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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!

http://www.earthday.net/footprint/index.asp

http://www.safeclimate.net/individual.php

http://www.lead.org/leadnet/footprint/intro.htm

http://www.epa.vic.gov.au/Eco-footprint/EF_Calculators.asp

 


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

your water

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