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Going Green / Living Green - It's Easy Being "Green"

Earth Heart

Living "green" means making healthy, Earth-friendly choices that are good for the environment and good for your health. And, since preventing disease is at the heart of public health, we believe in giving people options to make healthier lifestyle choices, including environmental health, food safety and good nutrition.

Related Tri-County Pages:
Animal-Borne Diseases
Avian Influenza - "Bird Flu"
A–Z Index of Topics and Services
Books and Movies
Community Health Data
Disease Prevention

En Español / In Spanish
Environmental Health Homepage
Health Inspections
Household Hazardous Waste Roundups
Indoor Air Quality / Mold
Industrial Hygiene / Occupational Health
Kids and Teens Public Health Page
Land Use and Planning Services
Nursing Division Homepage
Nutrition Division Homepage
Septic Systems
Tobacco / Secondhand Smoke
West Nile Virus

Tri-County Fact Sheets:
A - Z List of Fact Sheets
A–Z Index of Topics and Services
Auto Waste Fact Sheet
Breastfeeding
Choosing Quality Childcare

Electronic and Computer Waste
Five-A-Day for Better Health
Handwashing
Household Hazardous Waste Fact Sheet
Household Hazardous Waste Tips
Keeping Your Child Lead Free
Paint and Stains Disposal Fact Sheet
Pollution Prevention Tips

Suggested Green Topic Books:
Share these with Others, or Borrow from the Library:
• Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic - DeGraaf
• An Inconvenient Truth - Al Gore
• Consumers Guide to Effective Choices
• Crimes Against Nature - Robert Kennedy Jr.
• Earth in the Balance - Al Gore
• Garbage Land - Elizabeth Royte
• Green Living: A Practical Guide
• Green Living: eMagazine Handbook
• The Green Book: Everyday Guide
• It's Easy Being Green - Trask
• The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
• The Lorax - Dr. Seuss
• Mad Cowboy - Howard Lyman
• Natural Capitalism - Paul Hawken
• Silent Spring - Rachel Carson
• Stuff: The Secret Lives of Everyday Things - Ryan
• Walden - Henry David Thoreau
• What Can I Do? - Lisa Harrow


Related Books and Gifts:
Books and Movies
Gift and Product Ideas




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Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Lessen energy consumption, and save money in the process! Use rechargeable batteries to keep hazards out of landfills. Compact fluorescent light bulbs last about 13 times longer and use about 1/4 of the energy.

Environmental Health:
A - Z List of Public Health Links
A–Z Index of Topics and Services
Alternative Fuels - US Dept. of Energy
American Plastics Council
American Waterworks - WaterWiser
Audubon Society
Carbohydrate Economy
Carbon Neutral Company
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Climate Change (EPA)
Colorado Department of Natural Resources
Colorado Division of Wildlife
Colorado Recycles - Recycling Guide
Colorado Wildlife Federation
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs - CFLs
CFLs Cleanup and Hazards

Deforestation - WoodWise
Department of Energy
Drinking Water from Wells - EPA (Website)
Drinking Water from Wells - EPA - (Brochure)
Earth 911
Eco-Tourism
Eco-tourism Links
Electric Car / The Movie Website
Electronic Waste
Energy Efficiency - Xcel Energy
EnergyGuide.com
EnergyStar / Energy Efficiency
EnviroLink
Environment Directory - Search Engine
Environmental Giving - EarthShare
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA - Topics List
Ethanol - US Dept. of Energy
Fight Global Warming.org
Fight the Bite - West Nile Virus Campaign

Food and Water Safety (CDC)
Food Safety (CDC)
Food Safety (FDA)
Food Safety at Home
Foodborne Diseases (CDC)
Foodborne Illness - Q&A / Facts (CDC)

Forest Stewardship Council
Fuel Economy.org
Global Green USA
Global Warming
Global Warming (EPA)
Great Outdoors Colorado

Hazardous Substances Data Base
Household Hazardous Wastes - Colorado
Household Hazardous Wastes (EPA)

Household Products Database
International City/County Management Assn
Junk Mail
Mad Cow Disease (USDA)
Make a Difference - 52 Suggestions
Medication Disposal Sites
Mercury-Free Colorado Campaign
National Wildlife Federation
Nature Conservancy

