Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a non-profit, educational corporation dedicated to the preservation and presentation of Pennsylvania's agricultural heritage located at 347 Quiet Valley Rd., Stroudsburg, PA 18360, 570-992-6161 www.quietvalley.org
Better World Club
www.betterworldclub.com is dedicated to balancing economic goals with social and environmental responsibility. We support a cleaner environment and alternative modes of transportation. We provide our customers with high quality, good value and environmentally sensitive products and services. We act as an advocate on behalf of the consumer and demonstrate our social and environmental commitment by donating an amount equal to 1% of our annual revenues toward environmental cleanup and advocacy.
Making Every Day Earth Day - No matter where you live across the US, just enter your zip code and you'll find a wealth of information in your local community about recycling information, buying recycled products, household hazardous waste, kids' section, energy conservation, composting, dozens of other resources.
CRI is a non-profit organization that studies and promotes policies and practices that shift the social and environmental costs associated with manufacturing, recycling, and disposal of container and packaging waste from government and taxpayers to producers and consumers. CRI plays a vital role in educating policy makers, government officials and the general public regarding the social and environmental impacts of the production and disposal of no-deposit, no-return beverage containers and the need for producers to take responsibility for their wasteful packaging.
Provides environmentally responsible office supplies, contributing to a sustainable planet. Every purchase made on products provided by Dolphin Blue creates a sustainable world. We offer all types of office and printing papers, envelopes of all sizes, remanufactured toner cartridges, refurbished laser printers, and many other desktop and office filing supplies.
A non profit eco activists website that aims to connect eco friendly companies, organizations, and individuals operating in US and Canada for the sake of cleaner and safer environment in North America.
ECOSMART® www.ecosmartus.com is a privately owned manufacturing, distribution and wholesale company of electric tankless water heaters with exclusive modulating technology headquartered in Miami, Florida.
E/The Environmental Magazine www.emagazine.com A source for news and features on a wide range of environmental topics and green living tips.
Everything Green Weddings and More www.everythinggreenweddings.blogspot.com Everything you need to know to help you plan your green wedding and more. Whether you are planning a green gala or an eco event, stop by often for more tips and tricks. You'll also find lots of advice about living green.
It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.
www.greatgreengoods.com - They scour the internet to find the best in eco-friendly products for the green consumer. Their products generally fall under two main categories. Products that help you live lighter on the earth or products made out of recycled or sustainable materials.
GRINDZILLA www.grindzilla.com - The Grindzilla can efficiently recycle those materials from C&D waste, house renovations/demolitions, pallet disposal, plastic recycling, pallet recycling, tire shredding for TDF and asphalt production and bio-energy as well as many more uses!
iConserve Pennsylvania www.iconservepa.org Despite the gains, conservation is precarious. Habitat, scenery, and the quality of our air and water are constantly at risk. Worldwide problems like climate change have local ramifications. Poorly planned development and 21st-century living patterns have a huge cumulative impact. Invasive pests and plants seriously threaten the ecological balance. In addition, many people are becoming disconnected from nature and spending less time outdoors. Who will care about the degradation of our environment and its serious consequences? The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources leads everyday efforts to engage the public in its ongoing quest for conservation. Won't you join us? Become a PA Icon today and find out how you can take conservation personally.
The concept behind Freecycle is simple: you have something you no longer need (a couch, a crib, a CD, a computer) and you wish to "recycle" it rather than throw it in the landfill. Or you are looking for a specific item (a couch, a crib, a CD, a computer), and you don't mind getting it for free. Pocono Freecycle is the place where you can post notices about the items you'd like to give away as well as things that you need. The only catch is that it has to be FREE!
POCONO RECORD Slideshow Data released by the United States Environmental Protection Agency shows that somewhere between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year. View the slideshow!
Easy access to everything you need to live in harmony with the Earth - Learn how people are changing their lives and creating richer, more sustainable communities. Discover green crafts, recipes, simple living, frugality, recycling, wild foods, organic gardening, gentle parenting, self-directed learning, personal growth, meditation, alternative health, and environmental action. Find green, earth-friendly, products of all
Ask your building contractor to donate excess building materials to organizations like Habitat For Humanity or others instead of landfilling usable construction debris. Please call George Kerrick in Monroe County Habitat for Humanity at 570-476-9846.
A non-profit horse rescue located in eastern TN, dedicated to the safe rescue, rehabilitation and placement of abused, neglected, unwanted & slaughter-bound equines of all kinds.
Recycle Everything Book
Can everything be recycled?Yes, but itís going to take imagination and innovation.Right now, we are taking what we want from the planet, using it, and throwing it away.Itís a one-way street from resource to landfill.But if we think there canít be any other way, we are lacking imagination.Once a thing can be imagined, it canbe engineered.
RecycleBank www.recyclebank.com Provides communities with a cost effective and environmentally conscious solution to the rising cost of waste collection.
This company aims to repair electronics for people and/or show people how to do it themselves. If your iphone or other electronics device breaks, you can come to us for services or you can use by our repair toolsand repair parts to fix it yourself. Many of the Apple products such as the iPhone parts, iPhone 3G parts, iPhone 3Gs parts, iPhone 4G parts, iPad parts, Mac parts, iPod parts and so on have many similar characteristics and learning how to fix one can greatly increase the odds of being able to fix another one. Many of the same tools are used as well so by ordering our repair kits you insure yourself all the equipment needed to become a savvy tech repair person. Or, as we prefer to call it, a responsible consumer.
