Greener Shopping Ideas
- Is Online Shopping Really More Eco-Friendly?: See how online shopping compares to traditional in-store shopping.
- Driving More Efficiently: Learn ways to drive more efficiently by reading this guide from the U.S. Department of Energy. Each tip includes the fuel economy benefit and equivalent gasoline savings.
- Green Machines: Eco-Friendly Electronics: This how-to shopping guide provides guidance for choosing environmentally friendly electronics.
- Ten Ways to Green Your Holidays: Discover ten tips on how to have a greener holiday, including how to shop for green gifts and what to avoid and look for when buying other items.
- 12 Tips for Choosing Safe and Eco-Friendly Toys: Before taking advantage of Black Friday deals on toys, review these 12 tips on how to choose eco-friendly, safe gifts for kids.
- Recycling Made Easy: See what types of electronics, appliances, and other items you can recycle, and check out links to additional recycling resources.
- Go Green on Black Friday: Visit the EPA’s Our Planet, Our Home blog for advice on how to make green choices while Black Friday shopping. Advice on toys, batteries and electronics is included.
- Being Green on Black Friday: Get Black Friday green tips such as shopping online, using public transit and buying products more environmentally friendly.
Green Science Policy Institute: Provides scientific research to industry, government and non-profits about chemicals in consumer products.
Environmental Working Group: Research and recommendations for all kinds of consumer goods.
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families: Pushing for better toxics laws
Environmental Defense Fund: The group’s Not A Guinea Pig wing works on chemical policy reform
Campaign for Safe Cosmetics: A searchable database for personal care products.
The Green Guide: An intelligent online magazine for smart, sustainable shopping
A database of toxins in building materials, and how to avoid them
Sustainability, Toxics, and Citizen Action
Delaware: Delaware Environmental Summit
Maryland: Growing Up Toxic, a report from the Maryland Public Interest Group
Vandana Shiva, global ecological visionary
Blue Voice, a group devoted to dolphins and whales
Majora Carter Group, working to “green the ghetto.”
Federal HHS reporton environmental justice strategy
Maryland Native Plant Society: A good place to learn what to plant, and what to rip out.
University of Maryland Forest Stewardship Education: A nice Backyard Planting Guide
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Guide for Native Plants and Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping
Pesticides and Lawn Care
SafeLawns.org: A resource for maintaining your lawn without synthetic pesticides.
Citizens for a Green Camden: A group fighting the use of toxic pesticides in Maine.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity