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Sustainability Resources

Site Sustainability Plan
This plan describes the Laboratory's projects, tasks, and activities towards helping achieve Department of Energy sustainability goals.

Recycling Guidelines
Not sure what to do with your spent batteries, toner cartridges, or packaging peanuts or other items?

Waste Minimization Pollution Prevention Plan
This plan outlines the Laboratory's waste minimization and pollution prevention efforts.  It also, gives suggestions for less toxic substances.

Environmentally Preferred Products
Purchasing a computer, monitor, paper, or toner cartridges?  Check with the Purchasing Departments affirmative procurement web page for purchasing environmentally preferred products.

City of Ames web page (power meter)
The power watch gauge will help you monitor when power usage is at its peak and make suggestions to help you save energy, money and the environment.

Household Hazardous Waste/Recycling
Not sure what to do with that old paint or pesticide that you had in the basement or garage?  Checkout this handout on how to properly manage household waste.

Iowa State University Sustainability
Live Green is Iowa State University's campus-wide sustainability inititive.  Learn more about what is happening on campus.

Energy Information Administration
Want to learn about the production, prices, affects, demands, storage and other information about petroleum, coal, natural gas, renewable fuels, and nuclear energy?  Take a look at the U.S. Energy Information Administration's web page.

Household Greenhouse Gas Emmisions Calculator
Checkout this web page if you are interested in calculating your greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Change
Climate change affects all of us and it will take all of us to change it!  See what you can do.

Green House Gas Reporting

Do you want to know how much GHG are emitted from facilities in your area? Then go to EPA's Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program Data web-page.