Links to more information on sustainability

One of our goals is to help raise the knowledge and interest level for sustainability. To that end, we provide here a listing of great online resources for you. Let us know if you have ideas for others, and watch this space to see more. Just click on the name to visit the linked site.

CERTIFICATIONS / STANDARDS

EcoLogo
The EcoLogo website includes over 120 environmental standards and almost 7,000 certified products.

Global Ecolabelling Network
Non-profit association of third-party, environmental performance recognition, certification and labelling organizations founded in 1994 to improve, promote, and develop the "ecolabelling" of products and services.

Greenerchoices.org
Launched by the Consumers Union, the non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports, Greenerchoices.org was created to inform, engage, and empower consumers about environmentally-friendly products and practices, includes buying guides, tools and an eco-labels center.

ISEAL
Global association for social and environmental standards.

The Green Guides
The FTC publishes a series of marketing guidelines called the Green Guides created to protect consumers and help businesses better align their product claims with consumer expectations.

GREEN BUILDING

BuildingGreen.com
Independent company committed to providing accurate, unbiased, and timely information designed to help building-industry professionals and policy makers improve the environmental performance, and reduce the adverse impacts, of buildings.

Building Materials Reuse Association
An educational organization whose mission is to facilitate building deconstruction and the reuse/recycling of recovered building materials.

Building Materials Reuse Association
Download the Reuse Primer

Green Building Advisor.com
Strategy Checklist

Green Building Advisor.com
GreenSpec Product Guide

Nebraska Center for Sustainable Construction
Promotes services to building owners and the construction industry for the reduction of construction waste and building demolition materials in community landfills.

U.S. Green Building Council
Green Home Guide

DECONSTRUCTION

Building Materials Reuse Association
An educational organization whose mission is to facilitate building deconstruction and the reuse/recycling of recovered building materials.

Building Materials Reuse Association
Download the Reuse Primer

Deconstruction Institute
Its mission is to inspire and support deconstruction and materials reuse.

Deconstruction Institute's Benefit Calculator

EcoStores Nebraska
Second use store for building materials and supplies also offering deconstruction services in order to reduce the amount of waste in our landfills.

DESIGN

Core77
Hub of the industrial design industry, with job boards, portfolios of designers, a member gallery and resources.

ENERGY EFFECIENCY

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
Non-profit dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection.

Energy Star

The Nebraska Energy Office

LES
Sustainable Energy Program

Lincoln Energy Challenge
Community-wide learning experience that encourages residents to think about how they use energy and discover tips to save money.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Develops renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices, advances related science and engineering, and transfers knowledge and innovations to address the nation's energy and environmental goals. The site provides extensive information on energy efficiency and renewable energy for the public, private and residential sectors.

Virtual Energy Forum
A free conference that brings together stakeholders in the energy industry with potential customers, policy makers, and investors. The event meets twice a year and features live video presentations, real-time Q & A and a virtual exhibit floor.

GREEN LIVING

Green Your
Green living guide

HowNowGreenCow

The Daily Green
The consumer's guide to the green revolution

The Sustainable Attorney
Lincoln, Nebraska, lawyer's blog focusing on sustainability, the environment, waste reduction, and local food.

GREENWASHING

The Green Guides
The FTC publishes a series of marketing guidelines called the Green Guides created to protect consumers and help businesses better align their product claims with consumer expectations.

The Sins of Greenwashing
Home and Family Edition

Greenwashing Index

LANDSCAPE

Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
Achieves its mission of “sustainable landscapes for healthy homes and communities” through initiatives in education, community landscapes and the environment.

Sustainability Guide
This Nebraska guide describes how to use aesthetic, functional and environmentally sound design principles to create a sustainable landscape.

PARTNERS

City of Lincoln Sustainability Coordinator's Office

Lincoln Green by Design
Brings together individuals, businesses, non-profits and government agencies to promote a sustainable Lincoln and Lancaster County.

Lincoln Energy System (LES)

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

The Nebraska Environmental Trust

Omaha Green Coalition
Promotes a healthy, sustainable community through partnerships, policy, and smart solutions.

REUSE / RECYCLE / PRODUCT DISPOSAL

Building Materials Reuse Association
An educational organization whose mission is to facilitate building deconstruction and the reuse/recycling of recovered building materials.

Building Materials Reuse Association
Download the Reuse Primer

City of Lincoln, Waste Management

Dwell
Crowd-sourced map of resources across the United States for salvaged materials.

Earth911.com
Earth911 is an environmental services company that addresses solutions for products' end-of-life for both businesses and consumers.

EcoStores Nebraska
Second use store for building materials and supplies also offering deconstruction services in order to reduce the amount of waste in our landfills.

Instructables
Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others.

Keep Nebraska Beautiful Materials Exchange

WasteCap Nebraska
Non-profit organization that provides confidential, non-regulatory waste reduction and recycling services to Nebraska businesses. WasteCap offers on-site assessments, employee training, workshops and product recycling research as well as recycling contract management services.

SUSTAINABILITY

Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities
Promotes an integrated approach to sustainability through education, public visioning, partnership, and coordination.

Lincoln Green by Design
Bi-monthly Neighborhood Extra green columns

Walmart
Sustainability Program

TRANSPORTATION

AutoblogGreen
Covers all environmentally-friendly (or egregiously unfriendly) car news.

Ecomodder
Online community that helps you do something to burn less fuel (either by teaching you how to drive more efficiently or by showing you how to modify your car).

Livable Streets
The Livable Streets Initiative is an online community for people working to create sustainable cities through sensible urban planning, design, and transportation policy.


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