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BUY RECYCLED

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


CLIMATE CHANGE
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://an-inconvenient-truth.com/
This site has information about Al Gore's Oscar-winning documentary, climate change facts, and a daily blog.

Climate Reality Project - http://climaterealityproject.org/
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.

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


COMPOST

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 Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF) Toolkit - http://compostfoundation.org/toolkits-resources
The information on this web page is intended to offer viewers toolkits, information and ideas for starting a residential or commercial organics collection program.

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.

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."

HowToCompost.org - http://www.howtocompost.org/
Interested in the various aspects of composting? Well, you've come to the right place. You will find articles and hundreds of links covering all aspects of composting.

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.


Apartment Composting
The Compost Collective - https://compostcollective.org.nz/composting-and-the-apartment/

iValueFood.com - http://ivaluefood.com/resources/composting/how-to-compost-in-your-apartment/

Survival at Home - http://survivalathome.com/how-to-make-compost-in-an-apartment/

Urban Organic Gardener - http://www.urbanorganicgardener.com/indoor-comopsting/

Wasteland Rebel - http://wastelandrebel.com/en/apartment-composting-with-a-worm-bin/


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.

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

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


Vermicomposting:
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.

Red Worm Composting - https://www.redwormcomposting.com/
The main goal of the site is to share my passion for vermicomposting with others – hopefully encouraging a lot more people to get involved!

Uncle Jim ’s Worm Farm - https://unclejimswormfarm.com
I specialize in Red Wigglers – Composting Worms. I’ve been raising Red Wiggler Worms and Meal-worms for over 40 years. I’ve raised African Night Crawlers, Canadian Night Crawlers and Gray Night Crawlers.


CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Green building web sites:
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.

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!

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

Ecosa Institute - http://www.ecosa.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 -https://www.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.

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.

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 - https://www.pdxrestore.org/
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.

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

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.


Green Building Certifications
CRI Green Label - http://www.carpet-rug.org/CRI-Testing-Programs.aspx
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).

USGBC -http://www.usgbc.org/leed
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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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://www.nature.org/magazine/index.htm
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..

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 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.

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.


ECO-TIPS
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.

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!

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.


Repair Reduce Recycle

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

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

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


EDUCATION AND PROMOTION
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.

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.

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.

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 - Kids, Students, and Teachers - https://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.

Factory Direct Promos - http://www.factorydirectpromos.com/
Do you want to effectively market your brand, business, retail outlet, event, or trade show in an environmentally responsible manner and decrease your carbon footprint at the same time. For over 20 years their Coral Springs, Florida based team of designers and staff has helped organizations like yours, both big and small, develop effective eco-friendly promotional marketing pieces that act as walking billboards to provide effective marketing return on investment for years to come.

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.

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.


Master Recycler Program - https://www.lanecounty.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=3585881&pageId=4242570
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

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) - https://naaee.org/
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.

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://pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/free-recycling-101-course
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.

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


Recycled Art

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


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.

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.

Gadget Salvation - http://www.gadgetsalvation.com
A consumer electronics trade-in service that endeavors to reshape the way we utilize, sell and recycle used computer goods.

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.


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.

GreenBuyback - http://greenbuyback.com/
A great place to sell your cell phone or tablet! If you want to sell your old phone or simply would like to find out how much your phone is worth, GreenBuyback provides you a quick and easy method to do so. Selling your cell phone can sometimes be hard to do. We provide a simple solution to easily sell your cell phone or tablet.

Verison Cell Phone Recycling Program - http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/splash/electronicdevicerecycling.jsp


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.

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.

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.

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.


ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGNS
Don't Kill Polar Bears
Reduce, Reuse, Refill 
The African Water Page

Take Back the Tap
Think Outside the Bottle Campaign
UO Think Before you Drink
UO Reduce, Reuse, Refill Campaign



EQUIPMENT

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

DoRecycling.com - http://dorecycling.com/
In this website you will find information about recycling, green living, tools that can help you to recycle more efficiently, including reviews of various can crushers, also some tips on how you can build your own aluminum can crusher and a lot of more useful info about recycling.

Glasdon - https://us.glasdon.com/
Contemporary and durable trash cans, recycling containers, ash receptacles, water safety and road safety equipment.

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

max-R - http://www.max-r.net/
(855) 204-3560

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


Other Equipment Suppliers

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.

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.

Trash Can Depot - http://www.trashcandepot.com/
Huge selection of indoor and outdoor receptacles for addressing almost every recycling and waste need imaginable. Whether its aluminum, fiberglass, concrete, steel or plastic they have the receptacle to suit the need whether its indoors or out.

