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• Local green Resources

  • Grand Rapids

  • Michigan

    • Michigan Environmental Council - charitable organization – is a coalition of more than 70 organizations created in 1980 to lead Michigan’s environmental movement in achieving positive change through the political process.
    • Michigan GREEN - non-profit group to champion the cause of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Michigan
    • MSU Extension - Michigan State University Extension
    • Pure Michigan - The place where Michigan travel comes first. Here Michigan tourism lets unspoiled nature and authentic character revive our spirits.
    • Stewardship Network - The Stewardship Network increases capacity to protect, restore, and manage Michigan’s natural lands and waters.
  • Shop • Eat Local

    • Clothing Matters - Eco-Fashion – Tangible threads to connect and strengthen sustainable community development – Grand Rapids, MI.
    • Downtown Market Grand Rapids - Year round local food market. Grand Rapids, MI
    • Eat Local, West Michigan! - Inspiration for local food and drink resources in West Michigan.
    • Food Dance - Restaurant in Kalamazoo preparing dishes with local ingredients from over 15 West Michigan farms. -Kalamazoo, MI.
    • Fulton Street Farmers Market - Grand Rapids’ oldest and largest farmers market with over 200 different vendors throughout the year. -Grand Rapids, MI.
    • Global Infusion - Eclectic fair trade marketplace of handcrafted gifts, decor, jewelry, clothing, teas, and more. -Grand Rapids, MI.
    • Heidi's Farm Stand - Farm market & bakery. -Lowell, MI.
    • Local First - West Michigan’s only network exclusively for locally owned businesses.
    • Naturally Local MI - A collaborative venture that promotes locally grown food, sustainable living, art, education & holistic health in Barry County & Beyond Michigan
    • Nourish Organic Market - The only grocery store in West Michigan where all of your choices are organic and grass-fed! -Grand Rapids, MI.
    • One Girl's Treasure - Resale women’s clothing store offering the latest fashion trends with artsy, eclectic styles that don’t break the bank. -Grand Rapids, MI.
    • Rock Paper Scissors - Consignment shop buying & selling fun, unique and quality clothing at a great price. -Grand Rapids, MI.
    • The Green Well - Eclectic dishes prepared with ingredients from local farmers located in a LEED certified building. -Grand Rapids, MI.
    • The Kitch'Room - Fantastic farm to table restaurant – All ingredients come from local sources. -Grand Rapids, MI
    • The Local Epicurean - Retail and online store specializing in 100% Organic small batch pastas using local Michigan products. -Grand Rapids, MI.
    • Tree Huggers - Earth friendly retail & grocery offering the very best in recycled, organic, locally made and fairly traded. Free recycling services to the public. -Grand Rapids, MI.
    • Urban Exchange - Consignment boutique buying and selling current fashion clothing. -Grand Rapids, MI.
    • West Michigan Cooperative - The region’s first online farmers market – Grand Rapids & West Michigan.

• Global green Resources

  • Business

    • A Small Orange - Eco-friendly web hosting.
    • Eco-Products - Major market supplier of sustainable disposable cups, plates, bowls, food containers and utensils.
  • Clothing • Fashion

    • Buffalo Exchange - Clothing and accessories are bought, sold and traded locally with store customers.
    • Eco-Chick - Website covering green fashion and beauty for women.
    • Element EcoWear - Fair trade, eco friendly clothing store. A collection of men’s and women’s organic clothes for designed to be both attractive and affordable.
    • Fashion & Earth - Organic clothing, bath & bedding that fits your lifestyle – and your budget.
    • Goodwill: online auction - First internet auction site operated by a nonprofit organization.
    • Loomstate - Organic, sustainable, quality clothing.
    • Soul Flower - An online boutique offering the coolest of threads to the kindest of heads.
    • SustainabiliTee - Small online tee shirt boutique featuring hand-printed, nature-inspired designs on the worlds lowest-impact threads.
  • DIY • Projects & Resources

