Links and resources about tackling pollution
There are loads of places to visit so I've just selected a few which I like the best. And please avoid disappointment and don't send me more links, no matter how useful you think they are. Lots of people do but I simply don't have time to deal with them. Sorry!
Flying off to a warmer climate? - This is one of my favourites! Click the Flying off to a warmer climate link and find out how much fuel you use and pollution you create when you fly in an aeroplane.
Friends of the Earth: based in Britain but international in scope.
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF): Global network with 'Just for Kids' (and teachers) section. Beautiful site! Also in French and Spanish.
Greenpeace: find out about ocean dumping, toxics, and nuclear stuff.
The Imagination Factory Use your imagination and visit this wonderful site. Find out how to make art using materials most people throw away (and check out Trashasaurus Rex, a giant dinosaur made of solid waste).
Greenpeace USA: Toxic hotspots in the USA, PVC, toxic toys and other nasties figure in this site's 'Toxics' page. You can take immediate action online.
EEK - Environmental Education for Kids: Recycling and beyond and cool stuff.
Here you'll find everything you could possibly want to know about the
environment. There's also a section of educational resources and another
on things you can do to help
www.fueleconomy.gov is a great place to find out how different models of car, SUV and truck guzzle gas and cause pollution. Some are quite good; others really bad.
Earth911: Gasp! This is one cool site... Everything you wanted to know about recycling.
Recycling Guide Activities for home and school
Recycle your gadget for cash with O2 Supporting people and our planet through Think Big.
The Consumer Justice Foundation is dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers who have been harmed by a dangerous pharmaceutical drug or a defective consumer product
Recycle. Repurpose. Reward Here's a safe way to dispose of unwanted electronic devices (if you live in the USA). There is also an incentive to receive a gift card with each donation
A Guide to Recycling Boxes and More You can not only recycle boxes. You can re-use them and even have fun with them!
Recycling Saves Money! Everything you need to know about recycling here
The Water Pollution Guide: Kids often ask me about water pollution. In this guide, you can find out loads more about this - and about how you can help.
Guide to water pollution: from StartLocal, an Australian site which shows how water gets polluted and what you can do to decrease water pollution.
Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention: There are many household products used around your home. What do you know about them? (from the EPA)
American Lung Association: Help for those with lung disease or who are wanting to stop smoking
Mesothelioma is a deadly disease caused by asbestos pollution. There are many groups who are campaigning on behalf of people who are affected by this disease. Here are some:
Mesothelioma Treatment - provides mesothelioma patients with free resources, support, education, and referrals to experienced mesothelioma doctors
MesotheliomaHelp - Mesothelioma is deadly but this site offers help to both patients and caregivers
Mesothelioma Law Firm - Fighting for justice for asbestos victims and their families
Mesothelioma - Free information and support to help educate families about asbestos-related dangers
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is dedicated to serving mesothelioma victims and their families
The Pleural Mesothelioma Center Free information, resources and support to help people understand, fight and overcome the deadly illness caused by asbestos pollution
Asbestos.com Provides vital services and free resources for patients and families affected by mesothelioma.
MesotheliomaSurvivors.org, Mesothelioma Guide and Mesothelioma Resource Online This deadly illness (mesothelioma) is caused by asbestos fibres, a surprisingly common form of pollution. Find out all about it on these three sites.