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Here are some useful websites and resources for more information:

Energy Star
A partnership of the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy, this website offers information on energy-efficient, Energy Star approved appliances. Find out more about green office equipment, green buildings and the Energy Star Challenge.

EPA Office of Solid Waste
Want to learn about recycling?  Check out this link for more information on recycling cans, bottles, plastics, paper, batteries, how to handle organic waste, and for more info about the EPA’s Plug-In to eCycling program for computers, cell phones and other electronics.

US Department of Energy
The US Department of Energy offers great resources on science and technology, energy sources and energy efficiency.

US Green Building Council
The US Green Building Council is a community of leaders working to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated.  Click here for more information about the LEED Green Building Rating System.

Alliance to Save Energy
The Alliance to Save Energy is a non-profit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders. Click here for more information on energy efficiency resources.

Center for a New American Dream
The Center for a New American Dream helps Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life and promote social justice.  Click here to learn how to become a Carbon Conscious Consumer and for some great resources on purchasing consciously.

Ecological Footprint Quiz
Want to know what your Ecological Footprint is?  Click here to take the Eco-Footprint Quiz or to use the Office Footprint Calculator.

Chicago Climate Exchange
The Chicago Climate Exchange is the world’s first and North America’s only Greenhouse Gas Emissions Registry, reduction, and trading system. 

US Mayors Climate Protection Center
In 2007 the US Conference of Mayors launched the Mayors Climate Protection Center in recognition of the increasingly urgent need to provide mayors with the guidance and assistance they need to lead their cities’ efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Visit this site to see best practices in addressing climate change and improving the local environment.

United Nations Environment Programme
The mission of the United Nations Environment Programme is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.