Additional Resources

The links below provide information on a variety of environmental topics.

Agriculture and Food

American Farmland Trust

Farm to School

Local Harvest – list of local sources of food

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association

Slow Food Foundation

Sustainable Table

United States Department of Agriculture

Alternative Energy (Also check Solar, Wind, and Geothermal.)

Green Energy Ohio

Clean Fuels Ohio (alternative fuels)

Climate Change

United States Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs

Compact fluorescent bulbs recycling

Compact fluorescent bulbs – general information

Energy Efficiency

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency

Energystar (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy)

Federal Tax Incentives for Energy Efficiency

Food Issues  

Seafood Watch - Monterey Bay Aquarium

Footprint and Energy Use Calculators

Geothermal Energy

Geothermal Resource Council

Green Building

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) U.S. Green Builders Association

LEED Design Links to Green Schools and Green Homes

Low Impact Development (includes green roofs)

Green Cleaning

Arthritis Foundation article – Green Cleaning

Green Roofs

Building Cincinnati

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

International Green Roof Association

US Environmental Protection Agency

Invasive Species

Dealing with Nuisance Species – Plants and Animals
click here      then search "invasive species"

Native Plants and Habitats

National Wildlife Federation Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Native Plants of Ohio – OSU Extension Bulletin

Ohio State University Fact Sheets – Native Plants

Greater Cincinnati Chapter Cincinnati Chapter

Native Plant Sources


Keystone Flora, Cincinnati

Marvin’s Organic Gardens, Lebanon

Prairie Moon Nursery

Public Transportation

American Public Transportation Authority

Southwest Ohio Regional Transportation Authority

US Department of Transportation

Rain Gardens

10,000 Rain Gardens

Rain Garden Alliance – Millcreek Watershed Council of Communities

The Rain Garden Network

Schoolyard Gardens

Granny’s Garden School

Kids Gardening

Solid Waste

Ecocycle – Working to Build Zero Waste Communities

Rumpke Landfill


National Menu of Stormwater Best Management Practices

"What is Storm Drain Labeling?"


Greater Ohio – Ohio’s Smartgrowth Organization

OSU Exurban Change Program

Smart Growth America

New Urbanism (also includes global warming tab)

Wind Energy

Energy Information Administration – Kids Activities and Facts

Kid Wind Project

Ohio Wind Working Group

U.S. Department of Energy – Wind and Hydropower Technologies Program

General or Multiple Topics

N.R.C.S. Information for Homeowners, Urban and Suburban Land Users (Urban Conservation Resources information sheets)

O.S.U. College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (includes extension bulletins, fact sheets, and environmental newsletter)

Funding Sources for School Projects

Clermont County Rain Garden Grants

Farm to School Program Funding

Greater Cincinnati Foundation – Learning Links teacher grants (Search site for “Learning Links.”)

O.D.N.R. Grant and Other Funding Opportunities, including Wild School sites

Toyota Tapestry Grants for Science Teachers