GeneralEarth 911 Recycling centers, green shopping, energy conservation, household hazardous waste, kids, environmental education, composting, and numerous other resources. People & the Planet Learn about food & agriculture, health & pollution, renewable energy, and more. Environmental Protection Agency Federal agency that aims at creating a cleaner and healthier environment.
RecyclingRecycling 101 Learn about the basics and benefits of recycling. Recycled Runners Recycle your old shoes. Find local drop off points. Planet Green An inkjet cartridge remanufacturing company that reuses inkjet cartridges, cell phones, and laser cartridges. Recycling Batteries Details for disposing of all types of batteries Recycling Electronics National Wildlife Foundation recycles electronics for free. Learn how to receive a pre-paid shipping label. Consumer Recycling Learn what types of materials can be recycled, particularly compact discs, eyeglasses, and light bulbs. Freecycle Local network that arranges for area groups to give and get items for free. Throwplace Post an item you no longer need for someone else to snag. Or look for items that others are giving away.
FoodLocal Harvest Database for locally grown foods. FactoryFarm.org Discusses problems of industrial agriculture and provides alternatives that work towards sustainability. Farmers’ Markets in DuPage County Lists telephone numbers, location & hours, and directions for local farmers’ markets.
Fair TradeTransFair USA Fair trade requires that farmers receive fair payment for their products. TransFair provides basic information about fair trade as well as where to buy fair trade products. Co-op America Encourages individuals on how to become better informed consumers. Promotes fair trade business practices and builds sustainable communities.
AdvocacyThe following groups monitor, preserve, and/or advocate for the environment. Each website has extensive information. Read top news stories, find easy tips on how to help, and much more.
Get InvolvedOnline Activism The following groups monitor, preserve, and/or advocate for the environment. Each website offers a “Take Action” link where you’ll find pre-written letters to decision makers regarding an environmental issue. Fill in the form and they’ll send a message on your behalf.
- Environmental Defense: Take Action
- National Resources Defense Council: Take Action
- Sierra Club: Take Action
- Save Our Environment: Take Action