Tools

 

Featured Resources

Carbon Footprint:

Carbon Footprint Calculator – through this great tool from the Nature Conservancy, learn the estimated size of your carbon footprint and how to take action to reduce it.

Energy:

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy – A catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors.

Alliance to Save Energy – bipartisan alliance of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders advocating for enhanced energy productivity to achieve economic growth, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security, affordability and reliability.

ENERGY STAR®  – The government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions.

National Association of State Energy Officials – facilitates peer learning among state energy officials, serves as a resource for and about state energy offices, and advocates the interests of the state energy offices to Congress and federal agencies.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory – learn how researchers are transforming the way the nation and the world use energy.

Learning Tools for Kids:

Energy Hog – Learn how to improve energy efficiency through fun games! Defeat Energy Hogs to become an official Hog Buster!

Purchase with a Purpose:

Buycott – Learn how to support the environmental issues you care about through the products you purchase

Earth911 – A community that helps people find their own shade of green, match their values to their purchase behaviors, adopt environmentally sound practices and drive impactful environmental changes.

Recycling:

Recycle Coach – Learn how to recycle different materials specific to your municipality.

iRecycle – An app that brings recycling to you. Find the closest Recycling, and Garbage bins around you on a map, and easily get direction to them.

Recyclebank – Pick up points for recycling and learning online!

Saying No to Plastic:

Plastic Calculator – The official Earth Day Network provides a simple, handy calculator for you to learn about how many plastic items you consume and discard every year. This then helps you know what plastic waste you can try to personally reduce.

Water:

Tap – An app that allows you to find nearby Refill Stations, so you never have to buy bottled water again. You just open the app and within seconds you’ll find the closest place to refill your water bottle.