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Sites to Visit

Web Links

Each link connects you to another website whose content is not under the control of Sustainable Lawrence. The links have been provided as a resource for further research. If you have a link suggestion, please send us the link and a description.

Climate Change

  • Climate progress
    Up-to-date science on climate concerns with additional focus on climate issues as they out in our nation's capital.
  • The Daily Climate
    Collects a wide range of climate change articles plus some original reporting, too.
  • Dot Earth
    NY Times climate reporter Andrew Revkin's popular blog. Features more than climate issues.
  • Real Climate
    Where climate scientists go to get the latest; not necessarily for beginners.
  • Desmog Blog
    Bill McKibben says this is the best place to go load up on ways to counter Limbaugh-think-alike climate change deniers.
  • How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic
    A Grist special series of articles by Coby Beck that respond to the most common skeptical arguments on global warming.
  • It's Getting Hot in Here
    Dispatches from the Youth Climate Movement
    Get informed... Interact... Take Action...
    To see what the other side thinks, brace yourself for Climate Depot. Did we remember to say brace yourself?

Clean Air-Water-Soil

    Dedicated to promoting natural lawn care and grounds maintenance
  • Master Gardeners of Mercer County
    Answers horticultural questions and offers insight into responsible gardening and pest management.
  • WHYY's "You Bet Your Garden"
    Archives and tips from public TV's leading show on safe gardening and lawn care.
  • Arbor Day Foundation
    Inspiring people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. Fun and educational resources for connecting children and adults with nature.


    Quarterly magazine celebrating local, seasonal food of the Garden State
  • Slow Food USA and Slow Food Central NJ
    Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

Green Building

Progressive Energy

  • RoofRay
    User-friendly tool to estimate the amount of solar energy you could generate from your roof. Uses Google maps to sketch your solar panel area as well as to figure out where you are in relation to the sun. Determine the solar potential of your roof.


  • Pay As You Throw
    This program creates a direct economic incentive to recycle more and to generate less waste.

Yahoo! GreenSustainability Portals

  • The Daily Green
    The Consumer's Guide to the Green Revolution.
  • Yahoo! Green
    Find out how to reduce your carbon footprint, learn about sustainable alternatives, get the latest environmental news, and much more.
  • Paperwaste: A Rider University Blog
    A look at the green revolution from inside Rider University.
  • New Jersey Sustainable State Institute
    Dedicated to helping New Jerseyans "Live With the Future In Mind." Creating a healthy, just, and efficient New Jersey for us, and for future generations.
  • National Geographic - Going Green
    Learn what it means and what it takes to go green at home, at work, in your community, and across the globe.
  • US EPA Sustainability
  • Sustainability Web Ring
    Allows users to navigate easily between websites that deal with the principles, policies, and best practices for sustainable development.
  • EcoEarth - Environment Portal & Search Engine
    An Internet search tool that provides access to reviewed environmental sustainability news, information retrieval tools, and original analysis and action opportunities.
  • Raven Talk
    Raventalk is one couple's effort to explore, inform and inspire all who share and work toward living harmoniously, sustainably and creatively on the Earth. The site has good material and is focused on sustainability.
  • Sustainable Princeton
    Our green neighbors just north of Lawrence Township, NJ.

Sustainability Research and Publications

  • Focuses on understanding the root causes of unsustainable behavior in complex systems to help restructure systems and shift mindsets that will help move human society toward sustainability.
  • An Initiative of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP) and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) of Columbia University
  • A new peer-reviewed, open access journal that provides a platform for the dissemination of new practices and for dialogue emerging out of the field of sustainability.

Educational resources

  • Buy a Book - Build A Forest
    This partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation encourages used book sales by donating a portion of the transaction toward building a forest.
  • The mission of The Cloud Institute is to ensure the viability of sustainable communities by leveraging changes in K-12 school systems to prepare young people for the shift toward a sustainable future.
  • A Resource Guide for K-12 Teachers Incorporating State Framework Standards
  • Teaching sustainability in every classroom. Why you should. How you can. An introduction and Guide for Educators.
  • Helping higher education move from simple good intentions to strategic transformative action.
  • Develops young people’s capacity and commitment to create thriving, sustainable, and peaceful local and global communities.
  • Produce and Distribute educational programs, publications, white papers, websites and videos, all aimed at educating the public about the links between environmental toxins and human health.

Nonprofit Resources, Advocacy and Networking

  • Redefining Progress - Measuring Your Ecological Footprint
    The Ecological Footprint Quiz estimates the area of land and ocean required to support your consumption of food, goods, services, housing, and energy and assimilate your wastes. Presented by Redefining Progress, the nation’s leading public policy think tank dedicated to smart economics.
  • Genesis Farm
    A learning center for Earth studies focused on the connections between the health of our global commons of air, water, land and nature, and the health of our local communities and bioregions.
  • Building a powerful constituency of individuals who live consciously, buy wisely, and band together to make a difference.
  • Dedicated to home-scale renewable energy and sustainable living solutions.
  • A nonprofit educational organization, dedicated to reconnecting people, the planet, and prosperity.
  • Works through science and education to protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life, now and for the future. Goal: to achieve sustainability within a generation.

Commercial Sites

[No endorsement implied]

  • Real Goods
    Products for an ecologically sustainable future. The world's largest and oldest provider of renewable energy products, environmental products, and other products and information for "sustainable living."
  • Sun Farm Network
    If you are interested in generating your own solar electricity at your home, business, or another location, then Sun Farm Network can help you design, install and maintain solar panels for your site.