Thursday, January 24, 2008

A Brief Note to Educators

Dear Teachers:

While I appreciate the fact that you are not only trying to instill a sense of environmental awareness into your young charges, but also teaching them how to write and present an intelligent argument, I wish you would do a little research before providing them with a general address to the Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Why is that?

For one thing, the people who work in the EPA mailroom are duuuuuuuuumb ... and lazy. Rather than read your students' letters to determine where they should go, they will send them to me. It doesn't matter if you're writing about water pollution or air quality or dumptrucks from Canada unloading garbage in the state of Michigan (up to 350 per day! Dumptrucks, not letters).

We are the catch-all, and I'm tired of catching it all. So, here's a brief tutorial of the EPA website:

2. Select your issue (in this example, we'll use "wastes"):

3. Look for "Contact Us":

or Scroll Down ...

4. Find the address:

5. Use it!

Have fun!

PS. As always, click to embiggen.


  1. Maybe everyone in the world is just looking for a chance to rub up against the greatness that is VUBOQ.

  2. Too bad no one who needs to know that info reads this blog. *sigh* I feel your pain, bro.