In honor of Earth Day, here is a short list of some of the organizations and websites that are informative, interesting, and worth knowing about. Leave a comment and tell us your favorite eco-friendly companies, charities, organizations, etc.
Nonprofits /Organizations/Events for the Greater Good
The Environmental Media Association (EMA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to harnessing the power of the entertainment industry and the media to educate the global public on environmental issues and motivate sustainable lifestyles.
Global Cool Foundation communicates sustainability to the mainstream, inspiring people normally turned off by climate change comms to make green lifestyle choices
Greenbuild (November 14-16, 2012 in San Fransicso) is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for three days of outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers, green building tours, special seminars and networking events.
Eco Home Resource is a platform for inspiring and useful information on how to create a healthy home environment. This is done through a database of products and services of environmentally friendly companies, plus interesting articles on every area of the house and advice from industry experts.
Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.
Ecorazzi was founded in 2006 as a way to use gossip to inspire real good throughout the world. From celebrity efforts on humanitarian issues and the environment to spotlighting charitable organizations and healthy living trends – Ecorazzi's goal has always been to highlight the work being done to make the world a better place.
Branch exists to advance the sustainability movement, and to encourage sustainable thinking by everyday people in everyday ways.
EcoDomo LLC develops, manufactures, and designs true sustainable luxurious architectural details. EcoDomo was initiated in 2005 in response to the need for high-end ecological and renewable products. The first collection of EcoDomo on the market consisted of recycled leather tiles.
The book Salvage Secrets by Joanne Palmisano (published by W.W. Norton) is about how to turn salvaged materials into beautiful architectural and practical pieces of any home.
The PiCycle™ hybrid electric bicycle is the perfect blend of speed, power, range, and environmental optimism. Offering 40 miles per charge, 20 percent grade ability, 1,000 watts of silent, on-demand electric power, and traffic parting looks, the PiCycle™ has been described by some as “a revelation.”
Good design does not need to be absent from safe, green, and clean products. BKR Glass Water Bottles are FDA-approved reusable glass bottles, which feature a silicone sleeve and are BPA-free. Fits most cup holders, dishwasher safe, and 100 percent recyclable.
Small Eco Houses: Living Green in Style offers fresh perspectives on how good design can create stylish yet ecologically sound living spaces in small-scale homes.
Goode Green can consult, design and install and has extensive knowledge of structural engineering, roofing types and details, planting design and maintenance.
For more than 20 years, Jon Carloftis™ Fine Gardens has designed and installed beautiful and functional, residential and commercial outdoor living spaces.