Pesticide Alternatives
Recycling 101
Reduce.org
Reduce Reuse Recycle (EPA)

Seafood Watch
Silent Spring Institute
RTD - Regional Transportation District
RTD - T-Rex Transportation Expansion
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
UDSA National Organic Program
Who Killed the Electric Car?
World Health Organization (WHO)
WorldWatch Institute

Kids Pages:
A - Z Links to Kid's Pages
Chemicals Around the House
Children's Health (EPA)
Climate Change (EPA)
Consumer Product Safety Kids Pages
EnergyClassroom
EPA Kids Pages and Games
EPA Student Center
Global Warming (EPA)
Hazardous Wastes (CDC)
Kids for a Clean Environment
Kid's Resource Lists
Mad Cow Disease
PBS Kids
Recycle City (EPA)
Tobacco-Free Kids
Tobacco-Free Kids Fact Sheets


You can improve your nutrition by knowing what is in your food and how it was produced, from farm to fork. Eat your veggies and go organic if you can. Add extra physical activity everyday. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park the car, and walk or bike.

Nutrition and Healthy Food:
A - Z List of Public Health Links
A–Z Index of Topics and Services
Breastfeeding.com
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Children's Health (EPA)
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Denver Urban Gardens
Farmers Markets in Colorado
Five-A-Day Program
Food Allergy Network
Food Pyramid
Food Safety (CDC)
Food Safety (FDA)
Food Safety at Home
Foodborne Diseases (CDC)
Foodborne Illness - Q&A / Facts (CDC)
Global Green USA
Local Harvest
Mad Cow Disease (USDA)
Organic Gardening
Organic Trade Association
Overweight and Obesity (CDC)
PBS - Public Broadcasting Service
Pesticides in Produce
Seafood Watch
Shape Up America
Slow Food (Not Fast Food)
US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

UDSA National Organic Program
Vegetarian Pyramid (USDA)
Vegetarianism - American Dietetic Assn
Wildlife Resource List
World Health Organization (WHO)

Tri-County strives to improve everyone's health, and there are many more options that can improve your health and also protect our world...

Living Green Resources:
A - Z List of Fact Sheets
A–Z Index of Topics and Services
Affluenza
Alternative Fuels - US Dept. of Energy
Books - By Category
Building Health into Everyday Life
Built Environments and Public Health

Carbohydrate Economy
Carbon Neutral Company
Children's Health (EPA)
Climate Change (EPA)
Colorado on the Move
Colorado Recycles - Recycling Guide
Consumer Reports - Greener Choices
Co-op American / Living Green
Deforestation - WoodWise
Environmentally Responsible Healthcare
Escape from Affluenza - PBS
Escape from Affluenza - Tips
Ethanol Fuel
Ethanol - US Dept. of Energy
Forest Stewardship Council
Gift Ideas
Global Stewards
Good Stuff
Green Choices
Green Consumers
Green Gear - Plenty Magazine
Green Pages - Global Directory
Health and Safety - Household Products (NIH)
Healthy Pets and People
International City/County Management Assn
Junk Mail
Global Green USA
Global Warming
Global Warming (EPA)
Green Maven - Green Search Engine
Hazardous Substances Data Base
Household Products Database
Ideal Bite - Sensible Tips
Junk Mail
Junk Mail Registration Site
Kid's Resource Lists
Links - Organized By Category
Mad Cow Disease (USDA)
Make a Difference - 52 Suggestions
Medication Disposal Sites
Mercury-Free Colorado Campaign
National Wildlife Federation
Nature Conservancy
New American Dream
Office Paper Suggestions
Organic Gardening
Organic Trade Association
Pesticide Alternatives
Pet Products
Regional Air Quality Council
RTD - Regional Transportation District
RTD - T-Rex Transportation Expansion

Seafood Watch
Shape Up America
Silent Spring Institute
Smart Growth (EPA)
Travelers Health / Travel Warnings
Walkable Communities Inc
World Health Organization (WHO)
WorldWatch Institute

We believe these websites provide useful information. However, there is no connection to, or endorsement by, Tri-County Health Department.