This resource list is not
limited to general environmental sources of information and products,
but also resources that indirectly relate to our environment, utilize
aspects of our natural environment for beneficial purposes, and impact
health and lifestyle.
You can garden on your own or pool your resources with neighbors and
start a community garden for support and a healthy natural source of
affordable food. Don't forget to use natural organic and
heirloom seeds that are not from chemically treated plants and have not
been genetically modified / engineered.
The latest in wasteless living. Locate recycling centers for
hazardous materials, metal, glass, household products, batteries,
paper, plastic, electronics, garden, automotive, and construction
materials, and possibly make a little extra money at the same time. The
site also has informative articles with reviews of new environmentally
responsible products, how to do it yourself, low-waste restaurants, and
hundreds of great creative ideas to live a more ecofriendly and thrifty
Sustainable, Organic. Search nationwide by location for
hand-picked cooperatives, as well as natural community gardens,
farmer's markets, community-supported agriculture (CSA),
bakeries, bed and breakfasts (B&Bs), caterers, coffee shops,
butchers, ranches, breweries, shops, and educational centers.
Energy Tax Credits
- At least through 2016,
homeowners can receive a one-time tax credit equal to 30% of the total
investment cost for making energy-saving improvements to their homes
including installing geothermal heat pump systems, purchasing
Energy Star appliances, energy-efficient doors and windows, insulation,
air conditioners, furnaces, boilers, and more. The cap was $1500
but was slated to be raised, so check out the latest tax form 5695.
An online community serving over a million visitors that helps you
start carpools, advertise or respond to ads for shared
cross-country trips, transportation to help employees get to work,
students to college, people to doctor's appointments, airports, events,
etc. while saving on gas, auto maintenance costs, becoming less energy
dependent, meeting new friends, and helping the environment.
Daily deals for urban dwellers featuring up to 70% off organic food,
green cleaning products, healthy supplements, natural skincare, eco
baby products and more.
Free Solar Panels for Low Income Homes
This program sponsored by non-profit group Grid Alternatives is
starting out in California and Colorado, but plans to eventually go
nationwide to enable people to move off dependence on the power grid.
Generate Your Own Power
Learn more about tapping into solar, wind, and microhydro power, and
Directory of cooperative health food stores.
A list of links to learn to homestead, from growing your own
food to building a cozy home. Plus, training resources to
learn homesteading skills.
Indoor Air Pollution & Non-Toxic Paints
Your EarthEasy guide to choosing healthier paints, strippers, and other
products that contain less harmful chemicals rather than ones that
outgas toxins that can harm you and your family's health.
ecovillages, cohousing communities and initiatives, student co-ops,
urban housing cooperatives, communes, alternative communities and other
arrangements where people strive together toward a common vision.
Off the Grid - Free Yourself!
Provides useful resources including LandBuddy which connects people up
who would like to collectively work together living off the grid.
- Real food.
Real farmers. Real community.
Your Own Cosmetics and Cleaners
Stop relying on high-priced stores and brands, and make your own
healthier and more natural makeup and cleaning supplies with these
Natural Food Co-Ops Directory
- Locate a doctor who will treat you
naturally and avoid dangerous procedures or synthetic chemical drugs
with a plethora of harmful side effects often worse than the
Garden Web directory of links to exchange, swap, trade plants for your
vegetable or flower garden, seeds, bulbs, cuttings, and
- Search by area to find a location where you can
recycle your office supplies, plastic bags, your car, electronics,
organic compost material, metals, glass, refuse, and more. You can also
calculate your footprint and read about the latest recycling news.
- How to plant a living roof.
The world's largest and most reliable source of information on the
health, environmental, and social impacts of consumer products.
Formerly run by the EPA, but now sponsored by GoodGuide, this
site allows you to search your region to see who the biggest polluters
who are releasing toxic chemicals and causing health hazards and
environmental damage. GoodGuide also offers a handy downloadable
"transparency toolbar" that claims to help you find products that are
healthy, green and socially responsible.
of Going Green
- One step at a time. Green tips,
sustainable transportation, easy composting, green pet and baby
supplies, eco weddings, living green with organic food, and making your
home more environmentally friendly.