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Alternative (Natural) Health   Art / Creativity   Cooking / Food
Education   Emergency Preparedness
Environmental Issues/Legislation   Forest Health
Gardening / Land Issues   Green Vehicles   Holidays
Paper   Pesticides/ Toxicity   Pets   Recycle/Reuse
Social Issues   Spirituality   Solar Energy   Water   Wildlife

Alternative (Natural) Health:

Christine Northrup, M.D.: www.drnorthrup.com (Issue #18).

For information on iodine and Iodoral, see www.optimox.com. (Issue #16).

For more on recumbent bikes, try the International Human Powered Vehicle Association website: www.ihpva.org/FAQ/. Or search the Internet for sources for new and used recumbents.(Issue #15).

For more information on autism or to find Recovering Autistic Children, see www.AutismResearchInstitute.com. The book can also be purchased at www.amazon.com. (Issue #15).

Health From a Beehive:
Pat Wagner, the Bee Lady: www.olg.com/beelady(Issue #14)
National Cancer Institute at Frederick: http://web.ncifcrf.gov (Issue #14)
Visit www.apitherapy.org or do an online search for "apitherapy." (Issue #13)
Find honey suppliers by state at www.honeylocator.com.(Issue #13)
Find resources for beekeepers and consumers at Maryland Bee: www.mdbee.com.
Candlemaker Joe Brotherton's Mr. B's Apiaries: www.mdbee.com/mrb/index.html (Issue #13)

While I don't know anything about their products, a good website for information on pH and acid and alkaline foods is www.vaxa.com/736.cfm. They also sell pH paper for saliva testing. (Issue #12).

For more information about sunscreens, see www.skinbiology.com/toxicsunscreens.html (Issue #12).

Tuberculosis: (Issue #12)
RESULTS: 202-783-7100 or www.RESULTS.org.
Romel Lacson and The Amaya-Lacson TB Photovoice Project: www.tbphotovoice.org
Stop TB Partnership: www.stoptb.org

Triathlon training: Danskin Women's Triathlon: www.danskin.com; Beginner Triathlete: www.beginnertriathlete.com. (Issue #10).

Food Allergies: To learn more about food allergies, go to the "assessments" section of the Great Smokies Diagnostic Lab website: www.gsdl.com, (Issue #9).

Vitamin D: To learn more about vitamin D, see Dr. Joseph Mercola's website: www.mercola.com and Nutritional Factors and Multiple Sclerosis: www.direct-ms.org. (Issue #8)

Alternative medical programs: Natural Healers at www.naturalhealers.com (Issue #5)

Susun Weed's Wise Woman Center, Woodstock, NY at 845-246-8081 or www.susunweed.com. (Issue #7)

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at www.nccam.nih.gov (Issue #5)

Alternatives newsletter at www.DrDavidWilliams.com, (Issue #3)

Ravencroft Garden, (360) 794-2938 or www.ravencroftgarden.com, (Issue #1) April 2004 and each subsequent issue)

Dr. David Ramaley, (206) 306-7797 or www.seattlenaturalhealth.com, (Issue #1) April 2004 and each subsequent issue)

Earthwalk School of Energy Healing at 866-533-0667 or www.earthwalkschool.com. (Issue #4)

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Art and Creativity:

Soap-making: (Issue #19).
About.com: Candle and Soap Making: http://candleandsoap.about.com
Soap Naturally: www.soapnaturally.org
Soapnuts Library: www.soapnuts.com
Teach Soap: www.teachsoap.com

Brian Wright: www.pyroart.cornwall.uk.net (Issue #17).

Cooking / Food:

Pasture-fed meat and whole food education: (Issue #19).
EatWild: www.eatwild.com
Weston Price: www.westonprice.com

Sky River Brewing Company: www.skyriverbrewing.com

Amy's Kitchen: 707-578-7188 or www.amyskitchen.com (Issue #14).

Tea: (Issue #13)
Learn more about Judith Krall-Russo and her mission to educate and inspire in the areas of tea and homegrown foods at www.teafoodhistory.com.
The Tea Association of the USA is brimming with information, quizzes, tea events and even tea-specialist certification courses: www.teausa.org

Opportunities to share/tsunami relief: (Issue #5)
Second Harvest: www.secondharvest.org
Red Cross: www.redcross.org
Unicef: www.unicefusa.org

Food donations in Western Washington: (Issue #5)
Food Lifeline: www.foodlifeline.org

Wheat-Free resources: (Issue #5)
Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) at www.gluten.net
Celiac.com at www.celiac.com
Wheat-Free Zone at www.nowheat.com
International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) at www.icakusa.com

Pomona's Universal Pectin JAMLINE, 413-772-6816 or www.pomonapectin.com, (Issue #2)

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Education:

Wikipedia: www.wikipedia.org; www.wiktionary.org; www.wikiquote.org (Issue #19).

