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Annual Energy Outlook 2004 with Projections to 2025
Abstract: The Annual Energy Outlook presents a midterm forecast and analysis of US energy supply, demand, and prices through 2025.
Source: Energy Information Administration

Animal Agriculture Waste Management Practices [PDF]
Abstract: This report discusses animal production in agriculture, nutrition, and forestry practices, including the production of poultry and livestock for food.
Source: US General Accounting Office

Energy Star 2004 Annual Report [PDF]
Abstract: This annual report presents the accomplishments of the Energy Star program and other EPA voluntary programs.
Source: Energy Star

EPA Mercury Fever Thermometers: Alternatives and Spill Clean Up
Abstract: Links to alternatives for mercury thermometers and what to do in case of a spill, government actions etc.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency, Environment Canada

How to Save Gas.
Abstract: This article provides simple things that consumers can do to save gas.
Source: EPA

Irrigation and Water Use
Abstract: The USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) research program investigates water allocation, water conservation, and water management issues facing irrigated agriculture.
Source: US Department of Agriculture

Preventing Pollution Problems from Lawn and Garden Fertilizers
Abstract: In an effort to reduce phosphorus runoff to surface waters, the Minnesota state legislature passed laws in 2002 and 2004 that restrict phosphorus fertilizer use on lawns. Details of the law are described on this website.
Source: University of Minnesota

Pumped Up about Cleaner Fuel
Abstract: This article discusses the possilbities of bringing bio-disel, which is widely used commercially, into the consumer market.
Source: Seattle Post

Resource Guide on Household Hazardous Waste Management
Abstract: Provides guidance and information concerning proper waste management practices for household products that contain hazardous chemicals.
Source: Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet

Responsible Purchasing Guide for Cleaners [PDF]
Abstract: New York City law in relation to the purchase of green cleaning and other custodial products.
Source: Responsible Purchasing Network - Center for the New American Dream

Survey Finds Consumers Still Buying "Green" Products
Abstract: This article summarizes the results of an April 2010 survey by the SCA on consumer purchasing practices. The results suggest that U.S. consumers continue to buy "green" products.
Source: Environmental Leader

The Green Revolution [PDF]
Abstract: The "Green Revolution" study is intended to help companies improve their communication strategy and effectively influence the shopping behaviors of their green consumers.
Source: Grail Research, LLC

Transparency: How Much Water Do You Use?
Abstract: This graphic shows some examples of how much water is used in a person's daily activities, so that they can begin to calculate their footprint and try to reduce gallons.
Source: GOOD Wordlwide, Inc.

U.S. Organic Farming in 2000-2001: Adoption of Certified Systems
Abstract: This report updates USDA estimates of land farmed with organic practices for 2000 and 2001, and provides new estimates on the number of certified organic operations in each State.
Source: US Department of Agriculture

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Broken Mercury Thermometers [PDF]
Abstract: Contains information about cleaning up mercury spills and alternative thermometers.
Source: Harvard University Environmental Health and Safety Office

Change a Light, Change the World 2007 Campaign Facts and Assumptions [PDF]
Abstract: Contains facts and figures related to energy savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions when switching to compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).
Source: Energy Star

Household Fluorescent Lights
Abstract: Describes how to handle household fluorescent lamps.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Household Hazardous Waste
Abstract: Provides overview of hazards and a product guide.
Source: East-West Gateway Council of Governments

Living "Car Lite"
Abstract: Provides suggestions for reducing car usage and tips for being a responsible driver.
Source: Co-op America

Toxic Truth: Safe Storage for Hazardous Household Products [PDF]
Abstract: Provides tips for storing hazardous products safely.
Source: Recycling Council of British Columbia

What You Can Do: Stop Junk Mail
Abstract: Lists ten key actions to dramatically reduce the amount of junk mail you receive.
Source: Co-op America

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Energy Efficiency
Abstract: Provides list of steps to take to conserve energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save money.
Source: Co-op America

Green Hotel and Lodging Initiatives
Abstract: List of hotels that participate in "greening" travel.
Source: The Better World Club

Six Steps to Renewable Energy
Abstract: Provides list of six simple steps you should follow to make your transition to renewable energy easy and your investment pay off.
Source: Co-op America

