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Sustainability: Online Resources

A guide for improving the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of the Earth’s supporting eco-systems as defined by the World Commission on Environment and Development.

Energy Efficiency

Global Warming & Climate Change

·     RSOE EDIA - Climate Change Monitoring

      Shows the location of fingerprints and harbingers of global warming that occured in recent years.

·     National Aeronatuics and Space Administraion (NASA)

Information about the potential future effects of global climate change.

·     National Defense Counsel

Facts about global warming, causes of global warming, climate change effects and potential solutions.

·     National Weather Service

Provides climate prediction and monitoring.

 

 

Resources on the Web

Water

·         Bureau of Water

Find information on water pollution and water supply issues.

·         EPA Water

Find information on coral reefs, local drinking water, ground water, lakes, and oceans.

·         USDA Water Quality Information Center (WQIC)

Information on water quality as it relates to agriculture

·         USGS Water Resources of the United States

Access data and maps related to freshwater sources, water quality, contamination, and more.

 

Food & Agriculture

·          Local Harvest

Locate farmers' markets, restaurants, grocery stores, and more that provide sustainably grown food in your area.

·          Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

Food price indices, country briefs, and information on stopping world hunger.

·          National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Organizations that advocate for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.

·          USDA Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing

Find statistics on farmers' markets throughout the U.S. and learn how to participate in or start your own.

·          US Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library

Educational and training opportunities, latest research, information access tools, and more.

 

 

Public Services Librarian

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Towanda Mathurin
Contact:
Harold L. Drimmer Library

Westchester Community College

75 Grasslands Road

Valhalla, NY 10595

914-606-8086

Library Room 120