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National Sustainability Resources and Organizations

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection. ACEEE fulfills its mission by conducting technical and policy assessments; working collaboratively with policymakers, businesses, and public interest groups; organizing conferences; publishing reports, conference proceedings, and consumer guides; and educating consumers.
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
AASHE is an association of colleges and universities that are working to create a sustainable future. Our mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. We do this by providing resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research.
Creation Care Guide for Churches
Published in February 2009 through the Christian Reformed Church's Office of Social Justice, this issue of Justice Seekers focuses on integrating creation care into the fabric of congregations. It includes an explanation of why Christians should care about creation and also tips towards making congregations green.
Earth Share
Earth Share, a nationwide network of America's leading environmental and conservation organizations, works to promote environmental education and charitable giving through workplace giving campaigns. Founded in 1988, Earth Share is a membership federation of local, national, and international environmental and conservation charities. Its mission is to build an expanding, sustainable funding source for its member groups by involving individuals and employers, primarily through workplace giving; and, through its member groups, to promote and protect public health and welfare and conserve natural resources for future generations.
Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Defense is dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people, including future generations. Among these rights are access to clean air and water, healthy and nourishing food, and flourishing ecosystems. Guided by science, Environmental Defense evaluates environmental problems and works to create and advocate solutions that win lasting political, economic and social support because they are nonpartisan, cost-efficient and fair.
The Freecycle Network ™
The Freecycle Network™ is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Freecycle™ Mission Statement: "Our mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community."
Global Green USA
Global Green USA is a national environmental organization addressing three of the greatest challenges facing humanity: 1) Stemming global climate change by creating green buildings and cities. 2) Eliminating weapons of mass destruction that threaten lives and the environment. 
3) Providing clean, safe drinking water for the 2.4 billion people who lack access to clean water.
Go Green Initiative
The Go Green Initiative is a simple, comprehensive program designed to create a culture of environmental responsibility on school campuses across the nation.
International Association of Electronics Recyclers
The IAER was formed to represent and serve the interests of the electronics recycling industry as a key element in the development of an effective and efficient infrastructure for managing the life cycle of electronics products. serves as a “one-stop shop” for information on recycling spent mercury-containing lamps nationwide. The site is managed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and sponsored by the NEMA lamp manufacturing section (Lamp Section), which includes virtually all companies that manufacture and sell mercury-containing lamps in the US.
National Council on Paint Disposition (NCPD)
The purpose of the NCPD is to study, develop and implement environmentally responsible methods of handling un-wanted paint and paint containers.
Natural Resources Defense Council
NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. NRDC uses law, science, and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC's website provides a wealth of environmental information as well as state-of-the-art online activism tools.
Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation
The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) is a non-profit, public service organization dedicated to rechargeable battery recycling.
Resources for the Future
For more than 50 years, RFF has pioneered the application of economics as a tool to develop more effective policy about the use and conservation of natural resources. Its scholars continue to analyze critical issues concerning pollution control, energy policy, land and water use, hazardous waste, climate change, biodiversity, and the environmental challenges of developing countries.
Zero Waste America
Zero Waste America (ZWA) is a Internet-based environmental research organization specializing in the field of Zero Waste.