Sites by Subject · Green Living

General

Care2 Healthy & Green Living
A host of ideas to help you pursue a green life style.
Cincinnati and the Tristate · Green Living
Use this directory for local green resources and information.
The Daily Green
Provides news and resources about going green.
Green Guide
Green ideas for everyday living.
Green Living Ideas
“Keeping going green down to earth.”
Green Living Tips
Information on going green in a variety of areas.
GreenerChoices.org
Practical advice for being a more environmentally friendly consumer. Product reviews, information about large scale environmental issues, and tips for reading food and fish labels. From Consumer Reports.
GreenPeople.org
An online directory of eco-friendly businesses, organizations and events.
Mother Earth News
“The original guide to living wisely.”
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
An easy-to-use site for information from the Ohio EPA.
Treehugger
A site which strives “to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information.”

Building

Energy Star Labeled Buildings
Lists facilities that measurably cost less to operate and improve the quality of our environment. Includes commercial buildings such as banks, hotels, churches, schools, supermarkets, and industrial plants.
Green Building - U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
Green building information from the U.S. Government agency.
Green Building.com
General advice, referrals, and information on individual elements of building.
Green Source
From the magazine of the same name which deals with green construction and design.
U. S. Green Building Council
Non-profit organization dedicated to making green building generally available.

Carbon Footprint

Carbon Footprint
Carbon calculators for home and business and information on carbon management.
Climate Change – Personal Emissions Calculator
This site from the EPA helps you make a ballpark estimate of your effect on the environment.
Nature Conservancy – Carbon Footprint Calculator
Carbon footprint calculator from the well-known conservation group.

Composting

Compost Guide – Composting Fundamentals
This VegWeb sites offers a thorough introduction to composting.
Composting
A Journey to Forever site on composting.
Wastes – Resource Conservation – Reduce , Reuse, Recycle - Composting
EPA info on recycling yard trimmings and food residuals.

Conservation

Conservation in the Yahoo! Directory
Yahoo! source for a wide variety of conservation sites.
National Geographic – Conservation Trust
Information and grant opportunities from National Geographic.
The Nature Conservancy
Conservation organization dedicated to protecting ecologically important lands and waters
Water Conservation Application
Facebook features a water conservation application that gives you a speedy rundown of your personal water use. You can complete the test in a few minutes and then see where you fall in comparison to other Facebook peeps.

Cooking

Green Cooking Wiki
Simple ways to green up your kitchen
Solar Ovens for Green Cooking
Instructions for assembling and using a simple solar oven.

Electronic Waste

E-cycling Central
Provides reuse, recycling, and donation programs across the country for hazardous materials and electronics. Offers resources for recycling batteries or mercury-containing lamps.
Great Nonprofits
Maintains a list of charities and non-profit organizations in need of various types of computer hardware and software and office equipment.
National Cristina Foundation
Matches donated technology with needy schools and non-profit organizations.
Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
A non-profit organization engaged in research, advocacy and grassroots organizing to promote human health and environmental justice in response to the rapid growth of the high-tech industry.

Energy

Energy Star
Get the latest on energy-saving products for home or business, from the EPA and the U.S. Dept. of Energy. Provides qualifications for the federal tax credits for energy-efficient products or renewable energy systems for your home.
Going Green at Google
Google’s own site devoted to building a clean energy future.

Environmental Advocacy

Environmental Working Group
Information and suggestions for taking environmental action.
Friends of the Earth
A group of committed people who fight daily for a healthy and just world.
Green America
Dedicated to creating “a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.”
Greenpeace
Probably the world’s best-known environmental advocacy group.

Gardening & Farming

How to Go Green: Gardening
A Discovery Channel/Planet Green site.
Hyperlocavore
Provides information about growing and eating local produce, yardsharing, organic gardening and more. Find books, blogs, webcasts, events, and resources.
Sprout Robot
This site advises you when to plant what in your particular geographical location.

Food

Local Harvest
Locations of farmers’ markets, family farms, and “other sources of sustainably grown food.”
Northside Farmers Market
The Northside Farmers Market (NFM) offers the community year-round access to local farmers, bakers, and producers. The market is held every Wednesday from 4pm-7pm. During the summer months, find the market in Jacob Hoffner Park, from October-May in the auditorium of North Presbyterian Church at 4222 Hamilton Ave. In addition to a wide variety of local foods, the market hosts children's activities and cooking classes, music, and workshops. NFM strives to make healthy local foods accessible to everyone. VISA, MasterCard, SNAP Ohio Direction Card, and WIC transactions are accepted at the Market Info booth. In addition, NFM participates in “Produce Perks,” a matching funds incentive program which allows low-income individuals to receive up to $10 each market visit for use on vegetable and fruit purchases.
PickYourOwn.org
Helps you find and use locally grown products.

Health

Health/Toxics
An Environmental Working Group site with information on environmental health effects.
Teleosis Institute: Health Professionals in Service of the Global Environment
An organization dedicated to bringing healthcare in line with environmentally friendly values.
TreeHugger: Food + Health
TreeHugger’s food and health page.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Geothermal Heating – Popular Mechanics
Information on this source of heating and air conditioning which relies on the earth’s natural warmth.
Geothermal Power
Details on possible forms of geothermal power for generating heat and electricity.
How Geothermal Energy Works
An explanation of geothermal energy from The Union of Concerned Scientists.
Sierra Club – Heating Systems
Sierra Club advice on home heating.
A Sourcebook for Green and Sustainable Building
Solar hot water, heating and cooling systems

Natural Resources

NRDC: The Natural Resources Defense Council
An advocacy group which strives to be “Earth’s best defense.”

Organic Food

Organic Food
This USDA site provides information on labeling and a wealth of other subjects related to organic food.

Pet Care

Great Green Pet
A shopping blog devoted for the green, eco-friendly pet owner.
Holistic Pet Care
A site from Green Living Ideas devoted to pet safety and natural pet care.
How to Go Green: Pets
Green pet ideas and information on where to obtain green pet products.

Recycling

Earth911
Guide to local resources including recycling centers, how to recycle, pollution prevention and how help protect the environment.
Global Environmental Services
A nationwide electronics recycler committed to protecting the environment.
National Recycling Coalition
A national non-profit advocacy group. Site includes a useful recycling center finder.
Recyclecity
An interactive website from the EPA that shows the ways in which an imaginary city implemented recycling.
Recyclemania
RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. Over a 10-week period, schools report recycling and trash data, which are then ranked according to who collects the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate.
Recycling on Wikipedia
Wikipedia’s site on recycling, including links and references.

Transportation

Green Car Reports
Information on electric cars, hybrids, and more.
Green Center
Yahoo! site for green autos.