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American Petroleum Institute - http://www.recycleoil.org/
Motor oil doesn't wear out - it just gets dirty. The oil you take to a collection center to be recycled saves energy. It can be reprocessed and used in furnaces for heat, or in power plants to generate electricity for homes, schools and businesses. It can also be made into lubricating oils that meet the same specifications as virgin motor oil.

Aurora Glass - http://www.auroraglass.org
Aurora Glass Foundry is one of the sustainable waste-based business development programs of St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County. The foundry turns waste into a resource by creating 100% recycled content glass products for retail and wholesale.

BoxQuest - recycling your Money & Boxes - http://www.boxquest.com/
A Used Box Recycling Network for used box buyers and sellers across America who connect locally through the Internet. In other words, BoxQuest is a Nationwide Box Classified that's fast, cheap, easy, free and most importantly secure!

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Recyclestore/
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/BuyRecycled/
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/RCP/
Building Material Emissions Study - http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Publications/default.asp?pubid=1027
These websites, hosted by CalRecycle, include information about the California RecycleStore (a showcase of recycled-content products made from California waste), California's Buy Recycled Programs, and the Recycled Content Directory.

Castle Ink, remanufactured ink cartridges - http://www.castleink.com/
They offer high quality remanufactured ink cartridges, laser toner, and printer cartridges for well known brands such as Canon, Epson, HP, Lexmark, Samsung, and Brother at discounted prices.

City of Seattle Sustainable Purchasing - http://www.seattle.gov/purchasing/grnpurchhome.htm
The site describes Seattles's policies, programs, and guidelines for purchsing recycled-content and other environementally friendly products and provides links to pertinent city codes, policies and product information.

The Clean Washington Center (CWC) - http://www.cwc.org/
The Clean Washington Center is a collection of non-copyright publications and software about Cleaner Production, Pollution Prevention, and Sustainable Business intended for use by business managers, government officials, development program managers, teachers and students.

Clothes Made From Scrap: http://www.clothesmadefromscrap.com
Clothes Made From Scrap, Inc. is an environementally ethical company that manufactures and markets clothing and accessories made from recycled plastic soda bottles and reclaimed cotton.

Coastwide Laboratories - http://www.coastwidelabs.com/index.htm
Coastwide Laboratories manufactures "Sustainable Earth Products," which are commercial cleaning products that compete with conventional cleaning products in terms of quality and effectivess, but have reduced negative impacts on human health and the environment than more commonly used cleaners.

Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines - http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/tools/cpg/index.htm
This site details EPA recommended procurement guidelines and products as part of an EPA effort to promote the use of materials recovered from solid waste.

Conservatree - http://www.conservatree.com/paper/Choose/PaperSelection.shtml
Conservatree (formerly a paper distribution company from 1976-1997 and now a non-profit focused on developing more environmentally friendly paper industry) offers resources on this site for choosing environmentally preferable paper products.

CRAZY CRAYONS - http://www.crazycrayons.com
Crazy Crayons are 100% recycled-content, hand-crafted crayons made from old crayons that otherwise would have become landfill waste. They are available in multicolored and solid-colored varieties.

CURE Recycling - http://www.earthtonesolutions.com/
CURE Recycling collects empty inkjets, and used cell phones from consumers. These ink cartridges and cell phones are inspected and recycled to be used again. The result is less pollution for our environment, less consumption of oil, smarter use of our resources, and a funding source for CURE Childhood Cancer (a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer.)

Denim Pencils - http://www.recyclingiscool.com/Hip-To-Recycle--Denim-Pencils-4020-per-pack41_p_66.html
These pencils are m ade from the recycled scraps left-over from the cutting of cotton denim fabric used to make blue jeans and other apparel. The beautiful blue color of this product comes directly from the denim fibers.

Denim Recycling - http://www.allfreecrafts.com/recycling-crafts/denim-pockets.shtml
The instructions on this page teach how to re-use old jeans to make denim pocket purses.

Donnelly/Colt Progressive Resources Catalog- http://www.donnellycolt.com/catalog/core.shtml
Donnelly/Colt Progressive Resources Catalog is a family owned and operated business designing and distributing progressive materials promoting peace, social and environmental justice and human rights since 1975.

Ecomall - http://www.ecomall.com/
Ecomall is an online resource for "Earth friendly" companies and products.

Eco-Wise - http://www.ecowise.com
Eco-Wise is and Austin, TX based business leader in non-toxic environmental choices for a healthier lifestyle since 1990. This site is a resource for information and products for a healthier life and planet.

Environmental Building News - http://www2.buildinggreen.com/
This is a subscription newsletter with in depth, well-researched construction product reviews. Environmental Building News also hosts the Green Building Discussion Group- an online forum for discussing and promoting green building principles and practices.

US EPA Environmental Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Program - http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/epp/
This federal-wide program encourages and assists executive agencies in the purchasing of environmentally preferable products and services and help stimulate the green economy through large government contracts for environmentally responsible products and services.

EnviroStars - http://www.envirostars.org/
EnviroStars is an environmental certification program serving the Puget Sound area in Western Washington. This site has a search engine to locate businesses (including auto repair shops, dental offices, dry cleaners, lawn care service companies and more) that are EnviroStar Certified.

Experienced Materials - http://www.experiencedmaterials.com/
Artist Gina Nash creates handmade lighting fixtures and sculptures from recycled steel.

Georgia-Pacific - http://www.gppackaging.com/Cellulose/Pages/default.aspx
Georgia-Pacific is a leading manufacturer of tissue, paper, pulp, packaging, building products and related chemicals. Through the Georgia-Pacific Foundation, the company promotes safety, environmental stewardship, and community development.

Great Green Goods - http://www.greatgreengoods.com/
GreatGreenGoods is a shopping blog that features only products created from recycled materials.

Green Earth Office Supply - http://greenearthofficesupply.stores.yahoo.net/
Green Earth Office Supply is an online environmentally friendly office supply company providing a wide range of items such as stationary, books, binders, desk supplies and organizers, food service and janitorial service products and more for affordable prices.

GreenDisk - http://www.greendisk.com/
GreenDisk collects obsolete electronic technology and remanufactures it into new products.

The Green Guide - http://www.thegreenguide.com/
The Green guide is an independent media service of National Geographic designed to provide news, information and educational material to consumers and others.

Green Lane Sustainable Business Networking - http://greenlane-sbn.org/
Green Lane provides sustainability marketing, networking, resources and education in Lane County, Oregon.

Greener Package - http://www.greenerpackage.com/
Greener Package is an online knowledge exchange for lower impact packaging options.

GreenOrder - http://www.greenorder.com
GreenOrder is a consulting firm and resource for institutional buyers and suppliers of energy efficient, recycled, and other environmentally preferable products.

Green Home - http://www.greenhome.com/
Green home provides one-stop online shopping for environmentally friendly products ranging from home-improvement to yard and garden to pest-control products.

The Center for Food Safety - http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/take-action
This organization works to minimize harmful food technologies and promotes organic and other sustainable farming practices.

Green Seal - http://www.greenseal.org
Green Seal is the independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the environment by promoting the manufacture and sale of environmentally responsible consumer products. It sets environmental standards and awards a "Green Seal of Approval" to products that cause less harm to the environment than other similar products.

GreenSpec- http://greenspec.buildinggreen.com/
The GreenSpec Product Guide is an online directory of over 2,200 environmentally preferable products chosen by the editors of BuildingGreen , LLC.

Greenwashing Index - http://www.greenwashingindex.com/index.php
The Greenwashing Index is the world's first online interactive forum that allows consumers to evaluate advertisements making environmental claims. The goals of the site are to educate consumers, hold businesses accountable for their marketing claims, and stimulate the market for sustainable products.

Indaco Manufacturing "Bag to Nature Compostable Bags" - http://www.indaco.ca/
Save time, mess and money by using a compostable bag that does not tear, sweat and break apart. Have confidence doing your part for the environment.

Keen Footware - http://www.keenfootwear.com/us/en/
HybridLife is the KEEN mantra, their commitment to create solutions in their product and business practices, to design footwear, bags and socks that enable you to play anyplace without a ceiling.

Living Tree Paper Company - http://www.livingtreepaper.com/
Living Tree Paper Company is a leader in developing high-quality printing and writing papers made from nonwood fibers and postconsumer waste that are both environmentally and economically sound.

LOOPTWORKS - http://www.looptworks.com/gear.html
Launched in September 2009, Looptworks is a ground-breaking business that repurposes abandoned materials into meaningful, long-lasting and limited-edition products. By re-using the world’s pre-consumer excess, the U.S.-based company aims to rid the world of waste while inspiring a generation to reduce their impact on the planet. The inaugural line includes jackets hoodies, skirts, shirts and graphic t-shirts for both men and women The Portland, Oregon-based start-up is led by apparel industry veterans with extensive experience from Nike, Adidas and Royal Robbins.

The National Association of Educational Procurement - http://www.naepnet.org/iMIS15_PROD/
This professional association is dedicated to serving higher education procurement specialists by providing them with purchasing information.

The Natural Step - http://www.naturalstep.org/
The Natural Step is an international organization conducting multidisciplinary research, providing environmental consulting and training services, and offering networking and educational opportunities for business leaders, organizations, and communities striving to create sustainable change.

Newman's Own Organics - http://www.newmansownorganics.com/index.html
This organic food company was founded by actor Paul Newman and his family to encourage healthier eating and sustainable agriculture. After-tax profits are donated to charity.

National Odd Shoe Exchange - http://www.oddshoe.org/
this 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is a source of footwear for those requiring single shoes or pairs of differing sizes due to injury, disease or genetic disorders.

Point Beach Outdoors - http://www.pointbeachoutdoors.com/
Point Beach Outdoors is a clothing company selling products made from ECO Fleece, a durable, high-performance fiber made from 100% recycled plastic.

Preserve® Products - http://www.preserveproducts.com/
Preserve® creates products made from number five recycled plastic for personal care and kitchen supplies.

PromoManagers - http://www.promomanagers.com/
PromoMangers is a certified Women Owned Business and is a promotional products provider with a strong online presence focused on recycled and organic products.

Reach for Unbleached (RFU) - http://www.rfu.org/
RFU is the national organization and Canadian registered charity focusing on consumer education, pulp mill monitoring, and promoting clean paper products in order to create a more sustainable paper products industry.
You can also see their Bulk Office Paper Buying Club at - http://www.rfu.org/cp/paperguide.htm

ReBuilding Center - http://rebuildingcenter.org/
A project of the non-profit community enhancement organization, Our United Villages, the ReBuilding Center accepts used building and remodeling materials for reuse in order to promote community well-being and sustainable practices.

Recyclaholics - http://www.recyclaholics.com/
Recyclaholics offers nature-based products and zero waste consulting services.

Recycled Plastic Products Directory - http://rppd.americanchemistry.com/
The plastics division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Environment and Plastics Industry Council of Canada created this directory to assist public and private sector buyers in selecting products made with or packaged in recycled-content plastic.

The Recycled Products Cooperative - http://www.recycledproducts.org/
A non-profit program dedicated to natural resource conservation, the goal of the Recycled Products Cooperative is to increase the use of recycled copy paper on a national scale and use purchasing power to lower the prices of recycled content products.

Recycler's World - http://www.recycle.net/equip/index.html
Recycler's World sponsors the Recycling & Waste Equipment Directory, which lists companies manufacturing and/or selling new equipment and selling and/or servicing used equipment.

repurposedMATERIALS - http://www.repurposedmaterialsinc.com/
"Repurposing" is creative Re-use. It is NOT recycling that has gotten all the buzz since the 1970s. Remember, recycling requires huge amounts of energy to melt, grind, chip, or shred a waste stream into a useable feedstock to be used as a raw material to manufacture something new. With "repurposing," we deal with byproducts and waste that get a second life because they have value "as is."

Resource Revival - http://www.resourcerevival.com/
Resource Revival is an innovative company reusing old bicycle parts to make promotional items and other green gifts.

Responsible Shopper - http://www.greenamerica.org/programs/responsibleshopper/
This guide promotes a sustainable economy by helping consumers discover the good, the bad and the ugly behind everyday products, and how to buy responsibly and demand corporate accountability.

ReUseIt.com - http://www.reuseit.com
Reuseit.com is a place where you will find their family of "best of the best" reusables available in many categories so you can eliminate disposables from every part of your life -- from bags and bottles to lunch, household items and beyond. By casting a critical eye and delivering facts & solutions, they continue to help guide consumers to the truth and take action on these issues as they evolve.

Seventh Generation - http://www.seventhgeneration.com
Seventh Generation is a leading brand of naturally safe and effective, non-toxic home cleaning supply products.

SolLight™ - http://www.sollight.com/
SolLight™ is an LED solar light system that can stay illuminated for up to eight hours. It is lightweight, durable, environmentally sound, and made by a socially responsible company.

Sustainable Connections - http://www.sustainableconnections.org
Sustainable Connections is a non-profit membership organization of well over 500 businesses and community leaders working to transform and model an economy built on sustainable practices.

Sustainable Products Corporation (SPC) - http://www.sustainableproducts.com/
SPC provides full service sustainable product certification, consulting and training, and lifecycle assessments to ensure that sustainable products yield environmental health, and social and economic benefits throughout a product's entire lifecycle from extraction to disposal.

TerraCycle - http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/
TerraCycle diverts tons of waste from landfills each year and uses it to make affordable, eco-friendly products.

Treecycle Recycled Paper- http://www.treecycle.com/
Treeecycle Recycled Paper sells recycled content office and cleaning products.

Tomorrow's World - http://www.tomorrowsworld.com
Tomorrow's World is a signature line of organic and fair trade clothing, bedding, cleaning and other home supplies exclusively made in the USA.


EPA Buy-Recycled Fact Sheets - http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/tools/cpg/index.htm
EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) help agencies "close the loop" by buying recycled products. EPA published a series of fact sheets summarizing information on the CPG program; EPA's recovered materials content recommendations; case studies from around the country; and key resources, associations, and web sites.

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

GAIAM - http://www.gaiam.com/
GAIAM sells products dealing with natural living, wellness, mind/body fitness, yoga and personal development.

Northern Technologies International Corporation - http://www.ntic.com/
NTI is in the business of converting unique environmentally beneficial material science into value added products and services for industrial and consumer applications.

Novica - http://www.novica.com/
Novica directly connects artists and buyers through the Internet so that artists earn more while consumers pay less.

Real Goods - http://www.realgoods.com/
Real goods is an environmentally preferable general store with items ranging from renewable energy products for off-grid living to home and garden supplies.

Maggie's Functional Organics - http://www.maggiesorganics.com/
Maggie's Functional Organics offers durable and affordable clothing made from organic and fair trade fibers.

Forest Stewardship Council - http://www.fscus.org
The Forestry Stewardship Council aims to change global conceptions of sustainable forestry and in doing so has created principles, criteria, and standards to address economic, social, and environmental concerns.


CLIMATE CHANGE

AASHE.ORG - http://www.aashe.org/
AASHE is an association of colleges and universities that are working to create a sustainable future. Their mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. They do this by providing resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research.

AAEA Environmental Concerns, Recycling - http://www.aaenvironment.com/environmental-concerns-recycling.htm

American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) - http://www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org/
A high-visibility effort to address global climate disruption undertaken by a network of colleges and universities that have made institutional commitments to eliminate net greenhouse gas emissions from specified campus operations, and to promote the research and educational efforts of higher education to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate.

An Inconvenient Truth - http://www.climatecrisis.net/an_inconvenient_truth/about_the_film.php
This site has information about Al Gore's Oscar-winning documentary, climate change facts, and a daily blog.

Biodegradable Products Institute - http://www.bpiworld.org/BPI-Public/Approved/4.html
The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) is a professional association of key individuals and groups from government, industry and academia, which promotes the use, and recycling of biodegradable polymeric materials (via composting).

Californians Against Waste, Climate Change and Recycling - http://www.cawrecycles.org/issues/ghg
Dedicated to conserving resources, preventing pollution and protecting California's environment through the development, promotion and implementation of waste reduction and recycling policies and programs.

Climate Reality Project - http://climaterealityproject.org/about-us/
The Climate Reality Project employs cutting-edge communications and grassroots engagement tools to break the dam of inaction and raise the profile of the climate crisis to its proper state of urgency.

Climate Reality Project - Reality Drop - https://realitydrop.org/?utm_source=ctrpnl&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=launch
Reality Drop’s mission is to reveal the denial and deception around climate change, spread the truth, and clear the way toward real solutions.

DEQ: Climate/Materials Research - http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10/ECOCOMM.NSF/...Projects.pdf

EPA, Climate Change Home Page - http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/index.html
This website provides information on climate change for communities, individuals, businesses, states, localities and governments.

EPA, Climate Change, Waste Reduction Model - http://epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/tools/warm/index.html
EPA created the Waste Reduction Model (WARM) to help solid waste planners and organizations track and voluntarily report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from several different waste management practices. WARM is available both as a Web-based calculator and as a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (355K WinZip archive).

GRRN, Zero Waste, Recycling and Climate Change - http://www.grrn.org/page/zero-waste-and-climate-change

The Lexicon of Sustainability™ - http://www.lexiconofsustainability.com/
A crowd-sourced project, which means we rely on people like you, not only across the USA but around the world, to gather the sustainable ideas we'll all need to build a more responsible future. Suggest new terms for The Lexicon, advise us on new people and places to include, brainstorm with us on new ways to display our work, spread the word online and in the real world. We need your passion, energy, and inspiration. Join us!

The Link Between Recycling & Climate Change - http://www.slideshare.net/NCDENR/the-link-between-recycling-climate-change

Project Polar Bear - http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/our-work/community-outreach/project-polar-bear
Project Polar Bear is a way for small teams of young people and groups/classrooms to collectively make a big difference! The bi-national contest challenges young leaders to develop community projects that reduce the carbon dioxide load in the atmosphere—especially those that engage and sustain community action.

WasteAge, Recycling Combats Climate Change - http://wasteage.com/mag/waste_recycling_combats_climate/


COMPOST

BioCycle - http://www.biocycle.net/
BioCycle is the top industry magazine in the U. S. on composting, organics recycling, and renewable energy.

Compost Activist - http://www.compostactivist.com/
Composting is not just for gardeners. It is a climate change reduction strategy. Advancing the Alchemy of Soil and Society!

Compost Council of Canada - http://compost.org/
This is the official site of the Compost Council of Canada with information in both French and English about national composting updates and conferences.

Composting Guide - http://vegweb.com/composting/
This website, sponsored by the VegWeb, offers a basic introduction to composting.

Composting for Kids - Herb Gardening, The Basics of Composting: - http://www.herbco.com/t-herb-garden-composting.aspx
Look around the kitchen for scraps and leftovers high in nitrogen and carbon. It's a good idea to mix twenty equal parts of carbon to every one part of nitrogen. Gather all of the ingredients together into one small 3-foot-by-3-foot pile and then allow them to decompose over time.

Cornell Waste Management Institute - http://cwmi.css.cornell.edu/composting.htm
The Cornell Waste Management Institute aims to increase the capacity to compost the organic waste produced in New York State. The site includes descriptions of sponsored projects, fact sheets and more.

Curb to Compost Toolkit - http://compostfoundation.org/curb-to-compost/
This toolkit provides an overview of organics recovery, with basic data and examples of outreach materials to aid in the development of a residential food scrap collection program that will be administered by a city and/or municipal waste management district already collecting yard debris.

DoItYourself.com® - http://www.doityourself.com/scat/fertilizercompostsoi
This site offers information about composting, mulching, and soil prep and fertilizers for the eager "do-it-yourselfer."

eHomeResource.com - http://ehomeresource.com/landscaping/soil/composting.html
eHomeResource.com offers a very basic introduction about how to start composting at home.

Fuccillo Freezer Compost Bins - http://www.greendepot.com/greendepot/product.asp?prod_name=Freezer+Compost+Bin&pf_id=FUCCOMP&dept_id=16200&s_id=0&
The Freezer Compost Bin is a kitchen collection container for organic scraps. Made of silicone and kept in your freezer to prevent scraps from decomposing, it eliminates odor and fruit flies completely. To empty, you simply push the flexible silicone bottom and pop the frozen scraps out.

H2E 10-Step Guide to Composting in Healthcare Facilities - http://www.h2e-online.org/pubs/composting.pdf
This document outlines a 10 step approach to starting and maintaining composting systems in healthcare facilities.

How to Compost: A Home Guide - http://www.buildablock.com/blog/a-home-guide-how-to-compost

Indaco Manufacturing "Bag to Nature Compostable Bags" - http://www.indaco.ca/

Love Food Not Waste Program - http://www.eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?NID=759
The City of Eugene and area businesses teamed up to make sure that food scraps turn into valuable compost instead of take up space in our landfill. Now it is your turn to do something.

Northern Technologies International Corporation - http://www.ntic.com/
NTI is in the business of converting unique environmentally beneficial material science into value added products and services for industrial and consumer applications.

Ohio University "The Gobbler" - http://thepost.ohiou.edu/content/gobbler-gorging-garbage
Where organic materials are turned to compost in a closed, carefully controlled environment — composts almost 100 percent of all Ohio University Culinary Services food waste.

Oregon DEQ Composting Program - http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/sw/compost/index.htm
As the official website for the Oregon DEQ Composting Program, this page offers composting reports and information on policies, regulations, and commercial and residential composting systems, along with other valuable resources.

Pennsylvania, How to compost information - http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/composting/14063
Composting is an easy way to reduce disposal of waste and create a valuable soil additive. You can recycle the natural nutrients and organic materials in food, leaves, paper, yard and wood waste as they would be in nature.

Shure-Close indoor compost container - http://www.sure-close.com/index.html
Most of the organic waste we produce comes from our kitchens as foodscraps. A kitchen container that makes it easy for people to collect, store and transport their foodscraps to the green bin goes a long way toward encouraging participation.

Sustainable Procurement Toolkit - http://www.aashe.org/publications/sustainable-procurement-toolkit
Provided by AASHE - Included in this toolkit is a webinar series on sustainable procurement, purchasing resources in the AASHE Resource Center, and more.

US Composting Council - http://compostingcouncil.org/
The US Composting Council is a national, non-profit trade and professional organization involved in research, public education, composting and compost standards, expansion of compost markets and the enlistment of public support.


Other College Composting Links
Cornell University - http://compost.css.cornell.edu/index.html
This web site provides access to a variety of composting educational materials and programs developed at Cornell University.

Colorado Institutional Food Waste Composting Guide - http://www.colorado.edu/ecenter/recycling/compost

Dartmouth University - http://www.dartmouth.edu/~esd/fall/compost.html
Dartmouth launched its composting program in the summer of 1998 with big plans that are now becoming realities.

Evergreen State College - http://www.evergreen.edu/organicfarm/
The compost facility on the Evergreen Organic Farm is a student initiated joint effort between students, Facility Services, and Housing with the goal of capturing the schools organic waste to use on the farm.

Middlebury College - http://www.middlebury.edu/sustainability/food/dining/waste
Middlebury College's composting program diverts approximately 75% of food waste produced on campus and processes it using a Passively Aerated Windrow System (P.A.W.S.). This site details the benefits of composting why this system works.

Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet: Composting at Home - http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1189.html
This composting fact sheet details how composting makes soil healthier, how it helps the environment, and the essentials of composting.

Ohio University Composting - http://www.ohio.edu/sustainability/programs/compost.cfm

University of Washington Composting - http://www.washington.edu/facilities/building/recyclingandsolidwaste/procedures/food_waste

Companies that produce in-vessel composting containers:
Green Mountain Technologies - http://www.compostingtechnology.com/
Green Mountain Technologies offers in-vessel composting systems, probes, software, and aeration control systems

NaturTech - http://www.composter.com
The NaturTech system by Renewable Carbon was designed by compost operators for compost operators striving to achieve best management practices.
Contact: Telephone: 320-253-5076, Email: naturtech@composter.com


Getting an "A" for lunch - http://www.informinc.org/getatlunch.php
Smart Strategies to Reduce Waste in Campus Dining (David Saphire, 1998) describes simple strategies that have been successfully employed on campuses around the country to prevent this waste though more efficient materials use.


Vermicomposting:
City Worms - http://www.cityworm.com/
City Worms describes one woman's joy of discovering vermicomposting in the Big Apple.

WormWoman.com: Mary Appelhof’s Site for Worm Composting Resources - http://www.wormwoman.com/acatalog/index.html
From the author of "Worms Eat My Garbage," this site offers worm composting and compost tea products and information.

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service: Worm Composting - http://www.arhomeandgarden.org/composting/worm.htm
The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers this basic introduction to starting a worm composting system at home.

Glencoe Elementary School Worm Bin Project, Portland , OR - http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/glencoe/346.htm
Glencoe Elementary School in Portland, Oregon started a vermicomposting program in 1999 in order to reduce cafeteria food waste. This site details how the program was started and its successes since its inception.


CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) - http://www.agc.org
The AGC is the construction industry's leading association. It works to improve the construction industry and in recent years this work has included promoting more environmentally friendly construction and demolition practices.

Blue Vinyl - http://www.bluevinyl.org
A comedic documentary, "Blue Vinyl" follows Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand and co-director Daniel B. Gold as they travel from Helfand's hometown to America's vinyl manufacturing capital and beyond in search of answers about the nature of polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

Building Material Emissions Study - http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Publications/default.asp?pubid=1027
This study by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) compares data about school buildings made from conventional building materials and those made with recycled content alternatives.

Cheap and Sustainable Materials for Building Furniture - http://www.sofasandsectionals.com/sustainable-furniture-materials

The EcoHome Foundation - http://www.ecohomefoundation.org/eco/index.html
The EcoHome Foundation aims to improve quality of life through improving buildings by designing them to be environmentally responsible and consume less energy, to encourage harmonious interactions between inhabitants in nature, and to be economically accessible. These concepts are promoted through model buildings and educational outreach.

The Healthy Building Network - http://www.healthybuilding.net/
The Healthy Building Network works to improve the building market by advocating for ecologically preferable building materials as a means of achieving healthier indoor environments, global environmental preservation, and environmental justice.

Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK) Sustainable Design - http://www.hok.com/about/sustainability
HOK is a sustainable design and planning firm dedicated to helping the world move toward a future of healthful buildings and communities existing in harmony with the natural world.

Institution Recycling Network (IRN)- http://www.ir-network.com/index.html
The IRN offers comprehensive recycling services (including C&D recycling) for businesses, and healthcare and educational institutions.

Greening of Dana - http://www.snre.umich.edu./research/labs_facilities/greendana
The renovation of the Samuel Trask Dana building on the University of Michigan campus was a five-year project that resulted in a living demonstration of environmentally conscious design.

GreenSpec - http://www.buildinggreen.com/menus/
The GreenSpec Product Guide is an online directory of over 2,200 environmentally preferable products chosen by the editors of BuildingGreen , LLC.

Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines - http://www.sustainabledesignguide.umn.edu/
This site details the State of Minnesota's Sustainable Building Guidelines made by the University of Minnesota's Center for Sustainable Building Research.

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)- http://www.nahb.org/
NAHB is a trade association that helps promote policies to make housing a national priority. NAHB has served its members, the housing industry, and the public at large since 1942.

Northwest EcoBuilding Guild - http://ecobuilding.org/
The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is an association of builders, designers, homeowners, tradespeople, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in ecologically sustainable building.

Oikos: Green Building News - http://oikos.com/
Oikos is a website devoted to providing green building news in order to serve the professionals whose work promotes sustainable design and construction.

The Solar Guide - http://www.thesolarguide.com/
The Solar Guide provides consumers with practical information about choosing and purchasing solar and renewable energy systems.

South Carolina Sustainable Universities Initiative - http://www.sc.edu/sustainableu/
The Sustainable Universities Initiative (SUI) is a collaborative effort between more than a dozen South Carolina institutions of higher education with the goal of educating students so that they may help the world by meeting human needs while sustaining natural resources.

Twyford Bathrooms - http://www.bathandshower.com/environmentally-friendly-products
Awarded the Waterwise Marque for the revolutionary FLUSHWISE WCs. The new dual flush suites operate on a staggeringly low 4 or 2.6 litres of water. The Waterwise Marque - the first scheme to highlight water efficient products - is awarded annually to products which reduce water wastage or raise the awareness of water efficiency.

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program - http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CategoryID=19
LEED is an internationally recognized green building rating and certification system developed by the USGBC.

US Green Building Council - http://www.usgbc.org
The US Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to making green buildings available to all within one generation through policy change, technology and design development, green building certification, and education.

WasteCap Resource Solutions, Inc -http://www.wastecap.org/
WasteCap Resource Solutions, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that promotes waste reduction and recycling solutions and diverts construction and demolition waste from landfills in Wisconsin.


Green building web sites:
Better Bathrooms.com, green guide- http://www.betterbathrooms.com/green-bathroom-remodeling-guide/
The bathroom is one of the simplest rooms to improve upon simply by exchanging already installed fixtures that were in place before water conservation mandates. Because of these mandates consumer needs have changed and manufacturers are paying attention. There are many more products being developed that are recyclable, sustainable, and will improve upon the environmental quality of life.

BetterBricks - http://www.betterbricks.com
BetterBricks is an online resource help business professionals understand and improve energy efficiency in their buildings and businesses. The site explains how well designed buildings can attract and retain highly productive employees.

