Earth Team is an organization that connects students, teachers and youth oriented groups in order to address the environmental needs of the Bay Area. Within the website there are several links to youth environmental organizations, with local chapters, throughout the region such as Global Youth Action Network, Student Conservation Association,Teen Environmental Action Mentorship Program (TEAM) and many others.
The Greenbelt Alliance deals with land conservation in the Bay Area. The website contains current articles from local newspapers as well as information on upcoming events, how to volunteer in your Bay Area county and an interesting lands at risk map. Good current info.
California Environmental Technology Education Network
"We are a grass roots and in the trenches group of secondary school teachers and post secondary instructors, providing training and experiences to secondary students to use technological tools to solve environmental problems, and teach employment skills for an ever dynamic economy"
This free database has high-quality scientific research, but since most of it is for professional scientists, sometimes it can be hard to read. Remember not to use any information you don't understand in your paper!
The local San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Sierra Club, an environmental group founded in 1892, is one of the most recognized environmental groups in the nation.The local chapter website offers many resources, from current issues effecting the Bay Area to interesting environmental statistics and access to a wide variety of articles discussing subjects as global warming, renewable energy sources and potential of hybrid vehicles in helping to reduce the emissions from automobiles.This website is a good resource for exploring many of the environmental issues facing the nation as well as the Bay Area.
"The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, also known as CalRecycle, is working to advance its tire waste reduction efforts and promote the use of tire derived products. It is CalRecycle's goal to reduce the amount of tires that occupy California's landfills by putting unwanted tires to use through its "Green Roads" program. The "Green Roads" program promotes the use of shredded or ground scrap tires in paving and construction projects, keeping old tires out of landfills and away from fields and alleyways. These recycled tires can be used as inexpensive backfill behind retaining walls, or as an asphalt additive with many benefits such as durability, and noise reduction."