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Environmentalism Resource List

(As mentioned in Christopher News Note #434: Taking Care of God's Good Earth)

Books

Earth Keepers : A Sourcebook for Environmental Issues and Action
by Leslie Baer-Brown and Bob Rhein / 1995, Mercury House
Focus is on individuals taking action, facing responsibilities and making a difference in the environment. Stresses the importance of caring for the earth with a personal tone. Tells “one person” stories of those making a difference in the way people perceive environmental issues. Each section is followed by “Thought and Action,” which includes letter writing techniques and samples. The reader does not need advanced knowledge on the subject. Very informative.

The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists
by Michael Brower, Ph.D. and Warren Leon, Ph.D. / 1999, Three Rivers Press
Easy to read, clear guide to recycling and reducing waste. All information is backed by the research of The Union of Concerned Scientists. Personal stories make it interesting and entertaining. Uses charts to illustrate consumer impact and human health risks. Sections include “Priorities for Personal Action,” and “Seven rules for Responsible Consumption.”

Use Less Stuff: Environmental Solutions for Who We Really Are
by Robert M. Lilienfeld and William Rathje / 1998, Fawcett Books
Focus on keeping environmental solutions simple. Sections include “Around the house,” “Work and school,” and “On the road.” Offers practical advice for preserving the environment on a daily basis. Begins with a background history of recycling. Suggests using less as a surprising but beneficial way to aid recycling efforts. Statistics and tables.

Teach Yourself Conservation
by Nicholas Foskett and Rosalind Foskett / 2000, NTC Publishing Group
Provides a comprehensive overview of conservation, its history, relation to the world economy, natural habitats, human impact, environmental resources, and priorities for future action. Uses maps, illustrations of ecosystems, lists and charts to show how far society has come in conservative practices. Provides clear definitions of environmental terms.

Energy: A Guidebook
by Janet Ramage / 1997, Oxford University Press
Easy to read, details importance of energy. Sections include: “The Present,” “Technologies” and “The Future.” Uses illustrations, tables and graphs which depict energy patterns. Useful and intelligible to anyone seeking a better understanding of energy consumption and its effects.

Organizations:

Environmental Defense Fund
257 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
www.edf.org
Environmental Defense is a leading national nonprofit organization representing more than 300,000 members. Since 1967, they have have linked science, economics, and law to create innovative, equitable, and cost-effective solutions to the most urgent environmental problems.

Environmental Working Group
1718 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20009
www.ewg.org/ewghomepage.html
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a leading content provider for public interest groups and concerned citizens who are campaigning to protect the environment. Through our reports, articles, technical assistance and the development of computer databases and Internet resources, EWG's staff of researchers, computer experts and writers produce hundreds of reports each year, drawing on original EWG analyses of government and other data.

Center for Environmental Citizenship
200 G Street, NE #300
Washington, DC 20002
www.envirocitizen.org/
The Center for Environmental Citizenship is a national non-partisan 501(c)(3)organization. It was founded by young activists in 1992 to encourage college students to be environmental citizens. CEC is dedicated to educating, training, and organizing a diverse, national network of young leaders to protect the environment.

Government Websites


www.epa.gov/
United States Environmental Protection Agency was created to permit coordinated and effective governmental action on behalf of the environment. The EPA endeavors to abate and control pollution systematically, by proper integration of a variety of research, monitoring, standard setting, and enforcement activities. As a complement to its other activities, EPA coordinates and supports research and anti-pollution activities by state and local governments, private and public groups, individuals, and educational institutions. EPA is designed to serve as the public's advocate for a livable environment.

www.energy.gov/
The Department of Energy's mission is to foster a secure and reliable energy system that is environmentally and economically sustainable, to be a responsible steward of the Nation's nuclear weapons, to clean up our own facilities and to support continued United States leadership in science and technology.

www.nrcs.usda.gov  
The Natural Resources Conservation Service is a Federal agency that works in partnership with the American people to conserve and sustain our natural resources. The mission is to provide leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, improve, and sustain our natural resources and environment.

www.em.doe.gov
The Environmental Management program is responsible for cleaning up radioactive, chemical, and other hazardous waste caused by five decades of nuclear weapons production. The Department has a moral and legal obligation to clean up the environmental legacy caused by nuclear weapons research and production during the Cold War.

www.unep.org
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - provides an integrative and interactive mechanism through which a large number of separate efforts by intergovernmental, non-governmental, national and regional bodies in the service of the environment are reinforced and interrelated. The mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

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