Featured Site….

Alliance for Climate Education http://www.acespace.org/

ACE's mission is to educate high school students on the science behind climate change and inspire them to take action to curb global warming.

 

Local…..

Wild Root Market: http://wildrootmarket.com/

Wild Root Market's mission is to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of southeastern Wisconsin through the sustainable operation of a full-service, cooperatively owned grocery store serving its community, employees and owners while working as a part of a stronger local food system.

Root River Environmental Education Center:

http://www.reccedar.blogspot.com/

The Environmental Center of Racine (known as the REC) is an ambitious new project developed by UW-Parkside's Center for Community Partnerships and  the City of Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Activities Department. Information about the center is also available at http://www.uwp.edu/departments/community.partnerships/environmentalcentersrec.cfm

Root-Pike WIN: http://www.rootpikewin.org/

Root-Pike WIN is a grassroots collaborative that awards grants and offers advisement to organizations for projects that preserve, promote, and protect land and water resources in the Root-Pike Watershed.

Ecojustice Center: http://www.racinedominicans.org/pages/water.cfm

The Eco-Justice Center is a sponsored ministry of the Racine Dominican Sisters. It is a public witness of the congregation's commitment to care for Earth and reverence all creation.It is the goal of the community that lives and works at the Eco-Justice Center to create a sustainable relationship with the biotic community.

Transit Now: http://www.transitnow.org/KRM.html

Transit NOW works to: improve vital linkages between people and jobs, improve economic development, increase accessibility, reduce air pollution, decrease traffic congestion and stabilize land use in SE Wisconsin by providing mobility expertise, facilitating effective transportation solutions, and coordinating local and regional transit information and resources.

Regional…

Conserve School: www.conserveschool.org/
Conserve School inspires young people to environmental stewardship through academics and engagement with the forests, lakes, and wildlife of Northern Wisconsin.

Clean Wisconsin: http://www.cleanwisconsin.org/

Clean Wisconsin protects Wisconsin's clean water and air and advocates for clean energy by being an effective voice in the state legislature and by holding elected officials and polluters accountable. Our mission is to protect the special places that make Wisconsin such a wonderful place to live, work and play.

Urban Ecology Center: www.urbanecologycenter.org/

A community based organization that provides opportunities for environmental education and local stewardship

Growing Power: www.growingpower.org/

Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities.  Growing Power implements this mission by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner.

Northland College: http///www.northland.edu/

Northland College is an environmental liberal arts college located on the edge of Lake Superior. They offer many student-involved programs based on their commitment to being a sustainable campus.

Mpowering Madison: http://www.mpoweringmadison.com/

Take the Mpower pledge you join a total community commitment to reduce your city’s carbon emissions by 100,000 tons by the year 2011..

 

National…

Sierra Club: http://www.sierraclub.org/ -The Sierra Club is America’s oldest and largest environmental organization. They provide tips on smart energy solutions to global warming and advice on safe, healthy, and eco-friendly communities.

Rain Garden Information: http://www.dof.virginia.gov/rfb/rain-gardens.shtml

This site gives you a detailed description about what a rain garden is, how you can build your own, and the benefits it will bring to you and the environment.

Children and Nature Network: http///www.childrenandnature.org/

The Children & Nature Network (C&NN) was created to encourage and support the people and organizations working to reconnect children with nature. C&NN provides access to the latest news and research in the field and a peer-to-peer network of researchers and individuals, educators and organizations dedicated to children's health and well-being.

Union of Concerned Scientists: Independent Science, Practical Solutions: www.ucsusa.org/

The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.

 

International…

350-Global Warming. Global Action.Global Future: www.350.org/

International effort to raise awareness of the need to decrease carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million.

Conservation International: http://www.conservation.org/Pages/default.aspx

Conservation International raises awareness of human’s effect on the environment not only in the United States, but throughout the entire world. They hope that through raising awareness people will join them in their efforts to save land and marine animal habitats.

The Nature Conservancy: http://www.nature.org/

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

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

The Natural Resources Defense Council works to protect wildlife and wild places and to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth.

