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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.: (Issue #18).

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

For more on recumbent bikes, try the International Human Powered Vehicle Association website: 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 The book can also be purchased at (Issue #15).

Health From a Beehive:
Pat Wagner, the Bee Lady: #14)
National Cancer Institute at Frederick: (Issue #14)
Visit or do an online search for "apitherapy." (Issue #13)
Find honey suppliers by state at #13)
Find resources for beekeepers and consumers at Maryland Bee:
Candlemaker Joe Brotherton's Mr. B's Apiaries: (Issue #13)

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

For more information about sunscreens, see (Issue #12).

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

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

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

Vitamin D: To learn more about vitamin D, see Dr. Joseph Mercola's website: and Nutritional Factors and Multiple Sclerosis: (Issue #8)

Alternative medical programs: Natural Healers at (Issue #5)

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

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at (Issue #5)

Alternatives newsletter at, (Issue #3)

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

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

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

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Art and Creativity:

Soap-making: (Issue #19). Candle and Soap Making:
Soap Naturally:
Soapnuts Library:
Teach Soap:

Brian Wright: (Issue #17).

Cooking / Food:

Pasture-fed meat and whole food education: (Issue #19).
Weston Price:

Sky River Brewing Company:

Amy's Kitchen: 707-578-7188 or (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
The Tea Association of the USA is brimming with information, quizzes, tea events and even tea-specialist certification courses:

Opportunities to share/tsunami relief: (Issue #5)
Second Harvest:
Red Cross:

Food donations in Western Washington: (Issue #5)
Food Lifeline:

Wheat-Free resources: (Issue #5)
Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) at at
Wheat-Free Zone at
International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) at

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

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Wikipedia:;; (Issue #19).

Hand in Hand: (Issue #19).

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

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

Wilderness schools resource list provide connections with schools in 30 states: (Issue #10).
Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, Washington: (Issue #10).

Emergency Preparedness:

Oasis Design: (Issue #15).

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

U.S. EPA: How to Conserve Water and Use It Effectively: (Issue #15).

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

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

American Red Cross at, (Issue #9).

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

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

Environmental Issues / Environmental Legislation:

Land Use:
Futurewise: (Issue #19).

Earth Day: (Issue #19).

Peak Oil (Issue #18).
Connecting the Dots: Energy and the Economy by Robert Wise
The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil:
The Community Solution
Great articles and information on how to be proactive about peak oil and climate change
Life after the Oil Crash
Peak Oil Meet-ups
Peak Oil Primer
A great introduction to the concept of peak oil and its impact on our society
Seattle Peak Oil Awareness
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:
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection:
National Small Flows Clearinghouse:

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

Water Quality: (Issue #16)
U.S. EPA National Estuary Program:
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay:
Pleasant Bay Resource Management Alliance:

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

Global Warming: (Issue #13)
Climate Solutions:
New Energy Future:
Union of Concerned Scientists:

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

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

Sustainable Coffee
Where to Buy Shade-Grown Coffee National database: (Issue #6)

The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center: (Issue #6)

The Songbird Foundation: (Issue #6)

Urban Habitat Campaign: (Issue #6)

Seattle Audubon Conservation Campaigns: (Issue #6)

Learn more about Frances Moore Lappé organization at (Issue #4)

Earthjustice, go to, (Issue #3)

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Forest Health:

Search "reclaimed wood (state)" online or see:
Mountain Lumber (Virginia): 800-445-2671
Pioneer Millworks (New York): 800-951-9663 or
Trestlewood (southern Idaho and central Utah): 877-375-2779 or
Southern Wood Floors (Georgia): 888-488-7463 or (Issue #14)., (Issue #1)

Forest Stewardship Council, 202-342-0413 or, (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:
Worm Digest:
Yelm Earthworm and Castings Farm:
Seattle Public Utilities Natural Lawn and Garden Hotline: 206.633.0224

Land Trusts: (Issue #18)
Find a land trust near you:
Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy
Land Trust Alliance:
PCC Farmland Trust:
State and Local Food Policy Councils

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 (Issue #4)
Prairie Frontier at (Issue #4)

Support Butterfly Habitats:
North American Butterfly Association at (Issue #4)
The Butterfly Conservation Initiative at (Issue #4)
The Nature Conservancy (Issue #4)

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

Farmers Markets list: U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service,, (Issue #2)

Biodynamics: Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC),, (Issue #2)

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

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

Pea Patch list Seattle area: P-Patch Program, 206-684-0264 or, (Issue #2)

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

"Green" Landscaping
Weeds Gone Wild (Invasive species caution): (Issue #11)

Find natives and invasives by state at the National Wildlife Federation at (Issue #10).

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

Learn how to plant your own native garden by visiting the National Parks Conservation Association at (Issue #10).

