Tag «Green Infrastructure»

EPA: The Scoop on Stormwater

[xylophone music] GOO: Hi, my name is Robert Goo, I work for the EPA in the Office of Water. I work on sustainable water resource management. [heavy rain] GOO: Excess stormwater can destabilize streams, smother aquatic habitat, clog our navigation channels, and increase water treatment costs. [thunderstorm] GOO: Stormwater is runoff or precipitation that falls …

EPA – Youth and the Environment

EPA – Youth and the Environment

[ Music ] Dave Chin: The Youth & Environment Program was created in 1990 by two EPA employees, Charlie Conway of EPA Region 1 and Mary Settle of EPA headquarters. It was established to provide inner-city, disadvantaged, high school students with opportunities, summer jobs, in the environmental field to explore potential careers to help protect …

Green Infrastructure Can Help Cities Adapt

Green Infrastructure Can Help Cities Adapt

Green infrastructure is the use of natural processes, we might say ecological goods and services, but it’s using ecological systems to deal with water, in the most immediate sense, but also to help with cycles of energy, water, food, materials within human cities. It’s a very interesting topic right now being debated. In the age …