Green Links

 

Blogs/Newsletters

The Daily Green
The consumer's guide to the green revolution

Tree Hugger
Tree Hugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic, we strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information. At Tree Hugger we know that variety is the spice of life, so you can find all you need to go green in our up to the minute blog, weekly and daily newsletters, weekly video segments, weekly radio show and our user-generated blog, Hug. We also extend our expertise to companies looking for a little green guidance. Past clients include Domino, Sundance Channel and House & Garden.

Building/Construction

LEED US Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is a non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings accessible to everyone within a generation.

The Seegers Family Edifice Venture
The Seegers Family Edifice Venture is a documentary of a family that is turning an old church camp activities center into their future home.  One of their goals is to show practical construction methods that will turn this building into an efficient green dwelling.

US Building Green Council
Indiana Chapter

Historic Landmarks Foundation
Historic Landmark Foundation of Indiana saves and restores historic places.  We defend Indiana's architectural heritage , and we promote preservation through education, advice, advocacy, heritage tours, and events at our own historic sites.

Conservation/Natural Resources

Blue Ocean Institute
Blue Ocean Institute works to inspire a closer relationship with the sea through science, art, and literature.  We develop conservation solutions that are compassionate to people as well as to ocean wildlife, and we share reliable information that enlightens personal choices, instills hope, and helps restore living abundance in the ocean.

The Hoosier Environmental Council
We aim to set a new path for Indiana, where the people of our state embrace practices and policies that dramatically reduce the footprint of industry, commerce and agriculture on the environment.  Following this path, Indiana will ascend to new heights in our public health, economic well-being, and in our preservation of nature for generations to come.

The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy's mission 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.

Wood and Lakes
Wood-Land-Lakes Resource Conservation and Development, Inc. Wood-Land Lakes is a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization, established in 1994 to address natural resource needs in DeKalb, Elkhart, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben and Whitely counties, Indiana.  We bring people together to identify needs and foster opportunities in the economic, environmental and social areas of northeast Indiana. 

US Environmental Protection Agency
The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

Directories/Networks

EcoFirms.org
Eco Companies Directory - Supporting Ecological Solutions

Green Maven
Green Maven is your gateway to the Green Web.  We're a search engine that focuses on green, conscious, and sustainable websites.

Green Options
GO, a community dedicated to environmental resources, education, and discussion.

Green People
World's largest directory of eco-friendly and holistic health products

Michigan Green Pages
A new way of doing business is blooming in Michigan, one that creates healthy, safe, and thriving communities. Your efforts are an important part of this change. By living and buying green you will be nurturing and celebrating the choices that sustain us all.

North American Association for Environmental Education
Join our network of people who believe in teaching people how to think about the environment, not what to think. Learn how to use high-quality teaching methods to show people how to make a difference in the world through a positive, non confrontational approach.

Sustainable Indiana 2016
Join a growing movement of people from Indiana whose organizations and projects are incorporating principles of sustainability

Education

ban.org
BAN is the world's only organization focused on confronting the global environmental injustice and economic inefficiency of toxic trade (toxic wastes, products and technologies) and its devastating impacts. Working at the nexus of human rights and environment, we confront the issues of environmental justice at a macro level, preventing disproportionate and unsustainable dumping of the world's toxic waste and pollution on our global village's poorest residents. At the same time we actively promote the sustainable and just solutions to our consumption and waste crises -- banning waste trade, while promoting green, toxic free and democratic design of consumer products.

e-stewards.org
The e-Stewards recyclers are a group of leading North American electronics recyclers and asset managers who have been qualified as upholding the highest standard of environmental and social responsibility. Environmental and social justice advocates urge you to make use of these recyclers for all of your e-waste disposal/recycling/asset management. Beware other recyclers claiming to be "green" and responsible.

Energy

Alternative Energy News
This site is an open source for news and information about renewable energy technologies. Browse the articles and press releases, the latest news, discussion forums, and mix-up of other media from sources like Flickr and YouTube. Our goal is to raise awareness about clean energy sources using any means necessary. Got an idea? Contact us.

Energy Star
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.  Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2007 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 27 million cars all while saving $16 billion on their utility bills.

