Green Space

Resources and information for living a green and energy efficient life:

Animal Welfare
Endangered Species Handbook - A project of the Animal Welfare Institute that offers information about vanishing species.
Animal Welfare Institute - Offers a new food certification seal that indicates the highest standards of humane animal treatment.

Children
Action for Nature - A non-profit organization that encourages children to protect nature.
Give Water a Hand - A kid-focused program from the University of Wisconsin's Environmental Resources Center.

Energy and Water Conservation
U.S. Department of Energy - Information about energy efficiency, as well as conventional and alternative sources for energy.
U.S. Department of Energy Water Sense Program - Shares water conservation tools and techniques that everyone can use.
Energy Star - Certifies the most energy efficient appliances and building materials.

Food
U.S. Department of Agriculture National Organic Program - The official source for organic food information in the U.S., including details about production and labeling.
Institute for Responsible Technology - Supports the Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act that would give consumers information about genetically modified ingredients in their food.

Gardening
National Gardening - A nonprofit organization with tons of information about gardens and gardening issues across the country.
Kids Gardening - Provides lots of great tips for getting children involved in gardening; sponsored by the National Gardening Association.

Nature Conservation
National Audubon Society - Conserves and restores natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife.
National Public Lands Day  - A source for information about one of the nation's largest hands-on volunteer efforts to keep public lands clean.

Transportation and Travel
U.S. Environmantal Protection Agency Green Vehicle Guide - A resource to help you research vehicles with the least emissions and best fuel ratings.

Waste Reduction and Recycling
Ecocycle - Provides excellent, detailed information about how to make homes, schools, business, and other facilities zero waste.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - A source for information on all sorts of waste issues, including reduction and recycling for all sorts of waste.
Zero Waste America - Provides tips and strategies to move you toward eliminating waste completely through the three R's (reducing, reusing, and recycling) and more.