Blue Vinyl - http://www.bluevinyl.org
A comedic documentary, "Blue Vinyl" follows Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand and co-director Daniel B. Gold as they travel from Helfand's hometown to America's vinyl manufacturing capital and beyond in search of answers about the nature of polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

Bob Vila: Green Building - http://www.bobvila.com/sections/green
Bob Vila showcases groundbreaking green technologies, dispels myths that building green has to mean building ugly or spending extravagantly, and shows you how to make small changes at home that will have big impact.

CalRecycle Green Building Home Page - http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/GreenBuilding/
This is the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery's (CalRecycle) home page with information about state and local training programs, green building basics, the Sustainable Building Toolkit and more.

Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines - http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/tools/cpg/index.htm
This site details EPA recommended procurement guidelines and products as part of an EPA effort to promote the use of materials recovered from solid waste.

Community Forklift - http://www.communityforklift.com/
Community Forklift is a 34,000 square foot self-serve warehouse with a very small staff. Think of them as a thrift store for building materials—they will more than likely have items in stock in basic categories, but you will need to come into the warehouse in-person to see if a specific item is in stock. their inventory is 100% donated materials, so if you see something you like today, be aware it may not be in stock again tomorrow!

Design Outlaws - http://www.designoutlaws.org/
Design Outlaws is an outgrowth of the Knossus Project (a research and development firm focused on educational film, fine art publishing, and green design) and seeks to provide a knowledge forum for the ecological design community and to foster non-conventional thinking, courageous vision, and positive actions.

DOE Energy Savers - http://energy.gov/energysaver/energy-saver

Ecological Design Collaborative - http://www.ecodesign.org
The Ecological Design Collaborative is a team of architects, landscape architects, ecological land planners, and renewable energy/water management/biological wastewater treatment specialists providing consulting and design services for projects both large and small.

Ecosa Institute - http://www.ecosainstitute.org
Ecosa Institute is an educational facility and Prescott Arizona whose curriculum focuses on combining ecological and ethical design values to create a sustainable future. Educational opportunities include workshops, classes, and full year academic and hands-on programs.

Ecotrust - http://www.ecotrust.org/
Eco-trust is a "think tank" and "do tank" whose accomplishments have included creating the world's first environmental bank and initiating numerous ecological programs such as the Forestry Program, Fisheries Program, Native Program, and Environmental Services Program to improve environmental, economic, and social conditions in both rural and urban areas. The organization combines non-profit and for-profit structures.

Environmental Building News - http://www2.buildinggreen.com/
This is a subscription newsletter with in depth, well-researched construction product reviews. Environmental Building News also hosts the Green Building Discussion Group- an online forum for discussing and promoting green building principles and practices.

EPA Green Building Program - http://www.epa.gov/greenbuilding/
The EPA Green Building Program offers basic information about green building, reasons to build green, components of green building, funding opportunities, and green building awards.

EPA Green Engineering - http://www.epa.gov/oppt/greenengineering
The EPA Green Engineering Program offers a variety of resources (including software) for students, educators, and industry professionals interested in Green engineering- the design, commercialization, and use of products and processes that prevent pollution, protect human health and the environment, and are economically viable.

Gaia Trust - http://www.gaia.org/
Gaia Trust is a Danish charitable organization supporting sustainability projects (especially the eco-village movement) and the idea of a global consciousness that experiences the planet as a living organism and humanity as part of that whole.

The Green Building Initiative - http://www.thegbi.org/
GBI is a not for profit organization whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches for residential and commercial construction.

Green Industry Resource - http://greenindustryresource.com/
Green Industry Resource is an online database of environmentally friendly building materials, services, and information.

GreenOrder - http://www.greenorder.com
GreenOrder is a consulting firm that helps companies maximize the benefits of sustainable business practices by promoting environmental and corporate responsibility and innovative energy systems as tools for creating profit.

Guide to Green Mortgages / Energy Efficient Mortgages - http://www.mortgageloan.com/environment/
Green, or “Energy efficient” mortgages, let you borrow extra money to pay for energy efficient upgrades to your current home or a new or old home that you plan to buy. The result is a more environmentally friendly living space that uses fewer resources for heating and cooling and has dramatically lower utility costs. The types of things that are covered include upgrades that you may have thought you couldn’t afford like double paned windows, tankless water heaters, modern HVAC systems, and new insulation.

Habitat for Humanity ReStores of Portland - http://www.pdxrestore.org/ReuseAndRecyclingAlternatives.html
ReStores are open to the public. You can purchase a variety of quality reuse building materials, appliances, furniture and home improvement products at a fraction of retail prices.

Home Addition Plus - http://www.homeadditionplus.com/
Home Addition Plus is a do-it-yourself home improvement site for homeowners, offering how-to advice on home remodeling, home improvement, and home edition projects.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) LEED Certification Information- http://www.nrdc.org/buildinggreen/leed.asp
This site offers information about LEED, its benefits, and how to become certified.

Networx Systems - http://www.networx.com/articles/green-living
Networx is a home-improvement site with articles about green living and other tips for homeowners.

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association - http://www.nesea.org/
The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association is regional membership organization promoting sustainable energy solutions. Its largest programs focus on buildings and renewable energy and K-12 education programs.

Northwest EcoBuilding Guild - http://ecobuilding.org/
The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is an association of builders, designers, homeowners, tradespeople, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in ecologically sustainable building.

Papercrete - http://www.papercrete.com/
Papercrete is a bookstore and education center for natural, green, and alternative building methods and materials.

PavGen - http://www.pavegen.com/
Everytime someone walks over the Pavegen tile, renewable energy is harvested from the footstep. The technology converts the kinetic energy to electricity which can be stored and used for a variety of applications.

Pennsylvania Governor's Green Government Council - http://www.gggc.state.pa.us
The GGGC was created in l998 to help the state government adopt environmentally friendly operation policies and practices. The council works cooperatively across agency jurisdictions, putting sustainable practices into state government's planning, policy making, and regulatory operations and striving for continuous improvement in environmental performance.

ReBuilding Center - http://www.rebuildingcenter.org/
A project of the non-profit community enhancement organization, Our United Villages, the ReBuilding Center accepts used building and remodeling materials for reuse in order to promote community well-being and sustainable practices.

Smart Communities Network: Green Buildings Introduction- http://www.smartcommunities.ncat.org/buildings/gbintro.shtml
This site provides a thorough background on green building principles, rating systems, and US initiatives.

Solar Decathlon - http://www.solardecathlon.gov/
The Solar Decathlon is a US Department of Energy collegiate design/build challenge where schools compete to create cost-effective, energy efficient, and attractive houses.

Solar Electric Power Association - http://www.solarelectricpower.org/
The Solar Electric Power Association is a nonprofit organization whose membership consists of more than 120 electric service providers, utilities, associations, manufacturers, government agencies, research organizations, and educational institutions from eight countries.

Sweets Network - http://products.construction.com/
The Sweets Network, sponsored by McGraw-Hill Companies, is a free directory that provides an abundance of sustainable material related resources.

Urban Ore - http://urbanore.com/
On an average day, Urban Ore prevents nearly 20 tons of waste from entering local landfills.

U.S. Green Building Council - http://www.usgbc.org/
The US Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to making green buildings available to all within one generation through policy change, technology and design development, green building certification, and education.


Green Building Certifications
CRI Green Label - http://www.carpet-rug.org/about-cri/cri-signature-programs.cfm
CRI works with its member companies, allies in the field, independent testing laboratories and government agencies to continually improve its best practices in product improvement, environmental responsibility and customer care.

Energy Star - http://www.energystar.gov/buildings/
The Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR certification graphic is awarded only to building design projects that achieve a rating of 75 or higher on EPA's energy performance rating system. The certification indicates that the building is designed to perform among the top 25 percent of buildings in the United States.

EPEAT - http://www.epeat.net/
EPEAT is the definitive global registry for greener electronics. It's an easy-to-use resource for purchasers, manufacturers, resellers and others wanting to find or promote environmentally preferable products.

Green Guard - http://www.greenguard.org/en/CertificationPrograms.aspx
GREENGUARD Certification ensures that a product has meet some of the world's most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

ISO 14000 - http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/management_and_leadership_standards/certification.htm
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards.

LEED - http://www.usgbc.org/leed/certification
Provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

Living Building Challenge - https://ilbi.org/lbc
To offer a global vision for lasting sustainability, partner with local communities to created grounded and relevant solutions and reach out to individuals to unleash people's imagination and innovation.

MTS (Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability) - http://mts.sustainableproducts.com/
MTS brings together a powerful coalition of sustainable products manufacturers, environmental groups, and key state and local government leaders using market mechanisms increasing sales and market share of sustainable products.

SCS (Scientific Certification Systems) - http://www.scsglobalservices.com/
A global leader in independent certification and verification of environmental, sustainability, stewardship, food quality, food safety and food purity claims.

Smart Certified - http://smartcertifiedproducts.com/smartcertified_004.htm
SMaRT evaluates performance over a products life cycle and supply chain using criteria in the areas of Health, Environment, Social Equity and Reclamation.

USGBC - http://www.usgbc.org/leed/certification
The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings..


Green Financing

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) - http://www.ceimaine.org/
Coastal Enterprises Inc. offers financing and development services to help create economically and environmentally healthy communities.

Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) - http://www.totalmortgage.com/total-guide/energy-efficient-mortgage.asp
Regardless of your particular lifestyle, you should consider the possibilities of modifying your home so that it can become more energy efficient. Whether your home is completed, or undergoing construction, you have convenient financing options for energy saving additions at your disposal.

Funding Green Buildings - http://www.fundinggreenbuildings.com/
Consultant Jane McAdams offers workshops and other resources to fund green building projects.

Permaculture Credit Union - http://www.pcuonline.org/
The Permaculture Credit Union is a membership based organization which invests money following a code of ethics and bases its practices on permaculture principles.


CONTEST & COMPETITIONS
Campus Conservation Challenge - http://www.competetoreduce.org/

Recyclemania website - http://www.recyclemaniacs.org


CONTRACTS

Rutgers University - http://greenpurchasing.rutgers.edu/
This is a link to Rutgers University's purchasing department.


Examples of Contracts

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Cardboard
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Indoor Recycling
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Outdoor Recycling
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Recycling
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Refuse



CURRENT EVENTS / TOPICS



Publications

American Forests - http://www.americanforests.org
American Forests is a magazine published by nonprofit of the same name. Its stories and articles are for people who recognize and appreciate the benefit of trees.

American Recycler - http://www.americanrecycler.com
The American Recycler is a monthly newspaper serving those in the recycling, salvage, and waste management industries free of charge. It is an excellent resource for news about government policies and regulations affecting the industry.

Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Outdoors - http://www.outdoors.org
AMC Outdoors is a magazine promoting the protection, enjoyment, and wise use of the land in the Appalachian region.

The Bear Deluxe Magazine - http://orlo.org/
This magazine is a project of Orlo (an organization whose name means "brink" or "edge" in Italian and focuses on exploring environmental issues through the creative arts.) The magazine publishes creative nonfiction, literature, visual arts and design and seeks to bridge political and cultural divides in order to engage readers.

BioCycle - http://www.biocycle.net/
BioCycle is the top industry magazine in the U. S. on composting, organics recycling, and renewable energy.

The Canyon Country Zephyr - http://www.canyoncountryzephyr.com/
This is a magazine for news, interviews, humor, history, cartoons and more about timely environmental and social topics.

Composting News - http://www.recycle.cc/cnpage.htm
Composting News covers up to date news and issues pertaining to producers, marketers, and users of compost, mulch, and other waste-based products.

Culture Change Magazine - http://www.culturechange.org/auto_free_times.html
Culture Change Magazine (formerly Auto-Free Times) discusses current energy and environmental issues in hopes of moving toward a petroleum-free society.

E Magazine - http://www.emagazine.com
E is a bi-monthly magazine with information, news, and resources for people concerned about environmental issues and wanting to make a difference.

Earth First! Journal - http://www.earthfirstjournal.org
Earth First! Journal provides a voice for the radical environmental movement. The movement has no members, believes in biocentrism, and practices putting beliefs into action.

Earth Island Journal - http://www.earthisland.org/journal/
Earth Island Journal is an award-winning quarterly magazine of investigative journalism and essays providing the public with world environmental news.

The Ecologist - http://www.theecologist.org
The ecologist is a monthly investigative journalism and news resource for current social and environmental topics such as climate change, food and farms, renewable energy, resource management and more.

Forest Magazine - http://www.fseee.org/
Forest Magazine is a publication of the nonprofit organization Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics (FSEEE) and is for readers who value our national forests for recreation, clean water, wildlife sanctuaries and spectacular wilderness.

Geographical - http://www.geographical.co.uk
Geographical is the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society and has been in publication since 1935, bringing readers information about physical and cultural geography around the world through timely articles and high-quality photographs.

Green@Work - http://www.greenatworkmag.com/
Green@Work Magazine is a guide to sustainability in the business world and covers topics such as corporate social responsibility and social responsible investing.

Green Living - http://www.brighthub.com/environment/green-living.aspx
BrightHub's Green Living Channel has online articles and forums on topics such as green construction, baby and child care, organic foods, ecologically conscious shopping, recycling and more.

High Country News - http://www.hcn.org
High Country News is a bi-weekly newspaper that reports on the West's natural resources, public lands, changing communities and policies, flora and fauna, water and energy.

Forest Voice - http://www.forestcouncil.org/voice/
Forest Voice is a quarterly publication of the Native Forest Council is dedicated to informing the public about the damaging affects of resource extraction on public lands and providing news, information, and resources for citizens to become involved in defending their natural heritage.

Mother Jones Magazine - http://motherjones.com/
Mother Jones, a magazine that has been in publication since 1976, covers stories on politics, the environment, and culture.

Mountain Gazette - http://www.mountaingazette.com
Mountain Gazette is the voice of mountain culture and publishes stories about people, places, events, and adventures.

National Geographic Magazine - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
A top photojournalism magazine, in publication since 1888, National Geographic Magazine brings readers information about the environment, travel, culture, and wildlife.

National Parks - http://www.npca.org
National Parks is a publication of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) which has worked since 1919 to protect and enhance America's National Parks for present and future generations.

National Wildlife - http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife.aspx
National Wildlife is a publication of the National Wildlife Federation and seeks to educate and inspire conservation of wildlife and other natural resources.

Natural History Magazine - http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/
Natural History Magazine is published ten times a year ten times a year and covers a broad range of topics such as the universe, dinosaurs, climate change, evolution, water, the environment, society and culture.

Nature Conservancy Magazine- http://magazine.nature.org/
Nature Conservancy Magazine, is a publication of the Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit organization founded in 1951 and now the world's largest private international conservation group dedicated to protecting land and water worldwide.

On Earth Magazine- http://www.onearth.org/
On Earth Magazine is a publication of the Natural Resources Defense Council and reports on current environmental issues as they relate to culture, politics, health, science and technology, nature, business and more.

POP! Magazine - http://www.popmagazine.com/
POP! Magazine is Canada's adventure magazine for kids with fun articles and facts on science, history, literature, social studies, world issues and more.

Recycling International - http://www.recyclinginternational.com
Recycling International is a monthly publication with in depth articles on worldwide recycling trends in technology, scrap markets, and businesses.

Recycling Today - http://www.recyclingtoday.com
Recycling Today covers current events in the recycling industry, market trends, business trends, and products.

Resource Recycling Magazine- http://www.resource-recycling.com
Resource Recycling Magazine is the preferred journal of recycling and composting professionals offering pertinent news about waste management.

Scrap Magazine - http://www.scrap.org
Scrap Magazine is a bimonthly publication of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries with studies and articles about the scrap market, new technologies, business trends, equipment, operational procedures and more.

Scrap Tire News - http://www.scraptirenews.com
Scrap Tire News is a monthly publication devoted to reporting on tire reuse, recycling, and proper management and disposal methods.

Sierra Magazine - http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/
Sierra Magazine is the Sierra Club's bimonthly publication on environmental issues, green living, environmental activism and community initiatives, and the outdoors.

Raymond Communications- http://www.raymond.com
Raymond Communications is an online publication with analysis and special reports on state and international recycling law and policy updates, environmental packaging, industry conferences, and durables and electronics recycling.

The Progressive Review - http://www.prorev.com/
The Progressive Review is an online journal of news, analysis, and cultural critique providing a voice for social justice.

Utne Reader - http://www.utne.com
The Utne Reader reprints the best articles from alternative media sources on topics such as the environment, spirituality, the arts, and science and technology.

Z Magazine- http://www.zcommunications.org/zmag
Z Magazine  is an independent, radical print and online magazine of critical thinking on ecological, political, cultural, social, and economic life dedicated to creating liberty, justice, and eliminating repression.


ECO-HEROES


Edward Abbey - http://www.abbeyweb.net/abbey.html

Sharif Abdullah - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharif_Abdullah

Ansell Adams - http://www.anseladams.com/

Carl Anthony - http://urbanhabitat.org/20years

Steven Ray Apotheker - heroes_text.htm#APOTHEKER

Jim Baca - http://www.blogger.com/profile/14019944863771287149

John Baldwin - http://www.eugeneweekly.com/2005/03/17/essay.html

Al Bartlett - http://www.albartlett.org/

Wendell Berry - http://www.wendellberrybooks.com/author.html

Jose Bove- http://www.bbcf.ca/_articles/josebove.htm

David Brower- http://www.browercenter.org/node/179

Jackson Browne - http://www.jacksonbrowne.com/

Kenton Brubaker - http://www.emu.edu/personnel/people/show/brubakek

Denise Cerreta - http://www.oneworldeverybodyeatsfoundation.org/

Majora Carter - http://www.majoracartergroup.com/

Carla Cloer - http://kernkaweah.sierraclub.org/press/carla_cloer_john_muiraward.html

Dianne Cohen - http://www.diannacohen.com/_portfolio/home.html

Theo Colborn- http://www.rachelcarsonprisen.no/eng/Prize-Winners/Theo-Colborn

Rossano Ercolini - http://www.goldmanprize.org/recipient/rossano-ercolini

Marc Ona Essangui - http://www.goldmanprize.org/2009/africa

Pat Franklin - http://ma-sierra-members.blogspot.com/2012/10/pat-franklin-founder-of-container.html

Mahatma Gandhi - http://www.mahatma.org.in/

Lois Gibbs - http://www.heroism.org/class/1970/gibbs.html

Harnoor Gill - http://www.inspiremetoday.com/profile.php?id=996
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Randy Gilson - http://www.facebook.com/gilsonrandy

Jerome Goldstein - http://www.biocycle.net/2012/06/jerome-goldstein-ecopioneer-1931-2012/

Jane Goodall Institute - http://www.janegoodall.org/

Al Gore - http://www.algore.com/

Woody Harrelson - http://www.voiceyourself.com/

Robert Hass - http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/194

Paul Hawken - http://www.paulhawken.com

Bill Heenan - http://nrcrecycles.org/nrc-home-page/tribute-to-bill-heenan

Courtney Hight - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-hight

Julia "Butterfly" Hill - http://www.juliabutterfly.com/en/

David Holmgren - http://www.chelseagreen.com/authors/david_holmgren/

Doug Howell - http://www.cgsentinel.com/v2_news_articles.php?story_id=5907

Sepp and Veronika Holzer - http://rhiosrawenergy.com/catalog/vd_farming%20with%20nature.html

Van Jones - http://vanjones.net/

Kelsey Juliana - http://www.imatteryouth.org/#!oregon/c1psu

Lorraine Kerwood - http://nextsteprecycling.org/about/lorraine

Carole King - http://www.caroleking.com/home.php

Lenny Kohm - http://appvoices.org/tag/lenny-kohm/

Svitlana Kravchenko - http://law.uoregon.edu/2012/02/13/kravchenko/

Enrique Leff - http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/01/08/288143/-Ecologia-y-Capital-or-Enrique-Leff-for-beginners

Mark Lennon - http://www.linkedin.com/in/jmarklennon

Aldo Leopold - http://www.aldoleopold.org

Amory Lovins - http://www.rmi.org/rmi/Amory+B.+Lovins

L. Hunter Lovins - http://natcapsolutions.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=247&Itemid=54

Wangari Maathai - http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2004/maathai-bio.html

Nelson Mandela - http://www.nelsonmandela.org/

Cynthia McKinney - http://www.allthingscynthiamckinney.com/

Rigoberta Menchu - http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1992/tum-bio.html

Samuel Mockbee - http://myhero.com/myhero/hero.asp?hero=s_mockbee

Bill Mollison - http://www.rightlivelihood.org/mollison.html

Arne Naess - http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/15/world/europe/15naess.html

Poppa Neutrino - http://www.floatingneutrinos.com/Message/Poppa%20Neutrino%20Speaks.html

Ed Newman - http://www.athensnews.com/ohio/article-37364-mr-recycling-retires-from-ou.html

Paul Newman's Own Organics - http://www.newmansownorganics.com/index.html

Priana Orr - http://btaoregon.org/alice/#BrianaOrr
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Robert Redford - http://www.alaskatrekker.com/redford.htm

Stephen Schneider - http://stephenschneider.stanford.edu/

Chris Schoap - Heroes Page

Richard Scudder - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Scudder

Vandana Shiva - http://www.rightlivelihood.org/v-shiva.html

Richie Sowa - http://www.environment.gen.tr/habitat-world/54-spiral-island.html

David Suzuki - http://www.davidsuzuki.org/

Terri Swearingen - http://www.goldmanprize.org/1997/northamerica

Gabrial Tor - http://zerowaste.uoregon.edu/heroes_text.htm#tor

Edgar Wayburn - http://scfoj.tumblr.com/post/431162267/dr-edgar-wayburn

Joshua WIlliams - http://joshuasheart.org/

George Weyrens - http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/margie_boule/index.ssf/2009/05/u_of_o_memorial_recalls_a_man.html

Goldman Award - http://www.goldmanprize.org/


ECO-TIPS

Aaron's Rain Barrels - http://www.ne-design.net/
They offer you their #1 selling standard rain barrel, irrigation system (has two spigots) or a traditional whiskey barrel . Their preferred rain barrel connects directly to your rain gutters downspout tube, has an overflow valve and is only made from the best quality parts so they last a lifetime.

Conservatree - http://www.conservatree.com/paper/Choose/PaperSelection.shtml
Conservatree (formerly a paper distribution company from 1976-1997 and now a non-profit focused on developing more environmentally friendly paper industry) offers resources on this site for choosing environmentally preferable paper products.

GreenBiz.com Business Tool Box - http://www.greenbiz.com/research/tools
GreenBiz is the leading information resource on how to align environmental responsibility with business success.

Green Livivng Tips - http://www.greenlivingtips.com/
A journey in learning about going green and reducing environmental impact in the home, at work and in business. Do you have earth friendly tips or news to share? Join in!

Living Tree Paper Company - http://www.livingtreepaper.com/
Living Tree Paper Company is a leader in developing high-quality printing and writing papers made from nonwood fibers and postconsumer waste that are both environmentally and economically sound.

NRDC, Too Good To Throw Away - http://www.nrdc.org/cities/recycling/recyc/recytbls.asp
A report detailing the environmental benefits of recycling and addressing the claims of a small but vocal chorus of special interests that have tried to cast doubt on its value.

Rain barrels for water collection - http://www.rainbarrelguide.com/
Saving rainwater to use during the dry months using rain barrels is an ancient practice that is again becoming popular. Some use it just for watering landscape and others use it in the house, as well. Harvesting systems vary from the simple use of barrels and gravitation to high tech systems using cisterns, pumps, and flow controls.

Reach for Unbleached (RFU) - http://www.rfu.org/
RFU is the national organization and Canadian registered charity focusing on consumer education, pulp mill monitoring, and promoting clean paper products in order to create a more sustainable paper products industry.
You can also see their Bulk Office Paper Buying Club at - http://www.rfu.org/cp/paperguide.htm

The Recycled Products Cooperative - http://www.recycledproducts.org/
A non-profit program dedicated to natural resource conservation, the goal of the Recycled Products Cooperative is to increase the use of recycled copy paper on a national scale and use purchasing power to lower the prices of recycled content products.


Repair Reduce Recycle

iFixit.com - http://www.ifixit.com/

FixItClinic - https://www.facebook.com/FixitClinic

Repair.com - http://www.repair.com/

Reuse & Repair Network - http://www.cylch.org/Reuse_Repair_Network

The Goodlife Centre - Repair Cafe - http://www.thegoodlifecentre.co.uk/repair-cafe/

Repair and Reuse - Recycle Later - http://thisgreenblog.com/2012/05/repair-and-reuse-before-recycling.html

The grassroots repair and fixit movement - https://repair.crowdmap.com/


EDUCATION AND PROMOTION

42 Ways to Trim Your Holiday Wasteline - http://www.use-less-stuff.com/ULSDAY/42ways.html
To help trim the trash while trimming the tree, The ULS Report offers a challenging checklist of simple things you can do to reduce waste while you eat, drink, and make merry this holiday season.

Acorn Naturalists - http://www.acornnaturalists.com/index.aspx
17821 East 17th St., #103, PO Box 2423, Tustin, CA, 92781-2423
Acorn Naturalists specializes in the development and distribution of science and environmental education resources. In both printed and electronic versions, we offer thousands of hard-to-find specialty products, including new curricula, field identification guides, plant and animal activity books, water quality monitoring equipment, audiovisual media, and unique tools for educators, naturalists, interpreters and camp leaders. All items are carried in stock at our own warehouse, and thus are available for immediate delivery.

Alternative Energy Geek's - http://www.alternative-energy-geek.com/
Here you will find the answers to all things alternative energy: solar power, wind energy, geothermal, nuclear and so much more.

Association for Experimental Education - http://www.aee.org
2300 Canyon Blvd., Suite100 Boulder, CO 80302
The mission of the Association for Experiential Education is to develop and promote experiential education in all settings. The Association is committed to support professional development, theoretical advancement, and evaluation in the field of experiential education worldwide.

Books for Young People on Environmental Issues - http://www.epa.state.il.us/kids/teachers/books.html
Illinois EPA, 1021 North Grand Avenue East, Springfield, Illinois 62702
The Illinois EPA Suggests fiction and non-fiction books for kids (k-12) and activity resources for teachers.

California Integrated Waste Management Board - http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Education/Curriculum/default.htm
The Board provides curriculum that offers accurate and current waste management information that encourages "reduce, reuse and recycle" in the classroom and home while making it exciting and interesting for both teachers and students.

Caribbeaners keychains - http://www.tagsandchains.com/Carabiners/carabiner-sale.htm
Low cost, functional, practical, and many times unique...standard and custom carabiners make ideal promotional products with your name, logo or message custom laser engraved.

Center for Ecoliteracy - http://www.ecoliteracy.org
2522 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
The Center for Ecoliteracy is dedicated to fostering the experience and understanding of the natural world.

Center for Environmental Education - http://www.ceeonline.org/
40 Avon Street, Keene NH, 03431-3516
The center advances K-12 environmental education through a grant program, a curricula library, outreach programs, and a database of youth groups.

Chico Bags | Reusable Bags - http://www.chicobag.com/
ChicoBag Company is equipping humanity with tools that will help eliminate the environmental damage caused by single-use paper and plastic bags. We have done this by designing reusable bags that are durable, tasteful and most importantly unforgettable.

Deck the Halls with Less Waste This Year! - http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/PublicEd/Holidays/default.htm
It is estimated that between Thanksgiving and the New Year an extra million tons of waste are generated nationwide each week. In fact, 38,000 miles of ribbon alone is thrown out each year--enough to tie a bow around the Earth!

Donnelly/Colt Progressive Resources Catalog- http://www.donnellycolt.com
Donnelly/Colt Progressive Resources Catalog is a family owned and operated business designing and distributing progressive materials promoting peace, social and environmental justice and human rights since 1975.

Ecomall: http://www.ecomall.com
"Earth's Largest Environmental Shopping Center" Your First Stop to Shop for Green Products That are Good for People and the Environment. Shop by Keywords Above or by Categories Below.

Eco-friendly Inaugural – Ball Gowns from Garbage - http://www.greatgreengoods.com/2009/01/11/recycled-ball-gown-inaguration/
Created by the awesome and talented Jamie K. McIntosh from Twisted Textiles this dress is made from waste sheets of plastic film… the film’s original purpose was to protect pieces of plexiglass.

Educating Tomorrow - http://www.educatingtomorrow.org/
Our schools must take the lead in moving toward a greener future by providing our children and future leaders with an environmental education and exemplary environmental programs, such as school-wide recycling.

Envirothon® - http://www.envirothon.org
P.O. Box 855, League City, TX 77574
The Mission of the Canon Envirothon® is to develop knowledgeable, skilled and dedicated citizens who are willing to work towards achieving and maintaining a natural balance between the quality of life and the quality of the environment.

EPA - College and University Integrated Strategy - http://www.epa.gov/ne/assistance/univ/
The ultimate goal of the Strategy is to encourage colleges and universities to adopt long-term, sustainable practices, cooperatively share information and resources, and effectively mentor each other in the use of EMSs.

EPA - Kids, Students, and Teachers - http://www.epa.gov/students/
a magazine and on-line resource by and for educators to enhance environmental and global education across the curriculum at all grade levels.

Everblue Training Institute - http://www.everbluetraining.com/
As a veteran-founded organization, they specialize in providing intense green jobs training for federal, state and local governments, contractors, owners, operators, architects, and engineers. Everblue is a Portfolio Education Provider for the US Green Building Council, and the largest LEED and BPI training provider in the world, offering training in 74 cities nationwide and 7 international locations.

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment - http://www.globe.gov
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is a worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the global environment. Students and teachers from over 9800 schools in more than 95 countries are working with research scientists to learn more about our planet.

