a grove of white trunked aspen trees against a green forest floor.
Two flies feeding on a fleabane flower.
A cool mountain lake showing reflections of the surrounding mountainside and forest.
Black and green lichen growing on a granite boulder.
A white ibis takes flight from Pinckney Island, South Carolina.

Additional Resources

The links below provide information on a variety of environmental topics.

Agriculture and Food

American Farmland Trust
http://www.farmland.org/default.asp

Farm to School
http://www.farmtoschool.org/

Local Harvest – list of local sources of food
http://www.localharvest.org/

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
http://www.oeffa.org/

Slow Food Foundation
http://www.slowfoodfoundation.org

Sustainable Table
http://www.sustainabletable.org/issues/

United States Department of Agriculture
www.usda.gov

Alternative Energy (Also check Solar, Wind, and Geothermal.)

Green Energy Ohio
http://www.greenenergyohio.org/page.cfm?pageID=3

Clean Fuels Ohio (alternative fuels)
http://cleanfuelsohio.org

Climate Change

United States Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change
http://epa.gov/climatechange/index.html

American Association for the Advancement of Science
http://www.aaas.org/news/press_room/climate_change/

Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs

Compact fluorescent bulbs recycling
http://www6.homedepot.com/ecooptions/index.html?cm_mmc=Thd_marketing-_-Eco_Options_Site_07-_-Vanity-_-Home

Compact fluorescent bulbs – general information
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=cfls.pr_cfls

Energy Efficiency

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
http://www.dsireusa.org

Energystar (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy)
http://www.energystar.gov

Federal Tax Incentives for Energy Efficiency
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c%3Dtax_credits.tx_index

Food Issues  

Seafood Watch - Monterey Bay Aquarium
http://www.mbayaq.org/cr/seafoodwatch.asp

Footprint and Energy Use Calculators

http://hes.lbl.gov

http://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/ind-calculator.html?ref=nf

Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Resource Council
http://www.geothermal.org/what.html

Green Building

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) U.S. Green Builders Association
http://leed.usgbc.org/leed.html

LEED Design Links to Green Schools and Green Homes
http://www.usgbc.org/

Low Impact Development (includes green roofs)
http://www.lid-stormwater.net/index.html

Green Cleaning

Arthritis Foundation article – Green Cleaning
http://www.arthritistoday.org/what-you-can-do/everyday-solutions/do-it-easier/housework/house-cleaning-2.php

Green Roofs

Building Cincinnati
http://washingtonpark.org/features-of-the-park/eco-friendly-green-roofs/

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
http://greenroofs.org/

International Green Roof Association
http://www.igra-world.com

US Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/greenerproducts/index.html

Invasive Species

Dealing with Nuisance Species – Plants and Animals
click here      then search "invasive species"

Native Plants and Habitats

National Wildlife Federation Backyard Wildlife Habitat
http://www.nwf.org/backyard/

Native Plants of Ohio – OSU Extension Bulletin
http://ohioline.osu.edu/b865/index.html

Ohio State University Fact Sheets – Native Plants
http://ohioline.osu.edu/w-fact/0013.html

Greater Cincinnati Chapter
http://www.for-wild.org/Greater Cincinnati Chapter

Native Plant Sources

JFNew
http://www.jfnew.com/

Keystone Flora, Cincinnati
http://www.keystoneflora.com/

Marvin’s Organic Gardens, Lebanon
www.marvinsorganicgardens.com

Prairie Moon Nursery
http://www.prairiemoon.com/

Public Transportation

American Public Transportation Authority
http://www.apta.com

Southwest Ohio Regional Transportation Authority
http://www.go-metro.com

US Department of Transportation
http://www.dot.gov

Rain Gardens

10,000 Rain Gardens
www.rainkc.com

Rain Garden Alliance – Millcreek Watershed Council of Communities
http://www.greenumbrella.org/

The Rain Garden Network
http://www.raingardennetwork.com

Schoolyard Gardens

Granny’s Garden School
http://grannysgardenschool.org/index.html

Kids Gardening
http://www.kidsgardening.com/themes/design2.asp

Solid Waste

Ecocycle – Working to Build Zero Waste Communities
www.ecocycle.org

Rumpke Landfill
http://www.rumpke.com/

Stormwater

National Menu of Stormwater Best Management Practices
http://www.epa.gov/oaintrnt/stormwater/best_practices.htm

"What is Storm Drain Labeling?"
http://campuswaterquality.ifas.ufl.edu/water/drainlabels.html

Urbanization

Greater Ohio – Ohio’s Smartgrowth Organization
http://www.greaterohio.org/

OSU Exurban Change Program
http://sri.osu.edu/sites/d6-sri.web/files/AEDE%20professional%20update%20FINAL%282%29.pdf

Smart Growth America
http://smartgrowthamerica.org/

New Urbanism (also includes global warming tab)
http://www.newurbanism.org/newurbanism.html

Wind Energy

Energy Information Administration – Kids Activities and Facts
http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/wind.html

Kid Wind Project
http://www.kidwind.org/

Ohio Wind Working Group
http://www.greenenergyohio.org

U.S. Department of Energy – Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program
http://www.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/windpoweringamerica

General or Multiple Topics

N.R.C.S. Information for Homeowners, Urban and Suburban Land Users (Urban Conservation Resources information sheets)
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/asr/oh/homeowner/?atype=Homeowners

O.S.U. College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (includes extension bulletins, fact sheets, and environmental newsletter)
http://ohioline.osu.edu/lines/ennr.html

Funding Sources for School Projects

Clermont County Rain Garden Grants
http://www.oeq.net/RainGardenGrant.aspx

Farm to School Program Funding
http://www.fns.usda.gov

Greater Cincinnati Foundation – Learning Links teacher grants (Search site for “Learning Links.”)
www.k12grants4teachers.com

O.D.N.R. Grant and Other Funding Opportunities, including Wild School sites
http://ohiodnr.gov/grants

Toyota Tapestry Grants for Science Teachers
http://tapestry.nsta.org