project.

And don’t forget to make every day Earth Day!

Join the Conversation on Climate Change

It’s Earth Month, and at EPA we want you to join the conversation on climate change. We’ll be hosting Twitter chats every Monday between now and Earth Day.

Here is the schedule:

April 8th 2:00pm EDT - Water

Experts from our Office of Water will join us to talk about how climate change is affecting oceans, watersheds, and their aquatic ecosystems in the U.S. We will also be discussing how EPA is adapting programs that protect public health and water resources.

April 15th 2:00pm EDT - Beyond Waste

Chat with experts from the Office Solid Waste and Emergency Response about how we can take simple actions such as recycling used electronics and reducing wasted food to combat climate change. Approximately 42 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are associated with the energy used to produce, process, transport and dispose of the food we eat and the goods we use.

Earth Day, April 22nd 2:00pm EDT - Climate Change: What You Can Do

Every day our actions affect the planet. Experts from our Office of Air and Radiation will be joining us on Earth Day to talk about what we can all do at home, in the office, and on the road to save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help protect the planet. Let’s work together to protect our communities from the effects of climate change now and in the future.

Join our Earth Month Twitter chats by following @EPAlive and the #AskEPA hashtag on Twitter. Ask us a question, share your ideas, and join the conversation on climate change. If you don’t use Twitter, you can post your questions on our blog and watch the discussion at @EPAlive and #AskEPA. We look forward to talking with you!