Hand in Hand: www.handinhandparenting.org (Issue #19).

Clever Parents: www.cleverParents.com: "The Connected Parent" (Issue #19).

The Clearwater School in Monroe, Washington: www.clearwaterschool.com. (Issue #14)..

Wilderness schools resource list provide connections with schools in 30 states: www.geosmith.com/wilderness/schools.cgi. (Issue #10).
Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, Washington: www.wildernessawareness.org. (Issue #10).

Emergency Preparedness:

Oasis Design: www.graywater.net (Issue #15).

Water Conservation Alliance of Southern Arizona: www.watercasa.org (Issue #15).

U.S. EPA: How to Conserve Water and Use It Effectively: www.epa.gov/OW/you/chap3.html (Issue #15).

GreenYes is a Google group where people can meet, learn and chat about zero waste issues and ideas: www.groups.google.com/group/GreenYes (Issue #15).

GrassRoots Recycling Network is a huge resource including links, resources and a zero waste event kit: www.grrn.org (Issue #15).

Zero Waste Alliance supports businesses and organizations as they implement profitable zero waste strategies. It includes links to events, workshops and other resources: www.zerowaste.org (Issue #15).

American Red Cross at www.redcross.org, (Issue #9).

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): www.fema.gov/areyouready/ (Does anyone else find this website name ironic?) (Issue #9).

Find emergency supplies and articles at Emergency Essentials, Inc: www.beprepared.com, (Issue #9).

Environmental Issues / Environmental Legislation:

Land Use:
Futurewise: www.futurewise.org (Issue #19).

Earth Day: www.earthday.net (Issue #19).

Peak Oil (Issue #18).
Connecting the Dots: Energy and the Economy by Robert Wise
www.democrats.us/editorial/wise041105.shtml
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil: www.powerofcommunity.org/cm/index.php
The Community Solution www.communitysolution.org
Great articles and information on how to be proactive about peak oil and climate change
Life after the Oil Crash www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net
Peak Oil Meet-ups www.oilawareness.meetup.com
Peak Oil Primer www.energybulletin.net/primer.php
A great introduction to the concept of peak oil and its impact on our society
Seattle Peak Oil Awareness www.seattleoil.com/index.php
A local citizen's action network that offers information and practical solutions for living in a time of reduced energy

Septic Systems (Issue #17).
U.S. EPA Septic (Onsite) Systems: cfpub.epa.gov/owm/septic/index.cfm
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection: www.mass.gov/dep/water/wastewat.htm
National Small Flows Clearinghouse: www.nesc.wvu.edu/nsfc/nsfc_index.htm

Voluntary Simplicity and other courses at Northwest Earth Institute: 503-227-2807 or www.nwei.org. (Issue #16).

Water Quality: (Issue #16)
U.S. EPA National Estuary Program: www.epa.gov/owow/estuaries
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay: www.acb-online.org/index.cfm
Pleasant Bay Resource Management Alliance: www.pleasantbay.org

Letter-Writing Campaigns: (Issue #13)
MoveOn.org, offer frequent citizen action campaigns, but their main method of letter delivery is via e-mail or fax: www.moveon.org
Working Assets offers a regular printed-letter program: 800-362-7127 or www.workingassets.org.
Contact Earth Action Network at 310-203-0162 or www.earthactionnetwork.org.

Global Warming: (Issue #13)
Climate Solutions: www.climatesolutions.org
KyotoUSA: www.kyotousa.org
New Energy Future: http://newenergyfuture.com/newenergy.asp
Union of Concerned Scientists: www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy

To learn more, become involved with the Earth Day discussion, find an event or sponsor one yourself: www.earthday.net (Issue #11)

Water Safety (Issue #7)
EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791 or www.epa.gov/safewater
The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) website allows searches by contaminant: 877-867-3435 or www.nsf.org
Clean Water Action (CWA) at 202-895-0420 or www.cleanwateraction.org

Sustainable Coffee
Where to Buy Shade-Grown Coffee National database: http://www.songbird.org/coffee_connection.htm (Issue #6)

The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ConservationAndScience/MigratoryBirds/ (Issue #6)