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


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 & Event Worksheet - http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/resources/signage-and-documents

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/

H. O. P. E. S. Conference - http://hopes.uoregon.edu/

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/

for more info contact the Oregon Country Fair at: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org


FACTOIDS

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

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

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

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

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/

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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


Earth Issues
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.

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.

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/

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
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

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

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.


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

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.

Recycling & Beyond: A college Campus Primer - http://zerowaste.uoregon.edu/Book/index.htm
An eBook on How to set up a College Campus Recycling Program.


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

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

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.

Ollie Recycles - http://www.olliesworld.com/recycle/index.html
The Ollie Recycles website has been created for kids to find out about the 3R's – "Reduce, Re-use, Recycle." It is a gateway to an array of environmental information that encourages children to think about their everyday activities and consider their impact on the environment.

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.


Composting for kids

Journey to Forever School Composting - http://journeytoforever.org/edu_compost.html
Main's Composting School - http://www.composting.org/
Cornell Composting - http://compost.css.cornell.edu/schools.html
Eugene 4J Schools Earth Tub Project - EarthTub.pdf


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 - https://ecokids.ca/
Welcome to EcoKids, the award-winning environmental education site from Earth Day Canada.

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

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


Water Conservation Games for Kids
    H2ouse Games
    The Water Family


Kids Recycling Curriculums

Connecticut Recycling & Composting Curriculums - http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2691&Q=332582

RecycleNow Schools - http://www.recyclenow.com/schools/index.html

King County Department of Natural Resources Kids Page - http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/stewardship/teachers-students.aspx
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.

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.

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.

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.



LEGISLATIVE COMPLIANCE
ANSI-American National Standards Institute- https://www.ansi.org/
The Institute oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector: from acoustical devices to construction equipment, from dairy and livestock production to energy distribution, and many more. ANSI is also actively engaged in accreditation - assessing the competence of organizations determining conformance to standards.

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

Oregon Bottle Bill - http://www.bottlebill.org/legislation/usa/oregon.htm

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


International Compliance
Europe

\EU Waste Legislation - http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/legislation/

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

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.

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.

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.


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

City o Eugene hat can be recycled - https://www.eugene-or.gov/1470/Recycling

City of Honolulu's Weight/Volume Conversion Tables - 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.

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.

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.

Climate Reality Project - https://www.climaterealityproject.org/
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.

CURC, College and University Recycling Coalitionon Facebook - http://curc3r.org/

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.

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.

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.

Green-Living.co.business - http://www.green-living.co.business/
Easiest Way To Go Green. Think Green For Your Environment.

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

Kindista, People are sharing offers, requests - https://kindista.org/
Kindista helps you share offers, requests, and gratitude with friends and neighbors. Make new connections and lead a more abundant life through sharing. Because sharing is good.

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

P.L.A.N. Post Action Landfill Network - http://www.postlandfill.org/
PLAN is a nonprofit, cooperative network of student leaders who are creating zero-waste solutions in their campus communities. By educating about the waste crisis, collaborating around zero waste solutions, and launching programs to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials across campus, students are building the foundation for a world without waste.

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.

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://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.

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.

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.


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.



The 100 Top Recycling Sites
- http://www.world.org/weo/recycling


NEWS
The Daily Emerald - http://www.dailyemerald.com/

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

Sanipac: - http://www.sanipac.com
Our recycling is handled through Sanipac.

University of Oregon Printing Services - http://uoprint.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



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.

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://uoprint.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
CatalogChoice.org - https://www.catalogchoice.org/

Direct Marketing Association - https://dmachoice.thedma.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

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.


PARTNERSHIPS



POLICIES

UO Policies
Comprehensive Campus Environmental Policy
Sustainable Development Guidelines
Confidential Materials Policy
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.

Sustainable Development tool kit - http://www.esdtoolkit.org/

The Talloires Declaration- http://ulsf.org/talloires-declaration/

UPSTREAM - http://upstreampolicy.org/
A national environmental organization dedicated to creating a healthy, sustainable, and equitable society by addressing the root causes of environmental harm. Our mission is to advance sustainability, end plastic pollution and reduce climate disruption through product-focused environmental policies.


PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY

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.

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.


PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Environmental Grants - http://www.topenvironmentgrants.com/

EPA Grants - https://www.epa.gov/grants


PURCHASING
Buy Me Once - http://www.buymeonce.com/
Let's throw away our throwaway culture BuyMeOnce USA finds and promotes products that don't break the bank, don't break the planet... that don't break at all! They also challenge manufacturers to break their habits and build stuff that really lasts – we know they can.

