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    Green Guide
    Provides simple useful ideas that make living green a gradual and affordable process.

    The International Ecotourism Society
    Travel tips and ideas for those who wish to leave a smaller footprint.

    Local Harvest
    Use our website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies.

    Oceana is the largest international organization focused 100 percent on ocean conservation.

    Protect the Environment: While Shopping
    Enrivonmental Protection Agency's guide on how to shop in a environmentally friendly way. - Environment and Environmental Quality
    A gateway to government science information and research results, this site searches over 36 scientific databases. The sub-set covers air and water quality and other topics.

    Terms of Environment: Glossary, Abbreviations, and Acronyms
    From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    The Climate Institute
    The Climate Institute's mission is to find practical solutions for climate change adaptation, mitigation, and climate stabilization, contribute to scientific research and communicate the results of that research in an accurate and comprehensive manner. They want to provide objective and comprehensive information on climate change risks and potential responses.

    U.S. Green Building Council
    The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation. Coverage includes: LEED Rating Systems, Project Certification, Professional Accreditation, LEED Resources.

    Worldwatch Institute
    The Worldwatch Institute is an independent research organization recognized by opinion leaders around the world for its accessible, fact-based analysis of critical global issues. Its mission is to generate and promote insights and ideas that empower decision makers to build an ecologically sustainable society that meets human needs.


    Santa Monica Public Library is a green building honored with a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Award.

     Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment
    Find out what we are doing as a community to promote sustainability in all aspects of life.


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