“Going green” and adopting an environmentally friendly lifestyle may be all the rage, but truly changing your lifestyle and habits can be a challenge. If you know where to look, though, the Internet can be an important part of your sustainable world. The resources in this Web guide explain how to reduce your environmental impact in ways big and small. So get started with green living, and even find out where to connect with other green people and organizations.
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No matter where you live, you can make a difference by buying green products, choosing green energy sources and green home designs, or by making use of green transportation alternatives. The Web sites in this section can point you in the right direction.
- Benefit from green incentive programs. Check the Web site of your local utility company to see what tax credits or rebates are available for your green investments. Your power company’s Web site can also be a good source for energy-saving tips.
- Know the difference between companies that are truly green and those that just use the green facade as a marketing gimmick. Read a Web site’s “About Us” section to find out the vendor’s mission and methods.
For buying general products …
approves products as eco-friendly. In the “Find a Certified Product/Service” section you’ll find items in categories such as soap, paper products and floor cleaners, as well as links to the products’ Web sites and places to buy them.
For green architecture and construction …
For green energy …
The Green Power Network
connects you with green power organizations. Click on your state on the U.S. map for a list of green power companies in the area. Each company is listed with the mix of resources it uses (some combination of wind, small hydro, landfill gas or other resources), and whether the energy provider has any official certification.
For green transportation …
suggests a “car lite” lifestyle. Read about alternatives to car use such as biking, walking, taking public transportation or carpooling. If you have to drive, scroll down for tips on making your car as efficient as possible.
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
advocates the use of man-powered transportation in place of gas-guzzling methods. Learn how this organization is pushing for people-friendlier roads, and use the links to related Web sites for information on safer methods and the best routes for walking and biking.
photo-heavy Web site is an artistic and captivating depiction of waste and consumption in America. His photos are mesmerizing but also unsettling, as each is a visual representation of a true statistic.
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