Are you an eco bachelor or babe on the hunt for a friendly fling or long-term romance? At Earth Wise Singles you can peruse members of the opposite or same sex with interests like holistic medicine, organic farming, environmental activism, and the great outdoors. The site's database is shared with Veggie Singles 4 You.
This online dating service claims to be "The Meeting Place for People who want to make a Better World". Although traffic is just starting to grow, you might find a soul mate in this tight and eco-conscious online community.
A completely free site, Green-Passions offers forums, blogs, chat, videos, and, of course, personal ads featuring green singles looking to mingle. Users can search by interests like recycling, endangered species, alternative energy, organic farming, and animal rights.
Since 1985, vegetarian-owned and operated GreenSingles has been a place "where hearts and minds connect." Whether you're a SBM in Virginia looking to meet up with another guy into animal rights or a SWF in London looking for a dreamboat with a passion for conservationism, GreenSingles (originally a newsletter that hit the Web in 1996) makes searching for a compatible mate easy and breezy.
Are you an organic jeans-wearing, soy-loving, Prius-driving single gal who can't seem to find romance with someone with a similar lifestyle? Let Planet Earth Singles play cupid. Site features include instant messaging, Intimacy and Compatibility Tests, expert advice, invites to local events, and much more.
The National River Cleanup™ is a year-long event that kicks off May 31st - June 8th. Since this annual event began in 1991 more than 600,000 volunteers have participated in thousands of cleanups nationwide. 2007 was their biggest year with 95,000 volunteers in all 50 states plus Washington, DC removing 600 tons of trash from 7,453 miles of river.
Tremendous volunteer work is done every year on the 258 million acres of BLM public lands. In 2006, volunteers put in more than 1.3 million hours; the equivalent to the efforts of more than 700 full-time agency employees. The BLM 2006-2007 Annual Report Making a Difference details some of the volunteer endeavors.
This unusual volunteer opportunity is a national network of volunteer speakers in more than 33 states available to speak gratis about global warming pollution and climate change policy. These 250 people have given nearly 1,000 talks on college campuses, talk radio, at businesses, community centers, congregations, and retirement communities, reaching more than 20,000 people. Some of the speakers are climate experts but most are "educated citizens."
Find the local chapters or state offices nearest you and look into their volunteer possiblities. Audubon also runs The Puffin Project during the summer on seven sanctuaries in the Gulf of Maine which uses 30 volunteers.
Find out about all the volunteer possibilities at the nearest Nature Conservancy chapter. This nationwide group has protected more than 117 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers. Worldwide, they operate more than 100 marine conservation projects.
The jobs these 38,000 volunteers take on include banding birds at a national wildlife refuge, raising fish at a national fish hatchery, conducting wildlife surveys, giving a tour, or working to restore delicate habitat.
EcoNow Events are educational, interactive networking seminars aimed at connecting you with sustainable business leaders. Past events have focused on topics like "Affordable housing and its role in a sustainable future," "The current energy situation and the future of solar," and "Empowering consumers and transforming business."
EcoTuesday is a series of ad hoc events where sustainable business leaders mingle and share ideas with other sustainable business leaders, although everyone is welcome. EcoTuesday events have taken place in Seattle, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Atlanta.
Founded in London in 1989, Green Drinks is an international, self-organizing series of events that brings together green-minded folks in over 328 communities across the globe, from Sweden to Sri Lanka, Brazil to Botswana. Search for a Green Drinks chapter near you by country and city at the Green Drinks homepage.
Always hip and relevant, Greenopia, "The Urban Dwellers Guide to Green Living," is an excellent resource to keep abreast of green happenings in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas through its "Eco Events" section.
LiveGreen connects local, green businesses with consumers seeking easy and affordable ways to live a greener life. Members of the LiveGreen family receive discounts for their favorite stores and restaurants in their area.
Chef's Collaborative Local Food Search allows site users to search for member restaurants serving sustainable cuisine in their area. Member restaurants serve seasonal, local, and environmentally friendly foods, including only food items that have been sustainably grown or fished. Members also buy foods that are grown in accordance with diversity preservation and traditional practices. The organization has more than 1,000 members nationwide.
The Eat Well Guide offers a free online directory of almost 9,000 farms, restaurants, stores, bed & breakfasts, and other outlets that offer sustainably farmed meat, poultry, and dairy products as well as flower products in the US and Canada. Enter your zip code or use the advanced search feature to look for antibiotic- and hormone-free animal products, as well as those raised via sustainable production methods, including organic, pasture-raised, and heritage.
The FoodRoutes Network sponsors Buy Fresh Buy Local chapters throughout the country. These chapters find ways to connect consumers to local food vendors via outreach education, community events, festivals, and farmers markets. Check for a BFBL chapter in your area to see where to buy locally grown produce, flowers, meat, and other foods.
At Happy Cow you can find restaurants that serve local and organic produce—and no meat at all—as a way to bypass altogether the environmental degradation associated with meat production. The website lists restaurants (and health food stores) in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and the Middle East, South America, and Africa.
