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EPA Mid Atlantic Region Launches Podcast Series

Release Date: 07/28/2008
Contact Information: Terri A. White, 215-814-5523, white.terri-a@epa.gov

(PHILADELPHIA, July 28, 2008) The mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today launched the first in a series of audio podcasts to bring to a listening audience environmental news and feature stories as well as helpful consumer tips.

Called “Environment Matters,” the podcasts will be presented regularly on the region’s Web site, www.epa.gov/region3 and will be available as an RSS feed for automated distribution.

The series begins with a podcast featuring tips on saving gas and in assessing claims by the makers of gadgets promising better fuel economy.

Other upcoming “matters” will include:
An EPA program for inner-city students that is helping to build the next generation of environmental leaders.
Work by EPA and others to monitor the state of ocean water at beaches.
Back-to-school recycling tips that will save money and reduce waste
A brownfields “revolution” in York, PA.
An initiative to put “green” into black and white highways.
A class that won an EPA contest to lower its school’s environmental footprint.
New ways of targeting environmental improvements.
Saving money and water.

Future segments will cover the range of environmental topics handled by EPA.

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