ConsumerAffairs

ConsumerAffairs.com  Consumer Affairs
297 Kingsbury Grade, Suite 1025, Mailbox 4470
Lake Tahoe, NV 89449-4470
1-866-773-0221
info@consumeraffairs.com

ConsumerAffairs.com is a private, non-governmental web-based consumer news and resource center. They are not a government agency and not affiliated with any other consumer organization.  See FAQs for more information.

NOTE:  ConsumerAffairs charges a fee to companies to become accredited.

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Earth911

Website: www.earth911.comearth911 logo
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Mission: Our vision and mission are simple – create a community that helps consumers find their own shade of green, match their values to their purchase behavior, adopt environmentally sound practices and drive impactful environmental changes. We are here to deliver a mix of targeted content, eco-conscious products and environmental actions so that you can live a happier, healthier, sustainable lifestyle; one that protects this wonderful planet we all call home.

Grow Smart, Grow Safe

Webpage: www.GrowSmartGrowSafe.org  grow smart grow safe logo

This organization has plenty of tools to manage your own home garden in an environmentally friendly way. Grow Smart, Grow Safe has useful information regarding the hazards that can come with pesticides. They have a detailed webpage that clearly states the harsh side effects of chemical based pesticides.

The Grow Smart, Grow Safe® uses a hazard-ranking system based on the pesticide active ingredient review process developed and used by Thurston County Environmental Health Division. Thurston County rates products based on reviews of the pesticide active ingredients. The reviews include but are not limited to: chemical mobility, persistence, bioaccumulation, non-target wildlife toxicity, human toxicity, carcinogenicity, developmental and reproductive toxicity, mutagenicity, and applicator safety. Each of these potential hazards are rated from low to high. Products are then listed based on their known hazards.

LightRecycle Washington

LightRecycle.orgAs of January 1, 2015, Washington State residents will be able to recycle mercury-containing lights at no charge, through the LightRecycle Washington Program. You can drop lights off at authorized Collection Sites throughout Washington State.

Categories of acceptable lights include fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and high intensity discharge lights (HIDs).  Also accepted are accidentally broken lights, in sealed containers, such as a plastic bag. Follow these safety procedures for broken fluorescent lights.

Why Recycle?
Washington State law now requires that all mercury-containing lights be recycled. All fluorescent and High Intensity Discharge lights contain mercury – a potent neurotoxin.

Although a single fluorescent light contains a very small amount of mercury, millions of these lights are sold every year in Washington State. Taken together, the mercury from fluorescent lights and HIDs has potential to harm human health and the environment if not properly recycled.

FAQs: https://www.lightrecycle.org/resources/faqs/

 

North America Hazardous Materials Management Association

Address: 12011 Tejon Street, Suite 700 Westminster, CO 80234NAHMMA logo
Toll Free: (877) 292-1403
Webpage: www.nahmma.org

NAHMMA Mission: The North America Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) is a non-profit, membership-based association of individuals, businesses, government officials, academia, and non-profit organizations dedicated to pollution prevention and reducing the hazardous components entering municipal waste streams from households, small businesses and other entities.

To find out when their next conference is, check out their calendar.

Panhandle Health District

The Panhandle Health District serves Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone and Benewah Counties through numerous public health programs and services.

Website: http://panhandlehealthdistrict.org/

Kootenai County
Address:
8500 N. Atlas Rd
Hayden, ID 83835
Phone:
(208) 415-5100 (Main), Toll-free: 1(800) 878-2364
Other North Idaho locations

Report a public health risk: http://panhandlehealthdistrict.org/homemain/agency-info/contactstems of Norht Idaho

Environmental Services protects public water system of North Idaho.
Erik Ketner, Program Manager – (208) 415-5220

Contact Environmental Services:

  • Kootenai Co.: (208) 415-5220
  • Benewah Co.: (208) 245-4556
  • Bonner Co.: (208) 265-638
  • Boundary Co.: (208) 267-5558
  • Shoshone Co.: (208) 783-0707

Environmental Programs include Water Protection and Solid Waste programs, and Septic Permits and Records.

Water Protection Programs – Water is the most important natural resource on Earth. Protecting water used for human consumption, such as for drinking, cooking, and hand washing is of utmost importance to Panhandle Health District. Our highly trained Environmental Health Specialists inspect and manage critical materials, drinking water, non-domestic waste water, shallow injection wells and water from the Rathdrum-Prairie Aquifer.

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Panhandle Stormwater & Erosion Education Program

Register for SEEP CLASSES AND CERTIFICATIONSEEP logo text!

University of Idaho
Harbor Center
1031 N Academic Way
Coeur d’Alene ID,  83814
Phone: (208) 292-2540
www.uidaho.edu/cda/SEEP

Stormwater and erosion of soils can complicate life for everyone. If left unmanaged, they threaten water quality, health and safety of the public, and the economy. Continue reading

Spokane Aquifer Joint Board

Address: 1521 N Argonne Rd. Suite C, PMB 250logo3-sajb
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
e-mail: info@spokaneaquifer.org
Website: www.spokaneaquifer.org
Find My Water Provider
Aqua Duck “Defender of the Aquifer”
Email info@spokaneaquifer.org to request an Aqua Duck appearance at your school or community event.

Local Water Utilities United for Safe Drinking Water
The Spokane Aquifer Joint Board (SAJB) is comprised of twenty-one water purveyors throughout the Spokane area dedicated to providing safe, clean drinking water to your homes, offices and industries every day. Collectively we operate 122 wells, supplying drinking water to more than 500,000 people in the Spokane area. Each purveyor draws water from the same source – the SPOKANE VALLEY – RATHDRUM PRAIRIE AQUIFER. Continue reading

Spokane County Water Resources

Address: 1004 N Freya St., Spokane, WA 99202logo7-spokanecounty
Phone: 509-477-7579
Website:  www.spokanecounty.org/1192/Water-Resources
Water Resources Center Facility
Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas
SVRP Aquifer Protection Area Map
Reanette Boese 509-477-7575 rboese@spokanecounty.org
Kris Major 509-625-6521 Solid Waste Public Outreach and Education
PCB information page and PCB Challenge Poster
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Spokane Riverkeeper

Address: 35 W. Main Avenue Suite 300  Spokane, WA 99201logo8-srk
Website: www.spokaneriverkeeper.org
Riverkeeper
: Jerry White, Jr.  jerry@cforjustice.org
Phone: 509-835-5211  Fax: 509-835-3867
Rick Eichstaedt, Center for Justice Executive Director / Riverkeeper Attorney ricke@cforjustice.org
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Washington Stormwater Center

Website: www.wastormwatercenter.orgstormwater logo
Contact Us
Toll Free: (855) WASTORM
Illegal Discharge Hotline: (509) 477-7525 Report illicit discharges into a gutter or other stormwater drainage system.

The mission of the Washington Stormwater Center is to protect Washington’s waters through improvements in stormwater management, serving as the central resource in Washington for integrated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) education, permit technical assistance, stormwater management and new technology research, development, and evaluation.

We will help you navigate complexities and challenges to realize the rewards of stormwater management. Our staff provides assistance, information resources, and training on stormwater management. Washington Stormwater Center provides a gateway to research, information and new, innovative, and emerging technologies Continue reading