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Going Green: Resources for Research on the Environment and Society: Home

Information resources on green initiatives and the interaction between humans and the environment.

Going Green

Use the pages of this guide to find information and resources on green initiatives and sustainability news.

Topics for investigation

Some current trends, movements, and initiatives in the environmental movement include:

Green Architecture
The design and construction of buildings that  use reduce the environmental impact of structures. 

Green Chemistry
The design of chemical products and/or processes that minimize the production of hazardous substances.

Green Energy
The development and use of energy sources that produce lower levels of  carbon emissions, and have a lower rate/risk of environmental contamination in the process of production.

Sustainable Agriculture
The process of raising food in a manner that has minimal negative impact and maximum positive impact on the environment; growing food in a way that can be sustained permanently.

Farm-to-Table Movement
Using food that has been raised locally. This movement emphasizes freshness, seasonal availability, reduced shipping, and connections between consumers and farmers.

Green Travel
Travel that minimizes the negative impact on both the global and local environment, and seeks to do the least damage and the most good to local cultures and economies.

Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships
Mutally beneficial partnerships between not-for-profit organizations concerned with the environment and profit-centered corporate entities. To be effective, these partnerships must provide benefits to both organizations without compromising the mission of either.

News on the environment

Login required for off campus access  Off Campus access username and password can be found in Blackboard on the Institution Page section for Student Tools to Stay Connected at Atlantic Cape or you can Contact the library for username and password.

Suggested topics from NewsBank
Newsbank provides access to local, national and international newspapers. (When off campus be sure to use the Off Campus Database Access login

Check out these news pages from the New York Times

News stories from around the U.S. on environmental issues from the New York Times. Use your New York Times free access provided by the Atlantic Cape library. Limited to Atlantic Cape students, faculty and staff. 

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Design

Organic Food

Local Food

Solar Energy

Wind Power

Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Green Technology

Green Weddings

Off Campus database access

Login required for off campus accessDatabases and eBooks can be accessed from Off Campus through the Off Campus Proxy Server ◄

The username and password can be found in Blackboard on the Institution Page section for Student Tools to Stay Connected at Atlantic Cape or you can email for username and password.

♦ Limited to current students, faculty and staff of Atlantic Cape Community College ♦


This guide was developed by Leslie Murtha, Atlantic Cape Community College Libraries.
Published 2015.