Greenpeace: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organization that acts to change attitudes and behavior, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace

 

Consumer Issues…

 

GoodGuide:  http://www.goodguide.com

Find safe, healthy and green products. Then find better ones using expert ratings. Then share information with friends and inform companies of your choices.

Skin Deep: http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com

The Environmental Working Group’s searchable database of toxic ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products.

 

Writers and Writings…

Paul Hawken: http://www.paulhawken.com/paulhawken_frameset.html      Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Starting at age 20, he dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy.

Bill McKibben: http://www.billmckibben.com/index.html

Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the risks associated with human genetic engineering. Beginning in the summer of 2006, he led the organization of the largest demonstrations against global warming in American history.

Richard Louv: http://richardlouv.com/

The recipient of the 2008 Audubon Medal, Richard Louv identified a phenomenon we all knew existed but couldn't quite articulate: nature-deficit disorder. Since its initial publication, his book Last Child in the Woods has created a national conversation about the disconnection between children and nature, and his message has galvanized an international movement.

Van Jones: http://www.vanjones.net/

Van Jones is founding president of Green For All and a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress. He is also the author of The Green Collar Economy.  Green For All is a U.S. organization that promotes green-collar jobs and opportunities for the disadvantaged. Its mission is to build an inclusive, green economy - strong enough to resolve the ecological crisis and lift millions of people out of poverty.

Michael Pollan   http://www.michaelpollan.com/

For the past twenty years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: food, agriculture, gardens, drugs, and architecture. Pollan is the author, most recently, of In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto.  His previous book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, was named

one of the ten best books of 2006 by the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Orion Magazine:http://www.orionmagazine.org/

Orion is a bimonthly, advertising-free magazine devoted to creating a stronger bond between people and nature.

Green Teacher:   http///www.greenteacher.com/

Green Teacher is a magazine by and for educators to enhance environmental and global education across the curriculum at all grade levels.

Home Power Magazine: http://www.homepower.com/home/

Independently published since 1987, Home Power magazine and HomePower.com are resources dedicated to small-scale renewable energy and sustainable living.

Scientific American Earth 3.0 http///www.sciamearth3.com

Solutions to environmental problems ranging from global warming to peak oil--and how the environment is playing a role in this year's elections

 

Also of Interest…

Worldchanging:  http///www.worldchanging.com/

Worldchanging is a media organization that comprises a global network of independent journalists, designers and thinkers covering the world's most intelligent solutions to today's problems. We inspire readers around the world with stories of the most important and innovative new tools, models and ideas for building a bright green future.

Worldometer: http://www.worldometers.info/

This site can quickly show you many world-wide statistics that are consistently growing at alarming rates. The statistics on this site immediately show you just how necessary it truly is for people to start taking action.

Earth Trends-- The Environmental Information Portal:

http://earthtrends.wri.org/

An online collection of information regarding the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world. Committed to the principle that accurate information drives responsible decisions by governments and individuals, EarthTrends offers the public a large breadth of statistical, graphic, and analytical data in easily accessible formats.

Story of Stuff: http://www.storyofstuff.com/

The Story of Stuff is a 20 minute long presentation that quickly exposes the truth about our production and consumption tendencies.

It also quickly shows what may happen if we do not drastically decrease the extensive product consumption across the world.

Chris Jordan Photography:  http://www.chrisjordan.com/

His work explores the phenomenon of American consumerism.

Green Museum: http://www.greenmuseum.org/

The Green Museum specifically showcases environmental art and design. They have a long list of environmental artist to give you inspiration and ideas.

Mother Nature Network: http://www.mnn.com/

Mother Nature Network, is your one-stop environmental resource and an everyman's eco-guide offering original programs, articles, blogs, videos, ...

Smart Car: http://www.smartusa.com

Smart USA is all about the Smart car. The Smart car is made from recyclable materials, it is compact, more fuel efficient, and it is still able to keep up with the competitor’s cars on modern day roads.