Green Teacher - http://www.greenteacher.com/
P.0. Box 1431, Lewiston, NY 14092
Green Teacher is a magazine by and for educators to enhance environmental and global education across the curriculum at all grade levels. With fifty pages of ideas and activities, four times a year; we're not slick... just resource-full.

Green Schools - GRNSCH-L listserve - http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=grnsch-l&A=1

Haute Trash Fashion Show - http://www.hautetrash.org/
Since September 2002, Haute Trash has put on over 100 shows. In 2006, we officially became a Non Profit 501(c)3. We are developing educational programs, and continue to perform at an increasingly wide variety of venues and events. And we've welcomed numerous new designers from all around the continent. We perform annually at events like the Oregon Country Fair, the Nevada County Fair, the Seattle ReStore Art Show, and the American River Confluence Festival. We are making more history, even as we speak!

Institute for Social Ecology (ISE) - http://www.social-ecology.org/
ISE is an educational experiences that enhance people's understanding of their relationship to the natural world and each other. By necessity, this involves the ISE in programs that deepen students' awareness of self and others, help them to think critically, and expand their perception of the creative potentialities for human action.

Kidsgardening.com - http://www.kidsgardening.org/
1100 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403
For most of us, gardening provides a welcome sojourn into the natural world, a sanctuary that promises relief from the challenges of a busy life. But to the National Gardening Association, gardening means a lot more. After 20 years of supporting gardening with kids, They have witnessed the joy of exploration, the awe of discovery, and the awaking of minds to the rich world of learning that a garden has to offer.

Know Your Nickle - http://www.knowyournickel.org/
What's worth five cents, but makes more change than you can count? Returning your bottles and cans! Clean beaches and forests, Oregon jobs, and new products from recycled containers are just the beginning.

Lane County Recyclers Handbook - http://www.lanecounty.org/Departments/PW/WMD/Recycle/Documents/recyclerhandbook.pdf


Master Recycler Program - http://www.lanecounty.org/Departments/PW/WMD/Recycle/Pages/masterrecycler.aspx
Do you want to learn how to reduce your waste, conserve natural resources, motivate others to change their habits, and make a difference in your community? If so, you should join the Lane County Master Recycler Program.

The Mobius Recycling Symbol - http://www.earthodyssey.com/symbols.html

My Actions - http://www.myactions.org/
The Goal is ti significantly increase the sustainable actions of individuals and organizations by making it "worthwhile" to share them.

National Environmental Education Advancement Project - http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/neeap/
College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481
NEEAP's purpose is to support and promote the development and continuation of Comprehensive Environmental Education Programs at the state and local level through state Environmental Education Capacity Building.

National Geographic's Geography Action - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geography-action/index.html
An annual conservation and awareness program designed to educate and excite people about our natural, cultural, and historic treasures.

National Wildlife Federation - http://online.nwf.org/site/PageNavigator/ActionCenter/education
For more than sixty years, the National Wildlife Federation has been a leader in environmental education, reaching out to the communities where children and adults live, work and play.

New York Recycles - http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8802.html

North American Alliance for Green Education - http://www.naage.org
P.O. Box 3709, Prescott, AZ 86302
The North American Alliance for Green Education is a nonprofit consortium founded & guided by students. Membership is comprised of varied educational institutions and organizations from diverse bioregions.

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) - http://www.naaee.net
NAAEE, Suite 800, 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC 20009-5708
The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is a network of professionals, students, and volunteers working in the field of environmental education throughout North America and in over 55 countries around the world. NAAEE uniquely combines and integrates environmental interest groups, and many organizations dedicated to improving education into a cooperative, non-confrontational, scientifically balanced approach to promoting education about environmental issues.

Oregon Green Schools Association - http://www.oregongreenschools.org/

Project Learning Tree (PLT) - http://www.plt.org/
an award-winning, interdisciplinary environmental education program for educators working with students in PreK through grade 12. PLT helps students gain awareness and knowledge of the natural and built environment, their place within it, as well as their responsibility for it.

Recycle City - http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/

The "Recycle Guys" Teachers Corner - http://www.p2pays.org/recycleguys/lessonplans.html
Curriculum designed by teachers for teachers to help inform our students about the issue of solid waste and its reduction and disposal concerns. Published in 1995, it will be updated in 2001.

Recycling 101 - https://pne.oregonstate.edu/catalog/recycling-101
Through eight online modules, Recycling 101's participants will learn the life cycle of recycled materials, be trained in waste prevention, composting and recycling, study the aspects of commercial and residential recycling and discover how waste prevention positively affects our natural resources.

RecyclingInfo.Com - http://www.recyclinginfo.com/index.html
RecyclingInfo provides continuing, updated information relating to a wide spectrum of recycling news, programs and services.

Rocky Mountain Institute - http://www.rmi.org/

Sharing Environmental Education knowledge - http://www.seek.state.mn.us
525 S. Lake Ave., Ste. 400 Duluth, MN 55802
The SEEK directory works as a clearinghouse for all types of environmental education resources, from articles to lesson plans, from performances to displays, and many more. These resources come from a variety of organizations throughout Minnesota, including schools and colleges, government agencies, libraries and businesses.

Sierra Club Environmental Education - http://www.sierraclub.org/education/
85 Second Street, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105-3441
A collection of news, articles, programs, web sites, and other resources for environmental education.

Sierra Student Coalition - http://ssc.org/
They are the only national, student-run grassroots network working within a major environmental organization to move the student agenda.

Simplify the Holidays - http://www.newdream.org/holiday/
Ask yourself: can money buy the things that really matter during this very special time of year? There are lots of ways for you to have more joy, less stuff this holiday season.

Ted Talks - Great Pacific Garbage Patch - http://zerowaste.uoregon.edu/edu_promo_text.htm#pacific

Weisenbach Specialty Printing - http://www.weisenbach.com/
Special offers, Free web coupons, New product updates, Custom-printed promotional buttons

Stickers and Signs
Planetpals RECYCLE SYMBOL Dictionary - http://www.planetpals.com/recyclesymbols.html
Learn more about the meanings of each recycling symbol - http://www.earthodyssey.com/symbols.html


Recycled Art
Austin Green Art - http://www.austingreenart.org/
A nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about important environmental issues via hands-on, creative, community-based programming & events.

Fire & Light - http://www.fireandlight.com/
Fire & Light Originals has a noteworthy heritage, formed in 1995 as a partnership between the Arcata Community Recycling Center in Humboldt County, California, and a group of local investors who wanted to develop an innovative plan for using crushed, recycled glass. Our founders decided to turn their recycled glass into a raw material, manufacturing distinctive products for sale in and out of the immediate area.

Janet Nolan - http://www.janetnolanart.com/
A native of Alabama, Janet Nolan studied art at Auburn University (BVA) and Georgia State University (MFA) focusing on painting and drawing. When she moved to New York City in 1976, Nolan shifted from two-dimensional to three-dimensional work as she began collecting and using large quantities of everyday objects she found discarded in the city (such as broken umbrellas, lost gloves, wire coat hangers, colorful plastic bottle caps) transforming them into sculpture through serial methods of construction

Jarod Charzewski - http://jarodcharzewski.com/lately/
This installation project encapsulates North America's consumer culture which leads to overcapacity landfill sites.

Resource Revival - http://www.resourcerevival.com/
Resource Revival is an innovative company reusing old bicycle parts to make promotional items and other green gifts.

Vrmont Ski Recyclers - http://www.skifurniture.com/
Made up of furniture and accessories crafted from recycled skis and snowboards

Whit McLeod - http://www.whitmcleod.com/
Handcrafted furniture from reclaimed materials


Recycled Fashion Show
Junk to Funk - http://www.junktofunk.org/
The Portland based Junk to Funk is unique in combining visual and performance art, fashion, sustainability education, interactive activities and entertainment.


ELECTRONICS

Arion Global, Inc - http://www.arionglobal.com/
E ngaged in offering a number of enriched and effective recycling services for both large and small-sized companies. They ensure that all their services are according to the international and industrial standards and abide by the company's protocols.

Computer Recovery Project - http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/business/documents/RWvol34.pdf
A partnership of King County government agencies, computer recyclers, processors, and thrift stores to collect computers and monitors. Selected vendors and thrift stores have agreed to accept unwanted equipment for reconditioning, resale.

CURE Recycling - http://www.earthtonesolutions.com/
CURE Recycling collects empty inkjets, and used cell phones from consumers. These ink cartridges and cell phones are inspected and recycled to be used again. The result is less pollution for our environment, less consumption of oil, smarter use of our resources, and a funding source for CURE Childhood Cancer (a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer.)

Dell Computer Recycling - http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp/dell-environment-recycling.aspx
By choosing to recycle with Dell, you may receive a special offer towards your new computer or other new Dell Electronics & Accessories products.

DEQ - Electronics Recycling - http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ecycle/index.htm
Each year in Oregon thousands of computers, copiers, fax machines, printers, televisions, and other electronic equipment become "obsolete" in the eyes of consumers. Rapid advances in technology and expanding demand for new features accelerate the generation of "old" electronic equipment ("e-waste"). The result is a growing challenge for businesses, residents, and communities as they search for ways to reuse, recycle, or properly dispose of this equipment.

eCycle Best - http://www.ecyclebest.com/
eCycle Best helps individuals and businesses quickly and easily turn used or non-working devices into cash.

ElectronicsRecycling.com - http://www.electronicsrecycling.com
The Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, West Virginia University and other sponsors have put up an electronics recycling portal site. Resources include a directory of recycling companies, links to state initiatives, message forums, news, and a calendar of events.

Electronic Recyclers International - http://www.electronicrecyclers.com
ERI specializies in the environmentally safe and socially responsible dismantling of Cathode Ray Tubes.

Electronics TakeBack Coalition, State Legislation - http://www.electronicstakeback.com/legislation/state_legislation.htm

Electronics TakeBack Coalition - http://www.electronicstakeback.com/index.htm

e-Stewards - http://e-stewards.org/
The e-Stewards certification program for electronics recyclers is designed to provide market incentives that drive the certification of the entire recycling chain that is managing the toxic materials. In addition, early efforts are underway to develop a program to qualify or certify companies who collect and transport electronics.

FREE GEEK - http://www.freegeek.org/
A Portland, Oregon based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that recycles technology and provides computers, education, job skills and Internet access in exchange for community service.

GRRN, Computer TakeBack Campaign - http://www.grrn.org/e-scrap/index.html

HP Computer Recycling - http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-information/environment/product-recycling.html
HP's Planet Partners (TM) recycling service provides an easy way to recycle any brand of computer equipment or HP printing supplies. HP's state-of-the-art processes ensure that your unwanted hardware or HP printing supply is recycled in a way that conserves resources

Lighting Recycling Guide - http://www.affordablelamps.com/lighting-recycling-guide.html
Recycling is a huge part of our responsibility as global citizens. We have been taught to recycle paper, plastic, and glass; however, many of us forget to recycle our light bulbs. Many consumers have opted to use more energy-efficient, compact fluorescent light bulbs in their homes and businesses, which is great for the environment! But the buck doesn't stop there. After using energy-efficient lighting, it is important that is properly disposed of.

Living Green: A Guide to Recycling Electronics - http://sewelldirect.com/articles/Recycling-electronics.aspx

NextStep - http://www.nextsteprecycling.org/
NextStep provides individuals and groups the opportunity to learn about the impact electronic waste has on our environment and to provide technology to those who do not have access. Access to computers and the Internet and the ability to effectively use this technology are becoming increasingly important for full participation in America's economic, political and social life.

Oregon Electronics take back law - http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/ecycle/moreabout.htm

Recycling Resources for Appliances and other Kitchen Items - http://www.designerappliances.com/articles/recycling-resources-for-appliances-and-other-kitchen-items/

Recycler's World - http://www.recycle.net/equip/index.html
Recycler's World sponsors the Recycling & Waste Equipment Directory, which lists companies manufacturing and/or selling new equipment and selling and/or servicing used equipment

SellandRecycle.com. - http://www.sellandrecycle.com/
Whether your old item is reused or recycled for parts, you are preventing toxic materials from entering the environment, not to mention, adding a little extra cash to your wallet. Who knew recycling could be so rewarding?


ENERGY
Alternative Energy Geek's - http://www.alternative-energy-geek.com/
Here you will find the answers to all things alternative energy: solar power, wind energy, geothermal, nuclear and so much more.

Energy Doctors home energy audit - http://www.energydoctors.org/index.php
With today's soaring energy costs, it just makes sense to inspect your home or business for energy problems such as missing insulation, hidden water damage, doors and windows that leak energy (and money), so that you can then fix those areas that will be most cost efficient.

Shenitech- http://www.shenitech.com/
specializing in ultrasonic flow measurement technologies and instrumentation. Through continuous innovation, we transform complex ultrasonic technology into affordable, reliable and simple-to-use tools for accurate flow and energy measurement.

Solar Tribune - http://solartribune.com/
Founded in 2011, the Solar Tribune provides insightful solar industry news, analysis and information.We undertand that public education is key to the expansion of the solar industry. As a trusted source of information, the Solar Tribune provides and to digest resources on solar photovoltaics, solar thermal systems, and the basics of solar energy


ENVIRONMENTAL APPS
Comute Greener - http://www.commutegreener.com/#Login-2460
This carbon footprint-tracking tool by Volvo makes up for what it lacks in slickness with oodles of tweaking options. Based on journeys you undertake throughout the week, be it by bicycle, foot, car or public transport, it tracks your greenhouse gas emissions and encourages you set reduction targets.

Environmental Blog.org , Iphone Apps - http://www.theenvironmentalblog.org/2012/01/free-environmental-apps/

EPA - My Green Apps - http://www.epa.gov/mygreenapps/
Your destination for over 100 apps to help you understand and protect the environment.

The Good Guide - http://www.goodguide.com/about/mobile
This green and ethical shopping guide acts as the angel on your shoulder when you're out and about. With a database of 50,000 products and their environmental and social credentials, it can scan product barcodes and tell you whether to buy or leave on the shelf.

The Green Meter - http://hunter.pairsite.com/greenmeter/
greenMeter uses the phone's accelerometer to rate the efficiency of your driving technique. Theoretically it should inspire you to become a "hypermiler", like Honda's latest hybrid, where the speedometer glows green if you are light on the throttle and turns an angry purply-blue if you're not.

iRecycle - http://earth911.com/irecycle/
Just about anything and everything can be recycled or reused. iRecycle is an easy to use recycling app that shows you how to and where to recycle an item or product. Choose from their menu and based on your location or zip code, find where to drop off your item. Also you can read eco-friendly news and articles with this app.

JouleBug - http://joulebug.com/
By competing with your friends on Facebook and Twitter, you lower energy bills and reduce waste by playing your environmental part. When whole communities start using JouleBug? That's when we start saving some serious planet.

Pollution - https://itunes.apple.com/app/pollution/id304218687?mt=8
Ever wondered how clean the air you're breathing is, right now? According to this free app, which pulls in real-time air pollution data for 1,380 cities worldwide. Usefully, you can toggle different forms of pollution – air, radiation from mobile phone masts, water and earth – and see the results overlaid on a Google map, based on your location if you let the app locate you by GPS. It's a great resource for a free app.

SmartPlanet - http://www.smartplanet.com/mobile-apps
This app tackles diverse topics such as sustainability, transport, and design among others. It brings the latest headlines on groundbreaking ideas on science and technology as well as innovations to your device with a click.


EQUIPMENT
3-tiered Deskside Sorting Boxes - http://www.ccbox.com/
Columbia Corrugated Box Co. 1-541-744-0933

Artek USA - http://www.artekusa.com/

Bagits, Lunch Bags, Leak Proof Liners - http://www.bagitsystem.com/
The Bag Connection 1-800-622-2448

CRAM-A-LOT - http://www.cram-a-lot.com

In Room Recycling Bins - http://www.buschsystems.com/
Busch Systems 1-800-565-9931

Morosgos Dumpster Rental & Recycling - http://dumpsterrentalatlanta.us/
Morosgo Waste Disposal & Recycling provides professional trash / debris pickup and disposal services in the greater Atlanta Georgia area.

Wastequip - http://www.wastequip.com/
1901 Roxborough Road Suite 300 Charlotte, North Carolina 28211 TEL: 877-468-9278


Other Equipment Suppliers
Bags on the run - http://www.bagsontherun.com/
Momentum is building across the USA to reduce the consumption of plastic and paper shopping bags due to their effect on the environment. Businesses and individuals are preferring environment friendly shopping bags. Bags on the run is a direct seller of reusable bags, green bags and eco friendly bags.

Eco-Pop Designs - http://www.ecopopdesigns.com/
Specializes in custom and retrofit recycling container design. More than fifteen years of recycling experience has given us the expertise to execute design ideas with the varied needs of specific environments.

Plastic mugs
Whirley Industries - http://www.promotional-merchandise.org.uk/

Recy-Cal - http://www.recy-cal.com/
A great company that is the home to a wealth of recycling equipment.

Recycle Away - http://www.recycleaway.com/
They supply the most cost-effective, attractive, functional, and durable recycling containers, recycling bins and recycling centers available. View their complete line of recycling systems. Recycle Away provides expert hands-on consultation to plan, implement and track your recycling program. Get advice from our green experts now.

RecyclingBins.com - http://www.recyclingbin.com/
Containers for residential, business or organizational recycling needs. You may wish to do a review of the art gallery page which has a buch of bins that have been decorated by artists.

T-shirts, Canvas Bags
Condor Screen Printing 541-689-9829

Trash Cans Warehouse - http://www.trashcanswarehouse.com/
Indoor and Outdoor Recycling Containers, Trash Cans, Multi-Stream Waste Receptacles, and more

Windsor Barrel Works - http://www.windsorbarrel.com/
Since 1983, Windsor Barrel Works has led the way in providing litter receptacles specifically designed for public recycling, with eye-catching graphics and signage.

Waste Wise Prod. - http://www.wastewiseproducts.com/
Whether you are looking for one recycling container or thousands of recycling containers, we can help. We have the expertise to recommend to you the right containers for your recycling program. From desk-side containers, hall ways, cafeterias, boardrooms or dorm rooms, indoors or outdoors we'll have what you are looking for.


EVENTS & ZERO WASTE RECYCLING

Greening Your Game Day - http://curc3r.org/images/pdfs/collegiate_football_smm_guide.pdf
This toolkit guide is a resource for colleges and universities to implement or improve collegiate game day recycling and sustainability efforts. The guide was produced by a student research team coordinated by the Virginia Tech Office of Energy & Sustainability.


NRDC - Greening Advisor for Collegiate Sports - http://collegiate.greensports.org/
By promoting energy efficiency, waste reduction, water conservation and other smart operations, athletics and recreation facilities can help educate their students and communities while keeping our nation's air and water clean, helping to mitigate global warming and reducing operating costs.


Oregon State University, Green Event Guide - http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/resources/green-event-guide-v.nov2012.pdf
Oregon State University, Green Event Worksheet - http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/resources/green-event-worksheet-v.nov2012.docx

Recycleman - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/recycleman
He fights apathy, ignorance and trash, and he does it all wearing a rubber kilt. He's Recycleman. Well, actually, he's Pete DuBois, a mild-mannered Clark County public works employee.

Recycling Advocates - http://www.recyclingadvocates.org/
Formed in 1987, Recycling Advocates is a citizen-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to involve people in creating a sustainable future through local efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Treecycle - http://www.treecycle.com/
Treeecycle Recycled Paper sells recycled content office and cleaning products.


Festivals and Events
Burning Man - http://www.burningman.com/
You can only do things for the first time once, but don't get performance anxiety. You'll be among friends-no initiation fees, no secret handshake, hazing or telemarketing follow-up calls. Above all Burning Man is a community, that although temporary for six days each year, remains connected during the rest of year to keep the fire burning.

Davis Whole Earth Festival - http://wef.ucdavis.edu/

Environmental Law Conference: http://www.pielc.org/

Georgia Tech Earth Day Event - http://www.earthday.gatech.edu/index.html
The goal of celebrating Earth Day at Georgia Tech was to focus the attention of the Georgia Tech community on the environment, and increase their awareness of the world around them. So far, Tech has had nine successful Earth Day celebrations, a tradition that began in 1998, continued this past spring, and will grow in the years to come.

H. O. P. E. S. Conference - http://hopes19.wordpress.com/

Sustainable Business Symposium - http://sustainability.uoregon.edu/

U of O Athletics: - http://www.uoregon.edu/sports

Vancouver Folk Festival - http://www.thefestival.bc.ca/

Willamette Valley Music Fest - http://musicfest.uoregon.edu/

Zero Waste and events recycling:
Grassroots Recycling Network - http://www.grrn.org/

Waste Free Fair Capital Project document. - The Oregon Country Fair
for more info contact the Oregon Country Fair at: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org

Zero Waste Alliance - http://www.zerowaste.org/
The Zero Waste Alliance is a non-profit partnership of universities, government, business and other organizations working to develop, promote and apply Zero Waste strategies.

Zero Waste at Eco-Cycle - http://www.ecocycle.org/ZeroWaste/

Zero Waste New Zealand- http://www.zerowaste.co.nz


FACTOIDS

Benefits-of-Recycling.com - http://www.benefits-of-recycling.com/helptheenvironmentbyrecycling.html

Bike Route.com, Environmental (Most sad but true) Facts - http://www.bikeroute.com/EnvironmentalFacts.php

EcoCycle Tidbits & Facts - http://ecocycle.org/ecofacts

EPA, Environmental Facts - http://www.epa.gov/enviro/

Greener50 - http://greener50.com/
greener50 is a home for anyone interested in being green, living eco-conscious, or simply wishing to learn what being "green" is all about. We showcase companies and organizations who are doing great things in our community and for our earth. In doing so, greener50 connects those companies and organizations with our community of wonderful individuals. Together we can build a strong Ecoconomy and help protect & preserve our environment for future generations.

Natural Resources Defense Council - http://www.nrdc.org/cities/recycling/recyc/recytbls.asp
Recycling environmental savings tables.

Northeast Recycling Council, Inc. (NERC) Calculators - http://www.nerc.org/documents/blank_nerc_calculator.xls

Recycling-Revolution, Recycling Benefits: The many reasons why - http://www.recycling-revolution.com/recycling-benefits.html

ReUseIt.co (plastic bag facts) - http://www.reuseit.com

Thinkquest - Facts & Figures - http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/facts.htm

University of Massachusetts Amherst.Environmental Benefits of Recycling - http://www.umass.edu/recycle/recycling_benefits.shtml

World Energy Use Data - http://Shortened.google.Link

Worldometers.info - http://www.worldometers.info/
Worldometers is part of the Real Time Statistics Project, which is managed by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available in a thought-provoking and time relevant format to a wide audience around the world. Chief project coordinator is currently Sir Thomasson.


GRASSROOTS

Alaska Center for the Environment, - http://akcenter.org/

California Wilderness Coalition, http://www.calwild.org

Campus Ecology - http://www.nwf.org/Campus-Ecology.aspx
National Wildlife federation, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22184
The core function of the Campus Ecology program is to help establish environmental programs on campuses.

Center for Environmental Citizenship - http://www.envirocitizen.org
1611 Connecticut Ave. N.W. #3-B, Washington, DC 20009
The Center for Environmental Citizenship is a national non-partisan 501(c)(3)organization. They were founded by young activists in 1992 to encourage college students to be environmental citizens. CEC is dedicated to educating, training, and organizing a diverse, national network of young leaders to protect the environment.

Chesapeake Climate Action Network - http://www.chesapeakeclimate.org/
The CCAN is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our mission is to educate and mobilize citizens of this region in a way that fosters a rapid societal switch to clean energy and energy-efficient products, thus joining similar efforts worldwide to slow and perhaps halt the dangerous trend of global warming.

Colorado Environmental Coalition, - http://conservationco.org/

Cows with guns - http://www.cowswithguns.com/cgi-bin/listen_animation.cgi?cart=1288808324
Four legs good, Two legs bad. MOOOOOOooooooooahhhh

Earth Force - http://www.earthforce.org/
1908 Mt Vernon Ave., Second Floor, Alexandria, VA 22301
Earth Force is youth for a change! Through Earth Force, youth discover and implement lasting solutions to environmental issues in their community. In the process they develop life-long habits of active citizenship and environmental stewardship. Educators turn to Earth Force for innovative tools to engage young people in community problem solving.

Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, http://www.earthjustice.org

Earth Team 2000 - http://www.earthteam.net/
PO Box 4686 Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Their purpose is to educate large numbers of students about environmental issues, to inspire them to be environmental change agents and to link them together with Internet communication tools.

Earthweek - http://www.earthweek.com/

European Youth Forest Action - http://www.eyfa.org/
Postbox 94115, GH 1090, Amsterdam, Netherlands
EYFA is a European-wide NETWORK of individuals and groups active on social and environmental issues. As a network, their aim is to challenge socially and environmentally unsound ways of life by promoting alternative ways of living and working and fighting environmental destruction and social injustice.

The Graduation Pledge Alliance - http://www.graduationpledge.org/
Instituting the Pledge gets at the heart of a good education and can benefit society as a whole. Not only does it remind students of the ethical implications of the knowledge and training they received, but it can help lead to a socially-conscious citizenry and a better world. And it can serve as a focal point for further consciousness-raising around campus.

The GrassRoots Recycling Network (GRRN)- http://www.grrn.org/
The GRASSROOTS RECYCLING NETWORK is a North American network of recycling and community-based activists who advocate policies and practices to achieve zero waste, to end corporate welfare for waste, and to create sustainable jobs from discards.

GRRN, Coke Take-It-Back! Campaign - http://www.grrn.org/coke/coca-cola.html

Greenpeace Organizing Term - http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/getinvolved/greenpeace-organizing-term
The Greenpeace Organizing Term is a semester of advanced training for student activists. It's action-filled and the best hands-on training for students to become environmental leaders.

GreenstudenU.com - http://www.greenstudentu.com/
The topics of global warming, pollution, alternative energy sources, fuel-efficiency and more continue to show up in the news and media, so it's important for college students to know how they can become involved in the green movement. That's why Green Student University was created. We offer valuable green information and stay up-to-date with the latest green topics to teach college students about sustainable living practices and worldwide green events.

KAB Man (Keep America Beautiful Man) - http://www.kabman.org/index.html
Watch videos and learn lots of fun facts.

Kettle Range Conservation Group, http://www.kettlerange.org/

Know Your Nickle - http://www.knowyournickel.org/
What's worth five cents, but makes more change than you can count? Returning your bottles and cans! Clean beaches and forests, Oregon jobs, and new products from recycled containers are just the beginning.

National Audubon Society, http://www.audubon.org

Natural Resources Defense Council, http://www.nrdc.org

NetCorps - http://www.netcorps.org/
NetCorps was founded in 1996 with a dual mission to: Increase the capacity of progressive, grassroots groups to organize, advocate and address social and environmental change through appropriate communication and information technology, training and assistance; and to Train college students to become the next wave of technically savvy nonprofit leaders

Oregon Wild, http://www.oregonwild.org/

ORLO - http://www.orlo.org/
Orlo is a nonprofit organization using the creative arts to explore environmental issues.

People and Planet - http://www.peopleandplanet.org
51 Union St. Oxford OX4 1jp, UK
People & Planet is the largest student network in Britain campaigning to: alleviate world poverty defend human rights and protect the environment

Public Interest Research Groups - http://www.uspirg.org/
CALPIRG, 111965 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
The PIRGs are state-based advocates for the public interest. When consumers are cheated, or our natural environment is threatened, or voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists. The state PIRGs speak up and take action.

RecyclingInfo.Com - http://www.recyclinginfo.com/index.html
RecyclingInfo provides continuing, updated information relating to a wide spectrum of recycling news, programs and services.

Ruckus Society - http://www.ruckus.org
2054 University Ave., #204 Berkeley, CA 94704
The Ruckus Society provides training in the skills of non-violent civil disobedience to help environmental and human rights organizations achieve their goals.

Save Our Wild Salmon, http://www.wildsalmon.org

Second Nature - http://www.secondnature.org
PO Box 120007, Boston, MA 02112-0007
Second Nature is a nonprofit organization that helps colleges and universities expand their efforts to make environmentally sustainable and just action a foundation of learning and practice. Education for Sustainability (EFS) is a lifelong learning process that leads to an informed and involved citizenry having the creative problem-solving skills, scientific and social literacy, and commitment to engage in responsible individual and cooperative actions. Second Nature focuses on colleges and universities because they educate our future teachers, leaders, managers, policy makers and other professionals.

Sierra Student Coalition - http://ssc.org/
PO Box 2402, Providence RI 02906
The purpose of the SSC is to help students become the most effective, responsible activists they can be, by tailoring and amending the resources of the Sierra Club to fit their needs. The Sierra Student initiates and organizes national, regional, and local issues campaigns, uniting individual students, campus groups, and environmental organizations in an effort to create positive change.

Sierra Youth Coalition - http://www.sierrayouthcoalition.org
Suite 1200-1 Nicholas St., Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7B7, Canada
The SYC is the youth-run branch of the Sierra Club of Canada that serves as an action center for youth concerned about the environment. It embraces all the diverse peoples of Canada. As a part of the Sierra Club the SYC connects young activists to the oldest, largest and most powerful organization for environmental protection on our continent.

