There are lots of things you can do—big and small—to make your community a cleaner, greener place. There are loads of resources on the internet about sustainability, recycling, environmental activism and more. Here are some of our favorites!
||What is sustainability?
Sustainability means living in a way that is good for people, animals and the Earth today and always. Sustainable practices guarantee that enough resources will be available for the people of the future to keep living the way we live today.
Help Bobbie Bigfoot determine his ecological footprint and learn about what you can do to use resources wisely.
Ollie Saves the Planet
Learn about biodiversity, energy, recycling and more, plus download a cool screensaver and find out what other kids are doing to improve the environment.
EPA Environmental Kids Club
Your one-stop resource for environmental information in the United States. Find do-it-yourself science experiments to try at home, online games and activities, and links to information about all the government’s environmental programs for kids.
The Air We Breathe
This downloadable picture book for young children introduces the atmosphere and the natural and man-made causes of smog and carbon dioxide production. It even includes an activity you can do at home to learn about carbon dioxide gas.
Find out what common items around your home are energy oinkers in this series of interactive games.
Earth Day Network
Use this handy online calculator to determine your ecological footprint, then find out about simple changes you can make to reduce your negative impact on the environment.
Cell Phone Recycling
Keep expensive small electronics out of landfills! The next time you get a new phone, be sure to recycle your old one. Electronic devices are full of environmentally-damaging materials that cause major problems in landfills. The good news is that most of these substances can be captured and the rest of your phone can be recycled. You can even recycle ink jet cartridges and other electronics!
The Climate Project
Join forces with Vice President Al Gore, producer of the Academy-Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, to get involved in educating the American population about the reality of global warming and the actions required to make a difference.
National Wildlife Foundation
Climate change has an enormous impact on wild animals. The National Wildlife Foundation has lots of information about the different challenges animals are facing and information about what you can do to help. You can even download a pdf to learn more about how global warming is affecting Pennsylvania’s native wildlife.
Clean Air, Cool Planet
Download this pdf of 10 things you can do to reduce your contribution to global warming.
BBC Climate Challenge
In this online game for grown-ups, you are the president of the European Union. You must tackle the challenge of climate change while still staying popular enough with voters to stay in office.
Carbonfund.org reduces the threat of climate change by making it easy and affordable for any individual or business to reduce their carbon footprint and support climate-friendly projects.
PennEnvironment is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization that combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for Pennsylvania's environment. PennEnvironment draws on 30 years of success in tackling our state's top environmental problems.
Environmental News Network
Subscribe to a fantastic environmental newsletter through the Environmental News Network’s website.
World Resources Institute
environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. WRI organizes its work around people and ecosystems, access, climate protection and markets and enterprise.