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Abrasive Blasting [PDF]
Abstract: Report on sand and other abrasive blasting. Includes process descriptions, dust control techniques and emission evaluations.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ttnchie1/ap42/ch13/bgdocs/b13s02-6.pdf

Ambient Levels and Noncancer Health Effects of Inhaled Crystalline and Amorphous Silica [PDF]
Abstract: Sandblasting exposes workers to dust. This is an EPA technical risk assessment of the noncancer health effects from crystalline silica exposure.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/NCEA/pdfs/0604.pdf

Arc Welding Safety
Abstract: Suggestions and guidelines for minimizing risks when using arc welders.
Source: The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
URL: http://www.nasdonline.org/docs/d000801-d000900/d000873/d0008
73.html

Automotive and Engine Products
Abstract: Simple steps to manage motor oil, antifreeze and gasoline used in cars, lawnmowers and small machinery.
Source: King County
URL: http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/wdidw/Materials.asp

Control Technology Assessment for the Welding Operations
Abstract: Results of a study to identify, observe, and evaluate measures which may reduce the amount of fumes a worker is exposed to during welding. The goals of the study were to measure fume exposures during stainless steel welding, using different rod types and rod diameters, and to evaluate the effect of local exhaust ventilation during outdoor welding operations.
Source: Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)
URL: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/weldingcuttingbrazing/report_boiler
makers/boilermakers.html

Efficient Wood Use in Residential Construction
Abstract: Describes the advantages of several wood-efficient approaches to design, material selection, and construction in residential applications.
Source: Natural Resources Defense Council
URL: http://www.nrdc.org/cities/building/rwoodus.asp

Factors to Consider in Selecting a Farm Irrigation System
Abstract: Discusses best use of common systems including low pressure and drip irrigation systems. Also gives options for energy and water sources.
Source: University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service
URL: http://www.caes.uga.edu/publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=697
9

Fertilizing with Manure [PDF]
Abstract: Outlines a systematic method to manage nutrients from manures. Describes how to: decide if manure is a good choice; determine nutrient content; estimate nutrient availability based on manure type, handling, and nutrient content; calculate application rates and calibrate manure spreaders; store manure and test soil and monitor crops to adjust manure application rates. It also provides tools to evaluate long-term effects of manure applications on soil quality.
Source: Washington State University Extension
URL: http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/pnw0533/pnw0533.pdf

Guides to Pollution Prevention - Research and Educational Institutions [PDF]
Abstract: This guide provides an overview of waste generating processes and operations which occur in educational or research institutions. The guide also presents options for minimizing waste generation through source reduction and recycling.
Source: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.istc.illinois.edu/info/library_docs/other_pubs/p2
_guide_research_and_educational.pdf

Guides to Pollution Prevention - Research and Educational Institutions [PDF]
Abstract: This guide provides an overview of waste generating processes and operations which occur in educational or research institutions. The guide also presents options for minimizing waste generation through source reduction and recycling.
Source: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.istc.illinois.edu/info/library_docs/other_pubs/p2
_guide_research_and_educational.pdf

IPM for Pennsylvania Schools
Abstract: Integrated Pest Manament (IPM) uses information about pests? life cycles to manage them with the least impact on people and the environment. This manual encourages schools to develop IPM programs and train their personnel to become familiar with IPM practices.
Source: Pennsylvania State University
URL: http://extension.psu.edu/ipm

Irrigation Systems and Water Application Efficiencies
Abstract: Water application efficiency is an irrigation concept that is important both in system selection and design and in irrigation management. This paper gives an overview of various systems covering water losses, uniformity, and crop response
Source: Center for Irrigation Technology
URL: http://www.wateright.org/880104.asp

Laboratory Self-Audit and Preferred Practices
Abstract: Using these on-line guides will help educators who manage teaching laboratories examine how they currently prevent pollution, manage waste, and make decisions about how to improve their facilities.
Source: Peaks to Prairies Pollution Prevention Information Center
URL: http://peakstoprairies.org/p2bande/voed/AuditMain.cfm

