Green America is a non profit 501(c)(3) organization created to empower individuals to make purchasing and investing choices that promote social justice and environmental sustainability. This website is an excellent resource for more information about the positive and negative effects our purchases can have.
National Geographic website dedicated to health and green living. Includes articles and green product information.
Consumer Reports website supplying product ideas, green ratings, carbon footprint and energy use calculators, recycling, and healthy living info.
Online green products marketplace. Includes green ratings for products and links to websites where they can be purchased. You can find a lot of great stuff here!
Real Goods has been offering products for greener, less energy-grid dependent lifestyles since the 1970’s. Trusted source specializing in alternative power, but also offering a wide variety of eco-conscious goods.
Check out the Sweat-Free Campus Campaign.
Check out the Wrapper Brigade Program, promoting “up-cycling” of otherwise unrecyclable products. Very cool ideas!
Includes information on conservation, wildlife, and environment that promote the health of Mother Nature and our society.
Second Nature's mission is to accelerate movement toward a sustainable future by serving and supporting college and university leaders in making healthy, just, and sustainable living the foundation of all learning and practice in higher education.
The mission of the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF) is to make sustainability a major focus of teaching, research, operations and outreach at colleges and universities worldwide.
For more than a decade, NWF's Campus Ecology program has been helping transform the nation's college campuses into living models of an ecologically sustainable society, and training a new generation of environmental leaders. Campus Ecology supports and promotes positive and practical conservation projects on campus and beyond.
The Natural Step provides a visionary blueprint for a sustainable world. Their upstream approach addresses problems at the source and turns them into opportunities for innovation. As an international advisory and research organization, they work with some of the largest resource users on the planet to create solutions, models and tools designed to accelerate global sustainability.
Wheels For Wishes provides a convenient, tax-deductible alternative to selling or trading your vehicle: A charitable vehicle donation. Proceeds from the sale benefit Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington.
CheapAutoInsurance.org has compiled a useful and comprehensive list of green driving tips with suggestions on everything from conserving fuel to disposing of used motor oil.
In professional and voluntary roles, ABSN has been providing Alaskans with residential construction and energy efficient building services for over 20 years. ABSN has useful information for homeowners looking to make energy efficiency improvements to their home. Additionally, the site contains information about training programs and upcoming events for building science professionals in Alaska.
The purpose of the club is bring students together for social events and projects to promote sustainability at UAA and in the local community.
The Earth Charter is the product of a decade long, worldwide, cross-cultural conversation about common goals and shared values. The drafting of the Earth Charter has involved the most open and participatory consultation process ever conducted in connection with an international document.
Union of Concerned Scientists UCS is an independent nonprofit alliance of more than 100,000 concerned citizens and scientists. They augment rigorous scientific analysis with innovative thinking and committed citizen advocacy to build a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings. LEED provides a complete framework for assessing building performance and meeting sustainability goals. Based on well-founded scientific standards, LEED emphasizes state of the art strategies for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. The website contains information about current green building policies, contact information for workshops and seminars, access to local green building organizations and information for building owners seeking to gain certification.
The Institute works in conjunction with the Living Building Challenge, the world’s most advanced green building rating system, to promote innovative green building technologies all over the world.
Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken
Mindfulness in the Marketplace: Compassionate Responses to Consumerism by Alan Hunt Badiner
Global Sustainability as a Business Imperative by James Stoner
Green Energy: Sustainable Electricity Supply with Low Environmental Impact by Eric Jeffs
People, Planet, Profit: How to Embrace Sustainability For Innovation and Business Growth by Peter Fisk
Sustainability Unpacked: Food, Energy, and Water for Resilient Environments and Societies by Kristina Voghtet et Al.
Unequal Protection: Environmental Justice and Communities of Color by Robert Bullard
Environmental Programs and Human Behavior by Gerald Gardner and Paul Ster
Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate by Steven Schneider
Global Warming: Are We Entering the Greenhouse Century? by Steven Schneider
Preparing for Climate Change by Steven Schneider
Under a Green Sky: Global Warming, The Mass Extinctions of The Past, and What They Can Tell Us About Our Future by Peter Ward
Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems by Lance Gunderson
Hell and High Water: Global Warming - The Solutions and the Politics and What We Should Do by Joseph Romm
Common Wealth: Economics For A Crowded Planet by Jeffrey Sachs
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth of Issue from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes
UAA Sustainability Resource Room
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