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Toxic Turnaround - - Many local governments stock about 300 pounds of toxic materials per employee. Now there's a step-by-step guide for local government officials (municipal or county), showing them how to reduce their agency's reliance on toxic materials --toxic solvents, cleaning preparations, paints, pesticides, etc. You may want your community to have access to this information. This article reviews the guide.

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Greener Cleaner - - A report on "Wet Cleaning", an environmentally friendly alternative to the usual toxic technology for dry cleaning of clothes. Read about it (17k), then click here for a U.S./Canada list of cleaners using Wet Cleaning.

Health Care Without Harm - - is a collaborative campaign for environmentally responsible health care. This link takes you to their collection of practical resources (documents) for people working to make health care less polluting.

Mothers of East LA - - They've stopped a prison, 3 incinerators, a waste dump, pesticide spraying and more. Get the details...

TURI - - The Massachussetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute was created to promote reduction in the use of toxic chemicals and the generation of toxic by-products in industry and commerce in the State of Massachusetts. As a result of this unique program, over a six year period (1990-95), 543 participating firms generated 30% less toxic waste and used 20% less toxic chemicals. Part of the secret to their success is a modest grants program, which gives companies the opportunity to test and demonstrate new cleaner technologies as well as to showcase their accomplishments. Another part is a related program that provides money for communities and municipalities to do projects that encourage learning and partnerships.

The Good Neighbor Project - - A project in Cambridge, Massachusetts is empowering citizens to promote only sustainable, non-polluting industries within their communities through "good neighbor agreements."

Toxic Turnaround - - Many local governments stock about 300 pounds of toxic materials per employee. Now there's a step-by-step guide for local government officials (municipal or county), showing them how to reduce their agency's reliance on toxic materials --toxic solvents, cleaning preparations, paints, pesticides, etc. You may want your community to have access to this information. This article reviews the guide.

Waterloo, Ontario: Pesticide Use Reduction - - Does your town use pesticides on its parks and other green spaces? Waterloo went from using pesticides on 73% of its greenspace to .06% and saved hundreds of dollars/acre int he process.

 

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