The Songbird Foundation: www.songbird.org (Issue #6)

Urban Habitat Campaign: www.urbanhabitatcampaign.org (Issue #6)

Seattle Audubon Conservation Campaigns: http://www.seattleaudubon.org/conservation.cfm?id=61 (Issue #6)

Learn more about Frances Moore Lappé organization at www.smallplanetfund.org. (Issue #4)

Earthjustice, go to www.earthjustice.org, (Issue #3)

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Forest Health:

Search "reclaimed wood (state)" online or see:
Mountain Lumber (Virginia): 800-445-2671 www.mountainlumber.com.
Pioneer Millworks (New York): 800-951-9663 or www.pioneermillworks.com.
Trestlewood (southern Idaho and central Utah): 877-375-2779 or www.trestlewood.com.
Southern Wood Floors (Georgia): 888-488-7463 or www.southernwoodfloors.com (Issue #14).

www.americanforests.org, (Issue #1)

Forest Stewardship Council, 202-342-0413 or www.fscus.org, (Issue #2)

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Gardening / Land Issues:
Land Trusts   Butterfly Gardens
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Heirloom Seed Savers  "Green" Landscaping

Worm Bins: (Issue #19).
Seattle Tilth Association: www.seattletilth.org
Worm Digest: www.wormdigest.org
Yelm Earthworm and Castings Farm: www.yelmworms.com
Seattle Public Utilities Natural Lawn and Garden Hotline: 206.633.0224

Land Trusts: (Issue #18)
Find a land trust near you: www.ltanet.org/findlandtrust
Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy www.foodfirst.org
Land Trust Alliance: www.lta.org
PCC Farmland Trust: www.pccfarmlandtrust.org
State and Local Food Policy Councils www.statefoodpolicy.org

For advice on the best fruit trees for your climate and information on pests, diseases and pollination, contact your local nursery, fruit society or association, or your county's agricultural extension service. (Issue #15).

Butterfly Garden

Butterflies and plants suited to your region:
The Butterfly Farm at www.thebutterflyfarm.com (Issue #4)
Prairie Frontier at www.prairiefrontier.com/pages/butterflies/butterflies.html. (Issue #4)

Support Butterfly Habitats:
North American Butterfly Association at www.naba.org/ (Issue #4)
The Butterfly Conservation Initiative at www.aza.org/ConScience/bfci/ (Issue #4)
The Nature Conservancy atwww.nature.org (Issue #4)

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
CSA list: Robyn Van En Center for CSA Resources, 717-264-4141 x 3352, or www.csacenter.org, (Issue #2)

Farmers Markets list: U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets, (Issue #2)

Biodynamics: Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC), www.nal.usda.gov/afsic, (Issue #2)

Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, (888)516-7797 or www.biodynamics.com, (Issue #2)

Pea Patch list: American Community Gardening Association, 877-ASK-ACGA or www.communitygarden.org, (Issue #2)

Pea Patch list Seattle area: P-Patch Program, 206-684-0264 or www.cityofseattle.net/neighborhoods/ppatch, (Issue #2)

Heirloom Seed Savers
Organic Seed Alliance (Washington) at 360-385-7192 or www.seedalliance.org, (Issue #9)
Eastern Native Seed Conservancy (Massachusetts) at 413-229-8316 or www.enscseeds.org, (Issue #9)
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange (Virginia) at 540-894-9480 or www.southernexposure.com, (Issue #9)
Seed Saver's Exchange (Iowa) at 563-382-5990 or www.seedsavers.org, (Issue #9)
Native Seeds/SEARCH (Arizona) at 520-622-5561 or www.nativeseeds.org, (Issue #9).

"Green" Landscaping
Weeds Gone Wild (Invasive species caution): www.nps.gov./plants/alien (Issue #11)

Find natives and invasives by state at the National Wildlife Federation at www.enature.com/native_invasive/. (Issue #10).

For excellent articles on native plants, visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at www.wildflower.org. (Issue #10).

Learn how to plant your own native garden by visiting the National Parks Conservation Association at www.npca.org/wildlife_protection/biodiversity/native_gardening.asp. (Issue #10).

