Low Carbon Calculator

Did you know “Did you know, the food system is responsible for 1/3 of global greenhouse emissions?”  Check out this Low Carbon Diet Calculator for a simply, easy way to get an idea of your food choices and how these choices impact climate change. Created by Bon Appétit Management Company simply drag and drop menu items into a virtual pan and you can get a virtual taste of your impact.

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Environmental News Network

A great site to visit or add to your resources, the Environmental News Network post sevearl researched quality news articles daily. They are both aggregators of environmental news and produce articles written and researched on their own.  Read the latest or top news, or choose a category like wildlife, pollution, energy policies or more.  Follow the latest from ENN through RSS feed or on twitter.  They state they are an unbiased source of environmental news.  There is also an ENN community where you can get involved and connect with others.

2011 Write On! Wetlands Challenge Contest

Environmental Concern is now accepting submissions for the 2011 Write On! Wetlands Challenge ContestStudents in grades 6-9 are welcome to enter stories on this year’s theme World Wide Wetlands: “There are many different types of wetlands all over the globe. Did you know that a mire, carr, pocosin and slough are all types of wetlands? Research the varieties of wetlands around the world and write a story that tells about their characteristics as well as how they benefit the plants, animals and people of the region.”   Entries are due by February 1st.

Calling all Green Librarians!

We know you’re out there.  We’ve heard through the grapevine about some of the inspiring, entrepreneurial initiatives you’ve taken on:

Do you know a librarian that fits this description: “sustainability advocate, educator or entrepreneur”? In that case, please pass this note along.
Or, maybe that person is you?  We want to hear your story!  Our team is in the process of collecting stories about librarians who are sustainability advocates for an upcoming book.    Please fill out this form to let us know how we can get in touch.
If you have questions, ask away!  We’re very excited about this project and look forward to hearing from you.

Anne Less
Mary Davidge Associates @ Google, Inc.
aless@google.com
@alessismore

Beth Filar Williams
UNC-Greensboro Libraries
efwilli3@uncg.edu@greenyourlib

Sarah Dorsey
UNC-Greensboro Libraries
sbdorsey@uncg.edu

Think before you print

A new year and new resolutions. How about an easy one – less printing? A new green format called WWF that allows one to save in a pdf style format but allows NO printing.  Created by World Wildlife Fund, this free downloadable format for both PCs and Macs, allows you to save emails, messages, resumes, documents, etc. in this WWF format but those receiving the document will not be able to print it.  could be annoying at times but also a good way to change habits for yourself and others, with things do not need to be printed on paper.  Read more & download  the format here.