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Agriculture

  • Make Your Own Wildlife Habitat
    Individual ActionMake Your Own Wildlife HabitatLearn how to build a wildlife habitat in your own backyard, and become certified through the National Wildlife Federation.
  • Conewago Creek Initiative
    Learn MoreConewago Creek InitiativeThe Conewago Creek Initiative seeks to improve water quality in the watershed by working with local residents and landowners in the community.
  • National Wildlife Week for Educators
    EducationNational Wildlife Week for EducatorsTeach students about wildlife with the National Wildlife Week educator resources.
  • Watershed Learning Animation
    Learn MoreWatershed Learning AnimationLearn how watersheds work in the United States and how they impact us on many levels from the USDA’s Watershed Learning animation.
  • Explore Plants
    Learn MoreExplore PlantsLearn more about native wildflowers, plants, and landscapes through this plant database and image gallery from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
  • Find Your Watershed
    Learn MoreFind Your WatershedEnter your address to determine the watershed you live, work, or play in with this interactive map from the Philadelphia Water Department.
  • Surf Your Watershed
    Learn MoreSurf Your WatershedFind your watershed and discover the organizations that are working to protect water quality by visiting the Environmental Protection Agency.

Community Solutions

  • Rebuilding Together Philadelphia
    Community ActionRebuilding Together PhiladelphiaDownload a homeowner application for a home in need of essential repairs, organize a block build, or for more information on community projects visit Rebuilding Together Philadelphia - a not-for-profit organization bringing volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income areas.
  • Take Action Interactive: How to Make Your Community Sustainable
    Community ActionTake Action Interactive: How to Make Your Community SustainableExplore ways to take action in your own community through an interactive from Sustainable Cities.
  • Rocking the Boat
    Community ActionRocking the BoatRocking the Boat empowers young people to develop confidence and skills through educational programming centered around river restoration and community revitalization.
  • River Clean-Up
    Community ActionRiver Clean-UpLearn more about making an impact on the health of rivers and communities nationwide with resources from American Rivers.
  • Networking to protect and restore waters
    Learn MoreNetworking to protect and restore watersProtecting and restoring Schuylkill Waters through partnerships with organizations, businesses and governments is a priority of the Schuylkill Action Network.
  • Surf Your Watershed
    Learn MoreSurf Your WatershedFind your watershed and discover the organizations that are working to protect water quality by visiting the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Sustainable Cities
    Community ActionSustainable CitiesLearn more about the work done to advance the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of American's cities and towns from the Sustainable Cities Institute.
  • How to Build a Downspout Planter
    Individual ActionHow to Build a Downspout PlanterFollow these instructions to build your own self-watering, downspout planter from the Philadelphia Water Department.

Conservation and Land Use

  • Why Conserve Your Land?
    Individual ActionWhy Conserve Your Land?Learn more about conserving your land and explore tools to help with the process from the Land Trust Alliance.
  • Conservation and Green Infrastructure
    Learn MoreConservation and Green InfrastructureLearn more about what happens when conservation and green infrastructure come together through the strategies from the Conservation Fund.
  • Protect Endangered Species from Drought
    Learn MoreProtect Endangered Species from DroughtDiscover how you can help protect endangered species from harm during drought from the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan.

Drought

  • Interactive: Mapping the US Drought
    Learn MoreInteractive: Mapping the US DroughtUse this interactive map and chart to see how conditions have changed over time.
  • Drought’s Footprint
    Learn MoreDrought’s FootprintView drought's footprint through the years with this visual from the New York Times.
  • Drought Impact Reporter
    Learn MoreDrought Impact ReporterSelect your region and learn about the total impacts of drought on agriculture, energy, wildlife, etc from the Drought Impact Reporter.
  • Conserving Water in Times of Drought
    Learn MoreConserving Water in Times of DroughtLearn how San Antonio Water System’s water conservation programs have become a cornerstone of a long-term water management strategy.

