Friday, September 05, 2008

"Find Your Watershed" Widget added to EPA's Environmental Widgets for Websites

Now, anyone with a Web site, including their own blog, can post the "Find Your Watershed" widget on their own Web page. This widget, which can be found on http://epa.gov/widgets/ , supports watershed education and outreach. By advertising this widget, partners can help drive traffic to EPA's Surf Your Watershed database, which helps people find their watershed, learn about its health, and connects them with organizations at work in their watershed. EPA's first widget, the "environmental tip of the day," released last spring, was seen 363,000 times in June after it was posted, which is more than any single page on EPA's Web site other than the home page.

The EPA Widgets website currently includes code for four widgets, seen below:

Environmental Tips: shows a new tip each day, of something you (and your readers) can use to help protect the environment. Each daily widget also gives links to more information.










Earth Day Countdown: shows how many days remain until the next Earth Day (April 22). To use this widget, copy and paste the following code into your Web page.





Question of the Week:
shows the weekly question we pose in Greenversations, the EPA's blog. To use this widget, copy and paste the following code into your Web page.






Find Your Watershed: Enter your ZIP code to get information about the watershed(s) in that area. To use this widget, copy and paste the following code into your Web page.




Click on Title link for more information. Source: EPA WaterHeadlines

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