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.

Como protegerte del agua contaminada con plomo

How-ToUnited States, Newark, PittsburghCourtney Lindwall

Los residentes de ciudades como Pittsburg y Newark continúan sufriendo de altos niveles de plomo, un metal tóxico, en sus fuentes de agua potable. Te informamos qué hacer si esta crisis llega a afectarte a tí.

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 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.

Cómo mantenerse a salvo del humo de los incendios forestales

How-ToUnited States, WestAlisa Opar
Respira más fácilmente con estos consejos para elegir la máscara protectora adecuada, mantener la calidad del aire interior, reconocer cuándo evitar actividades al aire libre y saber quién está en mayor riesgo.

How to Apply for a Discretionary Federal Grant

How-ToUnited StatesMikyla Reta, Sasha Forbes, AICP
Follow these tips to help your community access environmental justice grants and other infrastructure funding opportunities offered by the federal government.

Cómo solicitar una subvención federal discrecional

How-ToUnited StatesMikyla Reta, Sasha Forbes, AICP
Sigue estos consejos para ayudar a tu comunidad a acceder a subvenciones de justicia medioambiental y otras oportunidades de financiación de infraestructuras ofrecidas por el gobierno federal.

How to Protest Safely

How-ToUnited StatesCourtney Lindwall

Taking to the streets is a way to both lift our spirits and to effect real change. But before you head out, read these tips on how to stay vigilant, protest respectfully, and keep your community’s safety in mind.

To Vote Early, Start Here

How-ToUnited States

Your state probably allows early in-person or absentee voting. What are you waiting for?

How to Argue with People You Know and Love—IRL

How-ToUnited StatesMarie Beecham

Disagreements these days can escalate quickly, but with the wisdom to know what to say and how to say it—and the courage to nurture meaningful dialogue—your efforts will be worthwhile. Here are a few tips.