Indiana Office of Energy and Defense Development
The Indiana Office of Energy & Defense Development (OED) was established to shepherd the state's energy plan.  Realizing that sound energy policy has a significant impact on economic development, OED guides efforts to find homegrown energy solutions for our nation's armed forces, as well as assisting and promoting economic development in Indiana in the defense and energy industries.

Source Guide for Renewable Energy
The Source for Renewable Energy is a comprehensive online buyer's guide and business directory to more than 12,000

Family/Children

Consumer Consequences Game
What would the world look like if everyone lived like me? Welcome to Consumer Consequences, our interactive game designed to illustrate the impact of our lifestyles on the Earth.  It's part of American Public Media's special series, "Consumed," which explores whether the modern American lifestyle is sustainable in the long run.  (stay tuned to this site for more "Consumed" content).

Environmental Kid's Club
US Environmental Protection Agency's site for kids. Lots of fun and interesting things to read and do to learn about the environment.

Green Kids Online
A guide to Websites designed to teach children about green and healthy living, biodiversity and protecting natural resource.  If you're looking for ways to help your child understand the importance of green living habits, consider bookmarking some of these instructive Websites designed especially for kids.

The Great Backyard Bird Count
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes. It's free, fun, and easy...and it helps the birds.

Finance

The World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member countries: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). Each institution plays a different but supportive role in our mission of global poverty reduction and the improvement of living standards. The IBRD focuses on middle income and creditworthy poor countries, while IDA focuses on the poorest countries in the world. Together we provide low-interest loans, interest-free credit and grants to developing countries for education, health, infrastructure, communications and many other purposes

Food

Going Local
Discover, celebrate and savor the abundance of Indiana's fresh, in-season and local foods!

Growing Greener In Southwest Michigan
Growing Greener in Southwest Michigan is a multi-jurisdictional (regional) initiative, encompassing Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties, which seeks to create a vision of green infrastructure based on science and public input.  This vision can be used as a tool for more sustainable economic and community development in southwest Michigan.

Local Harvest
Real Food, Real Farmers, Real Community
The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Use our website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainability grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.

Climate Change

We can solve it
The We Campaign is a project of the Alliance for Climate Protection -- a nonprofit nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore. Our ultimate aim is to halt global warming.  Specifically we are educating people in the US and around the world that the climate crisis is both urgent and solvable.

News

EcoShock 24x7 Environmental Awareness Network
Net's largest green audio download site.

Indiana Living Green
You've found the right place to be green! Here at Indiana Living Green, you will find the latest news about environmentally friendly practices and products for a sustainable lifestyle. Indiana Living Green will include information you can use to find a green lifestyle that you can live with. One that is both earth-friendly and doable for you and your family. Published bi-monthly, the magazine will profile those living the green lifestyle and provide earth-friendly tips and resources. This website will give you the latest news and links to help you be green, as well as pertinent articles from the magazine.

Live Science
An informative look at the science and technology behind the latest environmental headlines

The Green Guide
National Geographic's Green Guide.

Recycling/Zero Waste

Earth 911
Earth 911 delivers actionable local information on recycling and product stewardship that empowers consumers to act locally, live responsibly and contribute to sustainability.

Eco Cycle
Working to build zero waste communities

EcoLogical Mail Coalition
Helps businesses stop mail addressed to former employees.

Free Cycle
Network to promote waste reduction and help save landscape from being taken over by landfills.

Grassroots Recycling Network
Zero Waste is a design principle for the 21st Century that seeks to redesign the way resources and materials flow through society. Zero Waste requires eliminating subsidies for raw material extraction and waste disposal, and holding producers responsible for their products and packaging 'from cradle to cradle.' The goal is to promote clean production, prevent pollution, and create communities in which all products are designed to be cycled safely back into the economy or environment. 

National Recycling Coalition
The National Recycling Partnership (NRP) is a coalition committed to improving recycling programs in the United States and reinvigorating recycling among consumers. Under the direction of the National Recycling Coalition (NRC), grocery, food and beverage producers and retailers are engaged in two major initiatives to maximize the potential of recycling programs nationwide.

Safe Use of Household Greywater

The Greywater Guerrillas

The Story of Stuff
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.