Student Environmental Action Coalition - http://www.seac.org
PO Box 31909, Philadelphia, PA 19104
SEAC -- pronounced "seek," as in "seeking" -- is a student and youth run national network of progressive organizations and individuals whose aim is to uproot environmental injustices through action and education. We define the environment to include the physical, economical, political and cultural conditions in which we live. By challenging the power structure, which threatens these environmental conditions. SEAC works to create progressive social change on both the local and global levels.

University Recycling Program Homepages

The Wilderness Society, http://www.wilderness.org

Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES) - http://www.yesworld.org
420 Bronco Rd., Soquel, CA 95073
Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES!) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1990 by 16-year-old Ocean Robbins and 19-year-old Ryan Eliason. Since then, YES! has become one of the most successful youth-run environmental organizations in the world. YES!'s national speaking and workshop tour has given inspirational presentations for 600,000 students in thousands of high school assemblies and college venues. The YES! Tour has shared a message of hope and a call to action for healthy people and a healthy planet with youth in 42 states.

GRRN Letter Writing Campaigns- http://www.grrn.org/action/

Earth Issues
Earth Justice Action Center - http://earthjustice.org/
Earthjustice is the nonprofit law firm for the environment, representing-without charge-hundreds of public interest clients, large and small. Earthjustice works through the courts to safeguard public lands, national forests, parks, and wilderness areas; to reduce air and water pollution; to prevent toxic contamination; to preserve endangered species and wildlife habitat; and to achieve environmental justice.

Forest Issues

Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center - http://www.cserc.org/
The national forests of America are hotbeds of controversy as Congress, industrial groups, anti-environmental organizations, and "local control" groups press for high levels of logging, grazing, mining, road-building, and other uses on the public forest lands. CSERC faces all of those challenges as the Center deals with projects and policies that affect the environment within the Stanislaus National Forest.

Save America's Forests - http://www.saveamericasforests.org/
A coalition of groups throughout America working together to protect each other's local forests, and to protect our nation's forests and forests throughout the world.

Oregon Wild - http://www.oregonwild.org/

Grants
BIG Online and FoundationSearch - http://www.bigdatabase.com
North America's most comprehensive source of fundraising information, opportunities and resources for charities and non-profit organizations.

Environmental Grantmakers Association - http://www.ega.org
A group of environmental grantmakers met in Washington, D.C. to discuss common interests and to learn about each other's specific programs.

EPA Grants - http://www2.epa.gov/home/grants-and-other-funding-opportunities

KidsGardening - http://grants.kidsgardening.org/
Committed to supporting hands-on environmental projects for young people, the foundation provides grants from $250 to $2,500 to school and community groups.

McKenzie River Gathering - http://www.mrgfoundation.org/apply
The McKenzie River Gathering Foundation (MRG Foundation) pools the financial resources of Oregon's progressive community and distributes it back to grassroots groups working on a variety of social change issues.


Textbook Project
Green Press Initiative - http://www.greenpressinitiative.org
The mission of the Green Press Initiative is to work with publishers, industry stakeholders and authors to create paper-use transformations that will conserve natural resources and preserve endangered forests.


HAZARDOUS WASTE
Coastwide Laboratories - http://www.coastwidelabs.com/index.htm
Coastwide Laboratories manufactures "Sustainable Earth Products," which are commercial cleaning products that compete with conventional cleaning products in terms of quality and effectivess, but have reduced negative impacts on human health and the environment than more commonly used cleaners.

Environmental Poynters, Inc.- http://www.envpoynt.com/
A consulting services firm offering information and resources for business and industry; commercial and residential property owneres; and those seeking information on community health and right-to-know issues.

Home Services Engine - http://www.homeservicesengine.com/articles/tips_household_hazardous_waste.html
A Guide to Household Hazardous Waste. Every day items that people use are not often thought of as potentially hazardous materials. These items are typically things people clean with, use for their car maintenance, paint with, or could include batteries and certain light bulbs. The reality is, however, that a lot of the things people utilize in their daily life can actually be bad for them or for the environment.

Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) - http://ehs.uoregon.edu/hazardous-waste
Assists the University of Oregon community in promoting a safe and healthful environment for all individuals associated with the University.


Batteries
Call2Recycle Rechargeable Battery - http://www.call2recycle.org/
The Call2Recycle® program for rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling is available to residents, retailers, businesses, communities, municipalities and public agencies in the U.S. and Canada.


Cell Phones
Donate a Phone - http://www.wirelessfoundation.org/
You can donate your used wireless phone to support Donate a Phone CALL to PROTECT, which aids in the fight against domestic violence. Wireless phones are reprogrammed with emergency phone numbers and redistributed free of charge to victims in need.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers (ALMR) - http://www.almr.org/
Anon-profit organization representing members of the mercury recycling industry, and serving as an educational and informational resource to government, business and the public.


HOUSING
(college recycling)
ACUHO-I - http://www.acuho-i.org/
The Association of College and University Housing Officers International (ACUHO-I) is the preeminent professional association dedicated to supporting and promoting the collegiate residential experience

California State University, Long Beach: Housing - http://daf.csulb.edu/offices/ppfm/facilitiesmanagement/recycling/housing.html

EPA - ENERGY STAR Showcase Dorm Room - http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=news.nr_dormroom&layout=print
This document serves as a "how-to" guide to create your own Showcase Dorm Room or to showcase another space type (e.g., staff office). This "event-in-a-box" will draw on Tulane University's experience of creating the first Showcase Dorm Room.

NACUFS - http://www.nacufs.org
The National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) is the trade association for foodservice professionals at over 650 institutions of higher education in the United States, Canada and abroad. Founded in 1958, NACUFS provides members with a full-range of educational programs, publications, management services, and networking opportunities.

Smith College: http://sophia.smith.edu/~rguzowsk/
In order to reduce the amount of waste we discard and to comply with local and state regulations, the college has implemented a comprehensive campus-wide recycling program. While at Smith, students are expected to participate in this program. Participation is also mandated by the City of Northampton.


HOW TO SET UP A RECYCLING PROGRAM

City and County of Honolulu: - http://www.opala.org/solid_waste/How_to_Set_up_a_recycling_program.html
This site describes the basic steps to developing a recycling program in your business. It is designed to give you a sense of direction and a basic understanding of how programs are developed and put in place.

City of San Diego-School Recycling Program - http://www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/recycling/school/schools.shtml
With all the beverage containers, paper and other recyclable materials that are produced, schools have the potential for generating substantial revenues through recycling. The following guidelines will help your school develop an effective and profitable recycling program.

The Resourceful Schools Project - http://www.resourcefulschools.org/video.html
Welcome to the Resourceful Schools Project! By implementing a recycling program, Cooperating School Districts of St. Louis and the St. Louis County Department of Health can help your school or school district.


KIDS STUFF
California Integrated Waste Management Board - http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Schools/Curriculum/default.htm
The Board provides curriculum that offers accurate and current waste management information that encourages "reduce, reuse, and recycle" in the classroom and at home while making it exciting and interesting for both teachers and students.

Childsake - http://www.childsake.com/
Childsake provides resources for parents and educators about children's environmental health.

Experiland - http://www.experiland.com/
Enjoy and learn about the amazing world of science with over 300 fun, tried and tested science projects that are sure to surprise and amaze you! Experiland offers fascinating hands-on science projects in a variety of science experiment e-book ranges that is suitable for elementary and middle school children that are safe to do.

The Go Green Initiative - http://www.gogreeninitiative.org/
A simple, comprehensive program designed to create a culture of environmental responsibility on school campuses across the nation.

GRRN Kids Recycle - http://www.kidsrecycle.org/
Tools for Zero waste schools (K-12)

Hands On, Crafts for Kids - http://www.crafts4kids.com/projects/1100/notes/1101.htm
Learn skills for a whole lifetime of crafting on this season of Hands On. At school, home or even in sports, each week we’ve got craft basics and great projects, each with 5 steps and 5 main ingredients. And every project teaches a new skill that you can use over and over again. And Remember – be creative!

HearthSong - http://www.hearthsong.com/
The HearthSong online catalog provides environmentally friendly children's toys, books, and other products.

Kids Do Ecology - http://kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/
This project sponsored by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) showcases kids' ecology efforts, and includes kid-made web sites

Kids' Page Office of Water - http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/waterkids/kids.cfm

Make Your Own Paper - http://www.paperonline.org/education/make-you-own-paper

Recycled Art Projects For Kids - http://www.creativedisplaysnow.com/articles/creative_cardboard.htm
One way to save money with art projects is to have the children bring in items from around the house that they do not use anymore. Anything can be made into art from shoestrings to empty paper towel rolls. Make sure the children understand how the art they have created reduces the amount of waste that is being thrown away.

Recycling and Paper Arts and Crafts for Kids - http://www.articlemyriad.com/recycling-paper-arts-crafts-for-kids/
By recycling, which means turning trash into new items, we are helping to save our environment one step at a time. For most people, however, recycling is an afterthought, which is why it is important to introduce recycling to children at an early age. The sooner we get our children to make recycling a habit, the better off our world will be. Here are some tips to help you introduce recycling to even the youngest of learners.

Recycle Those Boxes - http://www.packnboxnow.com/library/recycle_those_boxes.htm
Games and Activities to Learn and Play

Storage and Recyclables - http://www.allmysons.com/columbus/storage_and_recycling.aspx
The hugest component of municipal garbage across the whole globe is cardboard. It is a good idea for children to begin to learn how to go about recycling cardboard as early as is possible in their young lives. Children can utilize cardboard in an entertaining manner by making stuff out of it. What follows is a very comprehensive walkthrough on cardboard arts and crafts for children.

Trash Matcher - http://www.kid-at-art.com/htdoc/matchtmp.html
Click on the type of waste materials listed to quickly find the art/recycling activities which call for them.

WEPC, Willow Park Ecology Blog - http://wpec.willowparkecology.ca


Composting for kids

Journey to Forever School Composting - http://journeytoforever.org/edu_compost.html
Hawthorne Elementary School Composting Project - http://www.epa.gov/region7/education_resources/teachers/activities/wasteactivity3/
Composting for Kids - Herb Gardening, The Basics of Composting: - http://www.herbco.com/t-herb-garden-composting.aspx
Main's Composting School - http://www.composting.org/
Cornell Composting - http://compost.css.cornell.edu/schools.html
Kids Recycle.org / Composting - http://www.kidsrecycle.org/composting.php
Eugene 4J Schools Earth Tub Project - EarthTub.pdf

CRAZY CRAYONS - http://www.crazycrayons.com
Crazy Crayons are 100% recycled-content, hand-crafted crayons made from old crayons that otherwise would have become landfill waste. They are available in multicolored and solid-colored varieties.

Educating Tomorrow - http://www.educatingtomorrow.org/
Our schools must take the lead in moving toward a greener future by providing our children and future leaders with an environmental education and exemplary environmental programs, such as school-wide recycling.

Educational Science Adventures - http://www.eduweb.com/
This site offers interactive, thought-provoking activities for students. Want to build a healthy prairie or track a tiger? This is the place.

E-patrol - http://www.epatrol.org/
E-patrol is a colorful and interesting place where kids can learn about the environment.

Envirofun - http://www.epa.state.il.us/kids/index.html
The Illinois EPA Envirofun pages are designed for youngsters and contain content appropriate for elementary students.

Environmental Literacy Council - http://www.enviroliteracy.org
The Environmental Literacy Council is developing a curriculum, targeting high schoolers, on the life cycle of materials titled: "Living in a Material World:What Things are Made Of".


Games
Climate Kids - http://climatekids.nasa.gov/recycle-this/
Use the "airburst" tool to guide the recyclables into the proper bins before they fall into the trash.

EarthPeace educational games - http://www.earthpeace.com/Games.htm

EcoKids - http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/index.cfm
Welcome to EcoKids, the award-winning environmental education site from Earth Day Canada.

Education Zone - http://www.advanceddisposal.com/for-mother-earth/education-zone.aspx
Calling environmentalists of all ages - stay, play, learn

EPA, Games, Videos and Quizzes - http://www.epa.gov/students/games.html
Games, Quizzes and Other Cool Stuff!

The Fish Game - http://www.cloudinstitute.org/fish-game
You have 10 days to catch as many fish as you can. The money you make from these fish will need to support your family for the next month. Each fish nets $2.

National Geographic Round up - http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/actiongames/recycle-roundup/
Sort stuff into the correct bins.

Primary Game, Recycle - http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/earth_day/games/recycle/
Sort the waste into the right bins and try to earn as many points as you can.

Recycle City - http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/
Explore Recycle City to see how the people of the town reduce waste, use less energy, and even save money by doing simple things at home, at work, and in their neighborhoods.

Recycle Guys Games - http://www.recycleguys.org/games.html

Science Kids Games - http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities.html
Have fun learning online with these cool science games. It's free and easy to use.


Kids Recycling Curriculums

Connecticut Recycling & Composting Curriculums - http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2691&Q=332582
Environmental Literacy Council - http://www.enviroliteracy.org/teachers-index.php
GRRN, Kids Recycle - http://www.kidsrecycle.org/recycling.php
Main Recycling Curriculum and more - http://www.maine.gov/spo/recycle/schools/curriculum.htm
Oregon DEQ activities and lesson plans - http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/education/curriculum.htm
RecycleNow Schools - http://www.recyclenow.com/schools/index.html
Think Earth Foundation - http://thinkearth.org/curriculum.html
Tucson Recycling Education Program - http://www.outreach-scheduling.org/downloads/TTT_Complete_Aug07.pdf

King County Department of Natural Resources Kids Page - http://your.kingcounty.gov/dnr/kidsweb/
You've probably heard of the Three Rs - Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. We need to practice these Rs because our resources are limited - there is only so much aluminum, tin, oil, and other raw materials in the world. If we reduce, reuse, and recycle, we'll cut down on the amount of stuff we throw away and conserve resources. In this section of the DNR Student Web, explore what's garbage, what's not, and where it all goes.

Ollie Recycles - http://www.ollierecycles.com/
A fun site to teach children about recycling and waste management. Learn about the 3R's of Recycling - Reduce, Re-use Recycle with competitions and prizes.

Oregon Green Schools - http://www.oregongreenschools.org/
At schools across Oregon, students, teachers and staff are making a difference in their communities with programs to recycle, reduce waste, save energy and conserve water.

POP! Magazine - http://www.popmagazine.com/
POP! takes kids on adventures through science, history, literature, social studies, world issues and more. We give kids the facts on topics that are relevant and interesting -- oh yeah, and who could forget fun!

Project Learning Tree - http://www.plt.org/
Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in PreK-grade 12.

Rainforest Action Network: Kid Resources - http://rainforestheroes.com/
The Rainforest Action Network developed this site for kids with easy-to-read information about indigenous people, plants, and animals with the goal of empowering them to help save the rainforests.

Recycle City - http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/
Just a few years ago, this place was called Dumptown. For years, the folks living here hadn't thought much about where waste went when they threw it out. And, eventually, that became a very BIG problem...

Recycleman - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/recycleman
He fights apathy, ignorance and trash, and he does it all wearing a rubber kilt. He's Recycleman. Well, actually, he's Pete DuBois, a mild-mannered Clark County public works employee.

Wheel of Waste Reduction - http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/education/wheeldisplay.htm
The "Wheel of Waste Reduction" is a former casino gaming wheel that has been modified to convey interesting true/false facts to the citizens of Oregon. The wheel targets ages 12 and up, and is point-numbered, plus it makes a fun clacking noise as it spins!

Youth For Environmental Sanity - http://www.yesworld.org/
YES! is a non-profit organization that educates, inspires and empowers young people to join forces for social justice and environmental sanity. Founded in 1990 by 16-year-old Ocean Robbins and 19-year-old Ryan Eliason, at a time when Nancy Reagan was telling young people to "just say no," we help youth say "yes" to living with meaning, purpose, integrity and commitment.

Water Conservation Games for Kids
    H2ouse Games
    Water Busters
    The Water Family



LEGISLATIVE COMPLIANCE
ANSI-ISO14000 - http://web.ansi.org/
ANSI is a private, non-profit organization (501(c)3) that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. The Institute's mission is to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.

Know Your Nickle - http://www.knowyournickel.org/
What's worth five cents, but makes more change than you can count? Returning your bottles and cans! Clean beaches and forests, Oregon jobs, and new products from recycled containers are just the beginning.

Raymond Communications, Inc.(State Recycling Laws Update) - http://www.raymond.com/
Established in 1991 to provide news, analysis and forecasting on state and local recycling laws.

Oregon Department of Administrative Services
- http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/Pages/index.aspx

State Laws


The complete list of all Oregon revised statutes - https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/Pages/ORS.aspx

Municipal Solid Waste Programs By State - http://www.epa.gov/osw/wyl/stateprograms.htm

Oregon Bottle Bill - http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/sw/bottlebill/index.htm

RECYCLING IN NEW JERSEY - http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-202.html


International Compliance
Europe

Objective One - http://www.objectiveone.com/
If you are in an Objective One classed area then Europe could be a viable source of funding for recycling.

Germany
Doing Business in EU - http://info.hktdc.com/euguide/5-1.htm
Labelling and packaging regulations plays an important role in the choice of a product by German consumers and it is essential that great care is taken in conforming to German tastes.


MARKETING RECYCLABLES
AdoptALibrary.org - http://www.adoptalibrary.org/
Resources to promote world literacy, to help encourage donations to libraries and schools in the U.S. and around the world, and to keep books out of landfills!

American Forest & Paper Association - http://www.afandpa.org/
AF&PA is the national trade association of the forest, paper and wood products industry. We represent member companies engaged in growing, harvesting and processing wood and wood fiber, manufacturing pulp, paper and paperboard products form both virgin and recycled fiber, and producing engineered and traditional wood products.

American Petroleum Institute - http://www.recycleoil.org/
Motor oil doesn't wear out - it just gets dirty. The oil you take to a collection center to be recycled saves energy. It can be reprocessed and used in furnaces for heat, or in power plants to generate electricity for homes, schools and businesses. It can also be made into lubricating oils that meet the same specifications as virgin motor oil

Arkansas Recycling Markets Directory - http://www.adeq.state.ar.us/solwaste/branch_market_dev/#Directory
Established to provide a service to the people of Arkansas, will be a constantly developing source of information for those involved in recycling in Arkansas and the surrounding states. Biodiesel - Here you find articles and other information on

BiodieselDenim Pencils - http://www.recyclingiscool.com/Hip-To-Recycle--Denim-Pencils-4020-per-pack41_p_66.html
These pencils are m ade from the recycled scraps left-over from the cutting of cotton denim fabric used to make blue jeans and other apparel. The beautiful blue color of this product comes directly from the denim fibers.

Denim Recycling - http://www.allfreecrafts.com/recycling-crafts/denim-pockets.shtml
The instructions on this page teach how to re-use old jeans to make denim pocket purses.

Document Shredding - http://www.document-shredding.org/companies/us/oregon/87/
The Document Shredding Directory is the most comprehensive resource for paper shredding services providers in USA. The Document Shredding Directory is the most comprehensive resource for paper shredding services providers in USA.

EcoApprentice - http://www.ecoapprentice.com/
EcoApprentice launched as a business in 2011. Users post EcoChallenges, which are sustainability focused questions they are currently facing. Examples include how to reduce, reuse, or recycle something. The community responds with suggestions or EcoSolutions. Members of EcoApprentice represent a wide range of businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals. They like to think outside of the box to meet our global challenges.

EcoLights Northwest - http://www.ecolights.com/
Ecolights Northwest operates state of the art material recovery equipment using the best available technology to ensure reliable recycling, you can rest assured that potential liabilities have been eliminated. To provide permanent security you will receive a Certificate of Recycling to complete the compliance paper trail.

e-Stewards - http://e-stewards.org/
The e-Stewards certification program for electronics recyclers is designed to provide market incentives that drive the certification of the entire recycling chain that is managing the toxic materials. In addition, early efforts are underway to develop a program to qualify or certify companies who collect and transport electronics.

H2E 10-Step Guide to Composting in Healthcare Facilities - http://www.h2e-online.org/pubs/composting.pdf
This document outlines a 10 step approach to starting and maintaining composting systems in healthcare facilities.

Home Brew Fuel - Register Guard article

Institutional Recycling Network (IRN) - http://www.irnsurplus.com/index.html
IRN matches your surplus with a network of relief organizations that will use it for disaster relief and development in the U.S. or overseas. We arrange reuse of nearly 100% of the surplus we handle, and what we can’t reuse we recycle. Nothing will be landfilled. We do all this at a cost to you that is much less than disposal.

Keen Footware - http://www.keenfootwear.com/us/en/
HybridLife is the KEEN mantra, their commitment to create solutions in their product and business practices, to design footwear, bags and socks that enable you to play anyplace without a ceiling.

Market Prices of Recyclable Commodities - http://grn.com/prices/index.html
Prices for various recyclable commodities are gathered from industry sources and updated regularly.

Material Recovery Facility (MRF) - http://www.rirrc.org/
Check out the Recycling Facility Illustration for some cool animation's on how recycling works.

PlasticFilmRecycling.org - http://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/#6

Recycle Your Mat - http://www.recycleyourmat.com/
Since Recycle Your Mat’s beginning in early 2008, the business has been centered around two main objectives - recycle and upcycle mats as new products and reuse mats through donation. These objectives are met through yoga mat collection at yoga studios, fitness centers and through individual’s shipments of yoga mats.

The Recycling Business Assistance Center (RBAC) - http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/deao/rbac
RBAC produces the Directory of Markets for Recyclable Materials, a continuously updated, fully searchable recycling directory that provides essential links between businesses, industries and local governments searching for markets for their recyclables and the companies that accept the materials for reprocessing and reuse. Paper copies of the directory are also available upon request.

Recycler's World, Associations - http://www.recycle.net/recycle/Associations/
Recycler's World, Exchange - http://www.recycle.net/exchange/
The Recycler's Exchange is a FREE worldwide information exchange for those companies and individuals who BUY/SELL/TRADE commodities, materials, goods and services relevant to this industry.

Recycle Orange Bags - http://wolfram.org/writing/howto/1.html
How to Reuse Mesh Fruit Bags and Recycle!

Alphabetical Associations Index Shaw Floor Covering - http://www.shawcontractgroup.com/
Shaw Contract Group is focused on sustainability through innovation. It's our commitment to creating the most beautiful - and sustainable - flooring in the world. Through innovation, we are creating a better planet for our customers, our employees and our communities in the process.

SMART (Secondary Materials And Recycled Textiles) - http://www.smartasn.org/
A dynamic international association which seeks to strengthen the economic opportunities of its members. It promotes the interdependence of all its industry segments by providing a common forum for networking, education, and trade.

TerraCycle - http://www.terracycle.com/
TerraCycle diverts tons of waste from landfills each year and uses it to make affordable, eco-friendly products.

Thomas Net - http://www.thomasnet.com/products/recycling-services-66560988-1.html
Recycling Services Suppliers Page.


NAPCOR - http://www.napcor.com/
The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) is the trade association for the PET plastic industry in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1987, NAPCOR's mission is to facilitate PET plastic recycling and to promote the usage of PET packaging.


MATERIALS

California Integrated Waste Management Board,Organics - http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/LGLibrary/DSG/IOrganic.htm

City and County of Honolulu's Refuse Division - http://www.opala.org/solid_waste/archive/conversion_tables.html

Connecticut Plastics - http://www.connecticutplastics.com/resources/connecticut-plastics-learning-center/
There is so much to learn. Here you can enhance your knowledge of the plastic industry. The many uses of plastic and how it permeates our daily lives. We hope to become a source for engineers, students, current customers and future customers. To learn more about the plastic industry, the properties of various polymers and how plastics makes our lives better.

The Recycling Data Network: http://www.recyclingdata.com/
This site provides various resources for data recycling such as mailing lists, basics of recycling database design, recycling center directories, paper recycling guidelines and more.

Rest Assured National Mattress Recycling Program - http://www.conigliaro.com/recycling/mattress.cfm
Conigliaro Industries is proud to announce a new National Institutional Recycling Program for Mattresses, Box Springs, and Upholstered Furniture. We accept and recycle all types of bedding and furniture items.


NETWORKING

AASHE, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education - http://www.aashe.org/
An association of colleges and universities that are working to create a sustainable future. Their mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation.

AOR: http://www.aorr.org
Association of Oregon Recyclers (AOR) was one of the first state recycling associations-officially began in 1977. A small group of dedicated individuals believed that by working together to encourage recycling, they could make an impact on the future.

APPA- Higher Ed Facilities - http://www.appa.org
The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers is an international association dedicated to maintaining, protecting, and promoting the quality of educational facilities.

Arizona Student Recycling Association - http://clubs.asua.arizona.edu/~asra/

Association of College Unions International - http://www.acui.org/
The Association of College Unions International Inc. supports its members in the development of community through education, advocacy and the delivery of services.

Bring - http://www.bringrecycling.org/
Bring is a community supported non profit corporation, focusing on responsible solid waste disposal options. BRING was started in 1971 by a group of volunteers. We are one of the oldest non-profit recycling organizations in the U.S.

C2 Alternative Services - http://www.c2alts.net/
A consulting firm serving local government and business clients with programs to enhance environmental performance.  We are based in Northern California.  Since our inception in 1994, we have been known for our hands-on style, flexibility and innovation.

The City of Eugene - http://www.eugene-or.gov/

Climate Change Youth Café - http://www.iisd.org/youth/internetcafe/
linnes@iisd.ca
Climate change is one of the most threatening environmental crises facing today's world. But you have a chance to do something about it. The Climate Change Youth Café is a place where young Canadians can meet on-line to discuss our climate crisis: how it will affect ourselves, our friends, our families and communities.

Climate Reality Project - http://climaterealityproject.org/about-us/
The Climate Reality Project employs cutting-edge communications and grassroots engagement tools to break the dam of inaction and raise the profile of the climate crisis to its proper state of urgency.

Climate Reality Project - Reality Drop - https://realitydrop.org/?utm_source=ctrpnl&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=launch
Reality Drop’s mission is to reveal the denial and deception around climate change, spread the truth, and clear the way toward real solutions.

CURC, College and University Recycling Coalitionon Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/CURCRecycling

Earth Force - http://www.earthforce.org/
1908 Mt Vernon Ave., Second Floor, Alexandria, VA 22301
Earth Force is youth for a change! Through Earth Force, youth discover and implement lasting solutions to environmental issues in their community. In the process they develop life-long habits of active citizenship and environmental stewardship. Educators turn to Earth Force for innovative tools to engage young people in community problem solving.

Energy Efficient Home Articles - http://www.energyefficienthomearticles.com/
They are a information resource article directory for energy efficient homes and they update the subject matter on a regular basis.

Envirolution - http://envirolution.org/
Environmental issues have come to the forefront in recent years as a result of the publicity around climate change and the ability of humans to
impact the biosphere. While society has taken interest in the environment, a gap exists between environmental problems and the solutions society must implement to address them. People realize the time for action is now and genuinely want to make a difference; however, many lack the information, resources, and direction to contribute. Envirolution intends to fill this gap by building a platform for educating, uniting, and mobilizing society.

Environmental Defense Scorecard - http://scorecard.goodguide.com/
Scorecard ranks and compares the pollution situation in areas across the US. Scorecard also profiles 6,800 chemicals, making it easy to find out where they are used and how hazardous they are.

EPA Student Center - http://www.epa.gov/students
kelley.jeff@epa.gov
On this page, learn about the mission of the EPA and how it is carried out. Plus, you'll find a complete guide to the environmental issues that EPA addresses in its programs and projects.

European Youth Forest Action - http://www.eyfa.org/
Postbox 94115, GH 1090, Amsterdam, Netherlands
EYFA is a European-wide NETWORK of individuals and groups active on social and environmental issues. As a network, their aim is to challenge socially and environmentally unsound ways of life by promoting alternative ways of living and working and fighting environmental destruction and social injustice.

Ferry Beach Ecology School links page - http://www.fbes.org/

Fight for Light - http://fightforlight.org/
Fight For Light is dedicated to transforming Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) into hubs for environmental sustainability and social innovation. Fight For Light (FFL) partners with HBCUs to build workforce talent and to create social entrepreneurs that will impact these institutions and the broader community in areas that include, but are not limited to, environmental sustainability, education, public health, and workforce development.

Global Ecovillage Network - http://gen.ecovillage.org/
A global confederation of people and communities that meet and share their ideas, exchange technologies, develop cultural and educational exchanges, directories and newsletters, and are dedicated to restoring the land and living "sustainable plus" lives by putting more back into the environment than we take out.

Graduation Pledge Alliance - http://www.graduationpledge.org/
GPA, MC Box 135, Manchester College, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962
Since 1996, Manchester College has coordinated the national efforts of the Graduation Pledge Alliance. Founded in 1987, at Humboldt State University in California, the pledge has been adopted at dozens of schools around the country. They range in size from Manchester to Harvard to the University of Kansas.

Greener50 - http://greener50.com/
greener50 is a home for anyone interested in being green, living eco-conscious, or simply wishing to learn what being "green" is all about. We showcase companies and organizations who are doing great things in our community and for our earth. In doing so, greener50 connects those companies and organizations with our community of wonderful individuals. Together we can build a strong Ecoconomy and help protect & preserve our environment for future generations.

The Greenwashing Index - http://www.greenwashingindex.com/index.php
The Greenwashing Index is the world's first online interactive forum that allows consumers to evaluate advertisements making environmental claims. The goals of the site are to educate consumers, hold businesses accountable for their marketing claims, and stimulate the market for sustainable products.