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.


Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

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

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.


RESOURCE CONSERVATION

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.

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.

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 - National Estuary Program - https://www.epa.gov/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.

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.irnsurplus.com/
The IRN offers comprehensive recycling services for businesses, and healthcare and educational institutions.

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.

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.

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
University of Oregon

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


Renewable & Alternative Energy Sources
Alternative Energy - http://www.altenergy.org/
Alternative energy refers to energy sources that have no undesired consequences such for example fossil fuels or nuclear energy. Alternative energy sources are renewable and are thought to be "free" energy sources. They all have lower carbon emissions, compared to conventional energy sources. These include Biomass Energy, Wind Energy, Solar Energy, Geothermal Energy, Hydroelectric Energy sources. Combined with the use of recycling, the use of clean alternative energies such as the home use of solar power systems will help ensure man's survival into the 21st century and beyond.

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.

Conserve Energy Future (CEF) - http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/AlternativeEnergySources.php
Alternative energy encompasses all those things that do not consume fossil fuel. They are widely available and environment friendly. They cause little or almost no pollution. There have been several alternative energy projects running in various countries to reduce our dependence on traditional fossil fuels. There are many impressive options that you can take into consideration.

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) - http://www.eia.gov/renewable/
Collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.


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
Fuel Cells 2000 - http://hfcarchive.org/fuelcells/
Helps researchers to assess technical and commercial capabilities, suppliers to identify sales prospects, teachers to develop experiments and lesson plans, students to find college and university offerings, graduates to find jobs, investors to identify opportunities, and purchasers to find suppliers. Our materials and information are available free of charge, with minor exceptions. Fuel Cells 2000 is independent and non-aligned, and supports fuel cells of all types for all applications.

Smithsonian - Fuel Cell Technology - http://americanhistory.si.edu/fuelcells/basics.htm
A fuel cell is a device that generates electricity by a chemical reaction. Every fuel cell has two electrodes, one positive and one negative, called, respectively, the anode and cathode. The reactions that produce electricity take place at the electrodes.


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

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 Hydrogen 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.


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.

Consumer Affairs, Solar Company Reviews - https://www.consumeraffairs.com/solar-energy/
We’ve known light could be turned into electricity since 1839 when French physicist, A. E. Becquerel, discovered the photovoltaic effect. It wasn’t until the 1950s, however, that the first solar cells were available commercially, when Bell Labs produced them for use in outer space. In the decades since, improvements in solar technology have been tremendous, as have drops in solar power cost. Since 1977, the price of solar panels has dropped approximately 100 times over, and solar power is now cheaper than power from the grid for billions of people.

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.

Lets Go Solar - http://www.letsgosolar.com/
College students and campus administrators are leading the sustainability charge nationwide, implementing innovative, eco-friendly ideas and actionable objectives. LetsGoSolar.com has created a new guide that makes going green on campus fun. Through a quick quiz and lots of clever tips and resources, everyone is sure to find a new way to help the environment.

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 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 Tribune - http://solartribune.com/
Founded in 2011, Solar Tribune provides insightful solar industry news, analysis and information.

SolLight™ - http://www.davisnet.com/marine/products/sollight.asp
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.

ENERGY.GOV - Solar Powering America - http://energy.gov/eere/solarpoweringamerica/solar-powering-america
Solar Powering America is an interagency initiative between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support greater solar deployment. Each agency’s unique and independent solar programs are featured in Solar Powering America’s online resource library for use by the solar community. These programs support the goals set forth in the President’s Climate Action Plan, which include doubling U.S. renewable energy deployment between 2012 and 2020 and installing 100 megawatts of solar on federally-assisted housing.


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.

ENERGY.GOV - Wind Program - http://energy.gov/eere/wind/wind-program
The DOE Wind Program leads the nation's efforts to research and develop innovative technologies, lower the costs, and accelerate the deployment of wind power.

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/energy/renewable-energy/wind-power/
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,


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.

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.rain-barrels.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.

Eartheasy, Xeriscape - http://eartheasy.com/grow_xeriscape.htm
Originally developed for drought-afflicted areas, the principles of xeriscape today have an ever broadening appeal. With water now considered an expensive and limited resource, all landscaping projects, residential or commercial, can benefit from this alternative.

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!

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.

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 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.

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.

