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additional resources

U.S. Green Building Council

A non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.

Forest Stewardship Council

A non-profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world's forests.

Heal The Bay

A nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy, and clean.

Surfrider Foundation

A non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches.

Santa Monica Green Building Program

The City of Santa Monica has a commitment to protecting the environment, improving quality of life, and promoting sustainability. In order to fulfill this commitment, the City has adopted a set of requirements and recommendations to encourage the development of "green" buildings without forcing excessive costs or other burdens upon developers, building owners or occupants.

International Living Future Institute

A nonprofit working to build an ecologically-minded, restorative world for all people. Using principles of social and environmental justice, ILFI seeks to counter climate change by pushing for an urban environment free of fossil fuels. ILFI runs the Living Building Challenge, which is the world’s most rigorous green building standard, and develops a green framework for living in a 21st-century world.

Global Green USA

The United States affiliate of Green Cross International fosters a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure world.

The American Institute of Architects

Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857.

AIA Los Angeles Council on the Environment

Works to advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the profession, the building industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental public record resource including air, water, soil, and industrial studies. Also includes section on environmental law and regulations.

Architecture 2030

A non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization, was established in response to the global-warming crisis by architect Edward Mazria in 2002. 2030’s mission is to rapidly transform the US and global Building Sector from the major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a central part of the solution to the global-warming crisis.

Energy Star

A government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.


Publishers of Environmental Building News and of other information resources for practictioners of sustainable design.

Rocky Mountain Institute

RMI fosters the efficient and restorative use of resources so companies, governments and organizations are more efficient, make more money, and do less harm to the environment.

The John Lautner Foundation

Holds the archives of this creative American architect (1911-94). Provides a biography with plans, photographs and bibliography of his works.

Marine Animal Rescue

Peter Wallerstein, director of Marine Animal Rescue in Los Angeles County, has always forged his own path. For well over twenty years, Peter has been the first responder; the hands-on caretaker of ailing marine animals all over the globe.

Friends of Animals

Interview with Friends of Animals about Sustainability and Helping Animals.


Thinking about adopting? After interviewing over 200 rescues and shelters, HomeoAnimal has put together a comprehensive adoption guide to help you get off the fence and back home with a new best buddy.

Mesothelioma Guide

Offering aid to patients diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare asbestos illness that requires immediate action.

The Mesothelioma Center

Spreading awareness of asbestos-related disease and providing information as well as support is vitally important for those currently fighting the disease and for preventing it in the future. The Mesothelioma Center aims to provide these services with the hope that their support can be used as a life-saving resource.

Mesothelioma Hub

We are very passionate about helping individuals affected by mesothelioma find the resources and help they need to move forward, especially because the scariest time for a mesothelioma victim and their loved ones is right after prognosis.

Consumer Safety

Offering health and safety information for children, families, patients, and seniors, as well as consumer related news stories.

Portable Energy Gurus

Working towards reducing our carbon footprint and providing portable energy resources necessary during an emergency. Check out the infographic below for more information on how to reduce costs and energy usage around the home.

consumer affairs

A guide for consumers to learn about and make purchasing decisions pertaining to solar energy. There is information about how solar works, who is a good candidate for solar, and the different types of solar.