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Environment

General

Earth 911
Recycling centers, green shopping, energy conservation, household hazardous waste, kids, environmental education, composting, and numerous other resources.

Environmental Protection Agency
Federal agency that aims at creating a cleaner and healthier environment.

People & the Planet
Learn about food & agriculture, health & pollution, renewable energy, and more.

 

Recycling

Freecycle
Local network that arranges for area groups to give and get items for free.

Recycling Batteries
Details for disposing of all types of batteries.

Recycled Runners
Recycle your old shoes. Find local drop off points.

 

Fair Trade

Fair Trade USA
Fair trade requires that farmers receive fair payment for their products. Fair Trade USA provides basic information about fair trade as well as where to buy fair trade products.

Green America
Encourages individuals on how to become better informed consumers. Promotes fair trade business practices and builds sustainable communities.

Advocacy: Get Involved

The following groups monitor, preserve, and/or advocate for the environment. Each website has extensive information and offers a “Take Action” link where you’ll find pre-written messages you can send to decision-makers regarding environmental issues. Read top news stories, find easy tips on how to help, and much more.

 

Local

SCARCE
Based in Glen Ellyn. Conducts presentations and workshops on the environment.

Faith In Place
Educates people of faith on how to become good stewards of the earth.

Ten Thousand Villages
Located in Glen Ellyn. Has established fair trade relationships with artisans from around the world.

 

Food

Farmers’ Markets in DuPage County
Lists telephone numbers, location & hours, and directions for local farmers’ markets.

Food & Water Watch
Discusses problems of industrial agriculture and provides alternatives that work towards sustainability.

Local Harvest
Database for locally-grown foods.