Reference/Links


Green Building

Builders Without Borders - An international network of ecological builders that work with communities and organizations around the world to create affordable, sustainable housing.

Environmental Building News - Includes links to other sustainability sites, product listings, and a "Checklist for Environmentally Responsible Design and Construction."

Good To Be Green - This free directory of sustainable products and accredited green building professionals contains resources for both residential and commercial builders.

Green Schools - This site helps schools use energy efficiently through architectural, operational and behavioral changes.

U.S. Green Building Council - Promotes the understanding, development and accelerated implementation of "green building" policies, programs, technologies, standards and design practices.

WoodWise - Coop America's guide to saving forests through practical action.

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Recycling

Earth's 911 - A comprehensive website with information about recycling programs organized by zip code.

Freecycle - Online bulletin boards, organized by city, where you can give away your old stuff to keep it out of a landfill.

The Internet Consumer Recycling Guide - A starting point for consumers searching the net for recycling information.

New York City Recycles - Lots of information about what and how to recycle in New York City from the Department of Sanitation.

Recycler's World - A world wide trading site for information related to recyclable materials.

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Green Living

Ask Earthman - Got a question about an environmental issue? Earthman, also known as David Garcia, an award winning environmental journalist, has the answer.

Calvert Group - A mutual fund management firm "for investors who care about how, as well as how much," Calvert invests in companies with enlightened social, environmental, and workforce practices.

Center For A New American Dream - This site offers action tips, profiles, discussions, links and even comics to help reduce and shift consumption while enhancing our quality of life.

Certified Forest Products - A guide to products -- from birdhouses to flooring -- that have earned the seal of approval from the Forest Stewardship Council, a non-profit that sets standards for sustainable forest management.

Cutting Paper - Americans use about four million tons of copy paper annually. This site is designed to motivate office workers to reduce paper use.

E, the Environmental Magazine - A bimonthly online publication of environmental issues and trends, news, lifestyle tips, and commentary.

Earth Tones - A unique long distance phone service founded and wholly owned by non-profit environmental organizations.

Ecomall - A guide to environmentally-sound products and companies, and a source for eco-shopping and investing.

EPA Office of Sustainable Ecosystems and Communities - The EPA's program to protect the environment through ecological integrity, economic sustainability and quality of life.

Escape From Affluenza - This accompanying site to PBS's "Escape From Affluenza" program provides practical solutions for overcoming the epidemic of stress, waste, overconsumption and environmental decay.

Global Stewards - This excellent and easy to use site allows visitors to take personal action on environmental issues. It provides links that explain the issues and lists of tips on everything from conserving energy to reducing junk mail.

Good Stuff? - Check this Worldwatch Institute guide to learn about the environmental and social impacts of the products you buy. You'll find facts, tips and resources to help you make smarter shopping decisions.

The Green Guide - This website provides news and advice about product choices and daily practices that are better for health and the environment.

Green Map System - A collection of online maps highlighting sites of natural and cultural significance in cities around the world.

Green Pages Online - Co-op America's popular directory of thousands of environmentally and socially responsible businesses, products and services is now online. Plus, they offer freebies, discounts, and shopping tips, so now it's a whole lot easier being green.

GreenerChoices.org - Consumers Union's online shopping guide is packed with tips, recommendations and rating charts to help you make environmentally friendly purchases.

Grist Magazine - Covers environmental topics with a sense of humor, and works to encourage creative thinking about environmental problems and solutions. Read it online, or get it via email.

Littlearth - Hip, cool and eco-friendly fashion accessories and gifts made from recycled materials such as old license plates, aluminum street signs and beer bottles.

Living on Earth - This companion site to NPR's weekly environmental news program offers transcripts of current and past shows. Use the clickable map to find out when the show airs in your area, or listen to it online in RealAudio format.

Mama's Earth - An environmentally motivated homemaker lets you clothe your family and stock your household in an Earth-friendly fashion while staying informed on the latest environmental issues.

The National Environmental Directory - A searchable directory of more than 13,000 organizations in the United States concerned with environmental issues and environmental education.

The Natural Step - A nonprofit environmental education organization working to build an ecologically and economically sustainable society through a scientific framework which encourages businesses, communities, governments and individuals to redesign their activities to reduce the use of natural resources.

Newman's Own Organics - Organic goodies from Paul Newman's daughter Nell.

North American Vegetarian Society - A vegetarian's full plate. Comes with a side of links.

The Pacific Institute - An independent, non-profit center doing research and policy analysis in the areas of environment, sustainable development, and international security.

Real Goods Trading Corporation - Large mail-order retailer of, among other things, renewable energy equipment and energy-efficient products.

SAGE-Solvent Alternative - Comprehensive guide provides pollution prevention information on solvent and process alternatives for cleaning and degreasing parts.

The Solar Cooking Archive - Everything you could want to know about cooking with the sun, including construction plans for an oven that's made from cardboard boxes and aluminum foil.

The Sustainable Development Timeline - From the 1962 publication of "Silent Spring" to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the Sustainable Development Timeline charts events marking the shifting relationship between environment and development.

The Twin Cities Green Guide - While this website is primarily aimed at environmentalists in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, its numerous green living tips are useful anywhere.

WoodWise - Coop America's guide to saving forests through practical action.

Working Assets Long Distance - Their mission is "building a world that is more just, humane and environmentally sustainable." Not exactly your average corporate philosophy. Their site has activist info, news, links, and a "Daily Dose of Durst."

The World As Home - Showcases books about the natural world. The site includes an "ecoregion map" to help you find books that focus on a particular geographic location.

Yes! A Journal of Positive Futures - Published by the Positive Futures Network, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people create a more sustainable, just and compassionate world.

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