Photo by Nancy Dickie


Advocacy and Community Groups

Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance

Green Guerillas

Building and Hardscape relating to Landscpapes (U.S. Geen Building Council, Leed Sustainability Issues)


EERE Energy

Alternative Energy News

Geothermal Energy Association

Geothermal Energy Basics

Pros and Cons of Geothermal Energy

The Energy Story. Chapter 11: Geothermal Engergy

Green Roofs

Beating the Heat in the World's Big Cities

ESRC Community

Green Roofs Benefits

The Resource Portal for Green Roofs

Urban Water Retention by Greened Roofs (pdf)

Global Networking for Green Roofs

ILCA - Green Roofs

Low Carbon Case Studies

Sky Garden Green Roofs

Sky Vegetables

USGB-Links to Green Building

Permeable Paving

Permanable Paving: It's Role in Sustainable Drainage in Urban Areas (pdf)

Sustainable Technologies

Solar and Shade

EERE - Solar Engergies Program

Illinois Solar Energy Association

Science Daily - Solar Energy News

Energy Story: Chapter 15, Solar energy

Projects: “Super Windows” For The Empire State Building

Detail Resources - Conservation (Landscape and Garden Care)


Chicago Home Composting

Create Your Own Compost Pile Composting US EPA

MELA Midwest Ecological Landscaping Association

Inegrated Pest Management and Pesticide Use

Gypsy Moth in North America

Biorationals - An Environmently Friendly Approach Pest Control

National Pesticide Information Center- FAQs

Safer Pest Control Project

Micro-climate Considerations

Discover Your Garden's Microclimates

Energy Savers Landscaping and Your Microclimate

Gardening Resources, Cornell University

How to Protect Plants from frost and Building Microclimates

Microclimates Important to Garden


Microclimates: A Definition

Understanding Microclimates in your Garden

Plant-Garden Resources

CPC Plant Links

Designing a Garden Landscape Design

Garden Guides, Your Guide to Everything Gardening

Garden Illinois

Gardening Resources National Gardening Association

Gardening Tips - The Helpful Gardener

Home Royal Horticultural Society Plant Gallery Listing (a)

University of Illinois Hort Center

Horticulture - The Art & Science of Smart Gardening

Horticulture Tips

Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

MBG Kemper Center PlantFinder

National Arboretum - USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Sustainable Horticulture

The Sustainable Design Resource Guide

Plants and Climate

Air pollution helps plants blunt climate change study

Climate Change Can Supercharge Plant Growth Discovery News

Climate Change Hits American Yards Scientific American

USDA Forest Service - Invasive Plants and Climate Change

Climate Change's Impact On Invasive Plants In Western US

Deporting Plants and Animals to Protect Them from Climate Change

If climate changes what might happen?

The Effects of Climate Change on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Invasive Plants Are Beneficiaries of Climate Change in Thoreau's Woods

NETL Climate Change

Plants and Climate Change - Which Future

Soil Conservation, Geology

10 Ways to Conserve Soil

Plants Current Events and News

Soils Illinois NRCS

What is soil conservation

Water Conservation

The Challenge for Increasing Rainfall Infiltration in Urban Landscapes (pdf)

Gardening for Water Conservation

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant University of Illinois (pdf)

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Education Resources - (for Families and Kids)

EIA Energy Kids - Solar

good food gardens Good Food Fun

Nature Activities - Green Living Tips & Eco Ideas for the Everyday Environmentalist

Welcome to Kids Gardening

Federal, State & Municiple Home links

American Hometowns Cities, Counties, and Towns

City of Chicago

Corporation for National and Community Service

Department of Energy - Homepage


doi BLM National Home Page

Federal Citizen Information Center Home Page

Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds (FICMNEW)

Home Green the Capitol

Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor (National Park Service) - The Official Website for the State of Illinois

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Discover Your National Parks

Natural Resources Conservation Service

NOAA's National Weather Service - National Science Foundation - US National Science Foundation (NSF)

Realty, National Wildlife Refuge System

State and Local Government on the Net. US Government websites.

The United States Botanic Garden

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Home Page

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Home

U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO)

U.S. National Park Service - Experience Your America

Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs

United States Department of Agriculture - Home

United States Institute of Peace

US Army Corps of Engineers - HQ State and Local Agencies and Offices, by Topic

USDA Forest Service

Welcome to the City of Evanston, Illinois

Welcome to the USGS - U.S. Geological Survey

Habitats - (Landscape) for Wildlife, Birds, Butterflies, Beneficial Insects

Benificial Insect

Beneficial Garden Insects

Beneficial Insects in the Garden

Chicago Honey Co-op - At the Bee Farm

Bird Habitat

City of Chicago - Migratory Bird Route

Chicago Audubon Society

Conserving Local Habitat for Declining Grassland Birds

Birds of the Windy City

Illinois Birds Gardening and Habitat

Butterfly Habitat

Butterfly Gardens

How to Create a Butterfly Friendly Garden

Wildlife Habitat

Creating Habitats and Homes for Illinois Wildlife

Make a Difference In Your Backyard

WindStar Web site and American Wildlife Blog

Information Resources - Opinions and Thoughts, Blogs - The Tyranny of the Lawn


Civil Solutions Group Leaders in Sustainable Engineering and Planning

Climate Change as a Perfect Moral Storm P&P

Dig in Dirt Garden Blogs

Environment Britannica Blog


History of Lawns In America

Innovation AND Insulation P&P

landscape+urbanism Natural Stone Permeable Paving System

Mr. Smarty Plants - Definition of what constitutes a

neighbors The lawn obsession

People and Place Perspectives

Practically Green ChicagoNow

Seeking Climate Reconciliation P&P

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: Plants, climate change and the importance of being curious, an interview with Bert Drake

