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Sustainability: Great Websites

This guide will help you locate sustainability resources such as websites, articles and books.

Websites for Local News

EcoWatch Journal

With a focus on Ohio, the online and bi monthly print newspaper includes articles to encourage individuals, businesses and governments to adopt sustainable lifestyles, business practices and policies. 

www.ecowatch.org.

Green City Blue Lake

Green City Blue Lake, a service of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and supported by The George Gund Foundation, features broad based information on sustainability with a focus on regional efforts.  Many times you’ll find great links to local issues on this site.

http://www.gcbl.org/

Great Websites

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

“The mission of EPA is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment -- air, water and land -- upon which life depends.” 

Website:  www.epa.gov

 

National Wildlife Federation (NWF)

“The National Wildlife Federation is America's largest conservation organization. We work with more than 4 million members, partners and supporters in communities across the country to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect with nature.”

Website:  www.nwf.org

 

Treehugger

“TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic, we strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information.”

Website:  http://www.treehugger.com/

 

Planet Green

“From home and garden to food and health and tech and transport, there are tons of ways we can make our lives greener, and our guides for How to Go Green are here to help. Read on to start greening your life with ease, while understanding why each action is so important. Use these for guidance as you travel down a greener path...Carpe diem kids! Pick one and let's get started... “

Website:   http://planetgreen.discovery.com/go-green/

 

Grist

“Grist has been dishing out environmental news and commentary with a wry twist since 1999 -- which, to be frank, was way before most people cared about such things. Now that green is in every headline and on every store shelf (bamboo hair gel, anyone?), Grist is the one site you can count on to help you make sense of it all. “

Website:  www.grist.org

 

Sierra Club

“Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. We are the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States.”

Website:  www.sierraclub.org

 

Energy Star

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.”   The program sponsors energy saving initiatives and rates a broad spectrum of products on energy efficiency.

Website:  www.energystar.gov

 

Alliance for Climate Protection

A non-profit, non-partisan organization devoted to engaging people from all walks of life to solve the climate crisis.

Website: www.climateprotect.org 

 

Local Governments for Sustainability

Website includes an extensive listing of case studies, reference guides, toolkits, sustainability rating systems for communities, success stories, news releases and more.

Website: http://www.icleiusa.org/about-iclei  

 

The Climate Desk

The combined ef­fort of the Atlantic, Center for Investigative Report­ing, Grist, Mother Jones, Slate, Wired, and PBS’s new public-affairs show Need to Know.  More than 600 articles are posted on the site, which features news and commentary. Its contributors are taking on difficult questions surrounding the Gulf oil spill: in-depth, well-written, intelligent sto­ries on depression among wives of Gulf fishermen; corrupt Louisiana state legislators; the morality of a drilling moratorium; and, a personal favorite, a story on the possibility of oily rain headlined “Cloudy with a Chance of Tarballs?”

Website: www.theclimatedesk.org

General Weblinks

Lane Community College has created an extensive list of weblinks.