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This is a collection of useful web sites for teaching public policy in the earth sciences. If you know of web sites, journal articles or other references that are useful for teaching and learning about public policy issues, let us know about them.

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Societal Impacts Program part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Collaborative Program on the Societal Impacts and Economic Benefits of Weather Information (SIP) was created to provide a focal point for assembling, coordinating, developing, and synthesizing ...

The Warming of the Earth: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding the Issue of Global Warming part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Produced by the Woods Hole Research Center, The Warming of the Earth introduces the concept of global warming through the following topics: the greenhouse effect, scientific evidence, the culprits, ...

Campus Center for Appropriate Technology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from Humboldt State University showcases environmental technologies that contribute to a healthy environment. The purpose of this program is to demonstrate appropriate technology in a ...

Water-Borne Illnesses part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this curricular unit, students learn how water becomes contaminated with specific water-borne diseases, read personal accounts of unsafe water, and work together to brainstorm solutions to the ...

Mercury in Schools part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site explains the importance of mercury as a school and community issue and helps to identify where it is most likely to be found. There is information about online graduate courses for teachers ...

Campus Ecology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the National Wildlife Federation showcases environmental conservation projects that have been successfully undertaken by various universities. The site features example projects and ...

Campus Ecology: Assessment Projects part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the National Wildlife Federation features environmental assessment projects that have been conducted at over 20 college campuses. These environmental assessments help identify ...

Campus Ecology: Building Design Projects part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the National Wildlife Federation showcases green building materials and technologies. The site provides examples of new "green" campus buildings in all parts of the ...

Shedding some light on mercury lamps part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Environmental Science and Technology article discusses the problem created when mercury-containing lamps are not recycled. The article provides statistics on the amount of bulbs being disposed ...

Campus Ecology: Water part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website presents creative ways that college campuses are meeting the challenge of preserving or protecting water resources. Aging dormitory showerheads, inefficient decorative fountains, leaks ...

Campuses for Climate Action part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This program supports colleges in implementing energy and global warming solutions. Fifteen universities in the Northeastern US are listed, with descriptions of actions they are taking to reduce ...

Global Warming and Lewis and Clark College part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website describes the actions undertaken by students at Lewis and Clark College to comply with the greenhouse gas emissions targets called for in the Kyoto Protocol. The effort was ...

Campus Ecology: Composting part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the National Wildlife Federation showcases campus composting projects currently in place at ten universities. The projects include ideas for creating a composting site for dining ...

Campus Ecology: Dining Services Projects part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the National Wildlife Federation provides details of the ways that many universities are improving environmental practices in their dining halls. These institutions are supporting ...

Campus Ecology: Energy Projects part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site shows how college campuses can serve as an ideal laboratory for new and innovative energy technologies. Many campuses are rising to the challenge, reducing energy consumption through ...

Campus Ecology: Habitat Restoration Projects part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides examples from over 40 campus landscaping projects from colleges across the US. Projects involved "green" practices such as reducing pesticide use, planting native ...

Campus Ecology: Environmental Management Projects part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website describes projects on college campuses that aim to improve environmental management systems of their university. The goals of these programs are to weave environmental responsibility ...

Campus Ecology: Purchasing part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website illustrates how college campuses can use their purchasing power to help drive markets for more sustainable goods, such as energy efficient office equipment, environmentally friendly ...

Campus Ecology: Transportation Projects part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website describes methods that universities can use to remedy common transportation problems such as traffic congestion, sprawling parking lots, and excessive fuel use. Alternative fuels, ...

Campus Ecology: Waste Reduction part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website showcases recycling and waste reduction projects from over 40 college campuses across the US. These activities involve a wide array of materials, ranging from common recyclables, to food ...