Things You Should Always Buy Green
Abstract: Lists best alternatives for commonly purchased items.
Source: Co-op America

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Natural Gardening Guidebook
Abstract: Provides information on less toxic pest management practices in an effort to reduce the volume of pesticides entering the waste stream and regional waterways.
Source: Metro Regional Environmental Management Department

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Frequently Asked Questions About Mercury Thermometers
Abstract: Why are mercury thermometers an issue? Do they really contain that much mercury? This report tries to answer some of these common doubts about mercury thermometers.
Source: US Environment Protection Agency

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A Consumer Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Abstract: This site is set up by the Department of Energy for consumers to provide information about saving energy. The site has a wide variety of energy saving ideas that are well organized and helpful.
Source: Department of Energy

DMA Choice
Abstract: Offers information about how to remove your name from commercial mailing lists and reduce the amount of junk mail you receive.
Source: Direct Marketing Association

Driving Green
Abstract: This website provides easy tips for driving "green."

EcoDriving USA
Abstract: EcoDriving offers simple solutions to increase mileage and reduce your carbon footprint. This website includes a calculator for estimating CO2 emissions, a virtual road test, and links to other tools, news events, and resources.
Source: The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

Eco-Labels Center
Abstract: Users can search this website for an evaluation of labels on food, wood, personal care products, and household cleaners. Users search by product, category, or certification, and can easily compare labels on products.

Energy Star Resources
Abstract: This website provides information about energy saving techniques. Energy Star provides a wide range of suggestions from high efficiency appliances to building insulation to water conservation.
Source: Energy Star

EPA's Greener Products Website
Abstract: The EPA Greener Products portal is designed to help the user navigate the increasingly important and complex world of greener products. It allows users to search for EPA programs related to greener products based on the type of user and their specific product interests. It also links to additional greener products information from EPA and other sources.
Source: US EPA

Food waste starts at home - or stops.
Abstract: Includes ways to reduce food waste in the home.
Source: New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection
Abstract: The Freecycle Network™ is made up of many individual groups across the globe. The Network provides individuals and non-profits an electronic forum to "recycle" unwanted items - giving and getting these items for free.
Source: The Freecycle Network

Gateway on Pesticide Hazards and Safe Pest Management
Abstract: This website includes information about pesticides, with links to fact sheets, basic chemicals, alternatives, health and environmental effects, regulatory status, key studies and more.
Source: Beyond Pesticides

Abstract: This website has information about safe, healthy, and green household products.
Source: GoodGuide

Green Tips Library
Abstract: The Green Tips Library has quick and easy lifestyle tips for green living. Topics include home and garden; food and drink; health and beauty; and travel and transportation.
Source: Sierra Club

Green Vehicle Guide
Abstract: This site provides ratings of environmental performance for new vehicles. This is useful for a consumer who is purchasing a new car.
Source: EPA

Greener Products, LLC
Abstract: Greener Product LLC is an online platform for a marketplace analysis of sustainable and healthy building products.
Source: Greener Product LLC

Junk Mail Facts and Figures
Abstract: Includes statistical information and other facts about junk mail.
Source: New American Dream

Social Marketing
Abstract: Weinreich Communications is a social marketing consulting firm with years of experience in effectively addressing health and social issues.
Source: Weinreich Communications

Sustainable Lawncare Information Series
Abstract: The sustainable lawncare information series consist of 12 topics related to lawn care, fertilizers, mowing, water use, etc.
Source: University of Minnesota

Take The P2 Quiz
Abstract: In order to help you think about the environment when maintaining your car, we have put together a brief quiz to test your know-how. Have fun and good luck!
Source: Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)

The International Ecotourism Society
Abstract: The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) promotes ecotourism, which is defined as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people,"
Source: The International Ecotourism Society

Tools of Change: Proven Methods for Promoting Health, Safety and Environmental Citizenship
Abstract: The "Tools of Change" provide fundamental ways of motivating people to take the action you wish them to take: Financial Incentives and Disincentives, Norm Appeals, Vivid, Personalized Communication, Feedback, Obtaining a Commitment and Building Motivation Over Time are tools that can help you increase motivation.
Source: Environment Canada

U.S. Imports of Crude Oil
Abstract: Contains statistical information on US imports of crude oil (petroleum).
Source: Energy Information Administration

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