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Consumer News  Consumer News and Topics to Explore provide hundreds of articles and posts on consumer issues including topics ranging from Auto Reliability Rating, Bank Failures, Class Action, Deceptive Advertising, Food Safety, Product Recalls, Scams, Sustainability and more. Continue reading

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

Washington Light Recycle

As 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),

  • Why Recycle?
  • Reducing mercury releases in two steps.
    Step 1: Use energy-efficient lighting.  Step 2: Recycle your lights.

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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 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.
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Spokane County Water Resources

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

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.

Washington Stormwater has a section of their webpage designated to Spokane County, with information on properly disposing of waste water. The name of the program is Dump Smart.

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