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EPA Earthday internet icon
EPA’s Earth Day Web site offers you many tips and fun ways to protect the environment and your health every day. Learn about the history of Earth Day.

Sierra Club’s Earthday internet icon
Be sure to check out their “Green Tips Library.”

Energystar.gov internet icon
The United States Environmental Protection Agency site that gives information about going green. This site contains an excellent Kids Green section.

Environment Complete NC LIVE icon
Journals on topics including agriculture, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, urban planning, and more.

EPA Zip Code Search internet icon
Put in your zip code to find out about pollution, how clean your electricity is, energy star appliance dealers, the UV index, and community clean ups in your area. Don’t forget to click on Energy-related Searches, Other Searches or the other possibilities on the right side of the page to see all your search options. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

GreenFILE NC LIVE icon
A freely accessible research database from EBSCO focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.

Household Emissions Calculator internet icon
Get a “ballpark” estimate of your current energy emissions, suggestions for how to reduce your family’s greenhouse gas emissions, and an estimate of how much money you can save by reducing those emissions. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

Tax Incentives in North Carolina for Renewable and Energy Efficiencyinternet icon
A comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. From NCSU.