National Arbor Day Foundation, 888-448-7337 or, (Issue #3)

PlantNative at, (Issue #1)

The Earth Page at Earth Share of Washington at, (Issue #1)

City of Seattle at or, (Issue #1)

Master Composters at, (Issue #1)

LessLawn at, (Issue #1)

The National Audubon: Gardening for Life Program at, (Issue #1)

City of Seattle at, (Issue #1)

U.S Environmental Protection Agency - Green Landscaping Program at, (Issue #1)

The Washington Native Plant Society:, (Issue #1)

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Green Vehicles:

Flexcar: (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
Clean Car Campaign:
Environmental Defense Fund:
Green Car Congress:
Hybrid Cars:
Union of Concerned Scientists:

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
US Department Of Energy: Alternative Fuels Data Center:
US DOE: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy:
Worldwatch Institute:

Hybrid Vehicles
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy:
California Cars Initiative:
The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association: (Issue #10).

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


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

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

The DMA Mail Preference Service, P.O. Box 643, Carmel, NY 10512-0643or, (Issue #3)

Chlorine Free Products Association, 847-658-6104 or, (Issue #2)

Conservatree, 415-721-4230 or, (Issue #2)

The Association of Vermont Recyclers, 802-229-1833 or, (Issue #2)

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

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

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Pesticides / Toxicity:

Household Product Toxicity: (Issue #19)
Environmental Working Group (EWG): Cosmetic Safety Database: Skin Deep:
Northwest Product Stewardship Council: "PH:ARM":
Polution in People:

Consumer Product Safety Commission: See "library," "publications" and then "indoor air."
American Lung Association: Check with your local chapter at
Environmental Protection Agency:
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
Use an EMF inhibitor tab that can be placed easily on your phone and block EMFs:
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: (Issue #7)

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

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

EXTOXNET (Extension Toxicology Network): hazards and environmental behaviors of 100 commonly used pesticides:, (Issue #2)

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

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

Beyond Pesticides Least Toxic Service Directory: non-toxic and least-toxic pest control tools and fact sheets:, (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, (Issue #2)

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

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

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

Pet food ingredients list from the Animal Protection Institute: (Issue #4)

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Alchemy Goods: (Issue #19)

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

General (Issue #11)
Consumer Reports Greener Choices helps you select environmentally friendly products:
The Freecycle Network:
Waste Management Northwest: 800-592-9995 or
Seattle Public Utilities: 206-684-3000 or

Sustainability (Issue #7)
Redefining Progress at 202-234-9665 or (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: (Issue #7) The Center for a New American Dream's "Turn the Tide" program: (Issue #7)

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

Cell Phone - Donations (Issue #5)
Verizon Wireless HopeLine phone recycling program:
CTIA's Wireless Foundation:

Cell Phone - Recylers (Issue #5)
Sprint PCS: 1-877-851-1830 or visit
CTIA Wireless Foundation:

Computer refurbishers (Issue #5)
Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher Donation Program:
The National Cristina Foundation: 203-863-9100 or
Dell computers:
Computers for Schools: 800-939-6000 or

Computer recyclers (Issue #5)
Staples office supply stores:
Dell recycling for a fee:
Gateway's Trade-in and Recycle Program:
The National Recycling Coalition:
The Electronic Industries Alliance:
The National Safety Council:
Earth 911 at 1-800-CLEANUP or
More info:
Check with your computer manufacturer to see if they offer a recycling program.

Ink and Toner Cartridge Refills (Issue #5)
Environmental Laser at 800-442-8391
Laser-Tone International at 800-EARTH-58 or
Printer Ink Source (Everett, WA): 425-252-8202 or

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

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Social Issues:

Green Drinks International: (Issue #19)

Peace One Day: (Issue #17)
UN International Day of Peace: .

Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) at 206-783-2244 or (Issue #4)

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Solar Energy:

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE):
Solar energy home tours at American Solar Energy Society:
Solar professionals at Solar Energy Industries Association:
Solar professionals and solar calculator at SolarPro:
U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL):
and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE): (Issue #14).

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


Water Quality (Issue #16).
U.S. EPA National Estuary Program:
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay:
Pleasant Bay Resource Management Alliance:

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

Low-Impact Development (LID): 301-982-5559 or Also see (Issue #10).

LID Technical Guidance Manual for Puget Sound: (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
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
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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Wildlife Rehabilitator - organizations and information (Issue #5)
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Information Directory:
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Organization:
International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council:

Washington State Wildlife Rehabilitators: (Issue #5)
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: 360-902-2515
Sarvey Wildlife Center: (Arlington): 360-435-4817 or
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

National Wildlife Federation at, (Issue #1)

Wild Ones at, (Issue #1)

The National Wildlife Federation: Backyard Wildlife Habitat program, 1-800-822-9919,, (Issue #1)

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary program, 360-902-2534,, (Issue #1)

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