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GENERAL GREEN LIVING
The Green Parentwww.thegreenparent.co.uk/
A magazine about enjoying a simple green life, created by a small group of passionate, green experts.
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Daily news, feature stories, and listings of recycling centers in the United States.
Recycling basics and access to a directory of local recycling centers across the United States.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Wasteswww.epa.gov/epawaste
Waste-related topics, including resource conservation and hazardous wastes.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Planet Protectors Clubwww.epa.gov/epawaste/education/kids/planetprotectors
Interactive activities and games about reducing wastes and conserving resources for children (grades K-5).
Learn and Play the Green Way: Fun Activities with Reusable Materialswww.redleafpress.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=1383
Don't throw it awayuse it for play! Over 100 fun and educational ideas that reuse common household items to build skills in physical, sensory, social and emotional, cognitive, and creative development areas. Ages 1-8.
Teaching Kids About Recyclinghttp://www.packnboxnow.com/library/teaching_kids_about_recycling.htm
All about recycling.
African American Environmentalist Associationhttp://www.aaenvironment.com/environmental-concerns-recycling.htm
Environmental Concerns - Recycling
FOOD AND FOOD WASTE
Organic agriculture, food, and products.
Organic Trade Associationwww.ota.com
Resources for promoting and protecting the development of organic trade in North America
Early Sprouts: Cultivating Healthy Food Choices in Young Childrenwww.redleafpress.org
A research-based, twenty-four week curriculum engaging children in all aspects of plating, growing, and eating healthy produce.
Organic Trade Association: Educational Materials for Young People
Early Sprouts: Cultivating Healthy food Choices in Young Childrenwww.redleafpress.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=1417
Counteract the prevalence of childhood obesity and establish lifelong healthy eating habits in children.
Hollyhocks and Honeybees: Garden Projects for Young Childrenwww.redleafpress.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=142
Tap ito your students' love of the outdoors with this complete gardening curriculum
Coloring pages and activities for educating children on all things organic.
Ecomii Green Buildingwww.ecomii.com/building
Green building guides, articles, ideas, and tips.
A combined effort of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Energy-efficient products and practices.
Water Use It Wiselywww.wateruseitwisely.com
A campaign for water conservation by getting the word out about “using water wisely.”
Kids Saving Energywww.eere.energy.gov/kids/index.html
Games and information for children wanting to save energy and lesson plans for adults wanting to teach about energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The California Energy Commission’s energy education Web site for children. Interactive learning experiences and teacher resources related to smart energy use.
STEWARDSHIP AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Carbon footprint information and carbon footprint calculators.
Information and activities for helping children and their caregivers explore and enjoy nature.
Hey Kids! Out the Door, Let's Explore!www.redleafpress.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=1577
The world around you is rich with learning opportunities. Use this emergent curriculum approach, which includes twenty-seven nature, community, and concept walks, to help children learn through the exploration of local gardens, grocery stores, construction sites, and more.
Discovering Nature with Young Childrenwww.redleafpress.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=920
Open young minds to the wonders of nature and build on their natural curiosity about the living world.
Exploring Water with Young Childrenwww.redleafpress.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=922
Develop children's scientific dispositions and deepen their understanding of liquids and the properties of water, including concepts related to water's flow, appearance, and effect on objects.
CLEANERS AND DISINFECTANTS
Resources for those committed to being environmentally responsible. Includes lists of Green Seal-certified products.
Healthy Schools Campaign: Green Clean Schoolswww.healthyschoolscampaign.org
Access to a useful green cleaning guide titled The Quick & Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools.
ISSA: Green Cleaningwww.issa.com
Green cleaning, including product and ISSA resources.
BODY CARE AND HYGIENE PRODUCTS
Environmental Working Group: Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Databasewww.ewg.org/skindeep
Environmental Working Group’s safety guide to cosmetics and personal care products.
AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT
American Lung Association: Air Qualitywww.lungusa.org/site/c.dvLUK9O0E/b.33691/k.FE38/Air_Quality.htm
Detailed, digestible information about air quality—indoor, outdoor, and in general.
GREENGUARD Environmental Institutewww.greenguard.org
A green indoor air quality certified product guide.
EXPOSURE TO LEAD
EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS FOUND IN PLASTICS
GreenYour.com: Your Guide to Green Livingwww.greenyour.com/lifestyle/baby/toys/tips/choose-nontoxic-plastic-toys
Basic information about how to choose nontoxic plastic toys.
National Geographic’s Green Guide for Everyday Living: Plastic Containers Buying Guidewww.thegreenguide.com/buying-guide/plastic-containers
A green buying guide for plastic containers.
Toy safety, including the latest recalls and ways for keeping kids safe when it comes to toys.
Art and Creative Materials Institute, Inc.www.acminet.org/
Available safe, non-toxic art and creative materials.
US Consumer Product Safety Commissionwww.cpsc.gov/ABOUT/Cpsia/cpsia.HTML
Information about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, which intends to protect the public from consumer products that pose wellness risks.