GreenstudenU.com - http://www.greenstudentu.com/
The topics of global warming, pollution, alternative energy sources, fuel-efficiency and more continue to show up in the news and media, so it's important for college students to know how they can become involved in the green movement. That's why Green Student University was created. We offer valuable green information and stay up-to-date with the latest green topics to teach college students about sustainable living practices and worldwide green events

Grist Magazine - http://www.grist.org/
Grist is an online environmental magazine. Their credo: Pull no punches, take no prisoners, accept no advertising. Eschew the wealth and fame that so often seduce online environmental journalists. And try to have a better sense of humor than a pack of fur protesters.

GRRN: http://www.grrn.org
The GRASSROOTS RECYCLING NETWORK (GRRN) is a North American network of recycling and community-based activists who advocate policies and practices to achieve zero waste

International Youth Week - http://www.youthactionnetwork.org/
Youth Action Network, 761 Queen St. W., Suite 315, Toronto, Ontario M6J1G1, Canada
Youth Action Network, YAN, is dedicated to helping youth become more informed and actively involved in order to move towards a just and sustainable society. We strongly believe in the ability of youth to affect change in the world. We understand the need for a stronger voice and for greater participation in our local and global communities. The main functions of YAN are to provide information and promote action. YAN is a national nonprofit youth organization based in Toronto.

KAB Man (Keep America Beautiful Man) - http://www.kabman.org/index.html
Watch videos and learn lots of fun facts.

GoodWill - http://www.goodwill.org

The Lexicon of Sustainability™ - http://www.lexiconofsustainability.com/
A crowd-sourced project, which means we rely on people like you, not only across the USA but around the world, to gather the sustainable ideas we'll all need to build a more responsible future. Suggest new terms for The Lexicon, advise us on new people and places to include, brainstorm with us on new ways to display our work, spread the word online and in the real world. We need your passion, energy, and inspiration. Join us!

MIT & EPA Environmental Virtual Campus - http://www.c2e2.org/evc/
The Environmental Virtual Campus (EVC), conceived by MIT and the EPA, helps colleges and universities understand how they can achieve compliance through a unique, interactive Web site that demonstrates environmental regulatory requirements for a typical research university.

NAAEE - http://www.naaee.net
The North American Association for Environmental (NAAEE) Education is a network of professionals and students working throughout North America and in over 55 countries around the world.

NACUFS institutional Virtual Tours - http://www.nacufs.org
Join us for an online tour of innovative food service facilities at selected NACUFS colleges and universities. Each tour takes about 5 minutes and includes photos and text.

National Association of College and University Business Officers - http://www.nacubo.org/
A nonprofit professional organization representing chief administrative and financial officers at more than 2,100 colleges and universities across the country. Over two-thirds of all institutions of higher learning in the United States are members of NACUBO. NACUBO's mission is to promote sound management and financial practices at colleges and universities.

The National Association of Educational Procurement - http://www.naepnet.org
This professional association is dedicated to serving higher education procurement specialists by providing them with purchasing information.

National Environmental Wire for Students - http://www.envirocitizen.org
1611 Connecticut Ave. NW #3-B, Washington, DC 20009
The National Environmental Wire for Students (NEWS) is dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of environmental news on college campuses. NEWS does this by providing story ideas to college journalists and by distributing environmental stories, opinion pieces, photos and cartoons to more than 1,000 college media outlets.

NetWorx - http://www.networx.com/
A Green(ish) website where real people give unpretentious home & garden advice and share their experiences so that you can deal with your own house with more fun and less anxiety.

Pachamama Allianc - http://www.pachamama.org/
To preserve the worlds tropical rainforest by empowering the indigenous people who are its natural custodians. Also to contribute to the creation to a new global vision of equality and sustainability for all.

People and Planet - http://www.peopleandplanet.org
51 Union St. Oxford OX4 1jp, UK
People & Planet is the largest student network in Britain campaigning to: alleviate world poverty defend human rights and protect the environment

Public Interest Research Groups - http://www.uspirg.org/
CALPIRG, 111965 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066
The PIRGs are state-based advocates for the public interest. When consumers are cheated, or our natural environment is threatened, or voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists. The state PIRGs speak up and take action.

RECYC-L - http://www.curc3r.org/resources/recyc-l-listserv
RECYC-L is an email listserv about recycling and waste reduction programs at college and university campuses as well as related topics of interest to persons responsible for planning and implementing such programs.

RecyclingInfo.Com - http://www.recyclinginfo.com/index.html
RecyclingInfo provides continuing, updated information relating to a wide spectrum of recycling news, programs and services.

Redjellyfish - http://www.redjellyfish.com/
Redjellyfish is an environmental super site! You can use them to find thousands of environmentally friendly products, services and organizations. In addition we have quizzes, postcards, action alerts, news, stories and much, much more. So swim around and check it out.

River of Words - http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/center-for-environmental-literacy/river-of-words
1847 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94703 USA
The River of Words Project is an international environmental poetry and art contest designed to nurture respect and understanding of the natural world by encouraging children to learn their "ecological address" and to describe through poetry and art their own "place in space."

Rock the Earth - http://www.rocktheearth.org/joomla/
Rock the Earth is dedicated to bringing about positive and beneficial environmental consequences on behalf of members of the music industry through the means of active litigation and negotiation.

Ruckus Society - http://www.ruckus.org
2054 University Ave., #204 Berkeley, CA 94704
The Ruckus Society provides training in the skills of non-violent civil disobedience to help environmental and human rights organizations achieve their goals.

Second Nature - http://www.secondnature.org
PO Box 120007, Boston, MA 02112-0007
Second Nature is a nonprofit organization that helps colleges and universities expand their efforts to make environmentally sustainable and just action a foundation of learning and practice. Education for Sustainability (EFS) is a lifelong learning process that leads to an informed and involved citizenry having the creative problem-solving skills, scientific and social literacy, and commitment to engage in responsible individual and cooperative actions. Second Nature focuses on colleges and universities because they educate our future teachers, leaders, managers, policy makers and other professionals.

Sierra Club - http://ssc.org/
Sierra Club, 85 Second Street, Second Floor, San Francisco CA, 94105-3441
Explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth. Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources. Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment. Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Society of College and University Planners (SCUP) - http://www.scup.org/
Established in 1965, is the only association focused on the promotion, advancement, and application of effective planning in higher education.

Student Environmental Action Coalition - http://www.seac.org
PO Box 31909, Philadelphia, PA 19104
SEAC -- pronounced "seek," as in "seeking" -- is a student and youth run national network of progressive organizations and individuals whose aim is to uproot environmental injustices through action and education. We define the environment to include the physical, economical, political and cultural conditions in which we live. By challenging the power structure, which threatens these environmental conditions. SEAC works to create progressive social change on both the local and global levels.

VolunteerMatch!: http://www.volunteermatch.org/
ImpactOnline is a nonprofit organization investing in the development of public interest Internet applications. Since its founding in 1994, ImpactOnline has been providing innovative public services on the web. VolunteerMatch, the organization's premier service, utilizes the power of the Internet to help individuals nationwide find volunteer opportunities posted by local nonprofit and public sector organizations.

Weyerhaeuser - http://www.weyerhaeuser.com/

WiserEarth - http://www.wiser.org/
WiserEarth provides the tools and a platform for non-profit organizations, funders, social entrepreneurs, students, organizers, academics, activists, scientists, and citizens to find each other, make connections, build alliances and share resources.

Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES) - http://www.yesworld.org
420 Bronco Rd., Soquel, CA 95073
Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES!) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1990 by 16-year-old Ocean Robbins and 19-year-old Ryan Eliason. Since then, YES! has become one of the most successful youth-run environmental organizations in the world. YES!'s national speaking and workshop tour has given inspirational presentations for 600,000 students in thousands of high school assemblies and college venues. The YES! Tour has shared a message of hope and a call to action for healthy people and a healthy planet with youth in 42 states


State Networking Links
Alaska Center for the Environment - http://www.akcenter.org/

Association of Oregon Recyclers (AOR) - http://www.aorr.org/

California Against Waste - http://www.cawrecycles.org/

California Resource Recovery Association - http://www.crra.us/

California Wilderness Coalition - http://www.calwild.org

Colorado Environmental Coalition - http://conservationco.org/

Douglas County Public Works Department - http://www.recyclepower.org/

Idaho Conservation League - http://www.idahoconservation.org/

New York State DEC - http://www.dec.ny.gov/

No Waste - http://nowaste.tripod.com/

North Carolina Environmental Organization Links - http://www.ncconservationnetwork.org/

Oregon DEQ - http://www.oregon.gov/DEQ/Pages/index.aspx

Oregon Department of Administrative Services - http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/pages/index.aspx

Oregon Wild - http://www.oregonwild.org/

OSPIRG - http://pirg.org/index.html

Public Citizens - http://www.citizen.org/

Recycling Advocates - http://www.recyclingadvocates.org/

Save Our Wild Salmon - http://www.wildsalmon.org

Sustainable Business Networking - http://greenlane-sbn.org/
Green Lane provides sustainability marketing, networking, resources and education in Lane County, Oregon.

National Networking Links

African American Environmentalist Association (AAEA) - http://www.aaenvironment.com/

Campus Ecology - http://www.nwf.org/Campus-Ecology.aspx

College and University Recycling Council - http://www.curc3r.org/

Communities for a Better Environment - http://www.cbecal.org/

Container Recycling Institute (CRI) - http://www.container-recycling.org

Earth Island Institute (EII) - http://www.earthisland.org/

Earth Justice Legal Defense Fund - http://www.earthjustice.org/

Environmental Defense Fund - http://www.edf.org/

Eco-Cycle - http://www.eco-cycle.org/

Environmental Organizations Web Directory on Recycling - http://www.webdirectory.com/Recycling/

Friends of the Earth - http://www.foei.org/

Greenpeace USA - http://www.greenpeaceusa.org/

Green Mountain Energy - https://www.greenmountain.com/

Institute for Local Self Reliance - http://www.ilsr.org/

Internet Consumer Recycling Guide - http://www.obviously.com/recycle/

Keep America Beautiful - http://www.kab.org/

National Audubon Society - http://www.audubon.org/

National Wildlife Federation - http://www.nwf.org/

Natural Resource Defense Council - http://www.nrdc.org/

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides - http://www.pesticide.org/
The Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides works to protect people and the environment by advancing healthy solutions to pest problems.

Rainforest Action Network - http://www.ran.org/

Rocky Mountain Institute - http://www.rmi.org/

Save Our Wild Salmon - http://www.wildsalmon.org

SEAC - http://www.seac.org/

Second Nature - http://www.secondnature.org/

Sierra Club - http://www.sierraclub.org/

Waste Not - http://www.waste-not.org

The Waste Prevention Forum archive - http://www.nwpcarchive.org/

The Wilderness Society - http://wilderness.org

Zero Waste America - http://www.zerowasteamerica.org/

International Networking Links
Allegheny Defense Fund - http://www.alleghenydefense.org/

APPA: The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers - http://www.appa.org/

The Biodiversity Project - http://www.biodiversityproject.org/

Earthfirst - http://www.earthfirstjournal.org/

EnviroLink Network - http://www.envirolink.org/

GRASSROOTS RECYCLING NETWORK - http://www.grrn.org

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) - http://www.globalreporting.org/

Mälardalen University - http://www.mdh.se/

Natural Resources Defense Council - http://www.nrdc.org/

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) - http://www.naaee.net/

National Recycling Coalition - http://www.recycle.net/content/index.html

ORLO - http://www.orlo.org/

Western Canada Wilderness Committee - http://www.wildernesscommittee.org/

World Wildlife Fund - http://www.wwf.org/

Get Active
Alaska Center for the Environment, http://www.akcenter.org/

Allegheny Defense Fund - http://www.alleghenydefense.org/

Arizona Student Recycling Association - http://clubs.asua.arizona.edu/~asra/

The Biodiversity Project - http://www.biodiversityproject.org/

California Wilderness Coalition, http://www.calwild.org

Campus Ecology - http://www.nwf.org/Campus-Ecology.aspx

Circle of Life Foundation - http://www.circleoflife.org/

Colorado Environmental Coalition, http://conservationco.org/

Earthfirst- http://www.earthfirstjournal.org/

Earth Force - http://www.earthforce.org/

Earth Team - http://www.earthteam.net/

European Youth Forest Action - http://www.eyfa.org/

Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, http://www.earthjustice.org

Earth Island Institute, http://www.earthisland.org

EnviroLink Network - http://www.envirolink.org/

Environmental Defense Fund - http://www.edf.org/

Eugene PeaceWorks - http://www.efn.org/~eugpeace/

Forest Ethics - http://www.forestethics.org/

Friends of Oregon - http://www.friends.org/

Global Witness - http://www.globalwitness.org/
For 19 years, Global Witness has run pioneering campaigns against natural resource-related conflict and corruption and associated environmental and human rights abuses.

Greenpeace - http://www.greenpeace.org/

Idaho Conservation League, http://www.idahoconservation.org/

International Youth Week - http://www.youthactionnetwork.org

Kettle Range Conservation Group, http://www.kettlerange.org/

Michael Moore - http://www.michaelmoore.com/

MoveOn - http://front.moveon.org/
MoveOn helps busy people be effective citizens. MoveOn is committed to broadening participation to counter the influence of monied interests and partisan extremes.

National Audubon Society, http://www.audubon.org

Natural Resources Defense Council, http://www.nrdc.org

Oceana protecting the world's oceans - http://www.oceana.org

Orlo: Italian for "On the Brink" or "Edge" - http://www.orlo.org/

People and Planet - http://www.peopleandplanet.org

Plastic Pollution Coaltion - http://plasticpollutioncoalition.org/

Rainforest Action Network - http://www.ran.org/

Ruckus Society - http://www.ruckus.org

Save America's Forests - http://www.saveamericasforests.org/

SaveOurEnvironment.Org - http://www.saveourenvironment.org/

Save Our Wild Salmon, http://www.wildsalmon.org

Save Salt Spring Society - http://www.savesaltspring.com/

Second Nature - http://www.secondnature.org

Sierra Student Coalition - http://ssc.org/

Student Environmental Action Coalition - http://www.seac.org/

SustainUS - http://www.SustainUS.org/
A US national network of young people organizing around the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in their schools and communities. Committed to increasing youth participation in sustainable development issues. They educate young people about sustainable development, lobby decision makers, work with the media, and run projects that promote sustainability.

The Rainforest Site - http://www.therainforestsite.com

The Wilderness Society, http://www.wilderness.org

U.S. Public Interest Research Group, http://www.pirg.org

Washington State Recycling Association - http://www.wsra.net/

Women's Environmental Network - http://www.wen.org.uk/

Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES) - http://www.yesworld.org

Get active Global Cooperation
CorpWatch - http://www.corpwatch.org/

The Council of Canadians - http://www.canadians.org/

Global Exchange - http://www.globalexchange.org/

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy - http://www.iatp.org/

International Forum on Globalization - http://www.ifg.org/

International Society for Ecology and Culture - http://www.localfutures.org/

Institute for Local Self-Reliance - http://www.ilsr.org/

Protest.Net - http://www.protest.net/

Ruckus Society - http://www.ruckus.org/

Slow Food - http://www.slowfood.com/

Third World Network - http://www.twnside.org.sg/

Transnational Institute - http://www.tni.org/



Get Educated

Ecosa Institute - http://www.ecosainstitute.org
Ecosa Institute is an educational facility and Prescott Arizona whose curriculum focuses on combining ecological and ethical design values to create a sustainable future. Educational opportunities include workshops, classes, and full year academic and hands-on programs.

Environmental Education Association of Oregon - http://eeao.org/

Environmental Education Link on the Internet - http://eelink.net/
Your link to environmental education resources on the Internet.

Envirothon® - http://www.envirothon.org
P.O. Box 855, League City, TX 77574
The Mission of the Canon Envirothon® is to develop knowledgeable, skilled and dedicated citizens who are willing to work towards achieving and maintaining a natural balance between the quality of life and the quality of the environment.

School for field Studies - http://www.fieldstudies.org
16 Broadway, Beverly, MA 01915
This web site will help you discover how you can live and study in some of the most beautiful and threatened ecosystems in the world while earning college credit for participating in real-life field studies of challenging environmental dilemmas.



Religion and the Evironment
COEJL: http://www.coejl.org/
The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) engages Jewish institutions and individuals in bringing the moral passion of Jewish tradition and social action to environmental stewardship in order to preserve the integrity of creation, advance social justice, protect future generations, and strengthen the Jewish community.

Environmental Justice Resource Manual - http://www.nfcym.org
415 Michigan Avenue, N.E., Suite 40, Washington, DC 20017-1518
The most recent initiative is a project to enable young people to explore the themes of environmental justice and to take action for environmental preservation in line with the U.S. Bishops' recent pastoral on environmental justice.

Evangelical Environmental Network - http://www.creationcare.org
10 East Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood, PA 19096
This unique evangelical ministry was initiated by World Vision and Evangelicals for Social Action as part of a growing movement among Christians to respond faithfully to our biblical mandate for caring stewardship of God's creation. EEN was formed because we recognize many environmental problems are fundamentally spiritual problems.

The Green Zionists Alliance - http://www.greenzionism.org/
A group of experienced Jewish environmentalists who are committed to Israel's ecological future.

Timber-Lee Christian Center - http://www.timber-lee.com
N-8705 Scout Road, East Troy, WI 53120
Timber-lee is a year-round Christian conference and retreat center established in May 1972 at the present East Troy location. It's history began over 50 years ago, in 1946, when several Evangelical Free Churches from Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin established Williams Bay Bible Camp.


Get Invested
Calvert Mutual Funds - http://www.calvert.com/
Another of Calvert's primary business objectives, providing socially-responsible investment products, began in 1982 with the Calvert Social Investment Funds, originally consisting of the Money Market and Balanced Portfolios. Bond and Equity Portfolios were added to the Calvert Social Investment Funds in 1987, distinguishing the Fund as the nation's first and largest family of socially- and environmentally-screened funds.

CERES - http://www.ceres.org/
Bringing together representatives of diverse interests to seek creative solutions to environmental problems. CERES creates venues and occasions at which leaders from diverse communities can gather to discuss critical issues facing companies, society, and the environment.

Domini Index - http://www.domini.com/
Domini Social Investments is a firm focused exclusively on social responsible investing for individuals and institutions.

GOOD MONEY: http://www.goodmoney.com/
Social, Ethical and Environmental Investing and Consuming & Corporate Accountability

Green Century Funds - http://www.greencentury.com
Founded by environmental advocacy group, this no-load index fund, while emphasizing environmental issues, also screens accepted socially responsible concerns too.

Pax Fund - http://www.paxfund.com/
Pax World enables investors to align their financial goals with their personal values through a selection of professionally managed mutual funds. By screening companies not only by their investment potential but also by standards of social responsibility, Pax World challenges companies to reach for a higher "bottom line" and offers investors the opportunity to do good while doing well.

Permaculture Credit Union - http://www.permaculturecu.org/
The Permaculture Credit Union is a membership based organization which invests money following a code of ethics and bases its practices on permaculture principles.

Portfolio 21 - http://www.portfolio21.com/
A mutual fund for environmental sustainability

Social Investment Forum - http://www.ussif.org/
The Social Investment Forum site offers comprehensive information, contacts & resources on socially responsible investing. If you're a first timer, check out our Online Guide to SRI below for a quick introduction to SRI.

Get Outdoors
National Association of Service and Conservation Corps - http://www.corpsnetwork.org/
666 11th St. N.W. Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20001
The National Association of Service & Conservation Corps (NASCC) unites and supports youth corps as a preeminent strategy for achieving the nation's youth development, community service and environmental restoration goals.

National Outdoor Leadership School - http://www.nols.edu
288 Main St., Lander, WY 82520
The premier teacher of outdoor skills and leadership, offers courses from 10 days to full semesters in the world's most spectacular wilderness classrooms.

Outward Bound USA - http://www.outwardbound.org
100 Mystery Point Rd., Garrison, NY 10524
At Outward Bound, you are on the cutting edge of technical outdoor learning. Many of the techniques developed in their courses have become standards in the outdoor industry. Longer courses give you enough confidence in skills you have developed to begin your own back country explorations.

Sierra Club Outings - http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/
85 Second Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
Fulfilling the Sierra Club's mission to "explore, enjoy, and protect" the wild places of the earth, Sierra Club Outings sponsors about 330 National and International Outings each year. They run trips that Club members both want to go on and that contribute to the overall conservation and environmental goals of the Club.

Student Conservation Association - http://www.thesca.org/
P.O. Box 550, Charlestown, NH 03630
The Student Conservation Association allows you to serve the great outdoors while tapping into an inner, personal landscape you may never have known existed. With exciting, hands-on service opportunities lasting up to a full year, women and men as young as 16 can start blazing a new trail of conservation service, experiential environmental education, career skills and leadership training.

Wilderness Inquiry - http://www.wildernessinquiry.org
808 14th. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55414
Wilderness Inquiry (WI) is a non-profit organization that focuses on getting people from all walks of life to personally experience the natural world. They believe there is nothing like being there to fully appreciate the environment and the people we share it with.



Get Some Reading Done
ACT NOW, APOLOGIZE LATER
Written by Adam Werbach, (HarperCollins $13)ACTING FOR NATURE: WHAT YOUNG PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD HAVE DONE TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
Written by Sneed Collard, (Heyday Books, $8.95)CHOICES FOR OUR FUTURE: A GENERATION RISING FOR LIFE ON EARTH
Written by Ocean Robbins (The Book Publishing Company, $9.95)

ISO 14001: Case Studies and Practical Experiences
The book, based on real-world experiences, covers pertinent issues.
http://www.greenleaf-publishing.com/productdetail.kmod?productid=25

The Lexicon of Sustainability™ "Local, the Book - http://www.lexiconofsustainability.com/local-the-book/#
Combining visuals with insights and a lexicon of more than 200 agricultural terms and principles explained by today's most innovative thought leaders, Local showcases and explores how to create a food system that benefits the environment and the people living in it.

LET THE EARTH TEACH YOU TORAH
Written by Ellen Bernstein and Rabbi Daniel Fink (Teva Learning Center, $35)PACHAMAMA: OUR EARTH - OUR FUTURE
Written by Young people of the world (United Nations Environmental program, $11.95)
http://www.grida.no/geo2000/pacha VERY COOL BOOK!!!!THE SIERRA CLUB KID'S GUIDE TO PLANET CARE AND REPAIR
Written by Vicki McVey (Sierra Club Books, $16.95)TO THE YOUNG ENVIRONMENTALISTS:
LIVES DEDICATED TO PRESERVING THE NATURAL WORLD
Written by Linda Leuzzi (Franklin Watts, $6.96


Annotated Reading List for Recyclers, Reducers and Re-users
Compiled by Paulette Rossi

Classics
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
The book that forced the U.S. to ban DDT and led to laws protecting air, water and land. Carson showed the world how laboratory-created chemicals, used without environmental consideration, destroyed the ecological balance - the web of life between the earth and its residents.The Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson
An essay to keep alive in parent and child a "clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring". This essay and photo collection introduces adults and children to natural science with its human connection to observing the natural world.

History
Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash by Susan Strasser
A linear account of how people have sorted, re-used, recycled and disposed of materials they no longer wanted. Strasser shows how feelings toward waste and how it is handled have changed over time. Strasser's theme: what is tossed out defines society as much as what is maintained.Fat of the Land: The Garbage of New York - the Last 200 Years by Benjamin Miller
A former policy planner for NYC's Department of Sanitation makes it clear, "Garbage is never just garbage." The book examines the social, scientific and political aspects of garbage disposal, which are interwoven with land-use battles and the development of transportation infrastructure. This history is made all the more enjoyable by the appearance of local "characters," ranging from corrupt politicians and real estate moguls to zealous health officials and crusading environmentalists.Land of Desire: Merchants, Power and the Rise of a New American Culture by William Leach
Find out where it all began. "In the decades following the Civil War, American capitalism began to produce a distinct culture, unconnected to traditional family or community values...it was a secular business and market-oriented culture." Its principle features were acquisition and consumption as the means to achieving happiness. William Leach did extensive original research over many years to tell the incredibly detailed story of the birth and growth of consumer capitalism in America.

Mass Marketing
Coercion: Why We Listen to What "They" Say by Douglas Rushkoff
How advertising, shopping center design, multilevel marketing have turned Americans into consumers.

Sustainability
The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature by David Suzuki, et al.
This work argues that the real "bottom line" is not monetary but rather a need to achieve a meaningful existence - physical, social, spiritual - without destroying the earth.Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
The point of this creative piece is that resources for our current lifestyle are running out and global environmental catastrophe will happen unless we change our ways. I found entertainment and inspiration in this book.How Many People Can The Earth Support by Joel E. Cohen
This author's conclusion that the" future of human population growth is uncertain" rests on a "fuzzy zone between choices (human) and constraints (natural)." Cohen presents a history of world population growth and points to future trends.Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus
By investigating nature through the power of observation, the perfection of natural systems becomes apparent. A sustainable society can only be achieved by "shifting the focus from what we can extract from nature to what we can learn from her, thus making the rationale for protecting wild species and their habitats self-evident."This Place on Earth 2001: Guide to a Sustainable Northwest by Alan Thein Durning
This book talks about creating a new Northwest economy wherein natural resources are leveraged for greatest use with least environmental impact.Reuniting Economy and Ecology in Sustainable Development by Chris Maser and Russell Beaton
This little paperback book helps us see how meeting the needs of one generation need not compromise the quality of life of the next.Setting the Stage for Sustainability by Chris Maser and Russell Beaton
Activists may use this as a guide to spark a move toward sustainability in their cities, towns and communities.

Publications for Campus Greening
The Campus and Environmental Responsibility,
By David Eagman and David Orr.
Campus Ecology: A guide to Assessing Environmental
Qualities and Creating Strategies for Change,

By April SMith and the Student Environmental Action Coalition at UBF, 1993ESCO/End User Partnerships for Energy Efficiency and
Clean Power in a Competative Electric Market.

By RObert Kennedy and Walter Simpson, 1998Greening of the Ivory Tower: Improving the Environmental Track
Record of Universities, Colleges, and other Institutions

By Sarah Hamond CreightonTalloires Declaration
University Leaders for a Sustainable Future
http://www.ulsf.org/talloires_declaration.htmlGreen Investing, Green Return: How Practical Conservation
Projects Save Millions on America's Campuses.

By David Eagan and Julian Keniry.A Primer on Sustainable Building
by the Rocky Mountain Institute

Green Management
The Natural Step for Business: Wealth, Ecology and the Evolutionary Corporation by Brian Nattrass, et al
Filled with charts and diagrams, this reference for managers seeking the competitive edge through sustainability explains the Natural Step framework and how corporations are applying the principles.Ecodemia: Campus Environmental Stewardship at the Turn of the 21st Century. Lessons in Smart Management from Administrators, Staff and Students by Julian Keniry
A book filled with examples addressing the operational and business side of a green campus.Cool Companies: How the Best Businesses Boost Profits and Productivity by Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Joseph J. Romm
Energy expert Romm details how more than 50 companies improved their bottom lines by reducing greenhouse gases. Romm presents energy efficiency case studies showing how managers decided on Building designs, office environments and manufacturing processes, which received financial backing and cultural support.Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution by Paul Hawken, et al
This book is about respecting natural resources and achieving financial success. It's a business plan and operations manual for corporations moving to environmental stewardship while being competitive and turning a profit.The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability by Paul Hawken
The author maintains that when the gross domestic product does not factor in the true ecological costs of production, the result is environmental destruction, rampant disease and spiritual poverty. Hawken's solution is a "restorative" economy that factors costs, such as pollution, into the corporate bottom line, turning manufacturing waste into manufacturing feedstock and turning away from fossil fuels to solar energy.

Composting
Let It Rot: The Gardener's Guide to Composting by Stu Campbell
This is a classic book on turning "household garbage, grass clippings and ashes" into soil-nourishing compost. It offers insights into creating and maintaining a compost system and applying the finished product.The Rodale Book of Composting edited by Deborah L. Martin
For the beginner or expert, this book outlines different approaches to composting kitchen and yard wastes. It explains how to buy or build a composter and why some batches of compost are of better quality than others.Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System by Mary Appelhof
This is the definitive manual on vermicomposting - the process whereby red worms (wrigglers) recycle food waste into plant food.Handbooks
Use Less Stuff: Environmental Solutions for Who We Really Are by Robert M. Lilienfeld and William L. Rathje
The authors wrote this book to show that waste reduction conserves more resources than recycling ever will. This consumer guide offers tips that save natural resources, time and money.Choose to Reuse: An Encyclopedia of Services, Businesses, Tools and Charitable Programs that Facilitate Reuse by Nikki and David Goldbeck
A reference to more than 2,000 resources, covering over 200 topics, giving information on how to reduce, reuse, recycle, repair, restore, reclaim, refill, recharge and resell everything from air filters to zippers.Stuff: The Secret Lives of Everyday Things by John C. Ryan and Alan Thein Durning
This book examines the hidden environmental costs behind the common purchases Americans make every day.Your Money or Your Life: Transforming your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin
This book takes a look at spending from a different perspective. When consumers spend money they are actually spending the time it took to earn that money. This book forces readers to think about their real place in the global community.

The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists by Michael Brower and Warren Leon
This consumer handbook provides a dispassionate analysis of consumer habits that would produce the greatest environmental good for the time, money and effort involved.



