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Check out the various links, books, iPhone apps, and movie recommendations below.





FOOD
Sustainable Table   Website - Sustainable Table celebrates local sustainable food, educates consumers on food-related issues and works to build community through food.  
       
Eat Well Guide   Website - Eat Well Guide is free online directory that provides information on almost 9,000 farms, stores, restaurants and other establishments offering humanely and sustainably-raised meat, poultry, dairy and eggs in the U.S. and Canada.  
       
Green Restaurant Association   Website - The Green Restaurant Association (GRA), a 501(c)3 non-profit, is a national environmental organization founded in 1990.  The GRA helps restaurants and its customers become more environmentally sustainable in ways that are convenient and cost-effective.  
       
Green Dining Products   Website - The Green Restaurant Association presents the first public Guide of GRA-Endorsed Products.  
     
TreeHugger Food & Health   Website - TreeHugger's Food and Health category covers news and trends in organic and local food, sustainable agriculture, and natural health.  
       
Chef's Collaborative   Website - Chefs Collaborative is the leading nonprofit network of chefs that fosters a sustainable food system through advocacy, education, and collaboration with the broader food community.  
     
Local Harvest   Website - LocalHarvest maintains a definitive and reliable "living" public nationwide directory of small farms, farmers markets, and other local food sources. Their search engine helps people find products from family farms, local sources of sustainably grown food, and encourages them to establish direct contact with small farms in their local area.  
       
USDA Farmers Markets   Website - This is the United States Department of Agriculture's official farmers market site. It includes information on where to find a farmers market, how to start a farmers market, and the growth of farmers markets in recent years.  
       
Cool Foods Campaign   Website - Global Warming and the food you eat have a bigger connection than you may think. The Cool Foods Campaign gives you the information to make educated choices about the food on your plate.  
       
Slow Food USA   Website - Food site that is directed at anyone who enjoys food and believes that it should nourish the earth as well as ourselves.  
       
Organic Nation TV   Website - OrganicNation.tv is an exploration of the American sustainable food landscape focusing on the people, places and products that are shaping a new green economy and lifestyle.  
     
AroundMe   iPhone App - AroundMe shows you a complete list of all the businesses in the category you have tapped on along with the distance from where you are.  
       
VegOut   iPhone App - Every vegetarian knows that eating out can be a difficult task. VegOut makes this task easier by providing you with the world's largest international listing of vegan, vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly restaurants at your finger tips. $2.99.  
       
Locavore   iPhone App - The $2.99 Locavore app is a great solution for someone who wants to switch to local eating and doesn’t want to spend an hour on the computer researching food each time they want to make a meal. It offers government and NGO data for each state, and when you click on a food item, it brings up Wikipedia information and Epicurious recipes.  
       
The Tofu Tollbooth   Book - By musician Dar Williams. A Guide to Great Natural Food Stores & Eating Spots with Lots of Other Cool Stops Along the Way.  
       
Fast Food Nation: The
Dark Side of the All-American Meal
  Book - by Eric Schlosser. This New York Times bestselling, nonfiction book gives a thorough and accurate account of problems with today’s fast food society, including conditions on factory farms and in slaughterhouses. Excellently written and researched.  
       

 
LODGING
Green Hotels Association   Web Site - Green Hotels Association provides consumers with a database of hotels that taking substantial steps to minimize their carbon footprint.
     
Green Vacation Hub   Website - The website offers a comprehensive listing of green hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and vacation rentals across the globe who are making an effort to provide green travel lodging.
     
Lonely Planet
Responsible Travel 
  Website - Lonely Planet does an admirable job of encouraging responsible, green travel through all of its publications; its microsite offers myriad ways to travel responsibly.
     
Rezhub   Website - Online reservation service best suited for next generation travellers who want a one-stop reservation service for travelling green.
     
World Heritage Alliance for Sustainable Tourism   Website - Initiative led by Expedia and the United Nations Foundation that has 50 members and partners working together to contribute to World Heritage site conservation in seven different countries.
     
Worldchanging   Website -This web site and its complimentary book offer a comprehensive guide to preserving our environment - covering food, transportation, building design, community development.
     

 
TRANSPORT
Carbon Footprint Calculator   Website - The EPA has developed tools to help individuals (and households) reduce greenhouse gas emissions and take action. Use this online calculator to obtain an estimate of your personal greenhouse gas emissions and explore actions you can take to lower your emissions while reducing your energy and waste disposal costs.  
       
Phish Rideshare Program   Website - In an effort to help fans reduce their carbon footprint, Phish and Reverb have created a Rideshare Program to help drivers and riders connect with eachother to carpool to shows on the upcoming tour.  
       
Google Transit   Website - Ride smarter. Plan your public transportation online. Google Transit features accurate transit mapping in over 300 cities around the globe.  
       
TreeHugger Transportation   Website - Get the haps on the latest environmentally-minded transit info.  
       
NearBio   Website - If you drive a diesel vehicle, use NearBio to find local biodiesel.  
       
NativeEnergy   Website - NativeEnergy is a climate solutions pioneer and recognized leader in the US carbon market, offering services that reduce carbon emissions to fight, global warming.  
       
Rent Green Vans   Website - You've heard people talking about running on french fry grease. Here's your chance to try it out with a crew of your buddies.  
       
American Public Transportation Association   Website - Resources for socially and environmentally conscious commuters and travelers looking for public transit alternatives in their own community or in any community or area they plan to visit. Is also useful for budget travelers.  
       
The Lazy Environmentalist   Website - Web site and book best suited for someone who is interested in being green in areas of his/her life that he/she may not even have thought could or should be changed. Also for people who are interested in becoming green without a lot of effort or without losing many of the luxuries in life.  
       
greenMeter iPhone App   iPhone App - iPhone app that computes your vehicle's power and fuel usage characteristics, and help evaluate your driving style to increase efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and cost, and lower your environmental impact.  
       

 
SIDE TRIPS & VOLUNTEERING
TreeHugger Travel   Website - TreeHugger's Travel and Nature category covers news and trends in green travel, green gear, and wildlife.
       
Volunteer Solutions Calendar   Website - Browse volunteer opportunities going on throughout the year in every state in the US.  
       
HandsOn Network   Website - HandsOn Network is one of the largest volunteer and citizen action network in the nation.  
       
TreeHugger Transportation   Website - Get the haps on the latest environmentally-minded transit info.