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Note: the following links lead to external sites.

The Sightline Institute - daily news service that compiles sustainability related news local to the Pacific Northwest
http://daily.sightline.org/

The New York Times - news on climate science, solutions and policy
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/science/topics/globalwarming/

The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies - blog on environmental issues, many with a climate change focus
http://e360.yale.edu/

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s climate change and solid waste website
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/

The University of Washington Climate Impacts Group - interdisciplinary research group studying the impacts of natural climate variability and climate change on the Pacific Northwest
http://cses.washington.edu/cig/

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - scientific view on the current state of global climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences.
http://www.ipcc.ch/

RealClimate - commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists
http://www.realclimate.org/

King County efforts to address climate change - information on policy, efforts and performance related to meeting its climate change related goals
https://www.kingcounty.gov/climate

King County relevant recommendations and resources
https://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/climate/individual.aspx

The Washington State Department of Ecology - climate change science, Washington state impacts and state and regional solutions
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/climatechange/

The City of Seattle response to the climate change challenge
http://www.seattle.gov/climate and http://www.seattlecan.org

See how other local governments programs are addressing solid waste and climate change:

University of California - Berkeley Cool Climate Tool
http://coolclimate.berkeley.edu/

Alameda County
http://www.stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=862

Ecological Footprint Quiz – from the Center for a Sustainable Economy
http://www.myfootprint.org/

Carbon Footprint Calculator – from The Nature Conservancy
https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/consider-your-impact/carbon-calculator/

Business for Social Responsibility report on "Sustainable Consumption"
https://www.bsr.org/reports/BSR_New_Frontier_Sustainability.pdf Download PDF

Op-ed in The Oregonian (written by a former managing editor) on "the fallacy of sustainable growth"
http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2010/07/the_fallacy_of_growth_in_a_fin.html

The recession impact on consumption – from On Point with Tom Ashbrook
http://www.onpointradio.org/2010/08/how-we-save

But Will It Make You Happy? – from The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/business/08consume.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

Climate Change and Waste – from the United States Environmental Protection Agency
https://www.epa.gov/climatechange/climate-change-and-waste

Emissions equivalents to real-life examples – from the United States Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/calculator.html

GreenerChoices – from Consumer Reports
http://greenerchoices.org/

The Green Guide for Everyday Living – from National Geographic
http://www.thegreenguide.com

Buy Products that Make a Difference – from Energy Star
https://www.energystar.gov/

Stop Waste.Org Climate Pages
http://www.stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=959

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