JSTOR Sustainability is a new online resource that brings together journals, policy research and books on the topic of environmental sustainability and resilience – topics from agricultural economics to green energy, and from climatology to sustainable business practices. It was built in collaboration with think tanks, publishers, universities and researchers including American Meteorological Society, the International Association for Energy Economics, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Centre for European Policy Studies. (read more here)
Check out this great resource guide by Laura Barnes of Prairie Research Institute, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (University of Illinois Library)
I love the guide’s opening Introduction box that contains handouts from green library workshops with slides and resources. It includes RSS feeds from the Environmental News Bits Libraries category and a list of new green library resources (from her “delicious” bookmarks tagged for green libraries) which you can subscribe to the RSS feed.
Other tabs include a Sustainability Overview, with book and website recommendations in general and for sustainable libraries; a Green Building/facility tab with sections on energy, green cleaning and water efficiency; a Purchasing tab, with info on greenwashing, product guides, electronic disposal, and paper use/recycling; a collection development tab on green weeding information and collection development collection resource links; and lastly a Programming tab with book lists, curriculum resources, and art/craft projects.
Thanks Laura, a great resource so many libraries can now use!
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.
Online Degree Programs has a great blog post called: Teaching Green: 100 Tips, Tools & Resources for Every Kind of Classroom. They offer lists of online resources by category and here are some examples:
- K12 Educators: TeachingGreen, Classroom Earth,or Project WILD
- K12 Students: Kids Links Teaching Green, A Walk in the Woods or EcoKids
- College Resources:Second Nature or Teaching Sustainable Product Design
- Green Organizations: National Wildlife Federation, Fuel Economy, or Earth Day Network
- Tips for K12 Educators: create school garden or worm bin
- Tips for College Educators: virtual speakers or green challenges.
- Online Games & Tools:WolfQuest, ElectroCity, or Global Warming Interactive.
- Green Lectures: Michael Pollen gives a plant’s-eye view
- Online Courseware Classes: Tropical Ecology and Conservation or Seminar in Environmental Science
A few people have asked me recently about how single stream recycling works since its a better method for recycling. (which has developed since in general people don’t seem to understand how to sort and not put trash in recycle bins, especially on my campus!)
This awesome Web site www.explorethecycle.com offers simply explained, short video clips demonstrating “the cycle” and “the MRF” (and by visiting their site you can also watch clips on paper, glass, metal, plastic and overseas!)
Satellite images from NASA’s Earth Observatory via Yale Environment 360 – a aerial perspective of human’s impact on the environment: http://e360.yale.edu/content/images/2009-nasa-baffin.html