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Going Green: Resources for Research on the Environment and Society   Tags: agriculture, architecture, business, construction, ecology, energy, environment, green chemistry, recreation, sustainable development, tourism, transportation  

Information resources on green initiatives and the interaction between humans and the environment.
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Going Green

This guide is intended to help you find information resources for exploration of ideas, strategies, and initiatives for a cleaner, greener society.


Topics for investigation

Some current trends, movements, and initiatives in the environmental movement include:

Green Architecture

The design and construction of buildings that  use reduce the environmental impact of structures. 

Green Chemistry

The design of chemical products and/or processes that minimize the production of hazardous substances.

Green Energy

The development and use of energy sources that produce lower levels of  carbon emissions, and have a lower rate/risk of environmental contamination in the process of production.

Sustainable Agriculture

The process of raising food in a manner that has minimal negative impact and maxumum positive impact on the environment; growing food in a way that can be sustained permanently.

Farm-to-Table Movement

Using food that has been raised locally. This movement emphasizes freshness, seasonal availability, reduced shipping, and connections between consumers and farmers.

Green Travel

Travel that minimizes the negative impact on both the global and local environment, and seeks to do the least damage and the most good to local cultures and economies.

Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships

Mutally beneficial partnerships between not-for-profit organizations concerned with the environment and profit-centered corporate entities. To be effective, these partnerships must provide benefits to both organizations without compromising the mission of either.


This guide was developed by Leslie Murtha, Atlantic Cape Community College Libraries
Published 2015.


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