National Arbor Day Foundation, 888-448-7337 or www.arborday.org, (Issue #3)

PlantNative at www.plantnative.com, (Issue #1)

The Earth Page at Earth Share of Washington at www.esw.org/earthpage/, (Issue #1)

City of Seattle at http://www.seattle.gov/util/Services/Yard/ or http://www.seattle.gov/util/Services/Yard/Composting/, (Issue #1)

Master Composters at www.mastercomposters.com, (Issue #1)

LessLawn at www.lesslawn.com, (Issue #1)

The National Audubon: Gardening for Life Program at www.seattleaudubon.org, (Issue #1)

City of Seattle at http://www.seattle.gov/util/Services/Yard, (Issue #1)

U.S Environmental Protection Agency - Green Landscaping Program at www.epa.gov/glnpo/greenacres, (Issue #1)

The Washington Native Plant Society: www.wnps.org, (Issue #1)

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Green Vehicles:

Flexcar: www.flexcar.com (Issue #19).

Green Cars (Issue #12).
ACEEE's Green Book: The Environmental Guide to Cars & Trucks by American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. Find at www.greenercars.com
Clean Car Campaign: www.cleancarcampaign.org
Environmental Defense Fund: www.environmentaldefense.org/article.cfm?ContentID=928
Green Car Congress: www.greencarcongress.com
Hybrid Cars: www.hybridcars.com
Union of Concerned Scientists: www.ucsusa.org/clean.vehicles

Energy Consumption Resources (Issue #12).
"Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From U.S. Transportation," prepared for Pew Center on Global Climate Change. Find the report at http://www.pewclimate.org
US Department Of Energy: Alternative Fuels Data Center: http://eeredev.nrel.gov/afdc/altfuel/fuel_properties.html
US DOE: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: www.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/vbg/consumers
Worldwatch Institute: http://www.worldwatch.org/features/consumption/sow/trendsfacts/2004/07/07

Hybrid Vehicles
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: www.greenercars.com
California Cars Initiative: www.calcars.org/about.html
Hybrid Cars.com: www.hybridcars.com/
The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association: www.nesea.org/greencarclub/choose.html (Issue #10).

Biodiesel
Search on any of these sites for fueling stations in your area:
Dr. Dan's Alternative Fuel Werks: www.fuelwerks.com
National Biodiesel Board: www.biodiesel.org
Willie Nelson's site: www.wnbiodiesel.com (Issue #9).

Holidays:

For an excellent booklet on simplifying the holidays, see the Center for a New American Dream at www.newdream.org.

Paper / Tree-free paper / Chlorine-free paper / Less paper:

The DMA Mail Preference Service, P.O. Box 643, Carmel, NY 10512-0643or www.dmaconsumers.org/offmailinglist.html, (Issue #3)

Chlorine Free Products Association, 847-658-6104 or www.chlorinefreeproducts.org, (Issue #2)

Conservatree, 415-721-4230 or www.conservatree.com, (Issue #2)

The Association of Vermont Recyclers, 802-229-1833 or www.sover.net/~recycle/free.html, (Issue #2)

Kenaf paper: Vision Paper, 505-294-0293 or www.visionpaper.com, (Issue #2)

For more information about kenaf and kenaf products, contact the American Kenaf Society (AKS) at www.kenafsociety.org, (Issue #2)

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Pesticides / Toxicity:

Household Product Toxicity: (Issue #19)
Environmental Working Group (EWG): Cosmetic Safety Database: Skin Deep: www.cosmeticdatabase.com
Northwest Product Stewardship Council: "PH:ARM": www.productstewardship.net/productsParmaceuticals.html
Polution in People: www.pollutioninpeople.org

Consumer Product Safety Commission: www.cpsc.gov See "library," "publications" and then "indoor air."
American Lung Association: Check with your local chapter at www.healthhouse.org
Environmental Protection Agency: www.epa.gov
Publications are available under the indoor air quality information clearinghouse.(Issue #14).

Cell Phones (Issue #13).
Multipolar magnets protect against EMFs from cell phones as well as other electrical devices: rimhall Wellness Products at 866-338-4883 or www.brimhall.com.
Use an EMF inhibitor tab that can be placed easily on your phone and block EMFs: http://safecell.net.
Any earpiece that you can buy that allows you to keep your phone away from your head (thereby reducing your exposure) will do.