  • Flora • Fauna

  • Gardening

    • Biological Control - A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America.
    • clay and limestone - Native Gardening In Middle Tennessee
    • Cold Climate Gardening - Blog about cold climate gardening
    • Dave's Garden - Articles and videos show you how to start seeds and learn how to have your best garden ever.
    • Emerson’s Acre - Blog that chronicles the efforts to employ the principles of self reliance based on turning a 1 acre property into a small suburban farm.
    • Gardening in Michigan - Highlights the resources at Michigan State University for gardeners.
    • Gardens Alive - Environmentally responsible gardening products.
    • Good Garden Ideas - Ideas for designing, planting and enjoying your garden.
    • Great Stems - A blog about organic, sustainable wildlife gardening.
    • Grow Organic - Organic garden supply for the home organic garden, sustainable agriculture, & certified organic farming.
    • Grown Earth Friendly - Extensive resource for selecting, using and maintaining Ground Covers, Ornamental Grasses, Climbing Vines and Ferns.
    • Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens - Easy actions and choices that you can start doing right now to make your garden that can have a big impact.
    • Our Little Acre - Gardening in Zone 5b
    • Perennial Resource - Inspiration and information on perennial gardening.
    • Planet Natural - Quality natural and organic products for the home, lawn and garden
    • Restoring The Landscape - Resource for homeowners in the Midwestern and Northeastern states and provinces to help with all aspects of restoring one’s landscape.
    • The Manic Gardener - An Organic Gardening Blog with Twisted Roots
    • Tiny Farm Blog - Organic micro-farming with two acres and some tools
    • Urban Gardens - Unlimited Thinking for Limited Spaces
  • Green Gifts

    • Celery Street - Eco-friendly, recycled, reused, and refurbished gifts, housewares, and other practical items.
    • Eco-Artware - One-stop gift shop for all things beautiful, well-made and environmentally friendly.
    • Green Living - Earth friendly goods for the home.
    • Green With Envy - Eco-Conscious Gifts and Corporate Promotions
    • Greenheart - Eco fair trade products made by artisans from around the world.
    • Narwhal Co. - Distinct accessories made from recycled ties.
    • recycled on Etsy - Handmade goods from recycled and repurposed items
    • SustainabiliTee - Small online tee shirt boutique featuring hand-printed, nature-inspired designs on the worlds lowest-impact threads.
    • VivaTerra - Products crafted from eco materials such as recycled glass & reclaimed wood and designs inspired by the natural world.
  • Green Living

    • Chasing Green - A consumer resource site dedicated to spread the word that ordinary people can positively impact our world in their everyday lives.
    • Earth911.com - Guide to local resources including recycling centers, how to recycle, pollution prevention and how help protect the environment.
    • GoodGuide - Find safe, healthy, green & ethical products based on scientific ratings.
    • Green living tips - Learn about living a more planet friendly lifestyle.
    • Greenthinkers - A place to discuss and present ideas on how to live a more green life.
    • Inhabitat - Weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.
    • Lots of Life in One Place - Permaculture and sustainability blog.
    • Milkwood - Skills for urban and rural folk to design and create resilient, regenerative habitats and communities.
    • Mother Nature Network - Environmental news and information.
    • NEEF - National Environmental Education Foundation.
    • Recyclebank - Rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from local and national businesses.
    • The Center for a New American Dream - Helps Americans to reduce and shift their consumption to improve quality of life, protect the environment, and promote social justice.
    • The Good Human - Resources to be better caretakers of the earth.
    • The Green Guide - Resources for green living from National Geographic.
    • TreeHugger - The leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream.
    • World Changing - Tools, models and ideas for building a bright green future.
  • Health • Beauty

    • GoodGuide - Find safe, healthy, green & ethical products based on scientific ratings.
    • John Masters Organics - Hair and skincare products made with 70-100% organic content.
    • Miessence - The world’s first FULLY Certified Organic product line. Offering a full line of cosmetics, skin care, and hair care products.
    • My Natural Market - Online retail store offering natural & organic vitamins, organic food, eco-friendly household products and much more.
    • New Chapter - Whole-food supplements, organic, probiotic supplements, vitamins, multi-vitamins, herbal therapeutics, fish oil, mushrooms & more.
    • Shea Moisture - All-natural, face, hair, bath, body, shave, waxing and baby care remedies, from age-old family recipes carried down through the generations.
  • Household Products