Shoebox Recycling (shoes) - http://www.communityrecycling.biz/programs/shoebox-recycling
Your organization collects gently used shoes in your own boxes or ShoeBox Recycling boxes. Once full, you ship the boxes back to us free of charge and receive up to $.50 a pound for your recycled shoes.

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.com/
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.


Reduce Reuse Repair

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

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

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/

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ecosa Institute - http://ecosa.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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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://ssc.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.


ENVIRONMENTAL AUDIT
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



University Recycling Program Homepages
Andover - Phillips Academy - http://www.andover.edu/About/AGreenerBlue/Pages/default.aspx
Arizona State University - https://cfo.asu.edu/recycle
Arizona Student Recycling Association - https://www.fm.arizona.edu/#/department/8
Auburn University - http://www.auburn.edu/administration/facilities/organization/operations/building-services/recycling/index.html
Bard College - http://www.bard.edu/bos/
Boston College - http://www.bc.edu/offices/facilities/facservices/hkservices/recycle.html
Bowdoin College - http://www.bowdoin.edu/sustainability/
Bowling Green State University - http://www.bgsu.edu/campus-sustainability/recycling-waste-reduction.html
Brandeis University - http://www.brandeis.edu/campussustainability/
Brigham Young University - Hawaii - http://services.byuh.edu/recycling/home
Brigham Young University - Salt Lake - http://plantwo.byu.edu/grounds/recycling.html
Bucknell University - http://www.bucknell.edu/x4772.xml
Buffalo State College - http://sustainability.buffalostate.edu/recycling-guide
Cal State San Marcos - http://www.csusm.edu/energy/recycling.html
California State University @ Chico - https://as.csuchico.edu/
California State University @ Sacramento - http://www.csus.edu/org/eso/recycling.htm
Carnegie Mellon University - http://www.cmu.edu/ehs/waste-environment/index.html
Case Western Reserve University - http://case.edu/sustainability/
Central Michigan University - https://www.cmich.edu/fas/fmgt/Operations/Recycling/Pages/default.aspx
The Citadel - http://www.citadel.edu/root/sustainability
Clark Univeristy - http://www.clarku.edu/offices/campussustainability/recycling/whyrecycle.cfm
Clemson University - http://www.clemson.edu/facilities/recycling/
Colby College - http://www.colby.edu/about_cs/campusinfo/eag/projects/waste.cfm
College of Charleston - http://physicalplant.cofc.edu/shops-and-divisions/recycling.php
The College of Wooster - http://www.wooster.edu/about/sustainability/recycling
Colorado State University - http://green.colostate.edu/recycling/
Colorado University @ Boulder - http://www.colorado.edu/ecenter/recycling
Columbia University - http://www.environment.columbia.edu/
Connecticut College - http://www.conncoll.edu/sustainability/
Cornell College - https://www.cornellcollege.edu/facilities/recycling/
Dartmouth College - http://www.dartmouth.edu/~fom/services/solidwaste/
Dickinson College - http://www3.dickinson.edu/centers/sustainability/content/Materials___Recycling/
Eastern Illinois University - http://www.eiu.edu/~environ/Recycling.php
Elon University - http://www.elon.edu/e-web/bft/physicalplant/recycling.xhtml
Emory University - https://www.emory.edu/emoryrecycles/index.html
Georgia Tech - http://www.recycle.gatech.edu/
George Mason University - http://facilities.gmu.edu/physicalplant/recycling/
Gettysburg College - http://www.gettysburg.edu/about/offices/fa/facilities/recycling.dot
Hamilton College - http://www.hamilton.edu/recycling
Harvard University - http://www.energyandfacilities.harvard.edu/facilities-services/recycling-waste-management
Humboldt State University - http://www.humboldt.edu/wrrap/
Illinois State University - http://sustainability.illinoisstate.edu/
Indiana University - http://www.indiana.edu/~sustain/index.php
Iowa State University - http://www.fpm.iastate.edu/recycling
Ithaca College - http://www.ithaca.edu/remp/recycle/
Johns Hopkins University - http://www.jhfre.jhu.edu/services/maintenance_and_repair/recycling/index.html
Kalamazoo College - https://reason.kzoo.edu/recycling/
Kansas State University - http://www.k-state.edu/sea/
Lane Community College - http://www.lanecc.edu/recycle
Loyola College in Maryland - http://blog.loyola.edu/sustainability/
Loyola Marymount University - http://admin.lmu.edu/greenlmu/
Mälardalen University - http://www.mdh.se/
Medical University of South Carolina - http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/vpfa/eandf/sustainability/
Miami University - http://www.pfd.muohio.edu/sustainability/recycling.php
Michigan State University - http://www.recycle.msu.edu
Millersville University - http://www.millersville.edu/facmgmt/maintenance/recycling.php
Missouri State University - http://www.missouristate.edu/Sustainability/RecyclingFAQ.htm
Middlebury College - http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/recycle
Mount Holyoke College - https://www.mtholyoke.edu/envsustainability/recycling
North Carolina State University - http://recycling.ncsu.edu/
Northern Arizona University - http://nau.edu/Green-NAU/Recycling-at-NAU/