The downside of plastics: www.mindfully.org/plastic/plastic.htm. (Issue #7)

Washington Toxics Coalition, reviews of commercial and "green" products at 206-632-1545 or www.watoxics.org, (Issue #3)

Environmental Protection Agency: overview of pesticides, testing and safety information, especially for children: www.epa.gov/pesticides, (Issue #2)

EXTOXNET (Extension Toxicology Network): hazards and environmental behaviors of 100 commonly used pesticides: http://pmep.cce.cornell.edu/profiles/extoxnet/, (Issue #2)

PAN (Pesticide Action Network): hazards, ecological effects and regulations for about 5,400 active ingredients and additives: www.pesticideinfo.org, (Issue #2)

NCAP (Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides): pesticide hazards and alternatives: www.pesticide.org, (Issue #2)

Beyond Pesticides Least Toxic Service Directory: non-toxic and least-toxic pest control tools and fact sheets: http://beyondpesticides.org/infoservices/alternativesfactsheets/index.htm, (Issue #2)

For safety information on environmentally friendly products, including a copy of the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS): The Environmental Home Center, 800-281-9785 or www.environmentalhomecenter.com, (Issue #2)

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Pets:

The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association at 410-569-0795 or www.ahvma.org. (Issue #4)

The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy at 866-652-1590 or www.theavh.org. (Issue #4)

Holistic Veterinarian / Seattle area: Dr. Douglas Yearout: 425-334-8171. (Issue #4)

Pet food ingredients list from the Animal Protection Institute: www.api4animals.org/79.htm. (Issue #4)

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Recycle/Reuse:

Alchemy Goods: www.alchemygoods.com (Issue #19)

Eco Encore: recycles books, CDs, DVDs and software, 206-297-6995 or www.ecoencore.org. (Issue #17).

General (Issue #11)
Consumer Reports Greener Choices helps you select environmentally friendly products: www.eco-labels.org/greenconsumers/home.cfm
The Freecycle Network: www.freecycling.org
Waste Management Northwest: 800-592-9995 or www.wmnorthwest.com
Seattle Public Utilities: 206-684-3000 or www.seattle.gov/util/services/recycling

Sustainability (Issue #7)
Redefining Progress at 202-234-9665 or http://www.redefiningprogress.org/footprint/. (Issue #7) Ecological Footprint Quiz: Answer 15 questions to find out how your footprint compares to those of the rest of the people on the planet: www.myfootprint.org. (Issue #7) The Center for a New American Dream's "Turn the Tide" program: www.turnthetide.org. (Issue #7)

The Freecycle Network provides individuals and nonprofits with an electronic forum to "recycle" unwanted items. See www.freecycle.org. (Issue #6)

Cell Phone - Donations (Issue #5)
CollectiveGood: www.collectivegood.com
Verizon Wireless HopeLine phone recycling program: http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/aboutUs/communityservice/hopeLine.jsp
CTIA's Wireless Foundation: www.recyclewirelessphones.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.collectionSites

Cell Phone - Recylers (Issue #5)
Sprint PCS: 1-877-851-1830 or visit www.sprintpcs.com
CTIA Wireless Foundation: www.recyclewirelessphones.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.collectionSites
Staples: www.staples.com

Computer refurbishers (Issue #5)
Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher Donation Program: www.techsoup.org/mar/mars.asp
The National Cristina Foundation: 203-863-9100 or www.cristina.org
Dell computers: www.dell.com
Computers for Schools: 800-939-6000 or www.pcsforschools.org/national/us/us.html

Computer recyclers (Issue #5)
Staples office supply stores: www.staples.com
Dell recycling for a fee: www.dell.com
Gateway's Trade-in and Recycle Program: www.gateway.com/about/corp_responsibility/env_options.shtml
The National Recycling Coalition: www.nrc-recycle.org/resources/electronics/search/getlisting.php
The Electronic Industries Alliance: www.eiae.org
The National Safety Council: www.nsc.org/ehc/epr2/cntctlst.htm
Earth 911 at 1-800-CLEANUP or www.earth911.org
TechSoup: www.techsoup.org/recycle/donate
More info: www.electronicsrecycling.org
Check with your computer manufacturer to see if they offer a recycling program.

Ink and Toner Cartridge Refills (Issue #5)
Eco-Office: www.eco-office.com
Environmental Laser at 800-442-8391
Laser-Tone International at 800-EARTH-58 or www.laser-tone.com
Printer Ink Source (Everett, WA): 425-252-8202 or www.printerinksource.com

Ink and Toner Cartridge Recyclers (Issue #5)
Staples: www.staples.com or Office Max: www.officemax.com
Offce Depot: www.officedepot.com
Contact Canon, Xerox, Hewlett-Packard (HP) or Lexmark for information.

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Social Issues:

Green Drinks International: www.greendrinks.org (Issue #19)

Peace One Day: www.peaceoneday.org (Issue #17)
UN International Day of Peace: www.internationaldayofpeace.org .

Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) at 206-783-2244 or www.phinneycenter.org. (Issue #4)

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Solar Energy:

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE): www.dsireusa.org
Solar energy home tours at American Solar Energy Society: www.ases.org
Solar professionals at Solar Energy Industries Association: www.seia.org
Solar professionals and solar calculator at SolarPro: www.findsolar.com
U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL): www.nrel.gov
and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE): www.eere.energy.gov (Issue #14).

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Spirituality:

"Embrace Your Day. Love Your Life": www.krystagibson.com (Issue #19)

Water:

Water Quality (Issue #16).
U.S. EPA National Estuary Program: www.epa.gov/owow/estuaries
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay: www.acb-online.org/index.cfm
Pleasant Bay Resource Management Alliance: www.pleasantbay.org

Oasis Design: 805-967-9956 or www.oasisdesign.net. (Issue #10).

Low-Impact Development (LID): 301-982-5559 or www.lowimpactdevelopment.org. Also see www.lid-stormwater.net. (Issue #10).

LID Technical Guidance Manual for Puget Sound: www.psat.wa.gov/Programs/LID.htm. (Issue #10).

In-Home Water Filtration (Issue #8)
The EPA provides a good general overview of water-quality issues and well-tested technologies. EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 800-426-4791 or www.epa.gov/safewater.
The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) is a nonprofit, third-party testing institution. They certify ("list") individual water-treatment products by specific manufacturer and model for quality and performance and give contact information. Their website allows searches by product or contaminant and provides understandable information about available technologies. It is, though, quite expensive for manufacturers to submit a product for testing and recertify each year. Because NSF only lists products (and therefore technologies) that have been submitted and passed the test, their list is accurate but not comprehensive. Call 877-867-3435 or see www.nsf.org/certified/dwtu.
Home Improvement Stores are lighter on technical support but are sources for standard systems and parts. The Water Quality Association (WQA) is a trade organization representing the water-quality-improvement industry, from manufacturers to dealers. Their site allows you to search for a retailer or dealer by state and zip code (click on "Find a Professional"). Although not necessarily objective, their website is a great source of product information and technical and problem-solving ideas. They also have a Gold Seal Certification Program for products. Call 630-505-0160 or see www.wqa.org.

Water Safety (Issue #7).
EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791 or www.epa.gov/safewater
The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) website allows searches by contaminant: 877-867-3435 or www.nsf.org
Clean Water Action (CWA) at 202-895-0420 or www.cleanwateraction.org

Fluoride (Issue #6)
Fluoride Action Network: www.fluoridealert.org.
The National Research Council will publish a study, "Toxicologic Risk of Fluoride in Drinking Water," May 2005, www.nationalacademies.org/nrc/. Search by: BEST-K-02-05-A.

Wildlife:

Bats
For projects, books, building plans, ready-made bat houses and links, contact Bat Conservation International in Texas at 512-327-9721 or www.batcon.org. (Issue #9).

For books, building plans and ready-made bat houses, contact Chiroptera Cabin Company in Vermont at 802-951-2501 or www.chiropteracabins.com. (Issue #9).

Bees
For information on creating backyard bee gardens, contact the National Wildlife Federation at 1-800-822-9919 or www.nwf.org, (Issue #9).

For bees, bee houses, books and beekeeping supplies, contact Knox Cellars at 206-849-5065 or www.knoxcellars.com, (Issue #9).

Wildlife Rehabilitator - organizations and information (Issue #5)
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Information Directory: www.tc.umn.edu/~devo0028
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Organization: www.nwrawildlife.org/home.asp
International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council: www.iwrc-online.org

Washington State Wildlife Rehabilitators: (Issue #5)
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: 360-902-2515
Sarvey Wildlife Center: (Arlington): 360-435-4817 or www.sarveywildlife.org
Second Change Wildlife Care Center: 425-335-0788 or 6512 61st Place S.E., Snohomish, WA, 98290
The Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS): (Lynnwood) Within Washington, call 425-787-2500 ext. 817 or see www.paws.org/wildlife/about_center

National Wildlife Federation at www.nwf.org, (Issue #1)

Wild Ones at www.for-wild.org, (Issue #1)

The National Wildlife Federation: Backyard Wildlife Habitat program, 1-800-822-9919, www.nwf.org/backyardwildlifehabitat, (Issue #1)

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary program, 360-902-2534, www.wdfw.wa.gov/wlm/byw_prog, (Issue #1)

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