Laboratory Waste Management Guide
Abstract: This guide helps analytical, medical, teaching, and biotechnology labs properly manage hazardous materials and reduce hazardous waste. It addresses facilities management, including water conservation, drain protection and chemical storage. It also discusses reducing, managing and disposing of hazardous chemicals.
Source: Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, WA
URL: http://www.lhwmp.org/home/publications/index.aspx

Land Application of Livestock and Poultry Manure
Abstract: Livestock and poultry manures contain nutrient elements that can support crop production and enhance the chemical and physical properties of soil. Manure can be an asset to livestock and poultry operations when its nutrients are used for fertilizer. This publication provides information on: 1) the nutrient content of manures; 2) how to determine application rates for maximum crop production and 3) using management techniques to maximize the fertilization potential of farm manures.
Source: University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service
URL: http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/c826/c826.htm

Occupational Noise Exposure
Abstract: Provides a recommended standard for reducing the risk of developing permanent hearing loss that results from exposure to occupational noise. This evaluation goes beyond attempting to conserve hearing by focusing on preventing occupational noise-induced hearing loss.
Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/98-126.html

Pesticide Storage and Mixing Facilities
Abstract: Most cases of groundwater contamination by agricultural chemicals have been caused by improper storage or mixing and loading of chemicals. For this reason agricultural chemical storage and handling practices have been targeted by federal and state legislation across the U. S. Dealers and applicators are encouraged to construct safe chemical storage and mixing/loading facilities with secondary containment. This bulletin explains how.
Source: Univeristy of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service
URL: http://www.caes.uga.edu/publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=697
9

Pesticides and Schools -- Parent Notification
Abstract: How to monitor and notify the public of pesticide use around school facilities, required by law in Washington State.
Source: King County
URL: http://www.govlink.org/hazwaste/interagency/ipm/schoolIPM.ht
ml

Pollution Prevention in Business
Abstract: Discusses pollution revention strategies for small businesses. Many applications are equally important in educational facilities.
Source: University of Nebraska Extension Service
URL: http://ianrpubs.unl.edu/wastemgt/nf122.htm

Preventing Silicosis and Deaths in Construction Workers
Abstract: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Alert outlines health risks, gives case studies of good and bad dust control and makes recommendations for reducing health risks.
Source: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/consilic.html

Six Steps for a Successful Paint Project
Abstract: Guidance for purchasing the right amount of paint for a project. Also provides information about choosing the right paint, using it safely and what to do at the end of a project.
Source: King County Local Hazardous Waste Program
URL: http://www.lhwmp.org/home/HHW/hhw.aspx

Urban Integrated Pest Management
Abstract: Integrated pest management (IPM) is the balanced use of all available pest control methods. The goal is to maintain acceptable quality and productivity while minimizing costs and adverse effects on the environment.
Source: North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
URL: http://ipm.ncsu.edu/urban/cropsci/toc.html

Using Solvents Safely
Abstract: Describes safe work methods, health concerns, solvent management approaches and gives references.
Source: Hazard Evaluation System and Information Service (HESIS)
URL: http://www.dhs.ca.gov/ohb/HESIS/solvmenu.htm?

Vocational Education in the United States: Toward the Year 2000 [PDF]
Abstract: Describes trends in participation in secondary and postsecondary vocational education. Also presents findings about the academic preparation of high school students who participate in vocational education, relevant school reform efforts, and transitions after high school.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics
URL: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2000/2000029.pdf


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Environmental, Health & Safety Issues Involving the Burlington, MA Public School System
Abstract: Extensive review of environmental and health and safety (EHS) issues involving the Burlington, Massachusetts public school system.
Source: Burlington Board of Health
URL: http://www.epa.gov/Region7/education_resources/teachers/ehss
tudy/index.htm

The New American Farmer
Abstract: A 160-page collection of in-depth interviews with farmers and ranchers describing their diverse operations, profitability, quality of life, and impact on the environment.
Source: Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (USDA-SARE)
URL: http://www.sare.org/publications/naf.htm


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Anti-freeze Recycling [PDF]
Abstract: Describes methods for recycling anti-freeze and justification for recycling it. Compares on-site recycling, mobile recycling service, and off-site recycling.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region09/waste/p2/autofleet/antifreeze.pd
f