Siberini Recycling www.siberinirecycling.com Recycling glass, vinyl siding, roofing shingles, drywall and other hard to recycled construction & demolition materials.
AgMap www.agmap.psu.edu Promoting Pennsylvania Agriculture - helping to connect small local PA Ag business, includes informative Penn State Cooperative Extention Publications.
The Green Bride Guide www.thegreenbrideguide.com is a comprehensive, easy-to- access resource for couples looking to plan a green wedding. It includes advice, pictures from real green weddings, an interactive look book of eco-friendly products, and more!
Enmassemedia.com Eco Printing Company www.enmassemedia.com Environmentally friendly printing company specializing in short run full color printing using 100% post consumer recycled paper. Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Earth Smart Games www.earthsmartgames.com The toys of tomorrow. Give the gifts of nature that's fun and educational with the Earth Smart Series of board games, card games, trivia games and adventure games. These are the kids games of the future. Environmentally novel games that promote education, stimulate the brain and are fun too.
Green Uses for WASTE www.greenusesforwaste.co.uk/ A practical guide for green uses for waste. GreenUsesForWaste contains over 60 articles written by our experts who continually update and add new content.
Wool Clothing Shop www.woolclothingshop.com Providing a healthy, natural and environmentally friendly clothing alternative. Bringing you Icebreaker merino wool clothing for young and old. A leader in environmental sustainability. Nutiva www.nutiva.com Nutiva offers the best Coconut Oil, Super Food, Coconut Oil Virgin, Hemp Oil, Hemp Protein, Organic Coconut Oil, Virgin Coconut Oil.
Electric Bikes & Scooters www.eco-wheelz.com eCo Wheelz specializes in electric bikes, scooters and other eco-friendly forms of transportation. Choose from a wide variety of electric bike models or convert your standard bicycle into an e-bike.
The following list of links are from Mrs. Carter's 11th Grade Class project:
Greetings from Mrs. Carter's 11th grade science summer class! We came across this page http://www.closetheloop.com/links.html while working on our studies about finding ways we can help the environment be it a fun eco-friendly project or something we can do with our families at home to "go green." We found some resources on your page to be a useful contribution for our on-going project. Thank you for providing those sources!
As a class we wanted to offer resources that we found that we have voted as a class that would make a great addition to your page. We all will receive extra credit towards our project grade if you find these sources suitable enough for your site. This was our group class project we had to complete, but this is the last piece of the puzzle we need to finish before we make our presentations.
We hope you find our resources useful and that you will help our class finish our project. This class project is finished this week, so we hope to hear back from you soon! Thank you for taking the time to review our resources and we hope we have helped you as you have us! Thanks again! Sincerely, Mrs. Carter's 11th Grade Class
WEBSITE BUILDING WORKSHOP ATTENDEES - The following links are provided as a service to the entrepreneurs who have recently attended Close the Loop's workshop to start or build their own internet business:
Desicon Associates www.desiconassociates.com Offers Drafting and Design services to the private individual as well as the General Contractor, Interior Design & Architectural Firms.
Junkologist www.junkologist.com Since 1996, A Pickup Man, Junkologist has been helping people empty and divert household goods.
DISCLAIMER: These referrals are offered as a service of Close the Loop and do not constitute an endorsement of the above-mentioned companies. Close the Loop, LLC assumes no responsibility for the actions of or services provided by these companies.
What You Can Do...
Bring your own ceramic coffee mug to meetings or the quick markets and ask if you can refill that instead of using a Styrofoam cup.
Use cloth towels instead of paper, they can be used again & again.
Clean up & donate your gently used toys to a charitable group or hospital. Bring old books you don't want to your library, check with your local library first to see if they'll accept them.
When you go shopping, bring your own cloth bag or recycled grocery bags. Most grocery stores pay you a few cents to use your own bags. Congratulations to Kinsley's ShopRite in Brodheadsville, PA for purchasing new shopping carts made from recycled plastics!
Save broken & chipped plates, tiles & stained glass to use in surface decorating something old with a beautiful mosaic.
Save paper. Use both sides of every sheet or cut it up in small squares for note paper.
Keep a rag bag of old, torn clothes and have a supply of rags to help clean house or use for messy projects.
Ask retailers to sell products in refillable containers.
Ease the burdon on the environment by fixing broken toys & other items instead of discarding.
Take packaging "peanuts" to pack & ship businesses for reuse.
Before you toss six-pack rings into the garbage, cut all the circles with scissors so animals and birds can't get caught in them.
Save old SLATE roofing shingles for people to paint on.
Hang an old tire swing for your kids, they'll love it! Make sure to drill a hole in the bottom, so the rain water can escape. Supervise them when swinging so they don't hit the tree trunk! Ouch!
Most paint stores have mixed tint paints that are new, excellent quality paints, but didn't meet the customers exact color needs. You can buy gallons of this paint for a few dollars and complete a small room, use for craft projects, use as an undercoating, etc.
Other Money Saving Tips:
If you have an activated CELL PHONE, you can unsubscribe to the service and they legally MUST keep your phone active for 911 calls only. You won't be able to call anyone other than 911 for emergency calls, and you'll save money by getting no monthly cell phone bills!! Check it out in your area first! (If you would like to donate old cell phones to people in abusive situations, for them to have 911 access, call Woman's Resources in Monroe County, PA at (570)421-4200.