Everyone is becoming more aware of the environment and how our lifestyle choices affect the planet. The resources below will help you learn about the current state of our environment as well as help you make choices that are environmentally responsible.
Last updated August 18, 2010
Last updated 08/18/2010
- CQ Researcher
Find in-depth reports on topics such as Buying Green, The New Environmentalism, Reducing Your Carbon Footprint, and Ecotourism.
- GreenFILE at EBSCOhost
Search for information on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Topics cover all aspects of human impact on the environment. Includes scholarly, government and general-interest sources.
- Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Read about the controversy surrounding global warming and learn what the experts on either side have to say about possible causes and solutions.
- 75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make a Difference
Innovative startups for eco-entrepreneurs and insights from green revolution leaders.
- Clean Breaks: 500 New Ways to See the World
Clean Breaks: 500 new ways to see the world from Rough Guides.500 fantastic experiences that will inspire you to see the world in a new light - unusual holidays and alternative ways to travel that make a real difference to the lives of local people and the planet.Unique accommodation: bothies and barns in Britain; houseboats in Kerala; mud huts and treehouses in Jamaica; ecolodges in Ecuador read more >>
- The Complete Guide to the Green Home
This beautiful step-by-step guide features a host of practical projects and practices for green-thinking homeowners with a hands-on attitude. Offering a boost for the spirit, a refresher for the body, and a balm for the planet, it is a comprehensive primer for eco-friendly home stewardship.
- Cooking Green : Reducing Your Carbon Footprint in the Kitchen
The kitchen is the place where you can make real green choices, and take direct control of your impact through passive and active cooking strategies, water conservation, and low-carbon choices for cookware, appliances, foods, dining, and more.
- Earthtalk : Expert Answers to Everyday Questions About the Environment
Should I wash dishes by hand or in the dishwasher? Are cell phones really dangerous? Do childhood vaccines cause autism? Questions and answers from the archives of "Earthtalk," the column from E--The Environmental Magazine, are compiled in this reference for environmentally conscious consumers. Organized by topic, such as food, shopping, living and working spaces, kids, and travel, read more >>
- Eco-Chick Guide to Life
Offering young women in their 20s and 30s practical tips for lowering their impact on the Earth, this timely guide provides hundreds of ideas on how to be ecologically smart and still be stylish and trendsetting.
- Ecological Intelligence : How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything
The bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and Primal Leadership now brings us Ecological Intelligence--revealing the hidden environmental consequences of what we make and buy, and how with that knowledge we can drive the essential changes we all must make to save our planet and ourselves. We buy "herbal" shampoos that contain industrial chemicals that can threaten our health read more >>
- Food Matters : A Guide to Conscious Eating
From the award-winning champion of culinary simplicity who gave us the bestselling How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian comes Food Matters, a plan for responsible eating that's as good for the planet as it is for your weight and your health. We are finally starting to acknowledge the threat carbon emissions pose to our ozone layer, but few people have focused on t read more >>
- Green Babies, Sage Moms : The Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Organic Baby
From the trailblazing founder of Green Babies organic clothing comes the very first guide for new mothers in raising a "green" family-and doing it simply and inexpensively. Filled with necessary and convenient advice that takes the reader from the first months of pregnancy and beyond, this indispensable book explains: - The safest ways to get the house ready for the baby - The best read more >>
- Green Guide
This comprehensive guide provides ideas and solutions for consumers who have made the decision to lead a more environmentally-conscious life. The thirteen chapters include topics such as: eating, housekeeping, power, design, health care, clothing and accessories, products for children, transportation, building, gardening, pet care, and school and office supplies.
- An Inconvenient Truth (DVD)
A passionate and inspiring look at former Vice President Al Gore's campaign to expose the myths and misconceptions of global warming, and to create public awareness on the subject.
- The Clean Air Campaign
A Georgia nonprofit organization committed to improving air quality and reducing traffic congestion. Services include assistance in finding carpool partners and transportation alternatives.
- Conserve Water Georgia
Includes timely water-saving tips, and more. The agency is a water conservation clearinghouse of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.
Everyone knows that recycling is good for the environment, but where do you recycle items like batteries or paint? Check this site to find locations in your area that recycle or reuse just about everything.
- Ecological Footprint Quiz
Find out how your lifestyle choices affect the environment by taking this quiz. Then, learn the small changes you can make to reduce your impact. From the non-profit organization Redefining Progress.
- Energy Star
Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy, this site promotes the use of energy efficient appliances and practices.
- The Green Guide
Get practical information from buying guides that compare and recommend common products based on how their production and use affects the environment. The guides identify best values as well as greenest products. From the National Geographic Society.
- Greener Choices
This site aims to inform consumers about environmentally-friendly products and practices. From Consumers Union, the non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports.
- Keep DeKalb Beautiful
- Local Harvest
One of the easiest ways to go green is to buy organic food that is grown locally. Use this website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area.
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