Aqueous Cleaning Solutions [PDF]
Abstract: Aqueous cleaning is a cost effective alternative to chlorinated solvents. This paper describes options and explains how aqueous units work. It also gives case studies.
Source: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region09/waste/p2/autofleet/autoclean.pdf

Floor Cleanup [PDF]
Abstract: Floor drains are common sources of pollution and regulatory violations. This publication identifies reasons, methods and equipment for adopting a "dry shop" policy for shop floor cleanup.
Source: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region09/waste/p2/autofleet/floor.pdf


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Agricultural Best Management Practices
Abstract: The production of food and fiber often requires complex strategies that must balance profitable and efficient farming with concerns about water quality and quantity. This fact sheet outlines potential pollution prevention methods.
Source: The Ohio State University Extension
URL: http://ohioline.osu.edu/aex-fact/0464.html

Chemicals Commonly Associated with Welding, Cutting and Brazing
Abstract: This list identifies the chemicals used and links each chemical to the corresponding entry in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Chemical Sampling Guide giving exposure levels, health risks, and monitoring information.
Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
URL: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/weldingcuttingbrazing/chemicals.htm
l

Composting: Basic How-To
Abstract: Provides basic information about composting,
Source: Alameda County Waste Management Authority & Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board
URL: http://www.stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=442

Conservation Tillage Facts
Abstract: Describes what it is, how it helps and what crops can most likely benefit. Also links to more detailed information.
Source: Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
URL: http://www.conservationinformation.org/?action=learningcente
r_core4_convotill

Dead Animal Disposal Laws in Missouri
Abstract: Gives various options for disposal of carcasses based on Missouri's guidelines
Source: Missouri Extension Service
URL: http://extension.missouri.edu/xplor/envqual/wq0216.htm

Definition of Pollution Prevention
Abstract: Pollution Prevention is any activity that reduces or eliminates pollutants prior to recycling, treatment, control or disposal. Such activities are: good housekeeping, inventory control, in-process recycling, product substitution, process changes, and waste segregation.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/p2home/pubs/p2policy/definitions
.htm

Do Your Process Materials Contain Regulated Chemicals? [PDF]
Abstract: This fact sheet describes how to read a material safety data sheet (MSDS) to find out if your materials are hazardous.
Source: Washington State Department of Ecology
URL: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/pubs/97213b.pdf

Managing Nonpoint Source Pollution from Agriculture
Abstract: Nonpoint source (NPS) pollution from agricultural activities is the leading source of impairment to surveyed rivers and lakes, the third largest source of impairments to surveyed estuaries, and also a major contributor to ground water contamination and wetlands degradation. This is an overview of activities and causes.
Source: EPA Office of Water
URL: http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/outreach/point6.cfm

Managing Nonpoint Source Pollution from Agriculture
Abstract: Nonpoint source (NPS) pollution from agricultural activities is the leading source of impairment to surveyed rivers and lakes, the third largest source of impairments to surveyed estuaries, and also a major contributor to ground water contamination and wetlands degradation. This is an overview of activities and causes.
Source: EPA Office of Water
URL: http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/outreach/point6.cfm

Material Safety Data Sheet Fact Sheet
Abstract: As environmental regulations expand in scope and influence, it is important to manage materials pro-actively. An MSDS is a tool for evaluating products used in a lab and also for evaluating their potential risks.
Source: Montana Extension Pollution Prevention Program
URL: http://siri.org/msds/

Nonpoint Source - Water Quality Information
Abstract: A series of fact sheets on best management practices (BMPs) for activities that are likely to impact drinking water sources. Topics include: agricultural fertilizers, storage tanks, vehicle washing, small scale application of pesticides and more. The fact sheets are also used in conjunction with a source water protection training course (contact information given).
Source: South Dakota Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources
URL: http://denr.sd.gov/dfta/wp/wqinfo.aspx

