Their mission is to provide clear, concise, accurate, and balanced information, resources, and learning opportunities to help companies of all sizes and sectors integrate environmental responsibility into their operations in a manner that supports profitable business practices.
A partnership company (with consultancy services) with greenbiz.com that provides fully “environmentally” burdened costs (with externalities accounted for in the bill of materials) of many, many products.
This site links more than 200 environmental and natural resource organizations to act as a resource for nature or conservation-related activities such as habitat restoration, composting, urban gardening, energy conservation, recycling and wildlife conservation. This will provide students with an awareness of the myriad community organizations that augment government, science and business in pursuit of a healthy environment. Internship and volunteer opportunities.
The Waste, Recycling & Green Initiatives section of DuPage County informs the public about environmental issues impacting their health, well-being and safety and provide recycling opportunities to both residents and businesses. Categories identify recycling and disposal locations, green buildings, water conservation and energy efficiency. The 2011 Environmental Progress Report lists accomplishments and ongoing programs. Of particular interest is a section on community gardens.
The Conservation Foundation is a 41-year-old non-profit land and river protection organization. The support of more than 3,500 members and 500 volunteers helps us carry out our mission to preserve open space and natural lands, protect rivers and watersheds, and promote stewardship of our environment in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties, Illinois.
People’s Resource Center has served our neighbors in DuPage County since 1975. PRC meets basic needs, including food, clothing, and rent assistance, and offers skill-building resources, such as literacy classes, job assistance, computer training and art.
Founded in 1972, The Conservation Foundation is one of the region's oldest and largest not-for-profit land and watershed conservation organizations dedicated to preserving and restoring open space, protecting rivers and watersheds and promoting stewardship of the environment in northeastern Illinois. In addition, there are local opportunities for students to do volunteer and internship work. Speakers are available, as well as opportunities for field trips.
The Environmental Law & Policy Center founded in 1993 is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental advocacy attorneys and eco-business innovation specialists who develop and lead strategic campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect natural resources. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff includes public policy advocates and communications specialists who help solve environmental problems.
This is quote an interesting page that provides links to regulations in various industries from automotive to dry cleaning to retail trade to construction among various economic sectors. In addition, the site has science and technology section, and issues section with easy-to-understand language that avoids much of the jargon of specialized fields of study.
ntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. In the same year, the UN General Assembly.
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. The list of topics is very comprehensive and would provide students with ideas for research projects, as well as a global view of the many health-related issues in the environment, including diseases, sanitation, and pollution of all sorts.
The Clean Power Plan proposed by the EPA is a very good focal point for an environmental learning community because it provides a future goal whereby our students can participate in learning about the issues and actually providing their own input to testimony on a current topic. The Clean Power Plan offers the newest governmental policy advances since the watershed policies enacting the Clean Water Act of 1970 and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
Recommended by Lisa Gades.
These are general science websites that also have some good information on environmental issues.
Science Daily, posting "science news" on a daily basis on a variety of topics. Articles can be found most easily by typing in a search, but the "Earth and Climate" tab may also be of interest.
Scientific American, a publication that posts articles and blogs on a variety of science topics. In addition to searching for specific topics, the "Energy and Sustainability" section may be of special interest.