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There is hardly any aspect of modern life that isn’t affected by the current problems facing the environment. As we learn more about how human behavior is harming the planet, we’re creating new ways to educate, reflect, and innovate. This resource center features 45 noteworthy websites and blogs on sustainability. Note: The links on this page and select information are from the sustainability resource list created by Purdue Global University.
This site offers resources on sustainable products, event schedules, and a free bulk finder to access package-free locations. Zero Waste Home is recognized as a reputable, trusted resource by publications such as the BBC, CBS, and The New York Times.
A lifestyle site with a focus on green design, Inhabitat focuses mostly on environmental and design news and tips. They subscribe to a modernist ideology that form and function should be an important part of design, and sustainability is at the crux of that. Get green living news and tips here.
This comprehensive site covers everything from green gardening to off-the-grid preparedness. They specialize in an eco-friendly approach to sustainable living and have an ecommerce store where they offer a variety of products.
Earth 911 is a comprehensive site boasting both a green living blog and an interactive forum. The site is well categorized, making it easily searchable for specific topics. Get tips, news and updates, or ask questions in the forum to get feedback from the community.
MNN is a network of sites from 200 countries, categorized by topics such as Earth Matters, Food & Drink, and Health. With a focus on family and ways the individual can make an impact, this network is a highly touted resource for sustainability issues.
This blog boasts an active community invested in living a sustainable life by eliminating waste. The brainchild of an environmental activist, this site is a great way to get started with an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Eco Friend is a comprehensive group of sites with a community forum. From transportation to food, they explore the ways we can all be more sustainable in our everyday lives. The sites are great for eco-friendly tech news as well.
Founded by a mom of five who wanted to go green for her children, this site features wonderful sections on homesteading, green cleaning, natural health and beauty, natural parenting, and homeschooling—and great recipes.
A property of the UC Division of Agriculture and National Resources, this sustainability site is a news source for wildfires, climate change, and other considerations. Updated frequently, it’s a consistent resource.
This Brookings Institution site is a public resource on the intersection of energy and climate policy. They cover both national and global topics and boast renowned experts on everything from water to infrastructure.
The UN is recognized as a leading authority in sustainable development, and their section on Goal 13, “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts,” is a great place to find official reports and analysis. Visit the Links section for further resources.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has a great site dedicated to sustainability issues that affect climate change. Get the latest from their staff of experts to “know your environment and protect your health.”
The Natural Resources Defense Council wants to safeguard the earth, and their expert blog on climate and sustainability records their efforts to do just that. Their team of experts in policy and science are a great resource on what’s happening and what’s to come in sustainability.
Founded by a professional journalist and a professional photographer, Bret Love and Mary Gabbett, this blog teaches readers how to be responsible travelers who don’t disrupt natural habitats. The site features breathtaking images and destination recommendations.
Verdemode features green living and design tips, but it stands out for its ecotourism content—environmentally responsible cruises, ecotours and cycling adventures, plus camping, ecolodges, farm stays, hostels, hotels, and even eco-friendly luxury rentals and spas.
This is an excerpt from the book, Arts & America: Arts, Culture, and the Future of America’s Communities. It’s an impressive thought leadership piece that looks at the role of the arts in issues of the environment and sustainability.
WIRED is one of the foremost sites that examines the intersection of tech, culture, business, and science, and the section of their site tagged “clean tech” has some of the web’s most forward-thinking commentary on the subject.
ScienceDaily features news about everything science-related, from computers and math to astronomy and artificial intelligence. The section of the site devoted to energy technology news is where you’ll find the latest scientific discoveries and commentary in clean tech.
This site dedicated to Green building is a comprehensive resource for information on sustainable materials, building codes, government programs, and more. This 25-year-old organization is involved with everything from case studies to outside publications to local initiatives.