Guide to Online Green Resources

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
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

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

Publications

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