Northern Illinois University - http://niu.edu/gogreen/recycling/index.shtml
Northwestern University - http://www.northwestern.edu/sustainability/take-action/recycle/index.html
Ohio University - http://www.ohio.edu/facilities/recycle/
Ohio State University - http://fod.osu.edu/recycling/
Oregon State University - http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/
Pennsylvania State University - http://sustainability.psu.edu/
Portland Community College - Rock Creek Campus - http://www.pcc.edu/about/sustainability/recycling.html
Portland State University - http://www.pdx.edu/sustainability/waste-reduction-recycling
Princeton University - http://sustain.princeton.edu/recycle
Rice University - http://facilities.rice.edu/facilities/why-recycle/
Rutgers University - http://www.fms.rutgers.edu/FMSPrograms/RecyclingProgram.html
Santa Clara University - https://university-operations.scu.edu/facilities/facilities-services/recycling-and-waste/
San Francisco State University - http://www.sfsu.edu/~recycle
Stanford University - http://bgm.stanford.edu/home_pssi_main
Southern Illinois University - http://www.pso.siu.edu/physicalplant/recycling/
Suffolk University - https://www.suffolk.edu/explore/5329.php
SUNY Stony Brook - http://www.stonybrook.edu/com/recycling/
Tufts University - http://sites.tufts.edu/tuftsrecycles/
Tulane University - http://recycle.tulane.edu/
University of Alaska Fairbanks - http://www.uaf.edu/sustainability/greenaction/recycling/
University of Arizona - https://www.fm.arizona.edu/fm-dept/recyclewaste.html
University of Buffalo - http://wings.buffalo.edu/recycling/
University of California @ Davis - http://sustainability.ucdavis.edu/index.html
University of California @ Irvine - http://sustainability.uci.edu/sustainablecampus/wastestream/
University of California @ Los Angeles - http://www.sustain.ucla.edu/
University of California @ San Diego - http://blink.ucsd.edu/facilities/management/recycling/index.html
University of California @ Santa Barbara http://www.facilities.ucsb.edu/departments/physical-facilities/refuse-recycling
University of California @ Santa Cruz - http://physicalplant.ucsc.edu/plant-services/grounds/recycling-refuse.html
University of Chicago - http://sustainability.uchicago.edu/resources/waste_resources/
University of Colorado - http://www.colorado.edu/fm/services/recycling
University of Illinois - http://sustainability.uic.edu/
University of Kansas - http://recycle.ku.edu/
University of Maine at Farmington - http://www2.umf.maine.edu/sustainablecampus/
University of Maryland, College Park - http://www.sustainability.umd.edu/campus/waste
University of Massachusetts Amherst - http://www.umass.edu/recycle/home.shtml
University of Michigan - http://www.plant.bf.umich.edu/grounds/recycle/
University of Minnesota - http://www.morris.umn.edu/sustainability/recycling/
University of Missouri @ Columbia - http://sustainability.missouri.edu/topics/recycling.html
University of Nebraska @ Lincoln - http://recycling.unl.edu/
University of New Hampshire - http://www.sustainableunh.unh.edu/
University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill - http://facilities.unc.edu/operations/building-services/waste-reduction/
University of North Carolina @ Charlotte - http://facilities.uncc.edu/our-services/business-related-services/recycling
University of North Carolina @ Greensboro - http://facrecycling.uncg.edu/
University of Notre Dame - http://recycling.nd.edu/
University of Pittsburgh - http://www.facmgmt.pitt.edu/recycle.htm
University of Rhode Island - http://www.uri.edu/facilities/recycling.html
University of South Carolina - http://custodial.med.sc.edu/recycling.asp
University of St. Thomas - http://www.stthomas.edu/recycle/
University of Tampa Florida - http://www.afn.org/~afn21661/Index.htm
University of Tennessee - http://recycle.utk.edu/
University of Texas @ Dallas - http://www.utdallas.edu/sustainability/recycling/
University of Texas at San Antonio - https://www.utsa.edu/safety/?section=recycling
University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston - http://www.utmb.edu/bof/Utilities/Sustainability/
University of Toronto - http://www.fs.utoronto.ca/building-services-trades/recycling-services/
University of Vermont = http://www.uvm.edu/~recycle/
University of Virginia - http://www.fm.virginia.edu/services/recycling.html
University of Washington - http://www.washington.edu/facilities/building/recyclingandsolidwaste/
University of Wisconsin @ Madison - http://sustainability.wisc.edu/recycling/
Utah State University - http://www.usu.edu/recycle/
Villanova University - http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/fmo/recycling.html
Virginia Tech University - http://facilities.vt.edu/sustainability/recycling.html
Warren Wilson College - http://www.warren-wilson.edu/sustainability
Washington State University - https://dining.wsu.edu/sustainability/composting-recycling/
Washington University in St. Louis - https://sustainability.wustl.edu/
Western Michigan University - http://www.wmich.edu/pilotplants/recycling
Western Washington University - http://as.wwu.edu/recycle/
Willamette University - http://www.willamette.edu/dept/facilities/services/recycling/
William Paterson University - http://www.wpunj.edu/facilities/recycling/
Yale University - http://recycling.yale.edu/
York University - http://www.yorku.ca/csbo/groundsfleetwaste/index.html
Youngstown State University - http://web.ysu.edu/recycle/


