Reference/Links: 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.

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.

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.

WaterWiser - Easy to use site with lots of information on water efficiency and conservation brought to you by American Water Works Association, the U.S. EPA, and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

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.

Cleaner Manufacturing

New Ideas in Pollution Regulation - The World Bank's site for anyone interested in understanding and improving control of industrial pollution, especially in developing countries.
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