Practical Ways You Can Spark Change

Learn how to become a savvier consumer and an effective environmental and public health advocate with these toolkits and how-tos.

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How to Protect Yourself from Lead-Contaminated Water

How-ToUnited States, Newark, PittsburghCourtney Lindwall

Residents of many cities continue to face high levels of this toxic metal in their drinking water supplies. Here’s what to do if this crisis affects you.

How to Survive a Flood

How-ToUnited StatesShelia Hu

Be prepared for the next major storm by planning ahead and staying vigilant when floodwaters arrive.

How You Can Stop Global Warming

How-ToUnited StatesMelissa Denchak

Healing the planet starts in your garage, in your kitchen, and at your dining room table.

How to Stay Safe From Wildfire Smoke

How-ToUnited States, WestAlisa Opar

Breathe more easily with these tips on choosing the right protective mask, maintaining your indoor air quality, recognizing when to avoid the outdoors, and knowing who is most at risk.

Learn to Spot Greenwashing

How-ToUnited StatesCourtney Lindwall
It’s tricky to separate flimsy promises from what’s actually environmentally friendly. We can help.

Fighting Phthalates

How-ToUnited StatesShelia Hu, Olivia Koski

These harmful chemicals are lurking in countless products, but companies don’t have to tell us which ones. Follow these tips to reduce your exposure.

Green Your Halloween

How-ToUnited StatesClara Chaisson

Five ways to indulge your sweet tooth and your spooky side without a whole lot of waste or frightful chemicals.

Green Your School

How-ToUnited StatesCorey Binns

Eight ways to help your district’s students and parents be better environmental citizens.

How to Be an Eco-Friendly Pet Owner

How-ToUnited StatesLiz Krieger

Caring for your pet while caring for the planet is about more than buying recycled toys and organic dog food.

Mercury Guide

How-ToUnited StatesShanti Menon
Whether you're getting dental fillings or ordering sushi, keep these tips in mind to avoid exposure.

Nontoxic Ways to Protect Your Pet

How-ToUnited StatesKaren L. Smith-Janssen

How to find family-friendly flea and tick products that will provide effective care without skull-and-crossbones ingredients.

How to Buy a Safer Sofa

How-ToUnited States, CaliforniaAlexandra Zissu

Finding upholstered furniture free of harmful flame retardants is as easy as 1, 2, 3.