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green resources


earth 911 for Business USA Tel +1 480 889 2650 http://earth911.com This site offers free, simple advice and practical guidelines to small businesses on waste reduction and recycling of paper, metal, glass and plastic. It also touches on subjects such as water and energy conservation. The company has created an iphone app which enables people in the US to locate recycling facilities.


ec3 global Australia Tel +61 7 3238 1900 www.ec3global.com EC3 Global is the management arm of the Green Globe environmental bench- marking programme and works to share best practice about environmental management and issues.


ecoDirectory Australia Tel +61 2 4342 6589 www.ecodirectory.com.au A free online directory of environmental products, services and resources to help individuals and businesses. The organisation offers a green bookstore and has just published the Little Green Guide.


ecotourism Australia Australia Tel +61 7 3252 1530 www.ecotourism.org.au Ecotourism Australia was formed in 1991 as an incorporated non-profit organisation. The association has a diverse membership that includes companies from key industry sectors and includes tour and attractions operators and tourism planners.


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eMAs Austria Tel +43 1 31304 7000 http://ec.europa.eu/environment/emas The European Union's Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a certification system and management tool for companies and other organisations to evaluate, report and improve their environmental performance. In 1995, the scheme was initially available to companies within the industrial sector only, but since 2001 it has been extended to all sectors, public and private.


emirates environmental group UAE Tel +971 4 344 8622 www.eeg-uae.org EEG is a voluntary NGO devoted to protecting the environment through education, action programmes and community involvement. It provides updates on sustainable developments and offers courses on sustainability (for a fee). EEG is also involved with, and can share information on, regional waste management and recycling projects.


energy star USA Tel +1 888 782 7937 www.energystar.gov A joint initiative from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy which focuses on energy-efficient products and practices. It offers free advice and management strategies to help businesses and consumers reduce energy use, set goals and track savings. It works with 12,000 companies worldwide and has an energy performance rating system and awards structure.


environmental Data Interactive exchange (edie) UK Tel +44 (0)20 8651 7100 www.edie.net Officially Europe’s biggest environmental website, Edie is an online resource offering international environmental news and practical information via a directory of products and services from thousands of specialised companies. Edie also lists job vacancies highlighting opportunities for professionals in the environmental marketplace and the results of research.


envirowise UK Tel +44 (0)800 585 794 www.envirowise.gov.uk Envirowise offers UK businesses free, independent support on practical ways to become more resource efficient. The organisation offers advice on managing unavoidable waste and working with suppliers to maximise gains. An online water-saving tool helps companies identify where and how water is used and treated, the costs involved and practical ways to reduce and re-use it.


european Platform on Lifecycle Assessment Brussels and Luxembourg http://lca.jrc.ec.europa.eu Developed by the Joint Research Centre for the European Commission, this site provides businesses with free guidelines and tools to create a lifecycle assessment (eco-profile) of products and services. In 2009 it updated its European Reference Life Cycle Database (ELCD) with 350 lifecycle inventories on widely used materials, energy carriers, modes of transport and waste treatment services.


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