Nonpoint Source - Water Quality Information
Abstract: A series of fact sheets on best management practices (BMPs) for activities that are likely to impact drinking water sources. Topics include: agricultural fertilizers, storage tanks, vehicle washing, small scale application of pesticides and more. The fact sheets are also used in conjunction with a source water protection training course (contact information given).
Source: South Dakota Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources
URL: http://denr.sd.gov/dfta/wp/wqinfo.aspx

Paints, Solvents and Wood Preservatives [PDF]
Abstract: Oil-based paint, thinners, strippers, and wood preservatives contain volatile hydrocarbons and other toxic chemicals. This fact sheet lists alternatives.
Source: Washington Toxics Coalition
URL: http://watoxics.org/files/paints.pdf

Paints, Solvents and Wood Preservatives [PDF]
Abstract: Oil-based paint, thinners, strippers, and wood preservatives contain volatile hydrocarbons and other toxic chemicals. This fact sheet lists alternatives.
Source: Washington Toxics Coalition
URL: http://watoxics.org/files/paints.pdf

Recycling Programs in Schools
Abstract: Overview and outline for students and teachers of suggested methods to use when setting up a recycling program for a school.
Source: Maine State Planning Office
URL: http://www.maine.gov/spo/recycle/schools/k12recycle.htm

Research and Educational Laboratory Waste Reduction [PDF]
Abstract: Introduction to P2 in an educational laboratory with suggestions for basic best management practices.
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/04/03852.pdf

Waste Minimization Priority Chemicals & Chemical Fact Sheets
Abstract: Series of fact sheets providing information about 30 chemicals EPA has identified for priority voluntary waste minimization. The list includes 27 organic chemicals and 3 metals commonly used in pesticides, solvents and other products.
Source: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/wastemin/priority.htm

Welding Safety on the Farm
Abstract: Covers safety and health concerns and equipment and practices for safer welding.
Source: University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service
URL: http://www.nasdonline.org/docs/d000901-d001000/d000941/d0009
41.html

What Makes a Waste Hazardous? [PDF]
Abstract: Explains the methodology for identifying hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Also gives the RCRA Hotline contact information for questions about specific wastes.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/waste/wycd/manag-hw/e00-001e.pdf


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CSREES State Partners
Abstract: Hosts the directory of land-grant universities which are state partners of CSREES. Also included are links to funding opportunities and news.
Source: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES)
URL: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/

Effects of Voluntary Agricultural Best Management Practice Implementation on Water Quality
Abstract: Literature review of publications indicating the effectiveness of voluntary programs related to livestock production and nutrient management. A summary provides some interpretations of the results. Both hard-copy and on-line resources are listed.
Source: University of Georgia - Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
URL: http://agp2.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Effects-of-Volunt
ary-BMPs.doc

NRCS Regional and State Offices
Abstract: NRCS helps agricultural land owners conserve, maintain, and improve natural resources and environment through partnerships. This site gives local contacts all around the U.S.
Source: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
URL: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/about
/org

State Agricultural Profiles
Abstract: A summary and overview of agriculture in each state. Includes facts about climate, soil, crops, animals and area devoted to agriculture.
Source: USDA Agriculture in the Classroom
URL: http://www.agclassroom.org/teacher/index.htm


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Environmental Management Systems: An Implementation Guide for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
Abstract: Describes how to take a systematic approach to attaining environmental and organizational goals.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/owm/iso14001/wm046200.htm#guide1

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Guide
Abstract: A reference for government and school purchasers who want to make wiser purchasing choices. Purchasing environmentally preferable products can reduce workplace hazards, reduce energy use, and protect natural resources. Alternatives in over 30 product areas are offered, providing cost and performance information.
Source: Minnesota Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board
URL: http://www.rethinkrecycling.com/government/eppg/tools/eppg-r
esources

Guide to Cleaner Technologies - Alternatives to Chlorinated Solvents [PDF]
Abstract: Elimination or reduction of the use of chlorinated cleaning and degreasing solvents is the main focus of the technologies covered in the Guide.
Source: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/02/01066.pdf

IAQ Tools for Schools
Abstract: Guidance to prevent and solve, with minimal cost and involvement, the majority of indoor air problems. Presents a well-defined set of operations and maintenance activities for school staff to follow.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/tfs/guidtoc.html

