Resources

Here are web sites that have good information on living greener.  We will add to them as we find them.  Feel free to let us know of your favorites as well.

www.in.gov/recycle

www.IndianaLivingGreen.com (publishes a great magazine by the same name, too)

www.earth911.com  This is one of my favorite site for all around good information.

www.greenlivingtips.com

www.onebagatatime.com (check out the 2 minute video on plastic bags “the problem”)

www.freecycle.org (You can connect with our local freecycle group by email: rushcountyfreecycle@yahoogroups.com).

www.epa.gov

www.epa.gov/recyclecity

www.ourearth.org

www.homeownersinsurance.org  This link was sent to us by a teacher from a charter school who likes our site.  She learned about it from one of her students.  Additional resources on cleaning, recycling, etc.

http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/saving_energy/RECYCLINGFactsGamesCrafts02.PDF    This is a great book (26 pages) of games and crafts on recycling that youngsters will enjoy.

The following resource sites were sent to us by Arianna Hernandez, a science teacher for some lovely students at Valley Charter School in Northern California.  Thanks for sharing!

Environmental Studies – http://web.goddard.edu/ESresources/

Environmentally Friendly Cars – http://www.cheapcarinsurance.net/the-environmentally-friendly-car/

Alternative Energy Sources – http://istc013.istc.illinois.edu/resources/view_cat_admin.cfm?id=2

Green Furniture Guide – http://www.sofasandsectionals.com/green-furniture-guide

The resource site below came from Alyssa Britton, a teacher at Jean Massieu Academy in Grand Prairie, Texas.  A big “thank you” for sending this to us.
 http://www.asapmotors.com/gas-and-electric-understanding-hybrid-cars.html

From Terry William, retired mechanical specialist and volunteer middle school educator, offered yet another site that his class found helpful – ‘EcoFriendly Cars & Green Auto Tips’ http://www.autoloancalculator.org/driving/eco-friendly-cars.php

Christina Nill, all the way from Colorado writes, “My Girl Scouts found your resources to be so helpful while they are working very hard on earning their Go Green! badges! As a thank you for being so helpful, the kids wanted to suggest another resource:  http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Reduce-Waste-and-Save-Money-at-Home.17328.html

This resource site has a lot of information about your automobile’s carbon footprint.  https://usinsuranceagents.com/everything-you-need-know-about-your-cars-carbon-footprint

Harness the Power of the Sun: The Complete Guide to Using Solar Energy

Composting 101

Going Green with Solar Panels in the Home

24 Ways to Make Your Classroom Eco Friendly This Year

Eco & Environmental Scholarships, Internships, and Activities

Go Green & Get Green: Tax Rebates and Incentives for Green Home Improvements

Green Jobs: A Resource Guide for Individuals with Disabilities