Right Here Right Now
Week one: Introductions
Some carbon footprint options--these all yield different results that can help you understand all the factors, but no fair shopping for the one that makes you look best! Please be sure to do the first one, earthday.net, whatever else you do!
Environmental groups worth supporting, easily found on Google:
Greenpeace, EarthJustice, Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, Acterra, Real Goods, Coop America,
Good environmental information
http://www.acterra.org/greenteams/gtp_links.html --Acterra's great one-stop for all our topics, and the parent of our class
http://www.envirolink.org/ --THE starting place for most anything you need to know to argue your point.
http://earthtrends.wri.org/ --World Resources Institute Homepage with lots of sobering information
Week two: Waste
(please also visit Acterra Green Teams page, http://www.acterra.org/greenteams/gtp_links.html for the best waste links you'll ever need)
http://www.ci.gilroy.ca.us/comserv/environ_programs.html City of Gilroy environmental programs, including garbage and recycling, household haz waste,energy and water conservation
http://hollister.ca.gov/site/html/gov/office/pubwk.asp Not a user-friendly site in Hollister, but this is where the garbage gets collected
http://www.morgan-hill.ca.gov/html/citysvc/comm/envir.asp The most extensive of the local governments' environmental information sites, Morgan Hill has the usual waste, water, and energy links, but other good stuff, too, including a link for teachers who want environmental speakers
http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/erp/ An excellent site for Monterey county residents
http://www.san-benito.ca.us/departments/ Not well developed, but links to San Benito county departments including waste management
http://www.sccgov.org/site/0,4760,sid%253D11383,00.html Enviromental Health Dept. SCCCo
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/http://www.sccgov.org/site/0,4760,sid%253D12284,00.html Santa Clara County Integrated WasteManagement
Week three: Chemicals
http://toxmap.nlm.nih.gov/toxmap/facilities/setLegendStyle.do Learn about toxic sites in your community.
http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/ Check here for toxins in your area
http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search Search by chemical for what's in your product/s
http://www.hallgold.com/toxic-chemical-ingredients-directory.htm For homework this week: check
out one cosmetic used in your household, and one cleaning product
http://www.hallgold.com/toxic-chemical-ingredients-directory.htm Information about
contaminants and pharmceuticals in streams and water supplies
http://www.nrdc.org/water/drinking/uscities.asp NRDC report on what's in
Week four: Transport
http://www.acterra.org/greenteams/gtp_links_transport.html Great guide to many steps you can take in the bay Area to improve you transport profile!
http://www.driveclean.ca.gov --A complete consumer guide to all sorts of cleaner cars, including Zero Emission vehicles
http://hybridcars.about.com--Lots of good info about hybrids
http://www.hybridcars.com/ Detailed info on hybrids.
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/--Good old fashioned information on fuel economy.
http://home.earthlink.net/~jakre/carfree/links.htm Resources for carfree life
http://home.earthlink.net/~jakre/carfree/ Carfree living from a practitioner
http://www.sprawlwatch.org/ Sprawl information of every kind
http://www.sierraclub.org/sprawl/resources/ Activist resources and ideas to cut sprawl
http://www.things.org/~jym/greenpeace/pollution-inside-cars.html Article on air pollution inside your car, which may be worse than outside
http://www.environmentaldefense.org/TailpipeTally/ Find out what your car puts into the atmosphere each year
http://www.carinsurance.com/Articles/content96.aspx Good basic tips on saving gas, money, and therefore the environment
http://theanti-drug.com/drug_info/ Petroleum addictions and what you can do about them
http://www.simpleliving.net/timeday/ Take back your time day information
http://www.simpleliving.net/webofsimplicity/the_garden_of_simplicity.asp The ten simplicities by Duane Elgin, one of the
founders of the movement
Week Five: Energy
Week Six:Food & Drink