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The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing
energy efficiency as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection

Barry Katz Homebuilding

An award-winning green design-build firm in Westport, CT specializing in one-of-a-kind environmentally
friendly homes at the highest levels of design sophistication and construction quality.

Building America
Building America is a private/public partnership that develops energy solutions for new and existing
homes. The Building America project combines the knowledge and resources of industry leaders with the
U.S. Department of Energy's technical capabilities.

Publishers of Environmental Building News and the GreenSpec Directory. A subscription-based online
resource for environmentally sensitive design and construction. BuildingGreen Suite offers a wide range
of information - from articles and product listings to project case studies - to help build a greener world.

Building Science Corporation
Buildingscience.com provides objective, high-quality information about buildings. This resource combines
building physics, systems design concepts, and an awareness of sustainability to promote the design and
construction of buildings that are more durable, healthier, more sustainable and more economical than most
buildings built today. Publishers of climate-specific Builder’s Guides.

Climate Crisis.net
The official web site for An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore

Directory of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency

The DSIRE website provides a fast and convenient method for accessing information about renewable energy
and energy efficiency incentives and regulatory policies administered by federal and state agencies, utilities,
and local organizations

A government-backed program dedicated to making homes and businesses more energy efficient, environmentally
friendly, and healthier for the occupants.

Forest Stewardship Council
An international not-for-profit organization promoting sustainable forestry

Global Green USA
The US affiliate of Green Cross International

The National Arbor Day Foundation
Promotes the planting and nurturing of trees and giving trees as gifts

James Howard Kunstler
James Howard Kunstler is the author of The Long Emergency, a book about the challenges posed by the
coming permanent global oil crisis, climate change, and other 'converging catastrophes of the 21st Century.'
His other books include The Geography of Nowhere, Home from Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, and several novels.

Make it Right Foundation
Founded by Brad Pitt, the mission of Make It Right is to be a catalyst for redevelopment of the New Orleans'
Lower 9th Ward, by building a neighborhood comprised of safe and healthy homes that are inspired by Cradle
to Cradle thinking, with an emphasis on a high quality of design, while preserving the spirit of the community's

Mission Zero
MissionZero.org enlists the support and energy of millions of people to help correct the world's environmental course.

Natural Resources Defense Council
A large compendium of information about Clean Air & Energy, Global Warming, Clean Water & Oceans,
Wildlife& Fish, Parks & Forests, Health & the Environment, and dozens more Green Living issues.

Post Carbon Institute
Post Carbon Institute is a think, action and education tank offering research, project tools, education and
information to implement proactive strategies to adapt to an energy constrained world.

Rocky Mountain Institute
Rocky Mountain Institute® (RMI) is an independent, entrepreneurial, nonprofit organization that fosters the
efficient and restorative use of resources to make the world secure, just, prosperous, and life-sustaining.

Stop Global Warming.org
The Stop Global Warming Virtual March is a non-political effort to promote action to save our planet. Add
your voice to the nearly half a million virtual marchers including John McCain, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Jon Bon
Jovi, Walter Cronkite, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Barack Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hillary Rodham Clinton,
Larry David, James Taylor, Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Gore, and thousands more concerned Americans.

This is Reality.org
The truth about clean coal technology.

U.S. Green Building Council
A coalition of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote environmentally responsible
and healthy buildings. The USGBC administers the LEED Green Building Rating System, ® (Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design), a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance,
sustainable buildings. The USGBC web site provides an encyclopedic listing of green building links.

We Can Solve it.org
The We Campaign is a project of The Alliance for Climate Protection -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort