A Selection of On-line Resources

These electronic resources provide information on the garbage-related issues addressed in this on-line exhibition. All of these resources are located at other web sites. After visiting them, click on your web browser's "back" button to return to this page.

Art | Composting | Environment | Garbage (General) | History of Garbage | Incineration
Landfills | Museum Resources | Population Growth/Sustainability
Recycling | Solid Waste | Source Reduction | Toxic Waste


Art

Hello Again! The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery presents this on-line exhibition of innovative and often surprising products created from recycled and reused materials.

Recycled, Re-Seen Created by the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, NM, this on-line and traveling exhibition pays tribute to the creativity and ingenuity of folk "recyclers" who take throwaways and transform them into objects of renewed beauty, utility, and meaning.


Composting

Composting Associations List This list of composting associations based in the U.S. was created by Recycler's World, an on-line trading site for information related to secondary or recyclable commodities, by-products, and used and surplus items or materials.

Cornell University's Composting in Schools Program Produced by Cornell University's Program in Environmental Sciences for Educators and Youth, this site features a teacher's resource page, guidelines for composting outside or indoors, frequently-asked questions about composting, and more.

Envirolink Composting Resources This list of books, pamphlets, and on-line resources devoted to composting was created by EnviroLink, an on-line nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most comprehensive up-to-date environmental resources available.


Environment

Envirolink A grassroots on-line community, Envirolink provides a library database, daily updates on environmental news stories, and an on-line forum.

Environmental Defense Fund EDF is about "people making a difference in defending the environment." This site offers a library, discussion area, and a section for kids called "Earth to Kids."

The GLOBE Program Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is a worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the global environment. GLOBE students make a core set of environmental observations at or near their schools and report their data via the Internet. In turn, scientists use GLOBE data in their research and provide feedback to the students to enrich their science education. The GLOBE Program is a project of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Forecast Systems Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado.

Green Means Public television station KQED-TV's series about ordinary people whose lifestyles and activities are making positive contributions to the environment.


Incineration

National Coalition Against Incineration A coalition of grassroots U.S. citizens groups who oppose the incineration of hazardous waste.


Museum Resources

Consortium on Green Design and Manufacturing (CGDM) Based at the University of California, Berkeley, CGDM was formed in 1993 to encourage multidisciplinary research and education on environmental management and pollution prevention issues in critical industries. This site offers a number of publications and software tools focusing on green design and manufacturing issues related to the environment.

Hello Again! The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery presents this on-line exhibition of innovative and often surprising products created from recycled and reused materials.

Motavalli, Jim. "What's Cooking? Environmental Designs Stir Things Up in the Eco Kitchen," E/The Environmental Magazine (July-August, 1997). Green design finds its way into elements of the home, including the kitchen.

Recycled, Re-Seen Created by the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, NM, this on-line and traveling exhibition pays tribute to the creativity and ingenuity of folk "recyclers" who take throwaways and transform them into objects of renewed beauty, utility, and meaning.

The Stinking Truth About Garbage A permanent exhibition at the Chicago Children's Museum, IL.

Sustainable Building Sourcebook Based on the City of Austin's Green Builder Program, this sourcebook's goal is to influence building practices to become more sustainable.


Population Growth/Sustainability

Zero Population Growth, Inc. ZPG is a national non-profit organization working to slow population growth and achieve a sustainable balance of people, resources, and the environment. Educational resources include programs, kits, workshops, publications, and resources to assist in the education of children, teens, and adults.

Sustainable Building Sourcebook Based on the City of Austin's Green Builder Program, this sourcebook's goal is to influence building practices to become more sustainable.


Recycling

National Office Paper Recycling Project A collaborative effort initiated in 1990 by The U.S. Conference of Mayors, private corporations, and additional public interest groups, the goal of NOPRP is to maximize the recycling of office paper and minimize its disposal. The project sponsors a national campaign, The National Office Paper Recycling Challenge, which invites offices to create office paper recycling programs and to develop a buy recycled program.

Recycler's World Recycler's World was established as an on-line trading site for information related to secondary or recyclable commodities, by-products, and used and surplus items or materials.


Solid Waste (see also Garbage)

Cornell Waste Management Institute The Cornell Waste Management Institute serves the public through research, outreach, training, and technical assistance programs in solid waste disposal, management, and planning. CWMI provides videos, training manuals, fact sheets, and a searchable information clearinghouse of solid waste resources.

Solid Waste Association of North America SWANA's site provides a list of frequently asked questions about municipal solid waste.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Consumer's Handbook for Reducing Solid Waste (EPA530-L-92-003). August 1992. This EPA guidebook provides tips on how individual consumers can help alleviate America's mounting trash problem by making environmentally-aware decisions.


Source Reduction

Motavalli, Jim. "The Producer Pays." E/The Environmental Magazine (May-June, 1997). With Germany leading the way, governments are taking a hard look at packaging waste -- and making manufacturers bear the cost.

National Office Paper Recycling Project A collaborative effort initiated in 1990 by The U.S. Conference of Mayors, private corporations, and additional public interest groups, the goal of NOPRP is to maximize the recycling of office paper and minimize its disposal. The project sponsors a national campaign, The National Office Paper Recycling Challenge, which invites offices to create office paper recycling programs and to develop a buy recycled program.


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