Resources

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Living Green

1800Recycling.com
A new place to find out where to recycle just about anything.

Appliance and Electronics Recycling Guide
You can do your part to keep recyclable electronics, such as air conditioners, cell phones, clothes washers and dryers, computers, microwaves, refrigerators, stoves, and televisions, from becoming buried in the earth.

Earth911
Making Every Day Earth Day Guide to local resources including recycling centers, how to recycle, pollution prevention and how help protect the environment.

Emaganzine.com
The online home of E, the environmental magazine

Food and Water Watch
A non-profit organization working with grassroots organizations around the world to create an economically and environmentally viable future. 

GreenGuide
"Shop Save Conserve" from National Geographics

Green Guide for Kids
Online environmental resource for kids to find ideas, information, and inspiration to go green.

Tips and Strategies for Sustainable Living


OnEarth
An independent publication of the Natural Resources Defense Council

PlanetGreen
Ideas for Green Living from the Discovery Company


Energy and Climate Change



CO2Now.org republishes and organizes global climate data and related information from leading science and media sources around the world. The website and its online tools are produced independently by informed, non-scientists to give people of many backgrounds easy access to the world's most current and reliable numbers, targets and reports on the planet we share. CO2Now.org works to advance CO2 literacy as a stepping stone to decisions and solutions that will bring humanity's main environmental crises to an end: global warming, climate change and ocean acidification.

Energy efficient lighting products from EFI
EFI store is sponsored by the New Jersey Clean Energy Program and offers energy efficient light bulbs (CFLs) and other products.

NOAA Climate Services
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them.

The Energy Detective
Monitor your electrical consumption and save 10-20% on your bill.

ENERGY STAR


The New York Times Energy and Environment
Updated news about energy and environmental issues.

Skeptical Science
The goal of Skeptical Science is to explain what peer reviewed science has to say about global warming. When you peruse the many arguments of global warming skeptics, a pattern emerges. Skeptic arguments tend to focus on narrow pieces of the puzzle while neglecting the broader picture. For example, focus on Climategate emails neglects the full weight of scientific evidence for man-made global warming. Concentrating on a few growing glaciers ignores the world wide trend of accelerating glacier shrinkage. Claims of global cooling fail to realise the planet as a whole is still accumulating heat. This website presents the broader picture by explaining the peer reviewed scientific literature. 



Home & Garden


A Way to Garden - The source for garden information and inspiration.    Margaret Roach, Head Gardener

Arbor Day Foundation - 
We inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees

Converted Organics - All Natural Fertilizers derived from food waste and other natural ingredients.

National Wildlife Federation Garden for Wildlife - Turn your yard into a wildlife habitat.

Native Plant Finder - Search for native plants for your garden.

Native Plants for Sustainable Landscapes - Establishment and Management of Lakeshores and Gardens

Native Plant Society of New Jersey - a statewide non-profit organization founded for the appreciation, protection, and study of the native flora of New Jersey.

New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team (NJISST) - A statewide cooperative effort with a mission to prevent the spread of emerging invasive species across the state of New Jersey.

Neuton, Naturally Smarter Power Equipment - 
Battery-powered lawn and garden equipment. 


Plant One Million Trees - Tree Planting Guide

Rain Gardens - 
Tips on starting a rain garden from the Hanson Park Conservancy.

SafeLawns - A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting natural lawn care.



Shopping

Consumer Reports Greener Choices 

Products for a Better Planet

Energy Star Product Guide
Products in more than 50 categories eligible for the ENERGY STAR.

National Resources Defense Council paper buying guide
The power of consumer choice can help transform the paper industry into an environmentally sustainable business.


Seventh Generation
Household and personal care products that are effective and safe for your family and the environment.

TopTenUSA
TopTen USA is the leading source of independent information on the energy efficiency of common products. A nonprofit, TopTen identifies and publicizes the most energy-efficient products on the market. We make it easy for consumers to find the most energy- and money-saving models, which in turn encourages manufacturing innovations that will make products in the United States even more energy-efficient. Modeled after organizations located in 16 different European countries, TopTen USA intends to transform the American market from the one of excessive energy use to one that actively sustains products with the highest practical energy-efficiency.

Transportation

Fuel Economy Guide
Gas mileage (MPG), greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety information for new and used cars and trucks.

HybridCars.com
Auto alternatives for the 21st century.
 

New Jersey Transit
Using public transportation reduces our dependence on oil and cuts down on CO2 emissions.


Resources for Eco Friendly Commuting
Ideas and information on alternative commuting choices.


Environmental Organizations

Association of Environmental Commissions - http://www.anjec.org/

Clean Water NJ (NJDEP)  - http://www.cleanwaternj.org/index.htm

Environment New Jersey - http://www.environmentnewjersey.org/

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

Keep It Green - http://www.njkeepitgreen.org/

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - http://www.state.nj.us/dep/

The Land Conservancy of New Jersey - http://www.tlc-nj.org/

Rahway River Association - http://www.rahwayriver.org/


Sustainable Jersey™ http://www.sustainablejersey.com/
  



Wildlife Conservation


Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey - http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International - http://www.gorillafund.org/

The Monarch Joint Venture - http://monarchjointventure.org/

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

Wildlife Conservations Society - http://www.wcs.org/

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