Get Support

Association for Experimental Education - http://www.aee.org
2300 Canyon Blvd., Suite100 Boulder, CO 80302
The mission of the Association for Experiential Education is to develop and promote experiential education in all settings. The Association is committed to support professional development, theoretical advancement, and evaluation in the field of experiential education worldwide.Association for the Study of

Center for Environmental Education - http://www.ceeonline.org/
40 Avon Street, Keene NH, 03431-3516
The center advances K-12 environmental education through a grant program, a curricula library, outreach programs, and a database of youth groups.

National Environmental Education Advancement Project - http://www4.uwsp.edu/cnr/neeap/
College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481
NEEAP's purpose is to support and promote the development and continuation of Comprehensive Environmental Education Programs at the state and local level through state Environmental Education Capacity Building.

North American Association for Environmental Education - http://www.naaee.net
NAAEE, Suite 800, 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC 20009-5708
The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is a network of professionals, students, and volunteers working in the field of environmental education throughout North America and in over 55 countries around the world. NAAEE uniquely combines and integrates environmental interest groups, and many organizations dedicated to improving education into a cooperative, non-confrontational, scientifically balanced approach to promoting education about environmental issues.

Get Surfing

Clean Up Your Schools Vehicle Fleet - http://www.nrdc.org/air/transportation/cafe/execsum.asp
The goals of the National Resource Defense Council is to educate the fleet buyer about why the fleet should be converted to cleaner vehicles, and about current options as well as other clean cars that will be available in the future. To learn specific information about the school's fleet and its needs in order to individualize the pledge.

Climate Change Youth Café - http://www.iisd.org/youth/internetcafe/
linnes@iisd.ca
Climate change is one of the most threatening environmental crises facing today's world. But you have a chance to do something about it. The Climate Change Youth Café is a place where young Canadians can meet on-line to discuss our climate crisis: how it will affect ourselves, our friends, our families and communities.

EPA Student Center - http://www.epa.gov/students
kelley.jeff@epa.gov
On this page, learn about the mission of the EPA and how it is carried out. Plus, you'll find a complete guide to the environmental issues that EPA addresses in its programs and projects.

Graduation Pledge Alliance - http://www.graduationpledge.org/
GPA, MC Box 135, Manchester College, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962
Since 1996, Manchester College has coordinated the national efforts of the Graduation Pledge Alliance. Founded in 1987, at Humboldt State University in California, the pledge has been adopted at dozens of schools around the country. They range in size from Manchester to Harvard to the University of Kansas.

Grist Magazine - http://www.grist.org/
Grist is an online environmental magazine. Their credo: Pull no punches, take no prisoners, accept no advertising. Eschew the wealth and fame that so often seduce online environmental journalists. And try to have a better sense of humor than a pack of fur protesters.

Sierra Club - http://www.sierraclub.org
Sierra Club, 85 Second Street, Second Floor, San Francisco CA, 94105-3441
Explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth. Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources. Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment. Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.


Get a Volunteer Job
Broader View Volunteers - http://www.abroaderview.org
A Broader View operates volunteer programs around the world in partnership with sustainable community initiatives, bringing people together to work side-by-side while sharing perspectives and fostering cultural understanding.

EntreMundos - http://www.entremundos.org
helps volunteers find appropriate and satisfying work in and around Xela (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala). It works to connect and strengthen its community of socially and culturally oriented organizations. It facilitates the sharing of resources, of ideas and knowledge.

Gaia Trust - http://www.gaia.org/
Gaia Trust is a Danish charitable organization supporting sustainability projects (especially the eco-village movement) and the idea of a global consciousness that experiences the planet as a living organism and humanity as part of that whole.

OSU Recycling Volunteers Google Group - http://groups.google.com/group/osu-recycling-volunteers
T o receive email messages about upcoming volunteer opportunities at OSU.The Peace Corps - http://www.peacecorps.gov/indexf.cfm
When John F. Kennedy became president in 1961, he issued a call to service to Americans with these words: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." He manifested this vision by establishing the Peace Corps to promote world peace and friendship.



Get Wired
Acorn Naturalists - http://www.acorn-group.com
17821 East 17th St., #103, PO Box 2423, Tustin, CA, 92781-2423
Acorn Naturalists specializes in the development and distribution of science and environmental education resources. In both printed and electronic versions, we offer thousands of hard-to-find specialty products, including new curricula, field identification guides, plant and animal activity books, water quality monitoring equipment, audiovisual media, and unique tools for educators, naturalists, interpreters and camp leaders. All items are carried in stock at our own warehouse,

Books for Young People on Environmental Issues - http://www.epa.state.il.us/kids/teachers/books.html
Illinois EPA, 1021 North Grand Avenue East, Springfield, Illinois 62702
The Illinois EPA Suggests fiction and non-fiction books for kids (k-12) and activity resources for teachers.

Center for Ecoliteracy - http://www.ecoliteracy.org
2522 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
The Center for Ecoliteracy is dedicated to fostering the experience and understanding of the natural world.

EEK! Environmental Education for Kids - http://dnr.wi.gov/eek/
morgac@dnr.state.wi.us
EEK offers enjoyable education resources for teachers, parents, and kids in grades 4 - 8.

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment - http://www.globe.gov
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is a worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the global environment. Students and teachers from over 9800 schools in more than 95 countries are working with research scientists to learn more about our planet.

Green Teacher - http://www.greenteacher.com/
P.0. Box 1431, Lewiston, NY 14092
Green Teacher is a magazine by and for educators to enhance environmental and global education across the curriculum at all grade levels. With fifty pages of ideas and activities, four times a year; we're not slick... just resource-full.

Kidsgardening.com - http://www.kidsgardening.org/
1100 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403
For most of us, gardening provides a welcome sojourn into the natural world, a sanctuary that promises relief from the challenges of a busy life. But to the National Gardening Association, gardening means a lot more. After 20 years of supporting gardening with kids, They have witnessed the joy of exploration, the awe of discovery, and the awaking of minds to the rich world of learning that a garden has to offer.

The Nature Conservancy of Texas - http://nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/texas/

Sharing Environmental Education knowledge - http://www.seek.state.mn.us
525 S. Lake Ave., Ste. 400 Duluth, MN 55802
The SEEK directory works as a clearinghouse for all types of environmental education resources, from articles to lesson plans, from performances to displays, and many more. These resources come from a variety of organizations throughout Minnesota, including schools and colleges, government agencies, libraries and businesses.

Sierra Club Environmental Education - http://www.sierraclub.org/education/
85 Second Street, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105-3441
A collection of news, articles, programs, web sites, and other resources for environmental education.


The 100 Top Recycling Sites
- http://www.world.org/weo/recycling


NEWS
The Daily Emerald - http://www.dailyemerald.com/

EcoNews.org - http://www.econews.org/

E Magazine - http://www.emagazine.com/
E is a bi-monthly magazine with information, news, and resources for people concerned about environmental issues and wanting to make a difference.

Resource Recycling Magazine - http://www.resource-recycling.com/

On the Lighter Side

Ad Busters - http://www.adbusters.org/

The Daily Grist -- HaHa - http://www.grist.org

Fark - http://fark.com/

The Onion - http://www.theonion.com/


ON CAMPUS SERVICES


Wastequip Oregon- http://www.wastequip.com/
PDO'S (outside public drop-off sites) These recycling receptacles were custom made by Wastequip Oregon.

Sanipac: - http://www.sanipac.com
Our recycling is handled through Sanipac.

University of Oregon Printing Services - http://uopress.uoregon.edu/
The department is committed to value added printing and publishing consultation to all academic, administrative, and affiliated departments by the continued operational improvement of the production process. Our department has been, and will continue to be, environmental stewards, as evidenced by the majority of recycled paper in our inventory, our use of soy-based inks, water soluble chemical solutions, and tree-free alternatives. We are dedicated to recycling programs, waste reduction, clean air, hazardous chemical disposal and other environmental issues within our unit, university, and community.


OPERATIONS

Associated Colleges of the South - http://www.colleges.org/enviro/
Campus Operations Resource Page.


PAPER USE
American Forest & Paper Association - http://www.afandpa.org/
AF&PA's mission is to influence successfully public policy to benefit the U.S paper and forest products industry.

Conservatree - http://www.conservatree.com/paper/Choose/PaperSelection.shtml
Conservatree (formerly a paper distribution company from 1976-1997 and now a non-profit focused on developing more environmentally friendly paper industry) offers resources on this site for choosing environmentally preferable paper products.

EcoLogical Mail Coalition - http://www.ecologicalmail.org
The EcoLogical Mail Coalition offers a free solution to businesses that are burdened by stacks of undeliverable catalogs, brochures and magazines that are mailed to employees for years after they've been terminated

Home Tissue Products Buying Guide - http://www.nrdc.org/land/forests/gtissue.asp
Forests are being destroyed to make toilet paper, facial tissues, paper towels and other disposable paper products. You can help stop this destruction by pressing manufacturers to use recycled content and clean manufacturing processes and by making smart shopping decisions.

Living Tree Paper Company - http://www.livingtreepaper.com/
Living Tree Paper Company is a leader in developing high-quality printing and writing papers made from nonwood fibers and postconsumer waste that are both environmentally and economically sound.

Paper Museum at Georgia Tech. - http://www.ipst.gatech.edu/amp/
Did you know that most paper was made from recycled materials until the 1850's? Your members and guests will learn the history and the technology of recycling with a visit to "Recycling: Lost and Found."

Reach for Unbleached (RFU) - http://www.rfu.org/
RFU is the national organization and Canadian registered charity focusing on consumer education, pulp mill monitoring, and promoting clean paper products in order to create a more sustainable paper products industry.
You can also see their Bulk Office Paper Buying Club at - http://www.rfu.org/cp/paperguide.htm

The Recycled Products Purchasing Cooperative (RPPC) - http://www.recycledproducts.org/
A non-profit program dedicated to natural resource conservation, the goal of the Recycled Products Cooperative is to increase the use of recycled copy paper on a national scale and use purchasing power to lower the prices of recycled content products.

University of Oregon Printing Services - http://uopress.uoregon.edu/
The department is committed to value added printing and publishing consultation to all academic, administrative, and affiliated departments by the continued operational improvement of the production process. Our department has been, and will continue to be, environmental stewards, as evidenced by the majority of recycled paper in our inventory, our use of soy-based inks, water soluble chemical solutions, and tree-free alternatives. We are dedicated to recycling programs, waste reduction, clean air, hazardous chemical disposal and other environmental issues within our unit, university, and community.

Weisenbach Specialty Printing - http://www.weisenbach.com/
The industry leader in the field of recycled promotional products, "THE Recycled Promotions Source Book" features recycled paper, glass, tire rubber, steel, and aluminum products.

Junk Mail
41 pounds.org - http://www.41pounds.org
Stops your junk mail and catalogs, protecting the environment. Junk mail wastes an incredible amount of natural resources and contributes to global warming.

Bay Area Junk Mail Reduction Campaign - http://www.stopjunkmail.org/

CatalogChoice.org - https://www.catalogchoice.org/

Direct Marketing Association - https://www.dmachoice.org/

Eco-Cycle, Stop the Junk Mail Monster! - http://www.ecocycle.org/junkmail/

EcoFuture - http://www.ecofuture.org/jnkmail.html
This website offers tips, techniques, specific addresses to write, and numbers to call to get off those nasty junk mailing lists and telemarketing lists across the U.S. It's easy to eliminate almost all of your junk mail. In doing so, you also reduce paper waste and help the environment!

EcoLogical Mail Coalition - http://www.ecologicalmail.org
offers a free solution to businesses that are burdened by stacks of undeliverable catalogs, brochures and magazines that are mailed to employees for years after they've been terminated.

Federal Trade Commision, - http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0262-stopping-unsolicited-mail-phone-calls-and-email

Less Is Best Junkmail - http://www.lanecounty.org/Departments/PW/WMD/Recycle/Pages/junkmail.aspx

Opt Out phone books - http://www.yellowpagesoptout.com/about-us

Opt Out Services - https://www.optoutprescreen.com/
A centralized service to accept and process requests from consumers to "Opt-In" or “Opt-Out” of firm offers of credit or insurance.

DO NOT MAIL - http://www.donotmail.org/
If you’re sick of unwanted credit offers, catalogs, coupons, and other junk mail, then take back your mailbox – join the Do Not Mail campaign. GreenDimes - http://www.greendimes.com
Not only almost eliminates your consumer junk mail but also plants 10 trees for each of its members.  In its brief existence (since Sept. 2006); it has already saved hundreds of thousands of trees and millions of gallons of water that would have been used to produce junk mail. 


PARTNERSHIPS



POLICIES

UO Policies
Comprehensive Campus Environmental Policy
Sustainable Development Guidelines
Confidential Materials Policy
Sustainable Campus Policy Bank
Wood Products Purchasing Policy
Recycled Paper Policy


Other Environmental Policy Information
AASHE.org - http://www.aashe.org

CERES - http://www.ceres.org/
Bringing together representatives of diverse interests to seek creative solutions to environmental problems. CERES creates venues and occasions at which leaders from diverse communities can gather to discuss critical issues facing companies, society, and the environment.

Domini Index - http://www.domini.com/
Domini Social Investments is a firm focused exclusively on social responsible investing for individuals and institutions.

Product Policy Project - http://www.ProductPolicy.org
Their mission is to develop and communicate a strong framework for product-focused environmental policies that advance sustainable production and consumption and good governance.

Sustainable Development tool kit - http://www.esdtoolkit.org/

The Talloires Declaration- http://www.ulsf.org/programs_talloires.html


PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY

Adbusters - http://www.adbusters.org/
1243 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6H 1B7 Canada
They are a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age. Their aim is to topple existing power structures and forge a major shift in the way we will live in the 21st century.

Center for Media and Democracy - http://www.prwatch.org
520 University Avenue, Suite 310, Madison, WI 53703
The Center for Media & Democracy is a nonprofit, public interest organization funded by individuals and nonprofit foundations and dedicated to investigative reporting on the public relations industry. The Center serves citizens, journalists and researchers seeking to recognize and combat manipulative and misleading PR practices.

The Center for a New American Dream - http://www.newdream.org/kids/index.php
6930 Carroll Ave., Suite 900, Takoma Park, MD 20912
A new poll conducted by the Center for a New American Dream reveals that parents are deeply concerned about the effects of excessive commercialism on our children. Parents acknowledge that advertisers and marketers are extremely effective at using the "nag factor" to get kids to pressure their parents to buy products that are bad for them. Moreover, parents are concerned that marketing to children hurts kids' self esteem and is bad for their values and world view. We're in danger of raising a whole generation of "hyper-consumers".

Corporate Watch - http://www.corpwatch.org
P.O. Box 29344, San Francisco, CA 94129
Exposes corporate sponsored "environmental lesson plans" and other classroom greenwashing. Extended Producer Responsibility in Japan - http://www.jemai.or.jp/english/dfe/news_no19.cfm

Greener50 - http://greener50.com/
greener50 is a home for anyone interested in being green, living eco-conscious, or simply wishing to learn what being "green" is all about. We showcase companies and organizations who are doing great things in our community and for our earth. In doing so, greener50 connects those companies and organizations with our community of wonderful individuals. Together we can build a strong Ecoconomy and help protect & preserve our environment for future generations.

Greener Minds, Triple Bottom Line - http://greenerminds.blogspot.com/2009/02/triple-bottom-line-explained.html
The concept of the Triple Bottom Line in its simplest terms describes expanding the traditional business reporting framework to take into account the environmental and social performance of a business in addition to their financial performance.

INFORM, EPR "What is it"- http://www.informinc.org/eprppr.php

Keen Footware - http://www.keenfootwear.com/us/en/
HybridLife is the KEEN mantra, their commitment to create solutions in their product and business practices, to design footwear, bags and socks that enable you to play anyplace without a ceiling.

Maggie's Functional Organics - http://www.maggiesorganics.com/
Maggie's Functional Organics offers durable and affordable clothing made from organic and fair trade fibers.

Merrell Outdoors - http://www.merrell.com/US/en/Sustainability
Merrell, is not just about making great hiking boots and running shoes – they are also about giving back to the community and giving future generations a place to explore and get outside. When you tear open that box of new hiking shoes or outdoor apparel and hit the trails, you will notice all their packaging is made with recycled material. Plus, they have taken steps to improve sustainability in their manufacturing process. Learn more about how their corporate sustainability policies are a part of everything they do.

Patagonia - http://www.patagonia.com/
Ours is an introspective company. When you exist for something bigger than the bottom line, you need clear vision, values and guiding principles. Ever since we first urged climbers to go easy on the rock, we've been sensitive to our role in the world as a company. The links below provide insight into who we are and what we care about.

Product Stewardship Institute, Inc. - http://www.productstewardship.us/
PSI works with state and local government agencies to partner with manufacturers, retailers, environmental groups, federal agencies, and other key stakeholders to reduce the health and environmental impacts of consumer products.

Recycled Trash Company - http://www.recycledtrashcompany.com/
The Recycled Trash Company offers great basics from recycled cotton. They are committed to the environment, social responsibility and quality apparel.

Recycling Advocates - http://www.recyclingadvocates.org/
Formed in 1987, Recycling Advocates is a citizen-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to involve people in creating a sustainable future through local efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

South-East Environmental Business Association (SEEBA) - http://www.cfsd.org.uk/seeba/
SEEBA is based on the strengths of SHEBA's regional network and The Centre for Sustainable Design's national and international expertise in environmental considerations of product development (eco-design) and 'end of life' managment (EOLM). Over 2500 companies have attended 80+ seminars, conferences and training courses organised by these organization.

World Bottle Project (WOBO) - http://www.archdaily.com/348692/heineken-wobo-when-beer-met-architecture/
An interlocking beer bottle made by Heinekenin the 1960's that was meant to be used as a building block for affordable housing when empty. Never made it to the main steam market but was a good idea 50 years ahead of it's time.


German Packaging Law
Take Back Laws on Industries of the European Community - http://web.mit.edu/course/3/3s32/www/mohamed.html
The feasibility of implementing take back policies modeled after recent initiatives by Germany and the European Community was studied. Specifically, four candidate areas for take back were evaluated: beverage containers; transport packaging; automobiles; and computers and electronics.

Doing Business in EU - http://info.hktdc.com/euguide/5-1.htm
Labelling and packaging regulations plays an important role in the choice of a product by German consumers and it is essential that great care is taken in conforming to German tastes.


Eco-Friendly Carpet Companies

Interface - http://www.interfaceglobal.com/Sustainability.aspx
Interface designs, manufactures, and sells environmentally-responsible modular carpeting for both home and industrial use.

Shaw Floor Covering - http://www.shawcontractgroup.com/Html/EnvironmentalLanding
Shaw Contract Group is focused on sustainability through innovation. It's our commitment to creating the most beautiful - and sustainable - flooring in the world. Through innovation, we are creating a better planet for our customers, our employees and our communities in the process.



PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Environmental Grants - http://www.topenvironmentgrants.com/

EPA Grants - http://water.epa.gov/grants_funding/


PURCHASING
Greener50 - http://greener50.com/
greener50 is a home for anyone interested in being green, living eco-conscious, or simply wishing to learn what being "green" is all about. We showcase companies and organizations who are doing great things in our community and for our earth. In doing so, greener50 connects those companies and organizations with our community of wonderful individuals. Together we can build a strong Ecoconomy and help protect & preserve our environment for future generations.

GreenerChoices.org - http://www.greenerchoices.org/home.cfm
launched on Earth Day 2005 by Consumers Union, the non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports , is a Web-based initiative to inform, engage, and empower consumers about environmentally-friendly products and practices. GreenerChoices.org offers an accessible, reliable, and practical source of information on buying “greener” products that have minimal environmental impact and meet personal needs

Sustainable Procurement Toolkit - http://www.aashe.org/publications/sustainable-procurement-toolkit
Provided by AASHE - Included in this toolkit is a webinar series on sustainable procurement, purchasing resources in the AASHE Resource Center, and more.


Recycling at Work
Baton Rouge, LA. - http://brgov.com/recycle/workrecycle.htm

Portland, OR. - http://www.recycleatwork.com/

San José, CA. - http://www.sjrecycles.org/business/start-recycling.asp

Sierra Club - http://sierraclub.typepad.com/greenlife/2007/03/10_ways_to_go_g.html


RESOURCE CONSERVATION

Aaron's Rain Barrels - http://www.ne-design.net/
They offer you their #1 selling standard rain barrel, irrigation system (has two spigots) or a traditional whiskey barrel . Their preferred rain barrel connects directly to your rain gutters downspout tube, has an overflow valve and is only made from the best quality parts so they last a lifetime.

Alternative Energy Geek's - http://www.alternative-energy-geek.com/
Here you will find the answers to all things alternative energy: solar power, wind energy, geothermal, nuclear and so much more.

A Responsible Energy Policy for the 21st Century - http://www.nrdc.org/air/energy/rep/repinx.asp
This February 2001 NRDC report details a U.S. energy policy that would meet the nation's energy needs and save consumers billions of dollars annually -- without destroying pristine wilderness areas or rolling back environmental safeguards. The report also offers a solution for California's electricity crisis that would not suspend state or federal air quality standards. ... Full Report in PDF Format

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) - http://www.aceee.org/
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection. ACEEE fulfills its mission by

BioRegional Solutions for Sustainability - http://www.bioregional.com
The exhibition was designed by Oliver Heath and his team of sustainable design specialists. Developers, planners, architects, students and anyone interested in sustainable living are invited to find out how they can live a "one planet lifestyle" and be inspired by the practical sustainable projects, such as sustainable communities and wood chip for energy that BioRegional are developing

Clean Energy Ideas - http://www.clean-energy-ideas.com/
A list of articles related to recycling and related activities. The hope is these articles may be of use to you, in highlighting the steps you can take to reduce waste.

DOE, (EnergyPlus) - http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/energyplus/energyplus_about.cfm
EnergyPlus is a new generation building energy simulation program designed for modeling buildings with associated heating, cooling, lighting, ventilating, and other energy flows.

EPA (Energy Star) - http://www.energystar.gov/
ENERGY STAR is a dynamic government/industry partnership that makes it easy for businesses and consumers to save money and protect the environment.

EPA - ENERGY STAR Showcase Dorm Room - http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=news.nr_dormroom&layout=print
This document serves as a "how-to" guide to create your own Showcase Dorm Room or to showcase another space type (e.g., staff office). This "event-in-a-box" will draw on Tulane University's experience of creating the first Showcase Dorm Room.

EPA - National Estuary Program - http://water.epa.gov/type/oceb/nep/
The National Estuary Program was established in 1987 by amendments to the Clean Water Act to identify, restore, and protect nationally significant estuaries of the United States.

Florida Stewardship Foundation - http://www.privatelands.org/FSF/index.htm
Here's where you can obtain a complete explanation of the Resource Conservation Agreement concept, developed through a five-year consensus-building effort.

Get Less Today - http://www.getlesstoday.com/
Less doesn't need any batteries. Takes no guesswork. And contains no harsh fumes, chemicals or lead. Less is not only safe for children it's recommended.

Green Highway - http://www.greenhighway.net/
The sun, the wind and our own human ingenuity offer us wonderful solutions to the problems facing our earth. The "Green Highway" features exhibits of products and organizations that are working in harmony with the environment to bring us answers that are good for the economy, for jobs and for the quality of our lives for years to come.Institution

Recycling Network - http://www.ir-network.com/index.html
The IRN offers comprehensive recycling services for businesses, and healthcare and educational institutions.

LEDs: for Illumination - http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/researchAreas/leds.asp
Here is a really good page that can tell you what a LED light is and how it works. I know alot of places are switching to these lights to save power.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service - http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/
The Natural Resources Conservation Service is a Federal agency that works in partnership with the American people to conserve and sustain our natural resources.

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association - http://www.nesea.org/
NESEA is the nation's leading regional membership organization promoting sustainable energy solutions.

PavGen - http://www.pavegen.com/
Everytime someone walks over the Pavegen tile, renewable energy is harvested from the footstep. The technology converts the kinetic energy to electricity which can be stored and used for a variety of applications.

Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance (DPPEA) - http://www.p2pays.org/
To protect the environment and conserve natural resources by providing technical assistance on the elimination, reduction, reuse and recycling of wastes and pollutants.

Rain barrels for water collection - http://www.rainbarrelguide.com/
Saving rainwater to use during the dry months using rain barrels is an ancient practice that is again becoming popular. Some use it just for watering landscape and others use it in the house, as well. Harvesting systems vary from the simple use of barrels and gravitation to high tech systems using cisterns, pumps, and flow controls.

Real Goods - http://www.realgoods.com/
Real goods is an environmentally preferable general store with items ranging from renewable energy products for off-grid living to home and garden supplies.

Rocky Mountain Institute - http://www.rmi.org/
An entrepreneurial, nonprofit organization that fosters the efficient and restorative use of resources to create a more secure, prosperous, and life-sustaining world.

University at Buffalo, You Have the Power - http://www.buffalo.edu/youhavethepower/
In the summer of 2003, UB saved $10,000 in energy costs in a single day when faculty, staff and students responded to a statewide power crisis by reducing unnecessary energy consumption in their offices, labs and workspaces.

Water Recycling - http://www.lenntech.com/water-recycling-overview.htm
Links to overviews for water recycling applications in industry

Western Canada Wilderness Committee - http://www.wildernesscommittee.org/
Canada's largest membership-based citizen-funded wilderness preservation organization. We work for the preservation of Canadian and international wilderness through research and grassroots education. WCWC works on the ground to achieve ecologically sustainable communities. WCWC works only through lawful means.

World Resources Institute - http://www.earthtrends.wri.org/
The WRI logo represents a knot tying together the threads of natural resource use and conservation, economic development, and social equity through research, capacity building, and institutional change.

Worldwatch Institute - http://www.worldwatch.org/
The Worldwatch Institute is dedicated to fostering the evolution of an environmentally sustainable society--one in which human needs are met in ways that do not threaten the health of the natural environment or the prospects of future generations.


University Energy Conservation Programs
Iowa State University
University of Buffalo Green Computing
University of Michigan

State
Pollution Prevention, State of North Carolina
State of Oregon Resource Conservation
U.S. Green Building Council

Private
Earthday Network
Global Environment and Technology Foundation


Energy and Recycling
Automobile Recycling - http://www.esd.ornl.gov/iab/iab8-8.htm
Recent Trends in Automobile Recycling: Economic, Social, and Energy Issues

Bureau of International Recycling - http://www.bir.org/
Collecting new arisings, or end-of-life products is the first step in recycling. The second step is transforming old or new 'scrap' into new secondary raw materials that can be fed back into the manufacturing process.

Environmental Benefits of Recycling - http://www.umass.edu/recycle/recycling_benefits.shtml


Renewable & Alternative Energy Sources
Clean and Green - http://www.cleanandgreen.org/
The main objective of Clean & Green is to make our community cleaner and greener. To accomplish this goal, we rely on volunteers from our community to help reduce litter, weeds and other unsightly distractions and beautify our community with plants, flowers and trees.


Bioenergy
BioEnergy Science Center - http://bioenergycenter.org/besc/index.cfm
BESC is a partnership for bioenergy solutions that is connecting the world’s leading scientific minds and resources. Their goal is to help develop viable, plentiful and clean alternative fuel sources for generations to come.

WVO Designs - http://www.wvodesigns.com/wiki/Biodiesel
GOOD INFORMATION LINK
Biodiesel refers to any of various diesel fuels produced from vegetable oil or animal fats. Biodiesel is a transesterified-lipid fuel. It consists of long-chain alkyl esters, primarily ethyl, methyl and propyl esters. The term "biodiesel" is used to refer to biofuels intended for use in standard diesel engines, and sometimes also refers to vegetable oils or waste oils used as fuels for converted diesel engines. Biodiesel may be used by itself, or it may be blended with petroleum-derived diesel (petrodiesel) in various proportions. In addition to providing fuel for vehicles, biodiesel is also used as an alternative to petroleum-derived heating oil for furnaces. Biodiesel is generally produced by the chemical reaction of lipids with alcohol. This reaction produces fatty acid esters. In the U.S., the National Biodiesel Board has defined "biodiesel" as a form of mono-alkyl ester.

Fuel Cells
DOE Fuel Cell Program - http://www1.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells/
The goal of the DOE Fuel Cell Program is to develop highly efficient, low or zero emission automotive fuel cell propulsion systems. Specific objectives include: By the year 2000, validate fuel cell power systems that are (a) 2-3 times more energy efficient than today's comparable vehicles; (b) more than 100 times cleaner than Federal EPA Tier II emissions standards; and (c) capable of operating on hydrogen, methanol, ethanol, natural gas, and gasoline.


Geothermal
GEOTHERMAL ENERGY ASSOCIATION - http://www.geo-energy.org/
A trade association composed of U.S. companies who support the expanded use of geothermal energy and are developing geothermal resources worldwide for electrical power generation and direct-heat uses.

U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Energy Program - http://www1.eere.energy.gov/geothermal/
To work in partnership with U.S. industry to establish geothermal energy as an economically competitive contributor to the U.S. energy supply. The long-term viability of geothermal energy lies in developing technology to enable use of the full range of geothermal resources.

Hydrogen
Hydrogen Energy Center - http://www.h2eco.org/
A group working to demonstrate the potential of hydrogen as an energy carrier for the economy of Maine and the New England region.

International Association of Hydrogen Energy - http://www.iahe.org/
The Association stimulates the exchange of information in Hydrogen Energy field through its publications and sponsorship of international workshops, short courses and conferences. In addition, the Association endeavors to inform the general public of the important role of Hydrogen Energy in the planning of an inexhaustible and clean energy system.

