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Photo Theme: A World with Less Pollution

2013 September 23

Imagine a world with less pollution. Can you? Clean water. Clean air. Cross those concerns off your list of life worries. How about a world without litter or less trash? Not only would our environment be more beautiful, it would be healthier for all of us.

Join us as we celebrate Pollution Prevention Week. The 1990 federal Pollution Prevention Act states that “pollution should be prevented or reduced at the source whenever feasible”. We can all help meet this goal by throwing out less stuff, landscaping with native plants and using as little fertilizer as possible, and using more energy efficient products. For other ideas, we’ve got tips for preventing pollution at home and work.

We know that many of you are doing your part, so share the good news: what’s being done in your community to prevent pollution? We’ll spread the goodness around for more to see. State of the Environment is open to pictures of our lives and planet as you see it. Each individual scene, taken together, will build the larger picture of our environment today. Photos taken from 2011 until the end of 2013 may be submitted on Flickr. All levels of photography experience and skill are welcome.

State of the Environment is open to pictures of our lives and planet as you see it. All levels of photography experience and skill are welcome. Individual scenes, taken together, build the larger picture of our environment today. Photos taken from 2011 until the end of 2013 may be submitted to on Flickr.

Editor's Note: The opinions expressed in Greenversations are those of the author. They do not reflect EPA policy, endorsement, or action, and EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

5 Responses leave one →
  1. pamela holden permalink
    September 23, 2013

    i think the photos are great. excellent, well done with presentation

  2. jon allie permalink
    September 29, 2013

    Here’s another solution to pollution…. Clean Coal Power Plants or Gasoline or it could be added to your OIL absorbent then burned – its an additive invented in Sweden. And I found it on a Bill Gates energy discussion Blog. Also, it could be added into the coal to deisel fuel conversion process plant being built in West Virginia and elsewhere to resolve pollution – its our clean coal pollution solution…..Personally, I’d like to see the US Navy and Army Corps of Engineers start adding this to military fuels to include jet fuels and dirty burning deisels and also incorporate BUTANOL and hydrogen on demand systems.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/bill_gates.html
    Great many Energy Ideas from Bill Gates
    http://www.hydroinfra.com/en/solutions/documentation/
    Pollution Solution for Carbon Sequestration
    http://www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=47886
    Pollution Solution for Carbon

    ALSO, Biomass(BUTANOL) Supporters need to solicit our Senators and Congress to alter the new “Biomass Thermal Utilization Act (BTU ACT) to include large tax credits ($1.00 per gallon) for gas stations to sell Butanol Gas Blends (24% TO 85%), Hydrogen Gas (FROM COAL), Bio Deisel, CLEAN DIESEL (FROM COAL), CNG (Propane & Natural Gas) and installation of related kits for both Cars and Trucks. And tax credits for individuals whom get engine conversions to burn Bio Diesels and other alternate energy fuels. Likewise, and local state EPA supported coal to liquids or gas conversion plants should be Federally EPA approved automatically. And the largest Ethanol Plants (production over 20 million gallons per year) should be given Federal Funding to convert to Butanol Production (Cost is $15 Million each). This is needed to make the United States energy self sufficient and to give every American some relief from high Fuel & Energy costs and costs associated with transportation of goods via truck. Also, gas stations should get Federal incentives to offer alternate fuels…. refer to http://www.altfuelprices.com will show that many cheap fuels are not readily available such as hydrogen, butanol, natural gas, biofuels and others. BMW has a vehicle which uses both unleaded and hydrogen but where to find hydrogen fuel? unless one buys a hydrogen generator and produces it at home?

  3. Amit Lamba permalink
    October 30, 2013

    Wish this message is Spread to everyone all around the world.

  4. Romanul permalink
    November 2, 2013

    The world is a matter of all people but first we need to stop famine.

  5. Joseph lecosta permalink
    November 4, 2013

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful blog on the theme world with less pollution. If this image can be imagine by the people they will realize the beauty of world without pollution. And everyone will take steps to clean the surrounding and environment clean. I took the initiative to help people by providing the cleaning services and help to keep the houses and surrounding clean.

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