Local Sites and Organizations
Angela's Vermicompost Page - Angela composts her food in her Lakewood kitchen with worms. Look for her vermicomposting demo at LEAF Night this summer.
Bike Lakewood - Our local bike advocacy group is responsible for new bike racks and share the road signs in Lakewood making sustainable transportation easier and safer.
Cleveland-West Freecycle - An email list for people to use to get free stuff that people don't want anymore. Don't throw it out Freecycle It!
Countryside Conservancy - Helping Cuyahoga Valley National Park revitalize the picturesque old farms still surviving in the park.
Earth Day Coalition - Cleveland’s own nonprofit environmental education organization serving Ohio and the nation.
EcoCity Cleveland - A nonprofit organization promoting the design of cities in balance with nature.
Geauga Family Farms - A cooperative of 10 certified organic farmers in Geauga County.
GreenCityBlueLake - A network of people and organizations creating a sustainable Northeast Ohio.
Green Triangle - This local organization uses permaculture forest gardening as the primary solution to many of our present challenges in the Cleveland area.
The Lakewood Observer - Our local paper and message board.
Lakewood Public Library - Our public library and home of LEAF Night!
New Agrarian Center Workshops - workshops provide practical knowledge in a garden setting and hands-on opportunities to apply that knowledge. Workshops are currently offered by both the George Jones Farm of Oberlin and City Fresh of Cleveland.
Ohio State University Cuyahoga County Extension - A great local resource for gardeners and growing questions.
ReStore - Cleveland's Habitat for Humanity has a store that sells leftover building supplies to raise money and promote reuse.
Slow Food Northern Ohio - Fosteris awareness and appreciation of Northern Ohio's foods, farms and culinary traditions, new and old.
Sustaino - Jennifer is a Lakewood resident who blogs about environmental issues.
Zero Landfill Cleveland - Diverts from the waste stream viable items that have been misclassified as waste and returns them to the community.
Other Relative Sites and Organizations
Alternative Consumer - Reviews of green products.
Bioneers - A forum for connecting the environment, health, social justice, and spirit within a broad progressive framework
Building Materials Reuse Association - Find listings for deconstruction services and reused building materials stores across the US.
The Cornucopia Institute - Dedicated to the fight for economic justice for the family-scale farming community.
Earth Pledge - Innovative and sustainable solutions to environmental problems through our three initiatives; Green Roofs, Farm to Table, Waste=Fuel.
EcoGeek - A blog about technology for the environment.
Ecostreet - A regularly update environmental blog.
Encyclopedia Of Life - A constantly evolving encyclopedia that lives on the Internet, with contributions from scientists and amateurs alike.
Esprit Cabane - A site about green crafts.
FoodRoutes - Where does your food come from?
Greener Choices - A Consumer Reports site about products for a better planet
Green Maven - A green search engine.
Greenthinkers - A forum for ideas and thoughts on how to live a more green life
Local Harvest - Find locally grown produce anywhere in the country!
MetaEfficient - Reviews of tools and techniques to live more simply and self-sufficiently.
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture - Dedicated to educating the US public on the importance of a sustainable food and agriculture system that is economically viable, environmentally sound.
No Impact Man - A blog about living a green, sustainable, environmental life.
Off-Grid - People, places or buildings with renewable power and own water supply.
Open Source Ecology - A wiki of open source green ideas and products.
Organic Consumers Association - campaigning for health, justice, sustainability, peace and Democracy
Reverse Garbage An Australian Co-Op that sells industrial discards to the public for creative and practical uses.
Rodale Institute - Details of research and promotion of sustainable farming practices.
Slow Food - A non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life.
Small Farm Library - Tons of free information on gardening and farming posted by Journey To Forever.
Sprol - A site that explores locations affected by pollution, urban sprawl, and other causes of environmental harm, with text, satellite imagery maps.
Squarefoot Gardening Foundation - Provides information about growing in small spaces.
Sunset Plant Finder - Helps you find the perfect plants for your yard.
Treehugger.com - Partial to a modern aesthetic, it shares sustainable design, green news and solutions.
VegetableGardener.com - is a great resource for how-to articles and videos about growing your own vegetables.
The Viridian Design Movement - An online design movement about global warming.
Veg Cooking Blog - Regularly updated blog with vegetable recipes and ideas.
Union of Concerned Scientists - The leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world.
Gardens 2007+ - A two year pilot project that supports the transition of backyard, front yard, window boxes, rooftops and unused land into food production areas in San Francisco.
Vegan Dinners - Great blog of meat free recipes.
Vote Solar - Keep track of what your State is doing to promote solar energy.
Whole Earth Catalog - Scans of the original Whole Earth Catalogs.