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.

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.

SUV's


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.


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/commuting/bicycling/

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 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
CHEVROLET VOLT - http://www.chevrolet.com/volt-electric-car.html

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


Sierra Club® - Electric Vehicle Guide - http://content.sierraclub.org/evguide/
EV Guide to check out cars, calculate how much you’ll save in CO2 and fueling costs, and learn about EV incentives in your area. Get the latest EV news.


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,

Ford Fusion Hybrid - http://www.ford.com/cars/fusion/trim/hybrid/

Honda hybrid car - http://automobiles.honda.com/accord-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.


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.


WASTE AUDITS
How to Conduct a Waste Audit - http://www.opala.org/solid_waste/How_to_Conduct_a_Waste_Audit.html

How To Conduct a Waste Audit - http://www.ever-greenrecycling.com/blog/how-to-conduct-a-waste-audit/

NRDC Greening Advisor, Waste Audit - http://mlb.greensports.org/waste/waste-audit/
A waste audit is an analysis of your facility’s waste stream. It can identify what types of recyclable materials and waste your facility generates and how much of each category is recovered for recycling or discarded. Using the data collected, your organization can identify the feasibility of enhancing its recycling efforts and the potential for cost savings.

Oregon Green Schools, Waste Audits - http://oregongreenschools.org/school-tools/waste-audits/
The Oregon Green School application requires that you evaluate your school’s waste as part of your planning process. If you know what is being thrown out, and from where, you can make a plan for reducing and recycling.

Performing a School Waste Audit - http://www.recycleworks.org/schools/s_audits.html
The objective of a school waste audit is to introduce the idea to your students and staff that garbage doesn't just disappear once it is collected in your garbage can. You can't just throw it away. It can be compacted, buried, or changed to ash and vapor but the garbage must all go somewhere. This audit will show students the quantity of their waste at school that is recyclable. You can conduct a waste audit of your classroom, school or home using these concepts.

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.

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.

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


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.

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
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)

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
- https://www.epa.gov/smm/wastewise
EPA’s WasteWise encourages organizations and businesses to achieve sustainability in their practices and reduce select industrial wastes. WasteWise is part of EPA’s sustainable materials management efforts, which promote the use and reuse of materials more productively over their entire lifecycles.


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/home
Water Filtration Systems

EPA, WaterSense - https://www3.epa.gov/watersense/
Save water and protect the environment by choosing WaterSense labeled products in your home, yard, and business and taking simple steps to save water each day.

H2ouse Garden Guide - http://www.h2ouse.org/gardensoft/index.aspx

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.

SUSTAIN MAGAZINE: ZERO WASTE EDITION - http://zerowaste.uoregon.edu/PDFdocuments/SUSTAIN36.pdf

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 Campus
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

P.L.A.N. Post Action Landfill Network - http://www.postlandfill.org/
PLAN is a nonprofit, cooperative network of student leaders who are creating zero-waste solutions in their campus communities. By educating about the waste crisis, collaborating around zero waste solutions, and launching programs to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials across campus, students are building the foundation for a world without waste.

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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