IAQ Tools for Schools
Abstract: Guidance to prevent and solve, with minimal cost and involvement, the majority of indoor air problems. Presents a well-defined set of operations and maintenance activities for school staff to follow.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/tfs/guidtoc.html

Irrigation Scheduling Checkbook Method
Abstract: Proper timing of irrigation water applications is a crucial decision for a farm manager to: 1) meet the water needs of the crop to prevent yield loss due to water stress; 2) maximize the irrigation water use efficiency resulting in beneficial use and conservation of the local water resources; and 3) minimize the leaching potential of nitrates and certain pesticides that may impact the quality of the groundwater.
Source: University of Minnesota Extension Service
URL: http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/cropsystems/DC1322
.html

Laboratory Waste Minimization and Pollution Prevention: A Guide for Teachers
Abstract: Explains how to minimize the hazardous wastes and other undesirable by-products generated by experiments performed in classroom laboratories. It is intended for middle school, high school, and college science teachers.
Source: Battelle Seattle Research Center
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/00779.htm

Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship
Abstract: The nationally developed educational curriculum includes 26 independent lessons addressing animal dietary strategies, manure storage and treatment, land application and nutrient management, and outdoor air quality, as well as producer-friendly assessment tools, and PowerPoint presentations with speaker notes. The curriculum is available for order in several formats either on-line or by calling MWPS at 1-800-562-3618.
Source: Midwest Plan Service (MWPS)
URL: http://www.lpes.org/

Master Composter Training: Instructor's Manual [PDF]
Abstract: Composting can significantly reduce the solid waste stream and improve soil for healthy plants. Manual includes information on organizing a "Master Composter Training" including program preparation, class assignments and presentations.
Source: Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board
URL: http://recycle.stopwaste.org/library/data/master_comp_instru
ctors-man.pdf

Mercury in Schools
Abstract: Curriculum with general information about mercury, where it is commonly found in schools and what can be done about it. Includes activities for teachers, the classroom and the community.
Source: University of Wisconsin's Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center (SHWEC)
URL: http://www.mercuryinschools.uwex.edu/curriculum/index.htm

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Abstract: Intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. The information should help users recognize and control occupational chemical hazards.
Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Abstract: Intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. The information should help users recognize and control occupational chemical hazards.
Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/

Petroleum Product Storage Practices on the Farm
Abstract: Fuel from leaking storage facilities poses health risks, environmental hazards, and fire and explosion hazards. It is one of the greatest threats to the quality of ground water. This handbook discusses fuels and their storage (USTs and ASTs), reporting and record-keeping requirements, liability for clean-up, property transfer, insurance, closing fuel USTs and risk assessment.
Source: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency/Purdue University
URL: http://www.epa.gov/seahome/farmfuel.html

Pollution Prevention Curriculum for Vehicle Maintenance [PDF]
Abstract: Designed to help instructors integrate environmental practices into automotive technology classrooms and laboratories. Thirteen modules are designed to be incorporated into existing vehicle maintenance curriculums including dealing with solid and hazardous wastes, collision repair, and general pollution prevention practices. Student edition also available.
Source: Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC)
URL: http://pprc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Auto_Body_Surface
_Coating_Guide.pdf

Producer's Compliance Guide for CAFO's
Abstract: Describes EPA's regulations for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The Guide includes sections that describe EPA's CAFO regulations, who they affect, what they require, and what assistance is available. If you own or operate a CAFO, you can use this guide to figure out what you need to do to comply with the CAFO regulations.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/afo/compliance.cfm

Small Business Waste Reduction Guide
Abstract: Overview, tip sheets, case studies, checklists and regulations pertaining to many teaching lab activities -- building trades, groundskeeping, ag business, health care (vet clinics), coating and painting, metal fabrication and machining, vehicle maintenance. Go to the "Detailed Table of Contents" to go directly to the section you want.
Source: University of Wisconsin - Extension
URL: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/ag/sus/sbdc/sections.htm