U.S. Department of Energy Hydrofen Energy Program - http://www.hydrogen.energy.gov/
The DOE supports world-class R&D in hydrogen technologies that will provide America with near-, mid-, and long-term strategies for a clean, sustainable, domestic energy supply.

Hydroelectric
Hari Srinivas, Water as an Energy Source - http://www.gdrc.org/uem/energy/water-energy.html
Water energy resources include hydroelectric power from lakes and rivers, ocean energy in its various forms, and energy technologies that take advantage of saline water.

National Hydropower Association - http://www.hydro.org/
non-profit national association dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of the U.S. hydropower industry. It seeks to secure hydropower's place as an emissions-free, renewable and reliable energy source that serves national environmental and energy policy objectives.

UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS, How Hydroelectric Energy Works - http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/renewable_energy_basics/how-hydroelectric-energy-works.html
Hydroelectric power is the largest source of renewable electricity in the world and in the United States. By taking advantage of the water cycle, we have tapped into one of nature's engines to create a useful form of energy. Humans have been using the power of moving water for thousands of years.

Solar Power

American Solar Energy Society - http://www.ases.org/
A national organization dedicated to advancing the use of solar energy for the benefit of U.S. citizens and the global environment.

Colorado Solar.org - http://www.colorado-solar.org/
Driven by a common interest in advancing the solar industry in Colorado, we started Colorado-Solar.org with the hope of providing a useful resource for consumers and solar installers alike. We believe that by increasing awareness of solar energy and its benefits for Colorado, we can help this growing industry thrive.

The El Paso Solar Energy Association (EPSEA) - http://www.epsea.org/
The purpose of this site is to provide practical information on solar energy and energy efficiency. Whether you're designing or building a new home or need more information on solar water heating or heating a swimming pool we hope you find this information helpful.

Florida Solar Energy Center - http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/
For more than 20 years, the Florida Solar Energy Center has been a leader in renewable energy and energy efficiency research and training. FSEC is also distinguished as the largest and most active state-supported research and training institute in the United States in the area of renewable energy and building energy efficiency.

Solar Decathlon - http://www.solardecathlon.gov/
The Solar Decathlon is a competition in which teams of college and university students compete to design, build, and operate the most attractive, effective, and energy-efficient solar-powered house. The Solar Decathlon is also an event to which the public is invited to observe the powerful combination of solar energy, energy efficiency, and the best in home design.

Solar Tribune - http://solartribune.com/
Founded in 2011, the Solar Tribune provides insightful solar industry news, analysis and information.We undertand that public education is key to the expansion of the solar industry. As a trusted source of information, the Solar Tribune provides and to digest resources on solar photovoltaics, solar thermal systems, and the basics of solar energy

Solar Electric Power Association - http://www.solarelectricpower.org/
The Solar Electric Power Association is a nonprofit organization whose membership consists of more than 120 electric service providers, utilities, associations, manufacturers, government agencies, research organizations, and educational institutions from eight countries.

The Solar Guide - http://www.thesolarguide.com/
The Solar Guide provides consumers with practical information about choosing and purchasing solar and renewable energy systems.

Solar Panel Articles - http://www.solarpanelarticles.com/
Solar Panel Articles is a resource directory providing information about solar panels, passive solar design, solar hot water panels, alternative energy, and more.

Solar Tribune - http://solartribune.com/
Founded in 2011, Solar Tribune provides insightful solar industry news, analysis and information.

SolLight™ - http://www.sollight.com/
SolLight™ is an LED solar light system that can stay illuminated for up to eight hours. It is lightweight, durable, environmentally sound, and made by a socially responsible company.

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Topics - http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/about.html
Solar technologies use the sun's energy and light to provide heat, light, hot water, electricity, and even cooling, for homes, businesses, and industry.

Wind
American Wind Energy Association - http://www.awea.org/
AWEA is a national trade association that represents wind power plant developers, wind turbine manufacturers, utilities, consultants, insurers, financiers, researchers, and others involved in the wind industry.

California Energy Commission (Wind Energy) - http://www.energy.ca.gov/wind/
Wind energy in California produced about 1.5 percent of the state's total electricity in 1997, more than enough to light a city the size of San Francisco.

The Canadian Wind Energy Association - http://www.canwea.ca/
We foresee a robust Canadian wind energy community that makes a significant contribution to safe, reliable, economically and environmentally sustainable energy supply in Canada.

National Wind Technology Center - http://www.nrel.gov/wind/
Dedicated by Department of Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary in 1994, the National Wind Technology Center is poised to become the most advanced wind energy research facility in the world.

Sandia National Laboratory - http://energy.sandia.gov/?page_id=344
Sandia is a national security laboratory operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by the Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Co. We perform a wide variety of energy research and development projects,

U.S. Department of Energy Wind Energy Topics - http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wind/
Wind energy uses the energy in the wind for practical purposes like generating electricity, charging batteries, pumping water, or grinding grain. Large, modern wind turbines operate together in wind farms to produce electricity for utilities. Small turbines are used by homeowners and remote villages to help meet energy needs.



Global Warming
Chesapeake Climate Action Network - http://www.chesapeakeclimate.org/
The CCAN is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our mission is to educate and mobilize citizens of this region in a way that fosters a rapid societal switch to clean energy and energy-efficient products, thus joining similar efforts worldwide to slow and perhaps halt the dangerous trend of global warming.

EPA'S Climate change site! - http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/

EPA's new Personal Greenhouse Gas Calculator - http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/calculator.html
Use this online calculator to obtain a rough estimate of your household's greenhouse gas emissions. Then move on to the next section of the calculator to explore actions you can take to lower your emissions while reducing your energy and waste disposal costs.

State Department, Climate Change - http://www.state.gov/e/oes/climate/

United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) - http://www.globalchange.gov/
Global change research brings significant benefits to the nation and the world by providing a well-founded scientific understanding of the Earth system to ensure the availability of future resources essential for human well-being.


Water

Aaron's Rain Barrels - http://www.ne-design.net/
They offer you their #1 selling standard rain barrel, irrigation system (has two spigots) or a traditional whiskey barrel . Their preferred rain barrel connects directly to your rain gutters downspout tube, has an overflow valve and is only made from the best quality parts so they last a lifetime.

Garden SuperMart - http://www.gardensupermart.com/store/rain-barrels.php
By installing a rain barrel at your home, not only are you doing your part to curb high water usage, and to decrease the amount of storm water run-off that fills our city's drains after each rain fall, but you are also adding a modern, stylish piece of garden decor to your home. Your friends, families and neighbours will love your rain barrel!

Rainwater harvesting and graywater use - https://wrrc.arizona.edu/publications/arroyo-newsletter/home-use-graywater-rainwater-conserves-water-and-may-save-money
Conserve, reuse and augment summarize Arizona's strategy to meet new water needs and reduce its reliance on dwindling groundwater reserves.

Rain barrels for water collection - http://www.rainbarrelguide.com/
Saving rainwater to use during the dry months using rain barrels is an ancient practice that is again becoming popular. Some use it just for watering landscape and others use it in the house, as well. Harvesting systems vary from the simple use of barrels and gravitation to high tech systems using cisterns, pumps, and flow controls.

Xeriscape - Landscape Water Conservation - http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/xeriscape__the_bay_friendly_way_to_garden.htm
In an attempt to reduce the excessive water use, the Texas Agricultural Extension Service is educating Texans in Xeriscape landscaping, quality landscaping that conserves water and protects the environment.


REUSE EXCHANGE

2Good2Toss Project - http://www.2good2toss.com/
Technically known as an online materials exchange, 2good2toss is a convenient way to exchange small or large quantities of used or surplus building materials and large household items.

AdoptALibrary.org - http://www.adoptalibrary.org/
Resources to promote world literacy, to help encourage donations to libraries and schools in the U.S. and around the world, and to keep books out of landfills!

Bags on the run - http://www.bagsontherun.com/
Momentum is building across the USA to reduce the consumption of plastic and paper shopping bags due to their effect on the environment. Businesses and individuals are preferring environment friendly shopping bags. Bags on the run is a direct seller of reusable bags, green bags and eco friendly bags.

BoneyardNW - http://www.boneyardnw.com/
A completely free service connecting buyers and sellers of used commercial construction materials in the Portland Metro region.

BoxQuest - recycling your Money & Boxes - http://www.boxquest.com/
A Used Box Recycling Network for used box buyers and sellers across America who connect locally through the Internet. In other words, BoxQuest is a Nationwide Box Classified that's fast, cheap, easy, free and most importantly secure!

EcoApprentice - http://www.ecoapprentice.com/
EcoApprentice launched as a business in 2011. Users post EcoChallenges, which are sustainability focused questions they are currently facing. Examples include how to reduce, reuse, or recycle something. The community responds with suggestions or EcoSolutions. Members of EcoApprentice represent a wide range of businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals. They like to think outside of the box to meet our global challenges.

Freecycle Network - http://www.freecycle.org/
It's a grassroots movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is run by a local volunteer moderator (them's good people). Membership is free.

Freecycle Eugene, OR. - http://groups.freecycle.org/Freecycle-Eugene/posts/all
The Eugene Freecycle Network is open to all who want to "recycle" that special something rather than throw it away. Whether it's a chair, a fax machine, piano or an old door, feel free to post it. Everything posted must be free. No trades or bartering allowed.

Freecycle Portland, OR - http://groups.freecycle.org/freecycleportland/description
Through a simple e-mail list, any member of the community can post a note about an item they'd like to give away, or an item they are seeking. The only rule: Every item posted must be free.

Garwer Waste Exchange (Europe) - http://www.wastexchange.co.uk/
Collecting recyclable wastes is the first step in recycling, but your facility must also purchase and sell recyclable scraps and products made from recycled materials in order to participate fully in the recycling process.

IMEX Exchange - http://www.imex.com/
Ddedicated to promoting international trade on the Internet, and through international trade, cooperation and understanding among nations and people. Our goal is to help global entrepreneurs grow their businesses while providing value to our shareholders.

INFORM, Inc. - http://www.informinc.org
INFORM, Inc. is an independent research organization that examines the effects of business practices on the environment and on human health. Our goal is to identify ways of doing business that ensure environmentally sustainable economic growth. Our reports are used by government, industry, and environmental leaders around the world.

Institution Recycling Network - http://www.ir-network.com/index.html
The IRN offers comprehensive recycling services (including C&D recycling) for businesses, and healthcare and educational institutions.

Kars-4-Kids - http://www.kars4kids.org/
All proceeds from used cars, trucks, vans, suvs, RV, trailer, motorcycle or boat donations to Kars4kids will benefit J.O.Y For Our Youth. J.O.Y. is a registered 501(c)(3), non-profit organization providing developmental programs for at risk youth. JOY provides food, clothing, shelter, health and wellness, education, after school programs, special training, mentoring, tutoring, private counseling, summer programs, and guidance to children from the ages of six to eighteen.

Keen Footware - http://www.keenfootwear.com/us/en/
HybridLife is the KEEN mantra, their commitment to create solutions in their product and business practices, to design footwear, bags and socks that enable you to play anyplace without a ceiling.

King County H.O.M.E. (Household Online Materials Exchange) - http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/exchange/index.asp
If you need an outlet for those usable, but unwanted items, and you don't want to throw them away...then this is the place for you. And listing items on the Online Exchange is not just limited to King County households. Organizations in King County are welcome to list items on the Online Exchange.

LabX.com - http://www.labx.com/
The largest independent marketplace for pre-owned and surplus scientific equipment.

Lane County Community College Surplus Property - http://www.lanecc.edu/recycle/surplus-property
LCC redistribute property to College departments and other state-funded and non-profit organizations. If you are a state-funded or non-profit organization, contact LCC Surplus Property to inquire about available items or to determine of you qualify for state surplus property.

Lane County Oregon, Reuse Alternatives - http://www.lanecounty.org/departments/pw/wmd/pages/reusealternatives.aspx
Reuse is so popular in Lane County that local reuse centers get so full they need to be more selective than we would want. Lane County Waste Management gets frequent inquiries about what to do with items that still have life but thrift stores and reuse centers have turned down.

Massachusetts Materials Exchange - http://www.materialsexchange.org/
Connects businesses with reusable materials with others that can use them.

MAT-EX ONLINE - http://www.recycle.net/matex/view.html
Western New York Materials Exchange

Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts - http://www.materials-exchange.org
MECCA provides affordable arts education to the Lane County community through hands-on opportunities for creative reuse and artistic expression.

NextStep Recycling - http://www.nextsteprecycling.org/
NextStep has grown from its initial beginnings as a Macintosh computer fix-it-and-pass-it-on resource into a thriving community service organization. Founded in 2002 as MacRenewal, a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit public organization, we are now known as NextStep Recycling. We implement our three-part mission through focused efforts in Lane County Oregon, other areas of the state, and internationally.

Northwest Materials Exchange - http://www.NWmaterialsmart.org
Sponsored by Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality, this site lists links to 11 materials exchanges in the Northwest. This site is particularly valuable for industrial and commercial materials for both finding materials and finding homes for excess materials.

Oregon State University Surplus Property - http://surplus.oregonstate.edu/
OSU Surplus Property's mission is to recycle or transfer excess or surplus property back to OSU departments, state and local governments, and qualified non-profit organizations within the State of Oregon.

ReDO - http://loadingdock.org/redo/
Redo is providing education, training, and technical assistance to start up and operate reuse programs. Redo is working to create a national reuse network and infrastructure. From the simplest programs to the most complex.

The Recycler's Exchange - http://www.recycle.net/exchange/
The Recycler's Exchange is a FREE worldwide information exchange for those companies and individuals who BUY/SELL/TRADE commodities, materials, goods and services relevant to this industry.

repurposedMATERIALS - http://www.repurposedmaterialsinc.com/
"Repurposing" is creative Re-use. It is NOT recycling that has gotten all the buzz since the 1970s. Remember, recycling requires huge amounts of energy to melt, grind, chip, or shred a waste stream into a useable feedstock to be used as a raw material to manufacture something new. With "repurposing," we deal with byproducts and waste that get a second life because they have value "as is."

Reuse Marketplace - http://www.reusemarketplace.org/
A free regional network to find, sell, trade, or give away reusable and surplus items that would otherwise be disposed as trash. Businesses, institutions, governments, and organizations is the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachussetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont are eligible to create accounts and to post listings. Anyone is welcome to search or browse the posted items.

SCRAP (Scroungers' Center for Re-Usable Art Parts) - http://www.scrap-sf.org/
SCRAP acts as a nonprofit conduit for unwanted materials. SCRAP collects materials from businesses and individuals that would other wise be thrown away, and distributes them to art and educational groups.

SUITCASES FOR KIDS - http://www.suitcasesforkids.org/
A national program started in 1996 by 11-year-old Aubyn Burnside in North Carolina to collect suitcases to give to foster children, after Aubyn heard that the average child in foster care moves three to four times, and that they traditionally carry their personal belongings from home to home in black garbage bags

The Surplus Exchange - http://surplusexchange.org/newsite1/
Through our efforts in conjunction with all of our business partners we keep an estimated 4000 tons of materials out of the landfills each year.

TerraCycle - http://www.terracycle.net/
TerraCycle diverts tons of waste from landfills each year and uses it to make affordable, eco-friendly products.

Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission - http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/tslac/20076/tsl-20076.html
Resource Exchange Network for Eliminating Waste (RENEW) is a materials exchange network established by the Texas Legislature in 1987 to promote the reuse or recycling of industrial wastes.

University of Wisconsin-Madison's Surplus With A Purpose program (SWAP) - http://www.bussvc.wisc.edu/swap/swap.html
A multi-faceted surplus property disposal operation. SWAP serves all University of Wisconsin-Madison departments and State of Wisconsin agencies located in the Madison area. UW-Madison Purchasing Services (of which SWAP is a part) is designated by Wisconsin's Department of Administration as a delegated authority for disposing of the State's surplus property . though the landfill is the last place we intend for these materials.

World Bottle Project (WOBO) - http://www.archdaily.com/348692/heineken-wobo-when-beer-met-architecture/
An interlocking beer bottle made by Heinekenin the 1960's that was meant to be used as a building block for affordable housing when empty. Never made it to the main steam market but was a good idea 50 years ahead of it's time.


Donate It Dont Dump It
1-800-CHARITY CARS - http://www.800charitycars.org/
Donate a Car by simply calling 1-800-CHARITY CARS or fill out the online car donation form. Once we receive your vehicle and donor information our representatives will contact you to schedule a convenient time for our free tow service to pick up your tax deductible vehicle donation. Help a struggling family get back on the road.

Cars To Cure Breast Cancer - http://www.carstocurebreastcancer.org/oregon/
The foundation, picks-up or tows away vehicles at absolutely no charge to you, and then auctions off the vehicles or recycles and reuses them to build new vehicles. Earned proceeds from the sale of vehicles are then donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and go toward helping to fund research in breast cancer and spreading breast cancer awareness.

DonateCarUSA - http://www.donatecarusa.com/
When you pledge your automobile donation, the Vehicle Donation Processing Center takes the donor information and handles all of the documents, car donation pick up, charity auction sale and distribution of the proceeds to the charity.

Give2Kids * American Children's Cancer Association - http://give2kids.com/car-donation-oregon.htm
The ACCA provides financial assistance using your Car Donations Oregon. Please donate your Car, Truck, Boat, Airplane, Property, or Money to Kids with Cancer. These families cannot afford to provide their children with the proper treatments.

Kars-4-Kids - http://www.kars4kids.org/car-donation-oregon.htm
All proceeds from used cars, trucks, vans, suvs, RV, trailer, motorcycle or boat donations to Kars4kids will benefit J.O.Y For Our Youth. J.O.Y. is a registered 501(c)(3), non-profit organization providing developmental programs for at risk youth. JOY provides food, clothing, shelter, health and wellness, education, after school programs, special training, mentoring, tutoring, private counseling, summer programs, and guidance to children from the ages of six to eighteen.

Make-a-Wish, Wheels for Wishes - http://www.wheelsforwishes.org/
When you donate a car, truck, motorcycle, SUV, RV, or boat, we turn your burden into wishes. Proceeds from the sale of your vehicle donation benefit your local Make-A-Wish Foundation® and help grant wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.

OldJunkCar.com, Recycled art - http://oldjunkcar.com/art-junk-recycled-craft-ideas/
Recycling is beneficial for everyone; it's something that is easy to do and helps our world in a variety of ways. For example, reusing or repurposing items saves landfill space. Instead of a plastic bottle being added to an existing mound of garbage in a landfill, why not choose to use it in a work of art? In this manner it can actually bring more beauty to the world, while also helping to save it. People of all ages can create works of art utilizing recycled items. The possibilities are endless as is your imagination.


Reduce Reuse Repair

iFixit.com - http://www.ifixit.com/

FixItClinic - https://www.facebook.com/FixitClinic

Repair.com - http://www.repair.com/

Reuse & Repair Network - http://www.cylch.org/Reuse_Repair_Network

Repair2Reuse.org - https://sites.google.com/site/eugenerepair2reuse/
In celebration of the 40th Earth Day in 2010, Eugene Master Recyclers worked together to identify who was available to provide repair services and were hoping to promote a healthy local economy that can begin to repair our wasteful ways. The result of that work, is Repair2ReUse.org! And, a Printable Brochure available in many city halls and libraries in Lane County communities.

Repair and Reuse — Recycle Later - http://thisgreenblog.com/2012/05/repair-and-reuse-before-recycling.html

The grassroots repair and fixit movement - https://repair.crowdmap.com/


University Surplus Websites
http://fbs.admin.utah.edu/surplus/surplus-property-listings/
http://www.uiowa.edu/uisurplus/
http://document.indiana.edu/copy/Surplus.asp
http://www.bussvc.wisc.edu/swap/swap.html
http://www.facm.umn.edu/about/central-services/reuse/
http://www.northwestern.edu/uservices/office/surplusproperty/index.html
http://www.washington.edu/facilities/finadmin/movingandsurplus/



SPECIAL REQUESTS



SUSTAINABILITY
Alliance Global Sustainability - http://globalsustainability.org/
This Alliance Global Sustainability brings together research teams from 4 of the world's foremost research universities to study large-scale, multidisciplinary environmental problems that are faced by the world's ecosystems, economies, and societies.

Alternative Energy Geek's - http://www.alternative-energy-geek.com/
Here you will find the answers to all things alternative energy: solar power, wind energy, geothermal, nuclear and so much more.

AASHE.ORG - http://www.aashe.org/

Biodegradable Products Institute - http://www.bpiworld.org
The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) is a professional association of key individuals and groups from government, industry and academia, which promotes the use, and recycling of biodegradable polymeric materials (via composting).

BLUEPRINT FOR A SUSTAINABLE COLLEGE CAMPUS - http://www.princeton.edu/~rcurtis/earthsum.html#Blueprint
In 1994, Yale University hosted a campus earth summit which resulted in completion of a document which outlines a blueprint for how institutions of higher education can implement sustainability practices.

Blue Vinyl - http://www.bluevinyl.org
A comedic documentary, "Blue Vinyl" follows Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand and co-director Daniel B. Gold as they travel from Helfand's hometown to America's vinyl manufacturing capital and beyond in search of answers about the nature of polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

Building Material Emissions Study - http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Publications/default.asp?pubid=1027
California's Integrated Waste Management Board recently did an interesting study of the air emissions of recycled-content vs. conventional building products.

Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence - http://www.c2e2.org/
Environmental Virtual Campus - http://www.c2e2.org/evc/home.html
Support for the continued improvement of environmental performance in higher education through environmental professional networking, information exchange, the development of professional resources and tools, and the advancement of innovative regulatory models. Environmental performance includes campus regulatory compliance, environmental management, and sustainability initiatives

CASL, Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Living - http://uoregon.orgsync.com/org/casl
The mission of the Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Living (CASL) is to demonstrate ecologically and socially sustainable technologies and living practices in a residential setting, to provide hands-on experiential learning opportunities for the University of Oregon and surrounding communities, to collect and disseminate information about such technologies and practices, and to facilitate original research in this field. CASL is dedicated to challenging the notion that living lightly is difficult or burdensome.

Citizens Network for Sustainable Development - http://www.citnet.org/
One of the main ways CitNet coordinates efforts of its members is through the CitNet Working Groups. You'll also find links to the working groups from each of our Issue Areas, where latest news and events related to particular topics are posted, as well as discussion about those topics. Clean Air-Cool Planet on-line

Colorado State Sustainability Web Site - http://www.fm.colostate.edu/sustain/
This site will take you on a tour of the energy and water conservation, education & outreach and research initiatives that are helping the University meet sustainability goals.

Design Outlaws - http://www.designoutlaws.org
Design Outlaws is an outgrowth of the Knossus Project (a research and development firm focused on educational film, fine art publishing, and green design) and seeks to provide a knowledge forum for the ecological design community and to foster non-conventional thinking, courageous vision, and positive actions.

Domini Social Investments - http://www.domini.com/
Domini Social Investments is a firm focused exclusively on social responsible investing for individuals and institutions.

The EcoHome Foundation - http://www.ecohomefoundation.org/eco/index.html
The EcoHome Foundation aims to improve quality of life through improving buildings by designing them to be environmentally responsible and consume less energy, to encourage harmonious interactions between inhabitants in nature, and to be economically accessible. These concepts are promoted through model buildings and educational outreach.

Ecosa Institute - http://www.ecosainstitute.org
Ecosa Institute is an educational facility and Prescott Arizona whose curriculum focuses on combining ecological and ethical design values to create a sustainable future. Educational opportunities include workshops, classes, and full year academic and hands-on programs.

Ecotrust - http://www.ecotrust.org/
Eco-trust is a "think tank" and "do tank" whose accomplishments have included creating the world's first environmental bank and initiating numerous ecological programs such as the Forestry Program, Fisheries Program, Native Program, and Environmental Services Program to improve environmental, economic, and social conditions in both rural and urban areas. The organization combines non-profit and for-profit structures.

Envirolution - http://envirolution.org/
Environmental issues have come to the forefront in recent years as a result of the publicity around climate change and the ability of humans to impact the biosphere. While society has taken interest in the environment, a gap exists between environmental problems and the solutions society must implement to address them. People realize the time for action is now and genuinely want to make a difference; however, many lack the information, resources, and direction to contribute. Envirolution intends to fill this gap by building a platform for educating, uniting, and mobilizing society.

The Environmental Sustainability Index - http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/collection/esi/
The ESI is a measure of overall progress towards environmental sustainability, developed for 142 countries. The ESI scores are based upon a set of 20 core "indicators," each of which combines two to eight variables for a total of 68 underlying variables.

Ferry Beach Ecology School links page - http://www.fbes.org/

Gaia Trust - http://www.gaia.org/
Gaia Trust is a Danish charitable organization supporting sustainability projects (especially the eco-village movement) and the idea of a global consciousness that experiences the planet as a living organism and humanity as part of that whole.

Greener50 - http://greener50.com/
greener50 is a home for anyone interested in being green, living eco-conscious, or simply wishing to learn what being "green" is all about. We showcase companies and organizations who are doing great things in our community and for our earth. In doing so, greener50 connects those companies and organizations with our community of wonderful individuals. Together we can build a strong Ecoconomy and help protect & preserve our environment for future generations.

"Green" Hotels - http://greenhotels.com
"Green" Hotels are properties whose management is eager to institute programs that save water and energy and reduce solid waste-and help Save Our Planet!

Green Seal - http://www.greenseal.org/
Green Seal is the independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the environment by promoting the manufacture and sale of environmentally responsible consumer products. It sets environmental standards and awards a "Green Seal of Approval" to products that cause less harm to the environment than other similar products.

Harvard Green Campus Initiative - http://green.harvard.edu/
This online resource aims to inspire and support the Harvard community as it works to implement Harvard's Campus Sustainability Principles. The website is also designed to share Harvard experiences with sustainability professionals and advocates from other universities and institutions.

Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK) Sustainable Design -http://www.hok.com/about/sustainability
HOK is a sustainable design and planning firm dedicated to helping the world move toward a future of healthful buildings and communities existing in harmony with the natural world.

Helios Resource Network - http://www.heliosnetwork.org
A nonprofit organization in Eugene, Oregon. They seek to be a catalyst for change towards local ecological sustainability through a partnership and solution focused approach. Their main focus is to provide resource information and networking opportunities to the public and community organizations.

HSU Campus Center for Appropriate Technology - http://www.ccathsu.com/
The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) is a student-initiated, student-run and student-funded demonstration home at Humboldt State University dedicated to resource and energy-efficient living.

INFORM, Inc. - http://www.informinc.org
an independent research organization that examines the effects of business practices on the environment and on human health. Our goal is to identify ways of doing business that ensure environmentally sustainable economic growth. Our reports are used by government, industry, and environmental leaders around the world.

Institution Recycling Network - http://www.ir-network.com/index.html
The IRN offers comprehensive recycling services for businesses, and healthcare and educational institutions.

Keen Footware - http://www.keenfootwear.com/us/en/
HybridLife is the KEEN mantra, their commitment to create solutions in their product and business practices, to design footwear, bags and socks that enable you to play anyplace without a ceiling.

Lane County Community College Surplus Property - http://www.lanecc.edu/recycle/surplus-property
LCC redistribute property to College departments and other state-funded and non-profit organizations. If you are a state-funded or non-profit organization, contact LCC Surplus Property to inquire about available items or to determine of you qualify for state surplus property.

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) - http://www.leed.net/
A third-party certification program. It is a nationally accepted organization for design, operation and construction of high performance green buildings. This ensures the buildings are environmentally compatible, provide a healthy work environment and are profitable.

Living Tree Paper Company - http://www.livingtreepaper.com/
Living Tree Paper Company is a leader in developing high-quality printing and writing papers made from nonwood fibers and postconsumer waste that are both environmentally and economically sound.

Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines - http://www.sustainabledesignguide.umn.edu/
This site details the State of Minnesota's Sustainable Building Guidelines made by the University of Minnesota's Center for Sustainable Building Research.

Nanaimo Recycling Exchange - http://www.recycling.bc.ca/
We're here to tweak your interest in a sustainable lifestyle; to help you become less of a consumer and more of a conserver; to provide an information exchange of hundreds of links to consumer issues, sustainable community development and the environment; and - we hope - to offer a little food for thought.

The Natural Step - http://www.naturalstep.org/
The Natural Step is an international organization conducting multidisciplinary research, providing environmental consulting and training services, and offering networking and educational opportunities for business leaders, organizations, and communities striving to create sustainable change.

Natural Tree Furniture - http://www.naturaltreefurniture.com/
This site features eco-friendly cat tree furniture made by artisan Ray Smith.

Newman's Own Organics - http://www.newmansownorganics.com/index.html
This organic food company was founded by actor Paul Newman and his family to encourage healthier eating and sustainable agriculture. After-tax profits are donated to charity.

Northern Technologies International Corporation - http://www.ntic.com/
NTI is in the business of converting unique environmentally beneficial material science into value added products and services for industrial and consumer applications.

Northwest EcoBuilding Guild - http://ecobuilding.org/
The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is an association of builders, designers, homeowners, tradespeople, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in ecologically sustainable building.

Oregon DAS Buildings Electricity Scorecards - http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/EAM/SUST/Pages/scorecards.aspx
The scorecards show electricity reductions, compliance with the 20 percent reduction target, recent night audit results, and tips for conservation. DAS will post one scorecard per DAS building in October, January, April and July.

