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Green Resources

Door County Library's special collection of materials focused on the environment includes subscription databases, books, videos, journal articles and games. Part of the LERN Center for Community Engagement, it is a library of resources and online catalog housing research and educational materials on the county’s natural heritage. Also included are  books recommended by the Sustain Door organization. This collection is a clearinghouse of educational materials and research documentation providing all in the community the foundation necessary to explore and investigate local environmental issues to address the critical needs of our community.

Door County Greenprint - Natural Resources Mapping  An in-depth analysis of lands for natural resource protection and land use planning.

Watts Up Meter An electronic tool available at the Door County Library. It measures power (watts) used by appliances and electronics.  It is an easy way to determine how much electricity — and money — it requires to operate various appliances.

Sustainable Door County An introduction to sustainability and how it applies to Door County.

Door County Land Information Portal   Land Records Search and Door County Web Map

Door County Groundwater Contamination Susceptibility Map

Free Books for creating paper crafts Located by the give away table in Sturgeon Bay. A book cart full of books with sheets giving examples and a list of books in InfoSoup with directions on creating beautiful book art!

 

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 GreenFile database

EBSCO research database, provided by BadgerLink, focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.

   
LOCAL GREEN ORGANIZATIONS COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS  
Door County Environmental Council Bayshore Property Owners  
Sustain Door, Inc. Door Property Owners  
Nature Conservancy - Door Peninsula Whitefish Bay Association  
Crossroads at Big Creek Friends of Ahnaphee Trail  
Door County Green Fund Glidden Drive Association  
Door County Land Trust, Inc Friends of Toft Point  
Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, Inc. Little Sturgeon Area Property Owners Association  
The Ridges Sanctuary Lake Forest Park Association
Door County Visitors Bureau  
League of Women Voters of Door County    
Whitetails Unlimited  local contact    
     

 

GREEN WISCONSIN    PARKS                                                             
University of Wisconsin Ecology and Natural Resources Collection    Peninsula State Park
     -includes the Aldo Leopold archives    Potowatomi State Park
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources    Whitefish Bay Dunes State Park
Environmental Education for Kids!    Newport State Park
     -Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources    Rock Island State Park
Wisconsin Environmental Public Health Tracking    Door County Parks System
1000 Friends of Wisconsin    
Wisconsin Historical Society Earth Day Gallery Photostream    
Wisconsin Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency    
     
GREEN ONLINE INFORMATION    
US Dept. of Energy: Energy Savers Tips    
Consumer Reports GreenerChoices    
   
Good Guide: Find safe health products    
350: Help lower pollution    
earth911: Recyle everything    
Sierra Club: the Green Life    
Freecycle: Free local recyling    
US Environmental Protection Agency