    • Abundant Earth - Offers a wide variety of environmentally sensitive products and services for people who want to make a difference in the world.
    • EcoChoices - Create a home that is beautiful, natural and a safe environment for you and your family’s enjoyment.
    • Fashion & Earth - Organic clothing, bath & bedding that fits your lifestyle – and your budget.
    • Friends of Water - Provides householders with information, inspiration and water products to celebrate, clean and save water.
    • GoodGuide - Find safe, healthy, green & ethical products based on scientific ratings.
    • Green Living - Earth friendly goods for the home.
    • My Natural Market - Online retail store offering natural & organic vitamins, organic food, eco-friendly household products and much more.
    • Planet Natural - Quality natural and organic products for the home, lawn and garden
    • Sunsoglobal - Renewable energy products. Huge selection of solar products for home and garden.
    • Urban Woods - Furniture collection is made exclusively of reclaimed woods, organic cottons, and water-based finishes.
    • VitraStone - Eco-friendly sinks and surfaces made from 70% – 85% recycled products such as recycled glass and fly ash blended with a proprietary blend of ceramic cement.
  • Natural • Organic Food & Cooking

    • Cornucopia Institute - Economic Justice for Family Scale Farming
    • Deliciously Organic - Organic cooking and recipe blog by author Carrie Vitt.
    • Dr. Gourmet - Healthy eating resources and recipes.
    • Farmigo - Interactive food network and community that enables connections between consumers and farmers.
    • My Natural Market - Online retail store offering natural & organic vitamins, organic food, eco-friendly household products and much more.
    • Organic Authority - The web‘s leading resource for all things… delicious and organic!
    • Sustainable Food - News & information on sustainable food from change.org.
    • The Local Epicurean - Retail and online store specializing in 100% Organic small batch pastas using local Michigan products. -Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Nature • Conservation

    • Blandford Nature Center - To educate, engage, and empower our community to become stewards of the natural world that sustains them.
    • Calvin Ecosystem Preserve - Preserving habitats and plant and animal species indigenous to this area of the state
    • Dearest Nature - Carefully curated and wonderfully created content, all inspired by nature.
    • Restoring The Landscape - Resource for homeowners in the Midwestern and Northeastern states and provinces to help with all aspects of restoring one’s landscape.
    • The Prairie Ecologist - Essays, photos, and discussion about prairie ecology, restoration, and management.
    • The Stewardship Network - Grassroots cooperative organization working to protect, restore, and manage Michigan’s natural lands and waters.
    • The Xerces Society - Nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat.
    • Wild and Happy - Green blog about the environment and wildlife and all the more about personal experiences while dealing with these issues.
    • Your Daily Breeze - Online source for animal photography, information, and activism.
  • Pet Care

    • Annie's Sweatshop - Eco friendly pet products handmade by Annie in East Aurora, NY.
    • Go Green for Pets - ASPCA’s green pet care tips.
    • Green Pet inc - Premium, environmentally safe, litter and bedding products for small animals, birds and reptiles.
    • Harry Barker - Eco friendly pet care products.
    • Muttropolis - Dog and cat supplies, including home furnishings, dog beds, bowls, travel accessories, all-natural treats.
    • Nature's Variety - Natural pet food company providing proper, holistic nutrition for your beloved dog and cat.
    • Olive - Safe, most environmentally-friendly, and well-designed goods for dogs and cats.
    • Only Natural Pet Store - The most nutritious foods, treats, vitamins, minerals and supplements for pets available!
    • West Paw Design - Eco-friendly pet care products made in the USA.
  • Recycling Resources

  • Take Action

    • Cornucopia Institute - Economic Justice for Family Scale Farming
    • Do Something - A Community where young people learn, listen, speak, vote, volunteer, ask, and take action to make the world a better place.
    • Occupy Monsanto - As Monsanto has occupied our farms and foods, it’s time we take them back.
    • Sierra Club - Inspired by nature, the Sierra Club members work together to protect our communities and the planet. The Club is America’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
    • The Nature Conservancy - Mission: To preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
    • Urban Laying Hens - Facebook group to advocate for urban chickens.
  • Travel

    • Ecocolors - Offers a variety of eco-tours in the Yucatan Peninsula & Riviera Maya, Mexico.
    • Ecotourism: A Traveler’s Guide - Resource page for planning an eco-trip
    • H.E.L.P. Travel - Non-profit association whose main goal is to create various journey-missions aiming to bring solidarity and aid to West African populations.
    • Manaca - Responsible eco travel and tours that protects the environment and benefits local communities.
    • Natural Habitat Adventures - A leader in responsible adventure travel & ecotourism since 1984. Offering adventure travel worldwide.
    • TIES - The International Ecotourism Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ecotourism. Tons of information & resources on eco-tourism.

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