Links and Resources
Blue Green Meetings site
The Blue Green Meetings site has an extensive list of tools, tips and resources as well as testimonials, case studies, advisory committee members, and sponsors.
Conservatree - How to Choose Papers
Price comparison between recycled content and virgin paper.
Energy Star Program
Energy Star is a voluntary partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy, the US Environmental Protection Agency, product manufacturers, local utilities, and retailers. Partners help promote efficient products by labeling with the Energy Star logo and educating consumers about the benefits of energy efficiency. The program includes initiatives for Energy Star Small Business, Energy Star Buildings and Greenlights, Methane Outreach, and Energy Star Labeling of Buildings.
EPA Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Encourages and assists executive agencies to purchase environmentally preferable products and services. This site explains EPA's proposed guiding principles for including environmental performance in purchasing decision making, and post case studies of successful pilot projects in both public and private sectors.
EPA's Indoor Environments Division
This program is a cooperative effort between the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to help you decide what actions can be taken that reduce the level of indoor air pollution.
Other governmental and non-governmental organizations and private companies compile recycled-content product databases and buy-recycled information. Check the following web site for more information.
Great Printers Project
The Great Printers Project (GPP) aims to establish pollution prevention (P2) as the standard business practice for the lithographic printing industry. Printers who voluntarily reduce their impact on the environment receive special marketing recognition. This project creates efficient, productive ways of complying with environmental laws through P2 programs and other continuous improvement measures.
"Green" Hotels Association
Data from hotel using towel and sheet changing cards.
Green Leaf Eco-Rating
The worlds first standardized environmental assessment program for the lodging industry is being developed in Canada. The program, an initiative of the Hotel Association of Canada, recognizes and rewards hotels and motels that are making environmental responsibility a part of their daily operations.
Initiative on Recycling List Serve
The purpose of this list serve is to foster communication in advancing the sharing of ideas and successes of those individuals/groups/organizations interested in the Federal Government Initiative on Recycling.
Media Projects and Programs List
List includes links to sites about Air & Radiation, Hazardous Waste, Pesticide Programs, Pollution Prevention, Recycling, Toxics, and Water.
WasteWise is a free, voluntary, EPA program through which organizations eliminate costly municipal solid waste, benefiting their bottom line and the environment. WasteWise is a flexible program that allows partners to design their own solid waste reduction programs tailored to their needs. As a WasteWise partner, your organization can save thousands or millions of dollars by reducing, reusing, and recycling solid waste materials.
The Water Alliances for Voluntary Efficiency (WAVE) Program is the Agency's non-regulatory water-efficiency partnership. WAVE's mission is to encourage commercial businesses and institutions to reduce water consumption while increasing efficiency, profitability, and competitiveness.