Education

  • Fairmount Water Works Curriculum
    EducationFairmount Water Works Curriculum“Understanding the Urban Watershed” is a creative and practical K-8 curriculum designed for classroom teachers and informal educators who want to engage students in the compelling and evolving story of cities and their water systems. This comprehensive curriculum is produced by Fairmount Water Works, Philadelphia.
  • The Role of Water Virtual Classroom
    EducationThe Role of Water Virtual ClassroomParticipate in interactive lessons and "virtual" field trips to help you discover the many roles of water through the Virtual Classroom from San Antonio Water System.
  • San Antonio River Education
    EducationSan Antonio River EducationBecome watershed wise by accessing educational outreach materials from the San Antonio River Authority.
  • Edwards Aquifer Authority Education
    EducationEdwards Aquifer Authority EducationBrowse these resources about the aquifer and related issues for educators of all grade levels from the Edwards Aquifer Authority.
  • Penn State Stuckeman School
    EducationPenn State Stuckeman SchoolLearn how Penn State's Schools of Architecture and Landscape Architecture are furthering its mission to design places and spaces that foster and celebrate humanity.
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
    Learn MoreAmerican Society of Landscape ArchitectsLearn more about the profession of landscape architecture from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
  • Green Schoolyards: Turning Nature Into Classrooms
    Learn MoreGreen Schoolyards: Turning Nature Into ClassroomsView this example of a green schoolyard from Rosa Parks Elementary School in California.
  • Green Schools: Higher Education Guides
    Learn MoreGreen Schools: Higher Education GuidesLearn how you can make a difference on your campus with the Center for Green Schools Higher Education Guides. The Center is designed for teachers, students, administrators, elected officials, and communities to create programs, resources, and partnerships that transform all schools into healthy learning environments.
  • Green Building Education
    EducationGreen Building EducationGrow your green building knowledge and collaborate with building practitioners from around the world. Learn how from the U.S. Green Building Council.
  • Greening Our Water Workshop Guide
    Community ActionGreening Our Water Workshop GuideCheck out this new workshop guide designed to explore our relationship to water and to generate an action plan to ensure fresh water is available for generations to come. This guide is provided by Green For All.
  • Bronx Environmental Stewardship Training
    EducationBronx Environmental Stewardship TrainingLearn how protecting the environment can lead to full time employment with more from Sustainable South Bronx.

Green Buildings

  • Sustainable Sites Initiative
    Learn MoreSustainable Sites InitiativeThe Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) program is an interdisciplinary effort to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction and maintenance practices.
  • Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design
    Learn MoreLeadership in Energy & Environmental DesignLEED is third-party certification of green buildings. It serves as a tool that addresses the entire building life-cycle.
  • Green Roof Interactive
    Learn MoreGreen Roof InteractiveDiscover how you can save with a green roof through this green roof interactive tool from American Rivers.
  • Ecoroofs: Portland’s Rooftops
    Learn MoreEcoroofs: Portland’s RooftopsView the impacts and advantages of green roofing through the City of Portland, Oregon.
  • Green Buildings
    Learn MoreGreen BuildingsLearn the basics of green buildings from the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Green Building Education
    EducationGreen Building EducationGrow your green building knowledge and collaborate with building practitioners from around the world. Learn how from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Green Solutions

  • Conserving Water
    Individual ActionConserving WaterDiscover ten simple tips for saving water and helping rivers from American Rivers.
  • Start Saving Water
    Individual ActionStart Saving WaterLearn ways you can help preserve our nation's water resources through these simple steps and informational tools from the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Plant Trees: Become Part of the Solution
    Individual ActionPlant Trees: Become Part of the SolutionLearn how streamside forests are a natural, cost-effective solution to cleaner, healthier streams with the Stroud Water Research Center.
  • How to Build a Downspout Planter
    Individual ActionHow to Build a Downspout PlanterFollow these instructions to build your own self-watering, downspout planter from the Philadelphia Water Department.
  • 9 Ways to Make Green Infrastructure Work for Towns
    Community Action9 Ways to Make Green Infrastructure Work for TownsLearn how to implement green infrastructure initiatives in your community with this easy to use guide from the Regional Plan Association.
  • Economic Benefits of Green Infrastructure
    Learn MoreEconomic Benefits of Green InfrastructureGather more information from this report on the most cost-effective options for communities provided by green infrastructure from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
  • Manage Stormwater through Rain Gardens
    Learn MoreManage Stormwater through Rain GardensLearn more about managing stormwater with rain gardens from the Stroud Water Research Center.
  • Fairmount Water Works Curriculum
    EducationFairmount Water Works Curriculum“Understanding the Urban Watershed” is a creative and practical K-8 curriculum designed for classroom teachers and informal educators who want to engage students in the compelling and evolving story of cities and their water systems. This comprehensive curriculum is produced by Fairmount Water Works, Philadelphia.

