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Environmental Education:

U.S. EPA Teaching Center   www.epa.gov/teachers  Lesson plans grouped by topic; free materials
EEK!  Environmental Education for Kids www.dnr.state.wi.us/eek/  From the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources: includes teaching activities: for grades 4-8
Sierra Club education www.sierraclub.org/education/  Offers a free newsletter for kids & other resources
U.S. Dept. of Energy Energy Information Administration www.eia.gov
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.gov) Environmental Education:  www.epa.gov/enviroed  - Transportation, Air pollution:  www.epa.gov/omswww/lg-emiss.htm  -  Energy Star:  www.energystar.gov  -  Pollution Prevention:  www.epa.gov/p2
Environment Canada www.ec.gc.ca
NAAEE www.naaee.net    North American Association for Environmental Education
Union of Concerned Scientists www.ucsusa.org
CalRecycle   www.ciwmb.ca.gov/mrt/wpw  California recycling and environmental education site
The Environmental Literacy Council https://enviroliteracy.org/  Science-based resources for teachers and students.
Water Conservation Tips for Schools   http://www.epa.gov/region1/eco/drinkwater/water_conservation_schools.html  
My LED Lighting Guide http://www.myledlightingguide.com/led-education  Commercial site that includes many educational guides discussing the environmental and financial advantages of using LED lighting.
Children's Environmental Health Network www.cehn.org
Cornell Composting http://compost.css.cornell.edu/schools.html
Earthshare www.earthshare.org
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Network (EREN) www.eren.doe.gov
Internet Consumer Recycling Guide www.obviously.com/recycle
Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry https://clu-in.org/cihandbook/CIOCpage/atsdr.htm
Center for a New American Dream www.newdream.org


Local Eating & Ethics of Food: Reduce your carbon footprint by using local products.
Food Routes and "Farm to School" Learn where your food comes from, how it was grown, and where your food dollar goes.
Local Harvest   Search for local farms, markets, restaurants, and food processors.
Eat Well Guide Online guide to local, sustainable, & organic
Eat Wild Find farms that feed their animals naturally.
The Edible Schoolyard Lessons and resources teach the value and history of grains and produce and promote school gardens.
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture   Resources for sustainable and organic farming; lessons & publications 
National Family Farm Coalition   Lobby group site; use the Glossary to learn about agriculture policy and issues.
Slow Food USA  Slow Food "...advocates for food and farming policy that is good for the public, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet."
The Sustainable Table Educational kits and resources encourage use of locally grown food.  Sustainable agriculture and fighting child obesity are priorities.
Sky Vegetables   and  The Vertical Farm Project Two innovative ideas for growing fresh produce in urban areas.


Updated 17 January 2017