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Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center - Comprehensive information from the U.S. Department of Energy about the dozen+ alternative and advanced fuels (and the vehicles they power) in production or use today
Alt Fuel Prices.com - Find alternative fuel fill stations (and prices) throughout the U.S.
Edmunds.com - Get the Manufacturer's Recommended Maintenance Schedule for your year, make and model, including costs of parts and labor for each recommended service.
Fueleconomy.gov - Find and compare vehicles (new and used) based on gas mileage, greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety.
The Eat Well Guide - Search for restaurants, stores, farmers markets, etc., that offer organic and otherwise sustainably produced meat and dairy products.
LocalHarvest - Find farmers markets, greengrocers and food co-ops in your area, along with restaurants that specialize in regional ingredients.
Seafood Watch - Download and print the Monterey Bay Aquarium's guide to sustainable seafood.
Gardenerd - News, tips, classes and one-on-one consulting for organic gardeners in Los Angeles. The ultimate resource for garden nerds.
Home & Garden
The Green Idea House - Learn about the carbon-emissions-free, zero-net-energy home in Hermosa Beach CA that is the cornerstone case study for Southern California Edison’s Net Zero Energy Initiative.
Bewaterwise.com - Get information on hundreds of low-water plants, including sixty California native plants.
Build It Green's Green Product Directory - Search for green building products, certified green building professionals, green building events and more.
Energy Star - Learn about the more than 60 categories of products that can earn the ENERGY STAR® rating, which certifies the highest level of energy efficiency. Also, information about the 30% Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency.
Flex Your Power - Search for rebates and tax credits for appliances, lighting, electronic equipment, etc. that save energy and/or water.
Waste & Toxics
Earth 911 - Find recycling centers, household hazardous waste collection sites, and electronic waste recyclers near you.
Freecycle - Join the network in your community to get (and give) used stuff for free.
Skin Deep cosmetic safety database - Protect your health and the environment by avoiding body care products that contain harmful chemicals.
A Guide to Recycling Electronics - Everything you need to know about how to safely discard your electronic devices.
GoodGuide - Using Life-Cycle Assessments (LCAs), GoodGuide rates products on environmental impact, impact on human health, and the manufacturing company's social performance. GoodGuide provides "the world's largest and most reliable source of information on the health, environmental, and social impacts of the products in your home."
Green Seal - Green Seal certifies a wide variety of products and services, from paints and cleaners to paper and lodging properties. They certify products and services that improve the environment by reducing toxic pollution and waste, conserving resources and habitats, and minimizing global warming and ozone depletion.
Greener Choices - The Eco-label center from Consumer Reports sheds light on what product labels really mean.
South Bay Environmental Services Center - The South Bay Environmental Services Center helps businesses and residents of the South Bay to make the best use the many resources available to them through a wide variety of statewide and local energy efficiency and water conservation programs. Give them a call at 310-543-3022 to inquire about rebates and incentives offered by their energy and water partners and check their calendar for workshops tailored to the needs of businesses and residents.