Living a Sustainable Lifestyle
Where Do I Fit In? See below for more information.
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Sustainability – Related Links
Sustainability at Home: A Toolkit Decision-Making Help for Your Everyday Choices from The Natural Step Canada
An informative website that seeks to answer the questions, “what does "sustainability" really mean,and how can you tell if your community is sustainable?”p
Sustainability in the Office: Sustainable Office Furniture Link-
Milwaukee Area Resources
Safe Building Solutions
W292S4498 Hillside Road, just off Highway 59 on the southwest side of Waukesha 800-697-5371
Working with designers, architects, builders and homeowners, we provide products and common sense solutions to create "Non-toxic Environments®".
Urban Ecology Center
1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Library of Sustainability – a multi-function library featuring healthy, eco-friendly building and remodeling materials and systems.
Hours: The Library of Sustainability has a staff member available to answer questions on Sundays, noon - 2 p.m. and Mondays, 4 - 6 p.m.
Among the resources you’ll find in the LOS:
- Exhibit of alternative materials and products along with the raw material from which they are made
- Library with in-depth information on eco-friendly design
- Contact information for product sources and service providers
- Computer that can be checked out to obtain up-to-the-minute information from the Internet
- Information about products and materials used in the UEC, directions to see them on site and fact sheets about pros, cons, installation and costs.
The Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (WGBA)
Facilitates and promotes the development and use of ecologically sustainable materials and practices within Wisconsin's built environment.
Building Green Guide: Sustainable Product Choices
A listing of products and their Wisconsin-based retailers & distributors.
Wisconsin Focus on Energy
Midwest Renewable Energy Association
US EPA and DOE website rating the energy efficiency of household appliances.
California State Regulatory Program Lists: Known Carcinogens and Reproductive Toxicants
Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy.
An independent publishing company committed to bringing our members accurate, unbiased, and timely green design information. Some information on their website requires a paid subscription. Much of the information on this site relates to commercial buildings; however, you can search by topic and may find useful information for residential projects.
Consumer Reports Greener Choices: Products for a Better Planet
An array of web resources providing product review and green ratings for products used in and around the home.
Sustainable Table: Serving Up Healthy Food Choices
Sustainable Table celebrates the sustainable food movement, educates consumers on food-related issues and works to build community through food.
Green Operations and Maintenance: Toolkit and Buyer’s Guide
Divided into three parts, this guide provides an overview of why operations and maintenance staff should care about greening their facilities, as well as a green toolkit of products — including paint, cleaning products, flooring and carpet, and lighting — that could be incorporated into operations.
Green Government Database
The National Association of Counties (NACo) Green Government Initiative launched this searchable database of county green programs, policies, plans, staff descriptions and more. Meant to be a comprehensive resource on all things green for counties, NACo continually seeks submissions in a variety of green categories from counties throughout the country.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
LISC provides resources and support for building sustainable communities. Much of their work is focused on low-income areas, but their on-line resources are widely applicable.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
The Institute’s mission is to provide innovative strategies, working models and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development. To this end, ILSR works to design systems, policies and enterprises that meet local or regional needs; to maximize human, material, natural and financial resources; and to ensure that the benefits of these systems and resources accrue to all local citizens.