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10 FREE Ways to Go Green provides practical green tips that can easily be introduced into your daily routine (Earth 911; site includes advertisements).
Ask Umbra provides answers to common questions such as: paper or plastic? cloth or disposable diapers? handwash dishes or use the dishwasher? buy organic food from far away, or non-organic food grown locally? and other common green dilemmas. (Grist Magazine)
EPA’s Household Carbon Footprint Calculator helps you estimate your household’s greenhouse gas emissions, then suggests actions you can take to lower your emissions while reducing your energy and waste disposal costs. You’ll find links to related resources at Greener Living page. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
EWG’s Healthy Living Tips are aimed at helping you create a cleaner and greener home that is good for your family and the planet. Printable PDFs cover topics such as personal care products & household cleaners, pesticides, tap water, and more. (Environmental Working Group)
Green American Magazine shows you more ways to live better, save more, invest wisely, and make a difference (Green America).
Green Home Guide offers lots of practical advice on greening your home and yard. (U.S. Green Building Council)
Living Green [UPDATED LINK!] offers practical advice to help you prevent pollution, build healthier communities, and live a more sustainable life (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; some information & resource links are specific to Minnesota).
Metro: Tools for Living includes good advice on green cleaning, waste reduction, natural gardening, pest control, and more (Metro Regional Government, Portland, OR; some information & resource links are specific to the Portland region).
Living Green isn’t out of Renters’ Reach suggests low-cost ways for apartment dwellers to be eco-friendly. (2010, Los Angeles Times / Washington Post; site includes advertisements).
Sustainable Living Handbook [NEW!] introduces the concept of sustainable living, identifying three key barriers to living sustainably in the United States: the time crunch, consumerism, and a disconnect from the spiritual and natural world. Presents activities to help you identify personal values and incorporate sustainable behaviors into everyday decision-making. A downloadable handbook in PDF (University of Florida Extension).
And be sure to check out our other Green Living Webfinders!
Links updated April 2018.