The Resources Tab--2012 AdditionsMay 30, 2012
Last month I completed the update of the Resources tab to include significant references from the weekly blogs through 2011. I promised to be more current with this effort, so this week I’m happy to report that you’ll find updates through the first quarter of 2012. Also, we’ll be re-organizing the Resources tab soon to make it easier to navigate. Below are the latest additions by category:
Yale’s online newsletter leans on the science side but is eminently readable. A publication of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
US Government coordinates and integrates federal research on environmental change and its implications for society through the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP).
General Sources of News and Information
The educational arm of the EPA. Don’t miss the tab especially for business.
Keep America Beautiful—the iconic organization also sponsors the Great American Clean-up. A great opportunity to team build and organize employees for a community service.
Deborah Fleischer’s consulting firm is Green Impact. The website and blog offer information and advice on green trends and practices. Fleischer is the author of “Green Teams, Engaging Employees in Sustainability”.
The Natural Step provides that tangible link between “sustainability” and the actions we ask of employees, for example, printing back to back.
Especially for the Green Law Office
US DOJ’s environmental program website pages.
By the categories—Buildings
Helps public and private sector professionals understand how green technology can help lower their carbon footprint and their bottom line.
Green Technology is a non-profit initiative that provides a forum for local and state government officials to communicate with those in the private sector who are developing and distributing green technologies.
Water Footprint’s calculator shows how much water is used to produce goods and services consumed by an individual, community, or business.
Environmental think tank focuses on water policy and conservation issues and solutions.
By the Categories--Administrative Stuff
The International Society of Sustainability Professionals is the professional association for green officers and teams. The ISSP offers webinars, conferences, events, and website resources that are of high value.
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival--organize your own or encourage attendance at events in your area. The festival of short and feature-length films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, and Native American and indigenous cultures goes on tour.
Good resources for upcoming green events as well as a showcase of green products and services.
Held in major metropolitan areas, the focus is all things green. Billed as the largest sustainability event in the US, this is a place to learn about what’s new for business and technology, to tour a large exhibit arena, and to enjoy food and products for home and work. The website has info on locations and dates of festivals.
The Sustainability Champion’s Guidebook, is a tool for those seeking to lead their offices and business programs to adopt sustainable business practices as a smart business strategy. Bob Willard, New Society Publishers, 2009.