Turf War The New Yorker

Information Resources and Research - Local Institutions

Chicago Botanic Garden- 26 Gardens - An Illinois Botanical Museum

Chicago Green — University of Illinois Extension Blog

Citizens' Greener Evanston

Ohio State University Extension

SULIS - Sustainable Urban Landscape Information Series U of MN.

The Garden Club of Evanston

The Morton Arboretum Home Page - The Morton Arboretum

The Talking Farm - The Farm with Something to Say

University of Illinois Extension

Information Resources and Research - Online Periodicals, News

Cold Climate Gardening

Cool Green Science The Conservation Blog of the Nature Conservancy

Gardening Blossom Swap Style

GardenWeb - The Internet's Garden Community

Chicago Tribune: Two more glaciers gone from Glacier National Park

How Does Climate Change Affect Plants

Landscaping for Energy Conservation

NCEF Resource List School Energy Savings

Study Predicts an Uncertain Future for Forests

Study Predicts an Uncertain Future for Forests

Time to future-proof plants in storage Article Nature

Translating How Climate Change Will Impact Your Backyard

You Grow Girl Gardening for the People

Material Resources (Conservation, Plants, Seeds, Contractors, Other)

Chiltern Seeds

Mailorder Gardening Association


Federal and National Organizations

Center for Plant Conservation Home Page

Ecological Landscaping Association

Energy Savers Landscaping

Gardening Resources National Gardening Association

GreenScapes Wastes US EPA


National Gardening Association Gardening Resources

nrdc Green Living

Research at the Northern Research Station - USDA Forest Service

Woodland Wheelbarrow A Woodland Conservation Resource

Local Landscape (Evanston-Chicago)

57 Ways - Making The Environment A Household Word

Chicago Center for Green Technology Home Page

Chicago Group of the Sierra Club

Chicago Wilderness

City of Chicago - Chicago Center for Green Technology

City of Chicago - Chicago Conservation Corps

City of Chicago - Conserve Chicago Together

City of Chicago - Environment

City of Evanston - Government - Boards, Commissions & Committees

City of Evanston - Office of Sustainability

Foresight's Resource Guide Organizations

Friends of the Parks Improving Chicago’s Parks Since 1975

City of Evanston - Green Building Ordinance

Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission

State and Regional

About ASAP — ASAP - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Changes in Illinois Endangered and Threatened Species List Proposed

Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board

Illinois Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society

Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

INHS Botany Collection

Sustainable Development in the Great Lakes Region

Specific Landscape and Garden Types

Food for Thought (Gardens, Farming related to Food)

Community Supported Agriculture

Cover Crops for Vegetable Gardens

foodsustainabilityworkspace - home

Organic Gardening - Home Page

Release No. 0617.09

Resource Organizations

SAFSF.ORG . Resources

The Sustainable Food Movement - A Delicious Revolution

Welcome! Slow Food USA

Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms

Natives, Wildflowers, New Green Industry Hardy Plant Introductions, Rare Plants

Landscaping with Native Plants - Green Landscaping: Greenacres

Illinois Habitat Types

Wildflower Native Cultural Guide


Introduction to Permaculture Concepts and Resources

Midwest Permaculture Home Page

Mollison - Permaculture Design For Living

Permaculture - A Quiet Revolution An Interview with Bill Mollison

Permaculture Institute

Permaculture Principles

permaculture Ten steps to an Organic no-dig Garden

Permaculture The Earth

The Essence of Permaculture Gardening

Urban Permaculture Guild

Rain Gardens, Bio-Swales, Water Retention Areas

Applied Ecological Services(AES), Inc. Rain Garden

City of Chicago - Rain gardens

Alternative Stormwater Quality Controls

Stormwater Management and Post-Construction Best Management Practices (pdf)

Lt. Governor Pat Quinn - Standing Up for Illinois

Plant Rain Gardens for Beauty and Water Protection

Stormwater 101: Detention and Retention Basins


Definition of Xeriscape Landscaping Glossary Definition Xeriscape Landscaping

Illinois Native Plants - Xeriscaping and Native Plants

Principles of Xeriscape Design Water – Use It Wisely

Xeriscape Landscaping - Links building council, Leed and Sustainability information

Sustainable Architecture, Building and Culture Landscaping for Energy Savings

U.S. Green Building Council's Green Home Guide