5 Green Go-To Resources to Become More Eco-Aware

The Green SamaritanFrom trash to toxins and germs to GMOs, there is a lot of information to absorb – especially for a newcomer traveling down this path of greater eco-awareness.

Here’s quick hit list of a few go-to resources to access when needing to learn a little bit more:

1.  Earth 911: When a recycling emergency arises in your home, check out Earth911 to find out where you can dispose or recycle those items not accepted by your local municipality.
2.  Environmental Working Group: Wondering about what’s in your skincare or sunscreen? What about that produce or “antibacterial” soap?  EWG specializes in providing useful resources, like SkinDeep and the EWG‘s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides™ to help you make the most informed decision.  Download handy guides here on a variety of products.
3. Good Guide:  GoodGuide provides the world’s largest and most reliable source of information on health, environmental, and social impacts of consumer products.  Download the app to get on the spot information as you shop for personal care and household products.
4.  Healthy Child / Healthy World. The mission of this non-profit is to inspire parents to protect their children from toxic chemicals.  The site is full of educational resources and their 5 Easy Steps section offers a quick overview of small actions you can take to create a healthy home.  Watch the video and learn more about the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010 and what you can do.
5.  Alltop – Top Green News: A virtual green magazine rack where you can peruse a multitude of online publications, green blogs and other resources with the most recent stories listed. From there you an create your personal page and customize with your favorites on any topic.

There’s more out there, so what are some of your favorite online resources to help you become more eco-aware?

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1 Lynn and Corey August 17, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Great list for anyone, new to green or not. Thanks for post.

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