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Reference Resources

In the Reference Room
(these titles represent only a small sampling of the reference resources on the environment in Concordia's collection)

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Web Resources
Information for greening your everyday life

Arbor Day Foundation

"Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century, the Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with nearly one million members, supporters, and valued partners."

Consumer Reports Eco-Label Verifier
"As the popularity of green product claims continues to grow, it’s important to know which claims you can trust and which ones you can’t. Use the search tools below to get our expert evaluation of labels on food, wood, personal care products and household cleaners. You can search by product, category, or certifier, and easily compare labels using our report cards."

eCycling (Environmental Protection Agency)
"EPA is working to educate consumers and others on why it is important to reuse and recycle electronics and what the options are for safe reuse and recycling of these products."  this site includes data, regulations, and resources.

The Electronics Recycling Superguide
"We show you how to recycle your used electronics through manufacturers, your local electronics stores, and online trade-in programs that offer you cash or gift cards." (PC Magazine)

The Electronics TakeBack Coalition
"The Electronics TakeBack Coalition promotes green design and responsible recycling in the electronics industry in the U.S. as part of the global effort for advancing sustainable practices.We have a three-point platform for reform in the electronics industry: Take it back, Make it green, Recycle responsibly."

e-Stewards Initiative
"The e-Stewards recyclers are a group of leading North American electronics recyclers and asset managers who have been qualified as upholding the highest standard of environmental and social responsibility. Environmental and social justice advocates urge you to make use of these recyclers for all of your e-waste disposal/recycling/asset management."

Guide to Greener Electronics (company rankings)
"Our scorecard highlights which of the major electronics companies is doing the most to remove the worst toxic chemicals from their products and which companies have good recycling programs for their products." (Greenpeace)

"GreenBiz.com™, Business Voice of the Green Economy, is the leading source for news, opinion, best practices, and other resources on the greening of mainstream business. Launched in 2000, its mission is to provide clear, concise, accurate, and balanced information, resources, and learning opportunities to help companies of all sizes and sectors integrate environmental responsibility into their operations in a manner that supports profitable business practices."