Jobs

  • Work for Water
    Individual ActionWork for WaterExplore green careers and resources for students and job seekers developed by the American Water Works Association and Water Environmental Federation.
  • Getting Your Green Collar Job
    EducationGetting Your Green Collar JobGet connected to green jobs with resources from Green For All.
  • Green Building Education
    EducationGreen Building EducationGrow your green building knowledge and collaborate with building practitioners from around the world. Learn how from the U.S. Green Building Council.
  • Penn State Stuckeman School
    EducationPenn State Stuckeman SchoolLearn how Penn State's Schools of Architecture and Landscape Architecture are furthering its mission to design places and spaces that foster and celebrate humanity.
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
    Learn MoreAmerican Society of Landscape ArchitectsLearn more about the profession of landscape architecture from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
  • Bronx Environmental Stewardship Training
    EducationBronx Environmental Stewardship TrainingLearn how protecting the environment can lead to full time employment with more from Sustainable South Bronx.

Penn State

  • Penn State Plant Science Center for Green Roof Research
    Learn MorePenn State Plant Science Center for Green Roof ResearchPenn State’s Center for Green Roof Research is the only location in North America with small test green roofs on replicated buildings. The Center promotes their discoveries through education and outreach.
  • Penn State Stuckeman School
    EducationPenn State Stuckeman SchoolLearn how Penn State's Schools of Architecture and Landscape Architecture are furthering its mission to design places and spaces that foster and celebrate humanity.
  • Conewago Creek Initiative
    Learn MoreConewago Creek InitiativeThe Conewago Creek Initiative seeks to improve water quality in the watershed by working with local residents and landowners in the community.
  • Living Filter Facts
    Learn MoreLiving Filter FactsLearn more about Penn State’s Living Filter with these basic facts.
  • Artful Rainwater Design
    Learn MoreArtful Rainwater DesignLearn how the artful design of rainwater management amenities can positively influence user satisfaction and perceived value.

Philadelphia

  • Green City, Clean Waters
    Learn MoreGreen City, Clean WatersLearn more about the Philadelphia Water Department’s Green City, Clean Waters plan and stormwater management through these key concepts, stormwater management tools, and videos.
  • Fairmount Water Works Curriculum
    EducationFairmount Water Works Curriculum“Understanding the Urban Watershed” is a creative and practical K-8 curriculum designed for classroom teachers and informal educators who want to engage students in the compelling and evolving story of cities and their water systems. This comprehensive curriculum is produced by Fairmount Water Works, Philadelphia.
  • Rebuilding Together Philadelphia
    Community ActionRebuilding Together PhiladelphiaDownload a homeowner application for a home in need of essential repairs, organize a block build, or for more information on community projects visit Rebuilding Together Philadelphia - a not-for-profit organization bringing volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income areas.
  • Find Your Watershed
    Learn MoreFind Your WatershedEnter your address to determine the watershed you live, work, or play in with this interactive map from the Philadelphia Water Department.
  • 9 Ways to Make Green Infrastructure Work for Towns
    Community Action9 Ways to Make Green Infrastructure Work for TownsLearn how to implement green infrastructure initiatives in your community with this easy to use guide from the Regional Plan Association.
  • Green Schoolyards: Turning Nature Into Classrooms
    Learn MoreGreen Schoolyards: Turning Nature Into ClassroomsView this example of a green schoolyard from Rosa Parks Elementary School in California.
  • Subaru of America
    Learn MoreSubaru of AmericaSubaru of America is committed to being a leader in environmental initiatives while continuing to reduce their own footprint. As they proclaim, "Being green isn't a trend. It's who we are and what we stand for."
  • Stormwater Management in Pennsylvania
    Learn MoreStormwater Management in PennsylvaniaTake an in-depth look at some of the innovative solutions being applied to stormwater management challenges all over the state through case studies from StormwaterPA.
  • How to Build a Downspout Planter
    Individual ActionHow to Build a Downspout PlanterFollow these instructions to build your own self-watering, downspout planter from the Philadelphia Water Department.

