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The Fayetteville Public Schools Green Team encourages the use of this list of compiled Sustainability Resources for Green Team Projects.


Sustainability Websites and Organizations:




Green Education Foundation (GEF), a non-profit organization, is committed to creating a sustainable future through education. GEF provides curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers worldwide with the goal of challenging youth to think holistically and critically about global environmental concerns and solutions.



The Green Schools Initiative was founded in 2004 by parent-environmentalists who were shocked by how un-environmental their kids’ schools were and mobilized to improve the environmental health and ecological sustainability of schools in the U.S.



The vision for the U.S. Green Building Council is: green schools for everyone within this generation. For this reason, we formed the Center for Green Schools to expand our efforts to drive change in how we design, construct and operate our schools and campuses so they will enhance student learning experiences.



Empowering individuals to choose sustainable lifestyles. Learn about sustainable solutions, how Northwest Arkansas is a great place to start changing things, and how we must reduce our emissions to ensure quality of life for future generations.



The Pollinator Partnership is a source of pollinator information for consumers, educators, producers, and farmers. The main mission is to encourage the health of resident and migratory pollinating animals in North America.



Earth Day Network is a driving force steering environmental citizenship and year-round progressive action worldwide.



Monarch Watch is an educational outreach program based at the University of Kansas that engages citizen scientists in large-scale (biological) research projects.


Look at this planet, it's under such stress! If we make changes now, we will avoid a big mess. If you lend us a hand, we will all work together. We'll be PlanetPals and make our world better.



The Illinois River Watershed Partnership is a diverse group who is striving to improve the water quality of the Illinois River.



The Coevolution Institute's mission is to catalyze stewardship of biodiversity, and has established itself as an innovator in biodiversity protection.





National Environmental Education Week increases the educational impact of Earth Day by creating a full week of educational preparation, learning, and activities in K-12 classrooms, nature centers, zoos, museums, and aquariums.


The National Wildlife Federation recommends a "Green Hour" every day, a time for unstructured play and interaction with the natural world.



The Go Green Initiative is a simple, comprehensive program designed to create a culture of environmental responsibility on school campuses across the nation.




Keep America Beautiful believes that each of us holds an obligation to preserve and protect our environment. Through our everyday actions, we collectively have a huge impact on our world.






The Climate Project is a non-profit organization with the mission of raising public awareness of the climate crisis at a grassroots level throughout the United States and abroad.


The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks celebrates the spirit of the Ozarks through a series of expertly designed and intensively maintained outdoor spaces and the unique timber-framed Totemeier Horticulture Center.




Sustainability Books and Resources:




Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens

by Douglas W. Tallamy


Healthy local ecosystems are not only beautiful and fascinating, they are also essential to human well-being. By heeding Douglas Tallamy's eloquent arguments and acting upon his recommendations, gardeners everywhere can make a difference.





1001 Little Ways to Save our Planet

by Esme Floyd


These life-changing tips will help you make small changes to the way you go through life, which will reap big benefits, both for the world you live in and your conscience.








Living Green: A Practical Guide to Simple Sustainability

by Greg Horn


An informative, easy-to-read consumer guide that outlines simple steps to improve your health and explains the consequences of your lifestyle on the planet.








The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming

by Laurie David and Cambria Gordon


This essential guide will help you understand why global warming happens, how it affects the planet, and the simple steps you can take to get involved in protecting the environment.








An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming

by Al Gore


In the hopes of raising public awareness and affecting public policy, former Vice-President Al Gore issues this red flag on one of the key topics with which he has long been identified: the issue of global warming.










The Green Book

by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen


With wit and authority, authors Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas Kostigen provide hundreds of solutions for all areas of your life, pinpointing the smallest changes that have the biggest impact on the health of our precious planet.




50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth

by The EarthWorks Group


Explains how specific things in a child's environment are connected to the rest of the world, how using them affects the planet, and how the individual can develop habits and projects that are environmentally sound.











1,001 Ways to Save the Earth

by Joanna Yarrow


Here are easy tips for every budget and every day, from taking canvas shopping bags to the grocery store to purchasing green energy "off sets" to make up for unavoidable carbon dioxide emissions.












The Dangers of Plastic Bags (PDF File)


When you have time, please open and act - the choice is yours and the choice is clear.


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