Soil Management Series
Abstract: Aimed at improving soil performance by providing the background science needed to monitor soil and understand how to modify general recommendations to suit the needs of a particular plot. Includes sections on: Soil Management, Compaction, Manure Management, Organic Matter Management, Soil Biology and Soil Management.
Source: University of Minnesota Extension Service
URL: http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/cropsystems/DC7398
.html

Sustainable Small Scale Nursery Production [PDF]
Abstract: Focuses on sustainable production of nursery plants not only in the field but also in containers. Some of the topics covered include integrated pest management, weed control and alternative fertilizers. Topics related to business management are also introduced.
Source: Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA)
URL: http://www.attra.org/attra-pub/PDF/nursery.pdf

Water Quality Handbook for Nurseries [PDF]
Abstract: A guide to utilizing best management practices (BMPs) in the nursery to produce quality plants while protecting water quality.
Source: Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
URL: http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-2
222/e-951.pdf

Yard and Garden Care: How it Affects Your Health and Environment
Abstract: Drawn from the Home*A*Syst program, this guide covers soil testing, lawn type and maintenance, fertilizers and pesticides, ground covers and erosion protection, composting, and water conservation. Helps identify and evaluate pollution risks and gives tips for reducing those risks.
Source: University of Missouri Extension Service
URL: http://extension.missouri.edu/xplor/envqual/eqm105f.htm


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Ag Container Recycling Council
Abstract: Gives information on acceptable materials (HDPE crop protection product containers) and how to prepare them for recycling. Also provides information about contracted recyclers serving each state.
Source: Ag Container Recycling Council
URL: http://www.acrecycle.org/

Aquaculture Network Information Center (AquaNIC)
Abstract: AquaNIC seeks to provide access to all electronic aquaculture information at the national and international level. Their collection includes an extensive list of fact sheets, tools and access to discussion groups.
Source: Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program
URL: http://www.gulfbase.org/organization/view.php?oid=aquanic

Auto Repair Fact Sheets
Abstract: Links to pollution prevention fact sheets about auto repair and fleet maintenance.
Source: EPA Region 9
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region09/waste/p2/autofleet/factauto.html

Center for Integrated Pest Management
Abstract: The National Science Foundation Center for Integrated Pest Management (CIPM) was established in 1991 to serve a lead role in technology development, program implementation, training, and public awareness for IPM at the state, regional, and national level.
Source: National Science Foundation
URL: http://cipm.ncsu.edu/

Conservation Technology Information Center
Abstract: The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) is a national, public-private partnership that envisions agriculture using environmentally beneficial and economically viable natural resource systems.
Source: Conservation Technology Information Center
URL: http://www.ctic.purdue.edu/Core4/news/annc/CTfact.html

Energy Star for Schools
Abstract: Tools for schools to measure recent energy performance and estimate potential for improvement with resources to help improve energy efficiency.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.energystar.gov/?c=k12_schools.bus_school
sk12

Farm *A* Syst
Abstract: Farm*A*Syst is a partnership between government agencies and private business to educate landowners and managers about preventing pollution on farms, ranches, and in homes.
Source: University of Wisconsin
URL: http://www.uwex.edu/farmasyst/index.html

Maine Students Recycle
Abstract: Click on a link to learn more about a recycling and waste management topics.
Source: Maine State Planning Office
URL: http://www.maine.gov/spo/recycle/schools/schoolsrecycle.htm

National Agricultural Library (NAL)
Abstract: The NAL serves as the national repository of agricultural information with a mission to acquire, organize, manage, preserve, and provide access to this unique collection. They operate under the belief that agricultural information is more accessible to more people through technology.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
URL: http://www.nal.usda.gov/

Steel Recycling
Abstract: Links to publications and a general fact sheet about steel recycling, a curriculum for kindergarten through grade 12 students, and a database to find steel recycling centers near any community.
Source: Steel Recycling Institute
URL: http://www.recycle-steel.org/

Used Motor Oil Collection and Recycling
Abstract: Outlines benefits of recycling; how to find a collection site near you; how to prepare used oil for recycling. Also provides other useful links.
Source: American Petroleum Institute
URL: http://www.recycleoil.org/

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