Locavore (noun): One who tries to eat only locally grown foods. Being a locavore is good for you, good for the earth, good for local farmers and good for the Michigan economy! Learn more about how and why to be a locavore; check out "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle," by best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver, with Stephen L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver.
Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education - Inspires young people to think about the world, their relationship to it, and their ability to influence it in an entirely new way.
Eco-Labels - This site by Consumer Reports allows consumers to find out what the labels on their favorite green products really mean.
EcoGeek - EcoGeek devotes its pages to exploring the symbiosis between nature and technology.
Credit Card Offers - Allows you to opt-out of pre-approved credit card offers.
Direct Marketing Consumer - Get your name off direct mail lists (it will cost you $1), telemarketing lists, email lists and more.
GreenDimes - For $36 per year, or just a dime a day, GreenDimes will reduce your junk mail and plant a tree on your behalf each month.
GreenerChoices.org - GreenerChoices.org was launched by Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports and offers information on buying "greener" products that have minimal environmental impact and meet personal needs.
- buymichigannow.com directory — Look for a variety of products from Michigan based companies
- Dine Green — Find certified green restaurants in Michigan (such as Amici's Pizza in Berkley, MI) and in other states. Restaurant owners can also find out how to become certified
- Door to Door Organics — Local organic vegetables delivered right to your door
- eatwild.com — Find safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork, dairy… and other wild edibles near you
- Eco-Friendly Paint — Benjamin Moore's Aura paint meets the toughest VOC rules in the country. Click on the link above for a store location near you
- Energy Star — Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
The following materials are found in the collections of the Canton Public Library.