Pollution

  • Monitor Your Local Waterbodies
    Individual ActionMonitor Your Local WaterbodiesParticipate and learn how to monitor your local waterbodies with the programs from the World Water Monitoring Challenge.
  • How Do We Prevent Water Pollution?
    Learn MoreHow Do We Prevent Water Pollution?Learn more on how pollution is affecting our river from American Rivers.
  • Clean Water Act Summary
    Learn MoreClean Water Act SummaryLearn more about the Clean Water Act and its programs through this summary from the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • National Association for Clean Water Agencies
    Learn MoreNational Association for Clean Water AgenciesNACWA works with the clean water community to explore fixes to the way the nation approaches its water quality needs.
  • Sustainable Landscape Animation
    Learn MoreSustainable Landscape AnimationView these animations to understand sustainable landscapes from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
  • Surf Your Watershed
    Learn MoreSurf Your WatershedFind your watershed and discover the organizations that are working to protect water quality by visiting the Environmental Protection Agency.

Portland

  • Ecoroofs: Portland’s Rooftops
    Learn MoreEcoroofs: Portland’s RooftopsView the impacts and advantages of green roofing through the City of Portland, Oregon.
  • Green Roof Interactive
    Learn MoreGreen Roof InteractiveDiscover how you can save with a green roof through this green roof interactive tool from American Rivers.
  • Community Stormwater Management Partnerships
    Learn MoreCommunity Stormwater Management PartnershipsExplore stormwater management and successful community partnerships with examples from Portland, Oregon.
  • Sustainable Cities
    Community ActionSustainable CitiesLearn more about the work done to advance the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of American's cities and towns from the Sustainable Cities Institute.
  • 9 Ways to Make Green Infrastructure Work for Towns
    Community Action9 Ways to Make Green Infrastructure Work for TownsLearn how to implement green infrastructure initiatives in your community with this easy to use guide from the Regional Plan Association.
  • Green Infrastructure Impacts
    Learn MoreGreen Infrastructure ImpactsLearn more about how green infrastructure can impact water quality, flooding, water supply, and private and public costs from the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Artful Rainwater Design
    Learn MoreArtful Rainwater DesignLearn how the artful design of rainwater management amenities can positively influence user satisfaction and perceived value.

Reuse

River Restoration

  • Endangered Rivers and What You Can Do
    Individual ActionEndangered Rivers and What You Can DoHelp spread the word to protect rivers and clean water with the help of American Rivers.
  • River Clean-Up
    Community ActionRiver Clean-UpLearn more about making an impact on the health of rivers and communities nationwide with resources from American Rivers.
  • Plant Trees: Become Part of the Solution
    Individual ActionPlant Trees: Become Part of the SolutionLearn how streamside forests are a natural, cost-effective solution to cleaner, healthier streams with the Stroud Water Research Center.
  • San Antonio River Restoration
    Learn MoreSan Antonio River RestorationLearn about sustaining and enriching life in the San Antonio River watershed with more information from the San Antonio River Authority.
  • Bronx River Alliance
    Learn MoreBronx River AllianceLearn more about the Bronx River and the Bronx River Greenway Plan with the Bronx River Alliance.
  • Surf Your Watershed
    Learn MoreSurf Your WatershedFind your watershed and discover the organizations that are working to protect water quality by visiting the Environmental Protection Agency.

