Highlights of the 20 pages of resources that you will find at the end of Go Green, as well as links to valuable resources on the Web.
The 2030 Challenge
Global architecture and building community to reduce energy use.
Paula Baker-Laporte and others, Prescriptions for A Healthy House, a practical guide for Architects, Builders & Homeowners (British Columbia, Canada: New Society Publishers, 2001).
Jennifer Roberts, Good Green Kitchens: The Ultimate resource for Creating a Beautiful, Healthy, Eco-Friendly Kitchen (Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith, Publisher, 2006).
Build It Green
A non-profit in California promoting healthy, energy-efficient building practices
Healthy Building Network
Advocating environmental health and justice in homes and workplaces.
U.S. Green Building Council
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, guidelines for new construction, neighborhood development, commercial interiors, schools, healthcare etc.
Alex Wilson and Mark Piepkorn, eds., Green Building Products: The GreenSpec Guide to Residential Building Materials (Brattleboro, VT: Building Green; Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers, 2005).
Alex Wilson, Your Green Home: A Guide to Planning a Healthy, Environmentally Friendly New Home (Gabriola Island, BC, Canada: New Society Publishers, 2006).
Daniel D. Chiras, The New Ecological Home: A Complete Guide to Green Building Options (White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2004).
Green Guerillas for Urban Food
Helping New York City create and sustain community gardens.
Slow Food USA
A nonprofit dedicated to supporting locally grown food and combating fast food and “fast life.”
Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Vegetable Mineral: A Year of Food Life (New York: Harper Collins, 2007).
Step It Up
Writer and activist Bill McKibben’s charge to organize actions for global-warming awareness.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Climate change, clean fuel, GMOs and other issues.
U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement
U.S. communities taking action to reduce global warming.
Eco-friendly flooring and decking.
Forest Stewardship Council
Sustainably harvested wood.
Carbon offset programs in Canada:
Carbon offset programs in Europe:
Amory B. Lovins, Winning the Oil Endgame (Rocky Mountain Institute, 2007). For more information, visit www.oilendgame.com.
Women’s Health and Personal Care
Environmental Working Group
Investigating threats to health.
A great resource for Women's health...at home and at work
Devra Davis, The Secret History of the War on Cancer (New York: Basic Books, 2007).