Sustainable Living


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The Story of Stuff Project



Environmental activist Annie Leonard’s project began with a twenty minute movie and has developed into a community of more than a million people making changes in their individual approaches to “stuff” as a way of taking responsibility to build a more sustainable and healthier world.

The World Counts



"Environmental Facts and Live Statistics" -- Electronic counters demonstrate where our consumption society is leading us.

Water Footprint Calculator


Estimate your water use.

Carbon Footprint calculator


One of many online carbon footprints, this one from the University of California, Berkeley.

Yale Climate Connections



A hub for climate science news in a variety of formats.

The Earth Institute at Columbia University



Learn about the research being done by scientists and policy experts from more than two dozen research centers who are collaborating to develop practical solutions for challenges including climate change and disaster preparedness.

The Sustainability Institute at TCNJ



This sustainable development institute, operating out of The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), calls itself a “think and do tank” because it manages sustainability projects and initiatives as well as developing policy.

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions



Find emissions data, teacher resources, webinars and other events on the Website of this widely respected environmental think tank.

United States Green Building Council



This is the Website of the certification body for the Leadership in Energy and Efficiency Design (LEED) designation for green buildings.




OneNYC’s plan posits twenty-seven goals for a strong, just city despite population projections that put increased stress on its infrastructure. In the face of growing income inequality, One NYC aims for “an inclusive, equitable economy.” The plan also envisions New York as “the most sustainable big city in the world and a leader in the fight against climate change.”

Cohousing and Ecovillages




The Cohousing Association of the United States

Ecovillage New Jersey


The movement known as cohousing is promoting the development of collaborative communities in which people share common facilities to achieve environmental and social benefits. One such community is in the development stages in Princeton, NJ.




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