Getting Greener

Calculate your carbon footprint with one of these calculators:

Ecological Footprint Quiz by Redefining Progress (long and comprehensive)
Nature Conservancy--Carbon Footprint Calculator (shorter)
Personal Emmisions Calculator (from the government)

The Green Guide
Extensive buying guides for a wide variety of energy efficient products, as well as other tips and tools brought to you by National Geographic's Green Guide magazine.

Your one stop shop to learn green solutions for just about every topic. Treehugger includes environmental news, videos, radio broadcasts, blogs, interactive forums and more.

Find environmental car ratings, get green driving tips and learn about the latest technologies.

Composting Instructions
Learn how to make compost, and why improving your soil is the best thing that you can do for your lawn and garden.

Find products and their green ratings from Consumer Reports.

Find ecologically friendly resources in your area. Also, lots of statistics about national energy consumption broken down by state.

Find locally grown food near you. Search by product and source.

Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

Fuel Economy
Get gas mileage (MPG), greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety information for new and used cars and trucks.

Green vacations:

National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations
Ecologically responsible travel destinations and ideas.
Green Hotels Association
Find out about environmentally friendly hotels listed by state.

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