(National Wildlife Federation, Nature Conservancy, Audubon Society, ...)
Sierra Club (Sierra Club 101, Outings, ...)
Politics and the Environment
Federal Public Lands
(National Park, National Recreation Area, National Historic Park,
National Seashore, National Monument, Wilderness Area)
Environmentalists - Conservationsits
New Jersey Open Space
Open Space and Sprawl
Open Space Funding in New Jersey
Top 20 Threatened Major Land Resource Areas
Transportation stats MPG/pollution Air/Train/Car
Global Warming Climate Change, Climate Disruption
History - Timeline of Energy & Fuels
Green Living (Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs), Transportation, Plastic Bags...)
Green Homes and Buildings
Oil and Gas Transportation
EPA Air Quality Planning & Standards
Toxic Release Inventory Program.
A Biologist's Manifesto for Preserving Life on Earth - E.O. Wilson | Sierra Club
Why Trees Matter NY Times, 2012
"Tread Lightly" and "Leave no Trace"
League of Conservation Voters Environmental Scorecards
The Breast Cancer Fund has tips on identifying and eliminating
environmental causes of breast cancer in your home.
Issues with food and the environment
Genetically Modified Organisms - GMOs
Films Documentaries & Movies
"The Green Thing" - (Grocery bags) and the silent generation
Blogs and News:
- SustainaBlog - Dedicated to news, information and personal meanderings related to environmental and economic sustainability, green and sustainable business, and environmental politics.
- TreeHugger - Check out the latest news, reviews and recommendations for modern yet green products and services.
- EnviroLink.org EnviroLink News Service - Compiles the most relevant news stories of interest to the global environmental community from sources around the Internet.
Green Space and Open Space
Open Space - A restricted reserve
with limited low-impact amenities.
Green space - An open space maintained in a natural, undisturbed or revegetated condition.
In New Jersey "Green Acres" implies a specific set of administrative rules when state or local government agency or a nonprofit organization seeks Green Acres funding to acquire open space.
See Open/Green Space.
New Jersey Environmental Organizations
Recycling in Home & Garden
Background: (Source: Andrew Somers at about.com)
As far back as 6000 B.C. we know that deforestation lead to the collapse of communities in southern Israel and Jordon.
The decline of the Roman empire is thought to be due to lead poisoned foods and wine, and ancient Rome was known as a city with serious air pollution due to Roman industry.
Of course, it is the birth of the industrial age in the early 1800s that saw enormous growth in pollutants, deforestation, and declines in public health in both America and Europe.
In the 1870s we saw the formation of some of the first conservation groups such as American Forests.
The 1870s also saw the east and west coasts connected by railroad, and by 1890, the progressive era declared the end of the American Frontier.
The 20th century was full of exciting growth in technology and industry, but the price for this growth has been the depletion of our resources and increased pollution in our air and water.
In the 1930's Mohandas Gandhi said:
"The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed"
By the 1960s, air pollution was so severe in major metropolitan cities like Los Angeles that it was presenting a serious health hazard.
"God forbid that India should ever take to industrialism after the manner of the West. ... If [our nation] took similar economic exploitation, it would strip the world bare like locusts,"
"This little globe of ours is not a toy of yesterday."
"We must utilize the gifts of Nature just as we choose, but in Her books, the debts are always equal to the credits."
In 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was born, and work began to reduce the problems of air and water pollution.
A 1990 United Nations report states that rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere will lead to global warming, and global climate change. The major source of the carbon dioxide is the burning of fossil fuels, and the deforestation of the Earth's major forests is reducing the planet's capability to process CO2 into oxygen.
Environmental Information for specific Areas:
Saving San Francisco Bay
Conservation of the Headlands and Muir Woods
Lake Tahoe Conservation
Quotes - Slogans
Timeline for BP oil platform spill in the Gulf of Mexico
What's the Best Oil Company? - The Green Life - Sierra Club.typepad.com
13 yr. old Severn Suzuki speaking at UN Earth Summit 1992 (YouTube Video)
The Breast Cancer Fund has tips on identifying and eliminating environmental causes of breast cancer in your home.
Wildtender - Wildtender offers immersive wilderness programs that cultivate intimacy with the earth, connect with wisdom traditions, and nurture human wholeness.
Joyce Kilmer - Trees
Religion and the Environment