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Environment | Farmer's Markets / CSAs | Food / Ingredients | Recycling: General | Books | CFL bulbs | Computers/Ink/Memory | Phones and Batteries | Religious


An Environmentalist's Guide to Gasoline

Ratings on all the major gas companies.

Scorecard: The Pollution Information Site

Just enter your zip code into this site and it will return all kinds of reports about what type of pollution exists in your area.

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Farmer's Market / CSAs

Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) list

List of Farmer's Markets in the Milwaukee Area | By Day of the Week

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Food / Ingredients

Accidentally Vegan Foods

Did you know that oreos, swedish fish, and several flavors of Jell-O instant pudding are vegan? This is a list of foods that don't advertise themselves as vegan but just happen to be.


Your vegan beer, wine, and liquor guide.

Ingredient Central

Details on where you can find more information than ever before about cleaning product ingredients.

Lose the Eggs, Milk, and Butter

An easy-to-follow guideline on how to substitute for dairy products in your cooking.

Vegetarian Journal's Guide To Food Ingredients

This is a useful list of ingredients commonly found in many foods and beverages that indicates whether they are vegetarian, vegan, or non-vegetarian. The guide is unique in that they place emphasis on the commercial sources of ingredients most commonly used today while mentioning other possible sources of ingredients.

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Recycling - General

Best Buy

Now you can bring everything from TVs and computers to DVD players and more to any U.S. Best Buy store, and they'll recycle it. Best Buy does not charge a fee for recycling most consumer electronics. They do charge $10 for TVs, CRTs, monitors and laptops, which is offset with a $10 gift card. They accept up to two items per household per day.

Campaign for Recycling

A great set of links that covers where to recycle cameras, CDs, DVDs, computers, laptops, MP3 players, televisions, toner, and inket cartridges.

Earth 911

Just enter your zip code and find out about reuse or recycling options for phones, computers, appliances, household items, batteries, electronics, musical instruments, paint, tools, toys, sporting goods, lawn and garden equipment, and more.


Get cash for your gadgets! Every item gets an offer, and you get paid for being environmentally responsible. They pay for shipping and even send you a box.

Give Back Box

Give Back Box® provides vendor services to retailers and charities, giving each and every cardboard box a second life to help people in need. So it is also a 'green' solution! Reuse your online shipping boxes in which you received your purchases, or any other cardboard box you may have, to donate your unwanted household items: such as gently used clothing, shoes etc., to make a major difference in the life of another person.

Greener Gadgets

Explore tips to live green, buy green, and recycle responsibly all year-round. See a list of nationwide manufacturer, retailer and certified eCycling locations in your area. Use the energy calculator to find out what your electronics use means for your wallet by the minute, day, month and year.


Sell your technology for cash, no matter the condition. Shipping is always free.


PaintCare makes it easy to recycle leftover, unwanted paint, stain, and varnish. They operate paint stewardship programs on behalf of paint manufacturers in states that have passed paint stewardship laws.


This site helps you find other recycling centers. The link I have included here is to their entire listing, which includes ways to recycle juice pouches, cigarettes, instrument strings, water filters, and other food and product packages.

Tia e-Cycling

You can find out about electronics recycling in your state.


Instantly compare cash offers and recycling options from across the web in one easy search for your gadgets. They take cell phones, tablets, cameras, MP3 players, cables, batteries, laptops, and monitors.

What Not to Put in the Bin

This is a great article from Earth911.com that offers tons of tips, such as don't bother recycling shredded paper or greasy pizza boxes, and to throw out the plastic bottle tops/caps before putting the bottles into the recycling bin.

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Recycling Books

Books for Soldiers

This site lets you send to troops once you've registered as a volunteer.


Enter the ISBNs of your books, ship them (for free), and get cash.

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Recycling CFL bulbs

Outpost Natural Foods

Not only is it one of our favorite places to shop, but they take back compact fluorescent light bulbs, too!

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Donating/Recycling Computers, Memory, Toner, and Ink Cartridges

Apple Recycling

Recycle your iPod, iPhone, Mac, or PC. They may offer a gift card or a discount on your next Apple purchase.

Crayola ColorCycle

Through this initiative, students in K-12 schools across the continental United States and parts of Canada can collect and repurpose used Crayola markers.

Dell Recycling

Can't find a computer recycler near you? Dell will take back your computer (even if it's not a Dell) for just $10.

Goodwill Recycling

They recycle computers, keyboards, and monitors that they cannot refurbish.

HP Recycling

HP recycling services provide easy ways to recycle computer equipment, printing supplies, rechargeable batteries and other items.


Old memory contains environmentally dangerous levels of lead. Do not throw away your memory!

National Cristina Foundation (NCF)

This not-for-profit foundation is dedicated to the support of training through donated used technology.


Spend at least $30 on ink or toner, recycle your used cartridges, and then get $2 back in rewards.

Stinky Ink

The best ways to recycle both ink and toner cartridges in the UK. Free postal recycling in the UK for ink cartridges.


Print a free UPS shipping label and send your toner and ink cartridges to Quill at no cost to you. You'll earn credit with them towards new toner and ink!

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Donating or Recycling Mobile Phones and Batteries

AT&T Trade-In Program

Through the AT&T Trade-In Program, consumers are invited to bring unwanted wireless phones, smartphones, accessories, and batteries (regardless of the manufacturer or carrier) to AT&T company-owned retail stores for recycling.

Batteries Plus

Finally, a place that recycles not just rechargable batteries but also single-use batteries as well!


North America's largest, most-reliable battery recycling program. They optimize collection, share their experience, and responsibly manage the end-of-life of batteries and other material.

Office Depot

There may be a charge for recycling, but there are a lot of electronics that Office Depot now accepts.

Secure the Call

They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that collects and distributes used cell phones that can access 911 in the case of an emergency.


Swappa makes it easy for anyone to buy and sell fully functional, gently used Android devices.

Verizon Recycling

Trade in your old cell phone or electronic device. Appraise your device value based on its manufacturer, model, and condition. Then, return the device within 30 days of appraisal in the prepaid, self-addressed envelope they send you. They renew your device and send you a Verizon Wireless electronic gift card.

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The Schwartz Collection on Judaism, Vegetarianism, and Animal Rights

Fact sheets on Jewish teachings and realities related to health, animals, the environment, resource usage, and hunger.

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