Find organic, sustainably grown meats, dairy products, and other foods at local farmer's markets, community-supported agriculture co-ops (CSAs), family farms, and restaurants in your area. Local Harvest provides nationwide directories. In addition, the organization offers locally grown meat and animal products from family farms around the country via its online store—everything from bison and emu meat to duck eggs and sheep cheese.
Low Impact Living has compiled a resource listing many organic restaurants across the United States. Links on the main page will take you to lists and descriptions of organic restaurants in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Seattle. For other locations, click on the link to nationwide organic restaurants.
Organic Kitchen provides a list of restaurants serving organic food and beverages by state. The list is not comprehensive—a highlighting of Organic Kitchen's picks—but is constantly growing.
This website database lists restaurants, farms, CSAs, and food vendors who sell organic foods in the United States, the United Kingdom, and around the world. The site also includes information about organic health, organic farming and gardening, and other organic practices.
With offices in London and San Francisco, Bright Green has the inside track on eco-jobs in the US and UK. Job listings are for those just entering the green jobs arena, as well as for those with a green track record. Register your CV with Bright Green and you'll hear when appropriate job opportunities come along. One nice touch: Bright Green plants a tree for every person who gets a job through its service.
This site features jobs in the US and Canada. You can sort through jobs alphabetically or by date posted, or look at companies, nonprofits, federal laboratories, and law firm categories. There's also a "specialized sites" section which lists companies and organizations that list jobs.
Browse by job categories, including a category for international environmental jobs and one for environmental jobs in higher education. You can also check out environmental degree programs and internships, plus sign up for e-mail alerts in job areas you target.
Plug into 25 different categories of green jobs from administration/general management to travel and hospitality. Then narrow your search by choosing entry-, mid-, or senior-level or peruse internship/volunteer opportunities.
A simple set up allows you to search by green job category (19 of them), state, and job level (entry, mid, senior, internship/fellowship, contract/consultant). Or look at jobs by the date they were posted.
More than just a job search resource, Idealist is a project of the nonprofit Action Without Borders. This interactive site allows people to exchange resources and ideas as well as locate nonprofit jobs, volunteer opportunities, and internships. Idealist doesn't focus on green jobs but categories include "environment and ecology" and "energy conservation and green living".
Hip, roomy messenger bag with an exterior made of 100 percent waterproof recycled inner tubes from Seattle bike shops and strap made from a recycled seatbelt. Multiple interior pockets with space to fit laptops with up to 17" screens.
The set includes a front light with four super-bright white LEDs and rear light with seven super-bright red LEDs, both in tough, water-resistant cases. Front light runs on four AA batteries for 110 hours in steady mode, or 300 hours in flash mode while the back light runs on two AAA batteries for up to 50 hours in steady mode, or 150 hours in flash mode.
The material for these backpacks comes from 100 percent post-consumer recycled rubber (Florida tires). They're fully lined, have a convertible strap, outer magnetic snap pocket and inner zipper pocket. They come in black, peanut or a black/peanut color combination.
Heavy duty hemp backpack with triple-stitched construction for durability and strength with padding on the back, bottom and straps for your comfort. It has six zippered compartments, nine pockets, twin cargo straps, bottle pockets on each side and room to securely hold your laptop.
Hokey Spokes puts the glitz into safety lighting with transparent "blades" that attach to your bicycle spokes. They explain their product by saying, "as these blades spin during riding, a computer inside the blades modulates the internal LED lights so that design images and custom text appear."
This headlight can be quickly mounted or removed without tools and contains three bright LEDs which operate in flashing or steady mode. The light runs up to 100 hours on the included two AA batteries.
They have five hemp backpacks to choose from; all are made from certified organic hemp, processed without chemicals or pesticides. The HBP3 Zip Backpack is their mid-priced, mid-sized model.
The set includes one white front-facing and one red back-facing light that uses LED technology and high-power neodymium magnets (non-friction) in an innovative self-contained electrical system. Lights flash on and off as you pedal and stop when the bike stops.
The Voltaic Backpack has three light weight, waterproof solar panels that can charge up your cell phones, sat phones, PDAs, GPSs, iPods and cameras (not laptops) while you bike or walk. When not in the sun, the battery can be charged using the AC travel charger or DC car charger.
Flowers are picked daily from this organic family farm and shipped overnight anywhere in the US. Shop by price or occasion (birthdays, weddings, anniversaries). California Organic Flowers also offers a flower gift club.
Diamond Organics distributes organic goods, including flowers from organic farmers in California and Hawaii. Choose from seasonal varieties, such as calendula and anenomes, as well as tropical flowers, including heliconia and bird of paradise.
Looking for something to give to a business associate or the impossible-to-buy for but flowers just won't do? Try one of these gift baskets filled with organic wine, cheese, and a bread. Or opt for their nut and dried fruit options, or the fruit and goodies basket, depending on your recipient’s taste.
Growers of Certified Organic and Certified Biodynamic flowers, this producer specializes in cool orchids, including Masdavallia, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Laelia, and Epidendrum. Flowers by the Sea also grows and ships produce and fruit.
Organic Bouquet ships flowers nationwide that are certified both by the USDA and by Veriflora. Organic Bouquet also offers organic chocolates and other gourmet food items, as well as a monthly gift club. Earn Eco-Points on all orders for use toward future purchases.