Oregon DAS Sustainability Board - http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/EAM/SUST/pages/osb_home.aspx
The Oregon Sustainability Board (Board) encourages activities that best sustain, protect and enhance the environment, economy and community for the present and future benefit of Oregonians.  The Governor appoints Board members who represent a variety of stakeholders within the state of Oregon. 

Oregon State University Extension Service - http://extension.oregonstate.edu/
The OSU Extension Service's goal for this Web site is to 'promote dialogue among Oregonians concerning the future of our communities, industries, and economy, and concerning the quality of life we want to make possible for our grandchildren.

Oregon State University Sustainability - http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/
The group seeks to share information and ideas, inspire and empower each other, and build coalitions on campus, in our community, and beyond. It serves as a platform for alternative thought and action, and also a network for members to support campus activities like Earth Week.

Oregon Toxics Alliance - http://www.oregontoxics.org
A statewide grassroots organization working to eliminate contamination and unnecessary toxics use and the harm they cause to human health and the environment..

Real Goods - http://www.realgoods.com/
Real goods is an environmentally preferable general store with items ranging from renewable energy products for off-grid living to home and garden supplies.

ReBuilding Center - http://www.rebuildingcenter.org/
A project of the non-profit community enhancement organization. The ReBuilding Center accepts used building and remodeling materials for reuse in order to promote community well-being and sustainable practices.

Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) - http://www.responsiblepurchasing.org/
An international network of buyers dedicated to socially responsible and environmentally sustainable purchasing

Rest Assured National Mattress Recycling Program - http://www.conigliaro.com/recycling/mattress.cfm
Conigliaro Industries is proud to announce a new National Institutional Recycling Program for Mattresses, Box Springs, and Upholstered Furniture. We accept and recycle all types of bedding and furniture items:

Second Nature - http://www.secondnature.org
Since 1993, Second Nature has been dedicated to accelerating a process of transformation in higher education. We chose to assist colleges and universities in their quest to integrate sustainability as a core component of all education and practice, and to help expand their efforts to make human activity sustainable.

Seventh Generation - http://www.seventhgeneration.com
Seventh Generation is a leading brand of naturally safe and effective, non-toxic home cleaning supply products.

Smart Communities Network - http://www.smartcommunities.ncat.org/
New measurements called "Indicators of Sustainability" are designed to provide information for understanding and enhancing the relationships between the economic, energy use, environmental, and social elements inherent in long-term sustainability.

The Solar Guide - http://www.thesolarguide.com/
The Solar Guide provides consumers with practical information about choosing and purchasing solar and renewable energy systems.

South Carolina Sustainable Universities Initiative - http://www.sc.edu/sustainableu/
The Sustainable Universities Initiative (SUI) is a collaborative effort between more than a dozen South Carolina institutions of higher education with the goal of educating students so that they may help the world by meeting human needs while sustaining natural resources.

Sustainable Living Roadshow - http://www.sustainablelivingroadshow.org/
Sustainable Living Roadshow (SLR) is a caravan of educators and entertainers who tour the country in a fleet of renewable fuel vehicles to empower communities and individuals to utilize sustainable living strategies for a healthier planet. Visiting k-12 schools, university campuses and community festivals across the United States, the caravan sets up off-the-grid eco-carnivals with experiential learning villages, featuring workshops, speakers, and entertainment.

Sustainable Northwest - http://www.sustainablenorthwest.org/
A Portland, Oregon-based nonprofit organization dedicated to forging a new economy in the Pacific Northwest - one that reinvests in the people, the communities, and the landscapes of the region.

Sustainable Oregon - http://www.sustainableoregon.net/
Sustainable Oregon communicates developments in Oregon state government and connects citizens with local agencies, organizations and businesses taking leadership roles in sustainable development.

Sustainable Packaging Coalition - http://www.sustainablepackaging.org/
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) is an industry working group dedicated to a more robust environmental vision for packaging.

Sustainable Products Corp. - http://www.sustainableproducts.com/
SPC provides full service sustainable product certification, marketing, product positioning, and sales adding substantial value and increased product profitability based on LCA and environmental technology performance, verification, and warranties for sustainability claims.

SustainUS - http://www.SustainUS.org/
A US national network of young people organizing around the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in their schools and communities. Committed to increasing youth participation in sustainable development issues. They educate young people about sustainable development, lobby decision makers, work with the media, and run projects that promote sustainability.

The Talloires Declaration- http://www.ulsf.org/programs_talloires.html
A ten-point action plan for incorporating sustainability and environmental literacy in teaching, research, operations and outreach at colleges and universities. It has been signed by over 275 university presidents and chancellors in over 40 countries.

United Nations Environment Program - http://www.unep.fr/scp/
UNEP is pursuing the development of a 10-year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (Marrakech process), in support of regional and national initiatives.

UO Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Living - http://uoregon.orgsync.com/org/casl/home
Environmental concerns as well as economic hardships are making people keenly aware of the need to develop new ways to live in a more resource and energy efficient manner. Several universities and colleges are recognizing the inherent role they play in the innovation of sustainable solutions to these societal concerns.

UO Sustainability Center - http://uosc.uoregon.edu/
he UO Sustainability Center, a newly developed program at the University of Oregon, aims to foster and support the transition toward sustainability through collaboration, education and activism.

UO Sustainability Home Page - http://sustainable.uoregon.edu/
Sustainability may be a big catch phrase now, but it's nothing new at the University of Oregon. Students, faculty and staff have been focusing on issues of sustainability for so long here that it has become second nature.

University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF) - http://www.ulsf.org/
The mission of the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF) is to make sustainability a major focus of teaching, research, operations and outreach at colleges and universities worldwide.

Warren Wilson College - http://www.warren-wilson.edu/environmental/initiatives.php
From the use of soy-based inks in many publications to composting to the recycling of most trash in offices and dormitories, Warren Wilson College strives to make a difference by promoting the conservation of our precious finite resources. Here are just a few examples of how the college is committed to making a difference environmentally both on and off campus.

World Energy Council - http://www.worldenergy.org/

Cargill - http://www.cargill.com


Ecological Footprint
Your Ecological Footprint Survey - http://www.wrwcanada.com/your_ecological_footprint_survey
Our ecological footprint refers to the amount of the earth's surface that is needed to produce all the energy and resources that each of us use to live our particular lifestyles and to absorb all the wastes we produce, directly or indirectly. So our ecological footprint is a measure of our resource use and waste production.

EcologyFund - Ecological Footprint Calculator - http://www.ecologyfund.com/registry/ecology/res_bestfoot.html

Waste Reduction Week, Canada - http://www.wrwcanada.com/


ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT
Environmental Audit Inc. - http://www.environmentalauditinc.com/
A f ull-service concept to completion California corporation founded in 1979 providing hazardous substances and waste management services, environmental planning and land use including compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), health risk assessments, air quality management and permitting, water quality management, and regulatory compliance.

Environmental Education Station: http://web.centre.edu/enviro/Hot%20Topics/audits/Audits1.htm

How to Do an On-Campus Environmental Audit.Environment, Health and Safety Online - http://www.ehso.com/selfaudit.htm


Institute for a Sustainable Environment -
http://sustainable.uoregon.edu/
The University of Oregon established the Institute for a Sustainable Environment in 1994 to address the issue of the long-term sustainability of the Earth's major environmental systems.


Sustainability on a College Campus: A Tool Kit - http://www.iaruni.org/grand-challenge/toolkit
This toolkit reflects the experiences of the IARU members and is built on 6 steps. These steps are not prescriptive and should only be seen a guide to assist in developing a comprehensive sustainability that suits a particular campus.

Campus Sustainability Sites

HSU Campus for Appropriate Technology - http://www.ccathsu.com/

Lewis and Clark Kyoto compliant - Lewis_&_Clark_College.pdf

Medical University of South Carolina - http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/vpfa/eandf/sustainability

North Carolina State's Campus Environmental Sustainability - http://sustainability.ncsu.edu/

Oberlin College Office of Sustainability - http://new.oberlin.edu/office/environmental-sustainability/

Princeton Blueprint for a Sustainable Future - http://www.princeton.edu/~rcurtis/earthsum.html#Blueprint

PSU Center for Sustainability - http://sustainability.psu.edu/

South Carolina Sustainable Universities - http://www.sc.edu/sustainableu/

Stanford - http://sustainable.stanford.edu/index.php

University of California @ Riverside - http://www.sustainability.ucr.edu/

University of California @ Santa Cruz - http://sustainability.universityofcalifornia.edu/

UO Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Living - http://uoregon.orgsync.com/org/casl

UO Office of Sustainability - http://sustainability.uoregon.edu/

Western Michigan University - http://www.wmich.edu/sustainability/



Other green campus sites

Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
Brown University is Green
Carnegie Mellon University
George Washington University
Institutional Environmental Change at Tulane University
Keene State College
Medical University of South Carolina
Middlebury College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
Rice University
Sustainable Stanford
Tufts University
University of British Columbia
University of Buffalo
University of Colorado
University of Florida
University of Michigan
University of Toronto
University of Waterloo: Greening the campus project
Warren Wilson College

University Recycling Program Homepages
The 4 R's at Stony Brook University Video
Andover - Phillips Academy Portland Community College - Rock Creek Campus
Arizona State University
Portland State University
Arizona Student Recycling Association Princeton University
Auburn University Rice University
Bard College Rutgers University
Boston College Santa Clara University
Bowdoin College San Francisco State University
Bowling Green State University Stanford University
Brandeis University Southern Illinois University
Brigham Young University - Hawaii Suffolk University
Brigham Young University - Salt Lake SUNY Stony Brook
Bucknell University Truman State University
Buffalo State College Tufts University
Cal State San Marcos Tulane University
California State University @ Chico University of Alaska Fairbanks
California State University @ Sacramento University of Arizona
Carnegie Mellon University
University of British Columbia
Case Western Reserve University University of Buffalo
Central Michigan University
University of California @ Davis
The Citadel University of California @ Irvine
Clark Univeristy University of California @ Los Angeles
Clemson University University of California @ San Diego
Colby College University of California @ Santa Barbara
College of Charleston University of California @ Santa Cruz
The College of Wooster University of Chicago
Colorado State University University of Colorado
Colorado University @ Boulder
University of Illinois
Columbia University
University of Kansas
Connecticut College University of Maine at Farmington
Cornell College University of Maryland, College Park
Dartmouth College University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dickinson College University of Michigan
Eastern Illinois University University of Minnesota
Elon University University of Missouri @ Columbia
Emory University University of Nebraska @ Lincoln
Fairleigh Dickinson University University of New Hampshire
Georgia Tech University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill
George Mason University University of North Carolina @ Charlotte
Gettysburg College University of North Carolina @ Greensboro
Hamilton College University of Notre Dame
Harvard University University of Pittsburgh
Humboldt State University University of Rhode Island
Illinois State University University of South Carolina
Indiana University
University of St. Thomas
Iowa State University
University of Tampa Florida
Ithaca College University of Tennessee
James Madison University
University of Texas @ Dallas
Johns Hopkins University University of Texas at San Antonio
Kalamazoo College University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston
Kansas State University University of Toronto
Keene State College University of Vermont
Lane Community College University of Virginia
Loyola College in Maryland University of Washington
Loyola Marymount University University of Wisconsin @ Madison
Mälardalen University Utah State University
Medical University of South Carolina Villanova University
Miami University Virginia Tech University
Michigan State University Warren Wilson College
Millersville University Washington College
Missouri State University Washington State University
MIT & EPA Environmental Virtual Campus Washington University in St. Louis
Middlebury College Western Michigan University
Mount Holyoke College Western Washington University
North Carolina State University Willamette University
Northern Arizona University William Paterson University
Northern Illinois University
Winthrop University
Northwestern University Yale University
Nova Southeastern University
York University
Ohio University Youngstown State University
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Pennsylvania State University  

International Standards Organization ISO14000
ANSI - http://web.ansi.org/
ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the US National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ANSI is also the US member of the Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) and the Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT).

Frequently Asked Questions about ISO - http://web.ansi.org/about_ansi/faqs/faqs.aspx?menuid=1

ISO 14001: Case Studies and Practical Experiences
The book, based on real-world experiences, covers pertinent issues.
http://www.greenleaf-publishing.com/productdetail.kmod?productid=25

Mälardalen University - http://www.mdh.se/
The first university in Europe/the world to be environmentally certified. This means that we have an environmental management system that meets the requirements of the international standard for environmental management ISO 14001.


TRANSPORTATION

Alliance for a Paving Moratorium  -  http://www.lesscars.org
A nonprofit institute that fights road building and promotes alternative land use, alternative transportation, and renewable energy and human power for sustainable trade. Publishers of the Auto-Free Times magazine.

B.E.S.T - http://www.best.bc.ca/
Better Environmentally Sound Transportation began with a small group of dedicated cyclists who met in 1991. B.E.S.T. was incorporated as a non-profit society on May 22, 1991, and has since obtained registered Federal Charity status.

Bikes At Work - http://www.bikesatwork.com/index.html
Our company, which was originally called Fresh Aire Delivery Service, was started in late 1991. I started the company while I was still in graduate school. I was concerned about the increasing amount of traffic in our small community, and wanted to do something to show people that they didn't have to drive everywhere. Taking the saying "One Less Car" literally, I decided to act as a transportation surrogate , carrying things on my bike for other so they wouldn't have to drive their car to meet their basic needs.

CCAR-Greenlink's virtual auto shops - http://ccar-greenlink.org/welcome-to-the-ccar-greenlink-virtual-shops/
Take a "walk" through CCAR-Greenlink's virtual auto shops and find out about a wide assortment of Pollution Prevention opportunities by clicking on visual cues -- a used oil can here, or a spray painter there.

Commuter Choice Program - http://www.transportation.harvard.edu/commuterchoice
CommuterChoice is a program managed by Harvard University Transportation Services. It is designed as a resource for individuals who commute to Harvard. At CommuterChoice, affiliates can learn about transit options, bicycle routes and safety, Park & Ride locations, and carshare membership, as well as receiving assistance with forming carpools and vanpools. Registration is free to all Harvard University affiliates.

International Bicycle Fund  -  http://www.ibike.org
A non-governmental, nonprofit organization, promoting sustainable transport worldwide and international understanding. Major areas of activity are non-motorized, urban planning, sustainable environment, economic development, safety education, responsible tourism and cross-cultural, educational travel. Geographic focus: Africa, Asia, Cuba and South America.

Rails-to-Trails  -  http://www.railtrails.org/
U.S. Nonprofit working to turn old railroad rights of way into low impact transportation networks. The travel they encourage includes walking, hiking and bicycling.

Speed Campaigns Information  - http://www.slower-speeds.org.uk/
Information on the UK Slower Speeds Initiative and related transport and road safety campaigns. Lowering speed limits on Britain's roads would save children's lives. .

SUV's

The true cost of gasoline - http://www.progress.org/tpr/true-cost-of-gasoline-artificial-subsidies/
So you think you're getting a good deal on a tank of gasoline these days? You wouldn't think so if all the oil industry tax subsidies received from the federal and state governments and other costs that went into producing that gallon of gasoline were included in the pump price.


Alternative Fuel
The Hemp Car - http://www.hempcar.org/

Cruise Car, Inc - http://www.cruisecarinc.com/
Cruise Car is an alternate transportation-solution company founded on the principal of providing quality products for you that enhance your lifestyle. It's all about you. Cruise Car low-speed vehicles will enrich your lifestyle with ease, comfort, and fun. Cruise Car vehicles are easy to drive, and easy to maintain - plus they are gas free.

Honda Insight hybrid car - http://automobiles.honda.com/insight-hybrid/
At Honda, our automobiles are some of the cleanest and most technologically advanced cars on the road today. For the past two decades we've developed exceptional vehicles that reduce emissions and improve fuel economy.

Toyota Prius hybrid car - http://www.toyota.com/prius/
With the celebration of Prius' first successful year in the U.S., Toyota maintains its role as one of the industry leaders in new, innovative environmental technologies and efficiencies. This innovative hybrid now has four years of proven history abroad.


Car Sharing

WeCar - http://www.enterprisecarshare.com/
A membership-based car sharing program for people who are looking for an alternative method of transportation that lowers the cost and reduces the hassles of traditional transportation.

Zimride - http://www.zimride.com/
An industry leading rideshare service helps organizations establish easy to use, private, social networks for ridesharing. The result: a critical mass of users sharing rides, saving money and reducing resource consumption.

Zipcar - http://www.zipcar.com/


College Bike Loan Programs

Gathering of the Univ. Bike Programmers -
http://www.universitybikeprograms.org/

Bicycling at Duke - http://parking.duke.edu/alternative_transportation/bicycling/index.php

Drury University bike loan program - http://www.drury.edu/multinl/story.cfm?nlid=246&id=25425

Kalamazoo College Bike Co-Op - https://reason.kzoo.edu/recycling/helpingunderstandbikes/

Linfield College Bike Co-op - http://www.linfield.edu/sustainability/linfield-bike-co-op.html

University of Kentucky, Wildcat Wheels - http://www.sustainability.uky.edu/node/115

University of Oregon Bike Loan Program - http://outdoorprogram.uoregon.edu/bikes

University of Wyoming, Pokes' Spokes Bike Library - http://www.uwyo.edu/REC/OUTDOOR-PROGRAM/bike-library.html




Electric Cars
Columbia ParCar Corp. - http://www.parcar.com/
Columbia has a rich heritage in producing electric and gas powered vehicles that dates back to 1946, making Columbia the most experienced manufacturer in its field.

Dynasty - http://www.itiselectric.com/
Dynasty Electric Vehicle Limited designs, manufacturer and markets zero emission, electric Low Speed Vehicles (LSV's) for urban, recreational and light commercial markets such as planned and gated communities, destination resorts, industrial complexes and universities


Green Vehicle Guide - http://www.greenvehicleguide.gov.au/GVGPublicUI/home.aspx
Using Tailpipe Tally, you can compare the environmental and economic costs of different vehicles. Simply provide some basic information and get fuel consumption, fuel cost, and vehicle emissions for any vehicle (model year 1978 to present) you choose.

Online Guide to the Electric Car - http://www.cheapcarinsurance.net/online-guide-to-the-electric-car/
Unlike hybrid cars, which are powered by a mix of gasoline and electricity, electric cars are powered entirely by electricity. This fact is simultaneously the biggest strength and weakness; no more expensive fill-ups at gas stations several times a month, but a limited range and speed combined with a drawn-out time period of recharge.


Hybrid Cars
Automotive.com - http://www.automotive.com/hybrid/t3-13-4/
A hybrid car is a vehicle that uses a rechargeable energy system and a normal gasoline fueled power source for propulsion. These cars are low-polluting and consume less gasoline than cars with pure internal combustion engines. Businessweekly,

Recycling and Cars
Automobile Recycling - http://www.esd.ornl.gov/iab/iab8-8.htm
Recent Trends in Automobile Recycling: Economic, Social, and Energy Issues

Also see
Donate It Dont Dump It


Suspended Peoplemovers-

H-Bahn Project - http://faculty.washington.edu/~jbs/itrans/duessel.htm
This system is now (February, 1999) under construction. It will connect a Germany high speed train (ICE) with the airport terminal. The service will provide 12 cabins (coupled to 6 trains), one special vehicle and will be 2.5 km long (double-track) with 4 stations. The first part with 3 stations is expected to become operational in 2001.

Innovative Transportation Technologies - http://faculty.washington.edu/~jbs/itrans/scope.htm
The purpose of this web site is to provide information about unconventional (therefore innovative) transportation technologies. Information about conventional transportation technologies is already quite abundant but only a few people know about the technologies included at this web site Some of these technologies are operational, some are under development and some are still conceptual. It is intended to be an information resource for graduate students in the Transportation Engineering and Urban Planning programs at the University of Washington, in Seattle, and for other interested persons around the world.


Vehicle Conversion
DOE, History of Electric Vehicles - http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/avta/light_duty/fsev/fsev_history.html

Grassroots Electric Vehicle Company - http://www.grassrootsev.com/viddescrip.htm

How Electric Cars Work - http://auto.howstuffworks.com/electric-car5.htm

Wikipedia, Vehicle Conversion - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_vehicle_conversion


WASTE AUDITS

NRDC Waste Audits - http://www.nrdc.org/enterprise/greeningadvisor/wm-audits.asp

University of Washington Waste Characterization Study - http://www.p2pays.org/ref/37/36099.pdf

WASTE REDUCTION
42 Ways to Trim Your Holiday Wasteline - http://www.use-less-stuff.com/ULSDAY/42ways.html
To help trim the trash while trimming the tree, The ULS Report offers a challenging checklist of simple things you can do to reduce waste while you eat, drink, and make merry this holiday season.

Beyond Waste Washington State - http://www.ecy.wa.gov/beyondwaste/
This 30-year plan has a clear and simple goal: eliminate wastes and toxics whenever we can and use the remaining wastes as resources. This will contribute to economic, social, and environmental health.

Deck the Halls with Less Waste This Year! - http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/PublicEd/Holidays/default.htm
It is estimated that between Thanksgiving and the New Year an extra million tons of waste are generated nationwide each week. In fact, 38,000 miles of ribbon alone is thrown out each year--enough to tie a bow around the Earth!

Denim Pencils - http://www.recyclingiscool.com/Hip-To-Recycle--Denim-Pencils-4020-per-pack41_p_66.html
These pencils are m ade from the recycled scraps left-over from the cutting of cotton denim fabric used to make blue jeans and other apparel. The beautiful blue color of this product comes directly from the denim fibers.

Denim Recycling - http://www.allfreecrafts.com/recycling-crafts/denim-pockets.shtml
The instructions on this page teach how to re-use old jeans to make denim pocket purses.

EcoLogical Mail Coalition - http://www.ecologicalmail.org
The EcoLogical Mail Coalition offers a free solution to businesses that are burdened by stacks of undeliverable catalogs, brochures and magazines that are mailed to employees for years after they've been terminated.

Fort Collins Waste Reduction At School - http://www.fcgov.com/recycling/reduction.php

Gibson Recycling Depot - http://www.gibsonsrecycling.ca/
The heart and soul of GIBSONS RECYCLING DEPOT LTD. is about creating the "greenest" community now and for future generations. Their mission is to support and lead the community to zero waste by providing programs and services that reduce waste and create opportunities to recycle, reuse and reclaim.

INFORM, Inc. - http://www.informinc.org
an independent research organization that examines the effects of business practices on the environment and on human health. Our goal is to identify ways of doing business that ensure environmentally sustainable economic growth. Our reports are used by government, industry, and environmental leaders around the world. Lane Co.

Ink Cartridge Recycling - http://www.inktechnologies.com/toner-cartridge-recycling
Discarded printer products are a serious problem in landfills: over 1 million used cartridges are thrown away each year! When the replacements are made from virgin materials that adds up a lot of waste - hundreds of thousands of tons of it - and you pay good money for that waste. But don't worry! You can save money by ink cartridge recycling, and you can help the environment by toner cartridge recycling.

Oregon "Less is Best" - http://www.lanecounty.org/departments/pw/wmd/recycle/pages/lessisbest.aspx
When you avoid making garbage in the first place, you don't have to worry about disposing of waste or recycling it later. Changing your habits is the key

Lane County Recyclers Handbook - http://www.lanecounty.org/Media/News/Pages/2005_05_05_02.aspx

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides - http://www.pesticide.org/
The Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides works to protect people and the environment by advancing healthy solutions to pest problems.

Oregon Commercial Waste Reduction Information Clearinghouse - http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/sw/cwrc/
Half the waste landfilled each year in Oregon comes from the commercial sector--about 1.3 million tons! Implementing waste prevention and reuse techniques will help preserve our natural resources and prevent pollution. This clearinghouse was created to provide the commercial sector with the tools needed to save capital rather than filling a dumpster with unused byproducts and preventable waste.

RecycleBank - http://www.recyclebank.com/
RecycleBank rewards your home for the amount your home recycles. Your RecycleBank Recycling Container has a barcode that is identified by the recycling truck. The amount your home recycles is translated into RecycleBank Dollars that you can use to shop at over 100 participating stores.

Rest Assured National Mattress Recycling Program - http://www.conigliaro.com/recycling/mattress.cfm
Conigliaro Industries is proud to announce a new National Institutional Recycling Program for Mattresses, Box Springs, and Upholstered Furniture. We accept and recycle all types of bedding and furniture items:

San Mateo County Recycleworks (for schools) - http://www.recycleworks.org/schools/

Simplify the Holidays - http://www.newdream.org/holiday/
Ask yourself: can money buy the things that really matter during this very special time of year? There are lots of ways for you to have more joy, less stuff this holiday season.

Hospital Recycling
Health Care Without Harm - http://www.noharm.org/
To transform the health care industry so it is no longer a source of environmental harm by eliminating pollution in health care practices without compromising safety or care.

Hospitals and Health Care Recycling Tip Sheet - http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/airwaste/wm/recycle/Tips/Hospitals.htm
Hospitals have different waste requirements than other types of businesses. Please note that the recycling regulations do not apply to "red bag" waste. This material, which is specially handled and can be a high cost item for hospitals, should be managed as it has been in the past.

Practice Greenhealth - http://www.practicegreenhealth.org/
The nation's leading membership and networking organization for institutions in the healthcare community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices.

REMEDY - http://www.remedyinc.org
helps hospitals collect and sterilize usable equipment and items (e.g. sutures) that would otherwise be thrown out. These are shipped to needy healthcare programs in the third world. The monetary and lifesaving value of this program has been enormous!


Simplicity Circles

Awakening Earth and the Millennium Project - http://www.awakeningearth.org/
(directed by Duane Elgin, author of

Voluntary Simplicity Context Institute - http://www.context.org/

Northwest Earth Institute - http://www.nwei.org/
(courses on Voluntary Simplicity, Deep Ecology and Related Topics, Bioregional Perspective-Exploring Your Natural Community, and Choices for Sustainable Living)

Star Base Alpha Farms - http://www.sbafarmscollective.org/

Using Less Stuff: Resources from the Cygnus Group - http://cygnus-group.com/

YES! A Journal of Positive Futures Positive Futures Network - http://www.yesmagazine.org/

Wasting Resources to Reduce Waste

RECYCLING IN NEW JERSEY - http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-202.html

Waste Wise Resources
- http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/smm/wastewise/index.htm
WasteWise, EPA's solid waste reduction partnership program, maintains a library of materials to help partners design, implement and maintain waste reduction activities. The library includes publications, listserver postings, listings of reuse organizations and materials exchanges, magazine articles, and trade association guides.


WATER
Aqua Alternatives - http://www.enviroalternatives.com/waterpur.html

TerraFlo - http://www.terraflo.com/

Campbell environmental systems - http://www.AirWaterBestPrices.com/drinkingwaterfiltersandpurifiers.html

Carefree Clearwater, Ltd - http://www.carefreeclearwater.com/

Common Sense Solutions - http://www.multipureusa.com/commonsense/index2.html

Culligan - http://www.culligan.com/en/about/
Water Filtration Systems

H2ouse Garden Guide - http://www.h2ouse.org/gardensoft/index.aspx

Importance of Conservation of Water - http://www.benefits-of-recycling.com/importanceofconservationofwater.html

Lifeguard Purification Systems Inc. - http://www.lifeguardsystems.com/

Pure Water Products - http://www.purewaterproducts.com/

Quench - http://www.quenchonline.com/

The African Water Page - http://www.thewaterpage.com/filtered-water-bottles.htm

Xeriscape - http://www.eartheasy.com/grow_xeriscape.htm
How to use xeriscaping techniques to conserve water in your yard and garden.


ZERO WASTE
Eco-Cycle - http://www.ecocycle.org/
Created 30 years ago by everyday residents who had a passionate belief in conserving our natural resources. These Eco-Cycle volunteers brought recycling to town in 1976, making Boulder one of the first 20 communities in the U.S. to offer curbside recycling. We continue to be driven by these same passions and innovative actions.

GRRN, Zero Waste - http://www.grrn.org/page/zero-waste
Zero Waste is a design principle for the 21st Century that seeks to redesign the way resources and materials flow through society.

Zerowaste Alliance - http://www.zerowaste.org/
Formed to promote the use of Zero Waste strategies. Together with our Resource Network, we support the needs of businesses and organizations in the areas of Zero Waste strategy, education, and technical services.

Zero Waste International Alliance ( ZWIA ) - http://zwia.org/
Working towards a world without waste through public education and practical application of Zero Waste principles. Promoting positive alternatives to landfill and incineration and to raise community awareness of the social and economic benefits to be gained when waste is regarded as a resource base upon which can be built both employment and business opportunity.

Zero Waste Youth - http://zerowasteyouth.org
The concept of Zero Waste has as main objective the maximum reuse of residues and reduction – or even end – the forwarding of waste to landfills.


Zero Waste Campus
California Resource Recovery Association - http://www.crra.com/zerowaste/policies/policies.htm

The Chronicle of Higher Education - http://chronicle.com/blogs/buildings/zero-waste-policy-takes-effect-for-new-stadium-at-davis/4834

CURC, College and University Recycling Coalitionon Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/CURCRecycling

GRRN Zero Waste Campuses - http://www.grrn.org/page/zero-waste-campuses

Penn State Housing - http://news.psu.edu/story/143383/2013/01/09/penn-state-housing-takes-big-steps-toward-zero-waste-goals

Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara - http://sustainability.ucsb.edu/ellison-hall/campaigns.php#zero-waste

University of Oregon - http://zerowaste.uoregon.edu

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