Resources: Ecosystems

BUY CERTIFIED PRODUCTS

Ecolabels Index: http://www.ecolabelindex.com/ecolabels/

Why Recycled Content isn’t Good Enough Anymore https://www.greenbiz.com/news/2007/05/23/why-recycled-paper-just-isnt-good-enough

Forest Stewardship Council certified papers and printers: https://us.fsc.org/en-us/market/paper-printing and list of certified printers in AZ: https://us.fsc.org/preview.fsc-certified-printers.a-209.pdf

CONSERVE WATER

Do a water inventory/audit. Here our post on how to do a water audit yourself.
http://conserve2enhance.org/how-C2E-works
Stormwater/Green Infrastructure: https://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/enhancing-sustainable-communities-green-infrastructure
Verde River Exchange (trade water credits) VerdeRiverExchange.org
One for the Verde (become a ‘conservation partner’ by donating to onefortheverde.org)

EAT BETTER AT YOUR EVENTS

Catering policy guidelines: http://web.mit.edu/workinggreen/docs/sustainable_catering_giuide.pdf


PROTECT OUR DARK SKIES
Dark Sky guidelines for business: http://darksky.org/lighting/residentialbusiness-lighting/

 

HARVEST RAINWATER

Concepts: Brad Lancaster’s books and website: http://www.harvestingrainwater.com/
Options: http://www.harvesth2o.com/rainwaterstorage.shtml
Watercache.com:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdwKDVzh1cs
Alter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MedoMD3fJQ


CHOOSE NATIVE, DROUGHT-TOLERANT PLANTS & ELIMINATE INVASIVES

Landscape plants for the AZ desert: http://www.amwua.org/plants/
Yavapai Weed Management Area–Dirty Dozen: http://yavapaiwma.blogspot.com/p/dirty-dozen.html


AQUATIC ORGANISMS AND POLLUTION

Relyea Lab researches the interface of aquatic ecology, evolution, animal behavior and ecotoxicology.  http://relyealab.wixsite.com/relyea-lab/people