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Guide to Online Green Resources

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:11 PM

With access to the Internet, going green has never been so easy for consumers and businesses. Check out the following Web sites for resources and information:

Earth Day

www.earthdaycoalition.org - Earth Day Coalition: Cleveland-based environmental education organization

www.earthday.net - Earth Day Network: Promotes environmental citizenship and year-round progressive action worldwide

Green Living

www.newdream.org - The Center for a New American Dream: Responsible consumption guide

www.thedailygreen.com - The Daily Green: Consumer guide to green living

www.care2.com - Care2: Tools for green living and environmental protection

www.thegreenguide.com - National Geographic Society: Buying guides, tips and tools

www.conservation.org - Conservation International: Resources for preserving global biodiversity

Energy Savings

http://hes.lbl.gov - U.S. Department of Energy's Home Energy Saver: Do-it-yourself home energy audit tool

www.odod.state.oh.us/cdd/oee - Ohio Energy Office: Energy efficiency guides, energy assistance grants, home weatherization resources

www.energy.gov - U.S. Department of Energy: Environment, energy savings, alternative energy

Alternative Energy

www.greenenergyohio.org - Green Energy Ohio, Inc. - Promotes environmentally and economically sustainable energy policies and practices in Ohio

www.cleanfuelsohio.org - Clean Fuels Ohio: Promotes use of cleaner fuels; Buyer's Guide to Alternative Fuel Vehicles

www.eere.energy.gov - U.S. Department of Energy: Energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and resources

www.ases.org - American Solar Energy Society: Promotes solar energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies

Recycling Tools & Activism

www.grrn.org - GrassRoots Recycling Network: National network of waste reduction activists and recycling professionals

www.aor-omex.org - Association of Ohio Recyclers: Promotes recycling and waste minimization in Ohio

www.nrc-recycle.org - National Recycling Coalition: Showcase of best residential practices

General Household Recycling

www.ohiodnr.com/recycling - Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention: Recycling locations

www.container-recycling.com - Container Recycling Institute: Recycling of plastic, glass, and aluminum containers

http://earth911.org/recycling - Earth911: Resources for recycling, electronics disposal and composting

Green Building

www.usgbc.org - U.S. Green Building Council: Green building guides and certifications

www.greenhomeguide.org - Green Homes 101, LEED guidelines for new building and renovations

www.neogbi.org - Northeast Ohio Green Building Initiative: Guide to green built homes

Industrial Recycling

www.ohiodnr.com/recycling - Ohio Department of Natural Resources: Grants for recycling projects

www.recycle-steel.org - Steel Recycling Institute: Promotes recycling of all steel products

www.plasticsrecycling.org - Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recycling: Association of businesses recycling postconsumer plastics

www.afandpa.org - American Forest and Paper Association: Represents forest, wood and paper products industry

www.gpi.org - Glass Packaging Institute: Represents glass container industry

Scrap Tire Recycling

www.scraptirenews.com - Scrap Tire News: Rubber and tire industry recycling developments

www.rma.org - Rubber Manufacturers Association: Trade association; scrap tire news

Carbon Footprint

www.earthday.net/footprint - Earth Day Network: Estimate how much productive land and water you use

www.earthlab.com/carbonprofile - Earth Lab: Online tool to measure your carbon footprint

www.conservation.org/carboncalculator - Conservation International: Conservation resources and interactive carbon calculator

Yard Waste Composting

www.epa.gov/compost - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Composting basics

http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1189.html - Ohio State University Extension Service fact sheet on composting

Earth-Friendly Products

www.seventhgeneration.com - Seventh Generation: Eco-friendly home care products

www.greenclean.biz - Green Clean, Inc.: Promotes natural, safe cleaning practices

www.greenlivingnow.com - Green Living Now: Organic and natural products

Corporate Sustainability Programs

www.e4s.org - Entrepreneurs for Sustainability: Promotes sustainability programs for businesses in Northern Ohio

www.greenpowerconferences.com - Green Power Conferences: Guide to professionally organized global events focusing on the sustainability sector


www.islandpress.com - Island Press: Titles focus on environmental issues

www.earthscan.co.uk - Earthscan Ltd.: Publisher of works on sustainable development and environmental technology

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