THE ENVIRONMENT

ENDANGERED SPECIES AND HABITAT PRESERVATION
Endangered! Exploring a World at Risk - A site created by the American Museum of Natural History takes a look at how certain species have become endangered and what we can do about it.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Takes a look at how loss of habitat and ecosystems can lead to a decline in biodiversity, and how the Endangered Species Act helps prevent extinction.

Directory of Endangered Species - Gives a host of links and information on a variety of endangered animals.

POLLUTION AND RECYCLING
Earth 911 - Type in your ZIP code and find all your local resources for recycling, hazardous waste disposal, water quality and more.

GLOBAL WARMING
The Facts of Global Warming - A scientific look at global warming.

Reduce Global Warming - Offers 20 things you can do to reduce global warming.

Global Warming FAQ - Answers many questions about global warming.

GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL SITES
Action for Nature - Encouragement to take action to help nature! Check out the awards program also.

Earth Team - is a collaborative network originally connecting Bay Area teenagers, teachers and youth leaders with numerous environmental, educational, and government organizations. Others are welcome to join. Check out the suggested activities...great for any club.

EPA portal - To environmental information for high school students.

Student Environmental Action Guide: 25 Simple Things We Can Do (pdf file) by the Student Environmental Action Coalition. Written by college students for college and high school students, to order, not available online.

Planet Ark - Shows people how they can reduce their day-to-day impact on the environment.

CONNECTING THE ISSUES

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS
Roots and Shoots - Join this youth network started by Jane Goodall.

TakingITGlobal - Run by youth and connects youth from more than 200 countries to improve their local and global communities. Topics discussed include rural youth, human rights, HIV/AIDS, etc. There are discussion boards, weblogs, instant messengers and more. “Now the world’s most popular online community for young people interested inmaking a difference, with hundreds of thousands of unique visitors each month.”

Youth for Environmental Sanity - YES! educates, inspires and empowers young people to join forces for social justice and environmental sanity. Check out their events which include Action Camps.

Make a Difference - Showing young people that they can make a difference in the world, in part, by how they spend their money.

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