San Antonio

  • San Antonio Water System
    Learn MoreSan Antonio Water SystemLearn more about water recycling, xeriscaping, recharge zones, conservation programs and much more with information from the San Antonio Water System.
  • San Antonio River Restoration
    Learn MoreSan Antonio River RestorationLearn about sustaining and enriching life in the San Antonio River watershed with more information from the San Antonio River Authority.
  • San Antonio River Education
    EducationSan Antonio River EducationBecome watershed wise by accessing educational outreach materials from the San Antonio River Authority.
  • Edwards Aquifer Authority Education
    EducationEdwards Aquifer Authority EducationBrowse these resources about the aquifer and related issues for educators of all grade levels from the Edwards Aquifer Authority.
  • Edwards Aquifer
    Learn MoreEdwards AquiferBrowse to learn more about aquifers with videos, interactive data, and maps from the Edwards Aquifer Authority.
  • The Role of Water Virtual Classroom
    EducationThe Role of Water Virtual ClassroomParticipate in interactive lessons and "virtual" field trips to help you discover the many roles of water through the Virtual Classroom from San Antonio Water System.
  • Protect Endangered Species from Drought
    Learn MoreProtect Endangered Species from DroughtDiscover how you can help protect endangered species from harm during drought from the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan.
  • Conserving Water
    Individual ActionConserving WaterDiscover ten simple tips for saving water and helping rivers from American Rivers.
  • Start Saving Water
    Individual ActionStart Saving WaterLearn ways you can help preserve our nation's water resources through these simple steps and informational tools from the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Water Stress Index Tool
    Learn MoreWater Stress Index ToolView the water stress index for your home area with this interactive tool from Growing Blue.

Stormwater Management

  • Green Stormwater Infrastructure Tools
    Learn MoreGreen Stormwater Infrastructure ToolsLearn more about the mix of green stormwater infrastructure tools used by the Philadelphia Water Department.
  • Manage Stormwater through Rain Gardens
    Learn MoreManage Stormwater through Rain GardensLearn more about managing stormwater with rain gardens from the Stroud Water Research Center.
  • Fairmount Water Works Curriculum
    EducationFairmount Water Works Curriculum“Understanding the Urban Watershed” is a creative and practical K-8 curriculum designed for classroom teachers and informal educators who want to engage students in the compelling and evolving story of cities and their water systems. This comprehensive curriculum is produced by Fairmount Water Works, Philadelphia.
  • Community Stormwater Management Partnerships
    Learn MoreCommunity Stormwater Management PartnershipsExplore stormwater management and successful community partnerships with examples from Portland, Oregon.
  • Artful Rainwater Design
    Learn MoreArtful Rainwater DesignLearn how the artful design of rainwater management amenities can positively influence user satisfaction and perceived value.
  • Surf Your Watershed
    Learn MoreSurf Your WatershedFind your watershed and discover the organizations that are working to protect water quality by visiting the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Stormwater Management in Pennsylvania
    Learn MoreStormwater Management in PennsylvaniaTake an in-depth look at some of the innovative solutions being applied to stormwater management challenges all over the state through case studies from StormwaterPA.

The Bronx

  • Bronx River Alliance
    Learn MoreBronx River AllianceLearn more about the Bronx River and the Bronx River Greenway Plan with the Bronx River Alliance.
  • Rocking the Boat
    Community ActionRocking the BoatRocking the Boat empowers young people to develop confidence and skills through educational programming centered around river restoration and community revitalization.
  • Community Greening
    Learn MoreCommunity GreeningLearn more about programs centered around economic and environmental issues through job training, community greening programs, and social enterprise from Sustainable South Bronx.
  • Endangered Rivers and What You Can Do
    Individual ActionEndangered Rivers and What You Can DoHelp spread the word to protect rivers and clean water with the help of American Rivers.
  • Green Building Education
    EducationGreen Building EducationGrow your green building knowledge and collaborate with building practitioners from around the world. Learn how from the U.S. Green Building Council.
  • Conserving Water
    Individual ActionConserving WaterDiscover ten simple tips for saving water and helping rivers from American Rivers.

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