Sustainability Resources

United Nations Documents

Climate Change Indicators - EPA

The Earth's climate is changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting and more extreme climate events  like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures  are already taking place. 

The climate change indicators in this report look at the composition of the atmosphere, fundamental measures of climate and the extent to which several climate-sensitive aspects of the oceans, snow and ice, human health, society and ecosystems are changing. Together, these indicators present compelling evidence that climate change is happening now in the United States and around the world. 

U.S. Geological Survey

The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information. 

Climate Change


PBS: Food Forward (online episodes, recipes)

BBC Earth: The truth about bees

The Urban Homestead: Homegrown Revolution (15-minute YouTube video)

BBC Future: The future of food (52-minute online documentary)

Food Marketing Satire: The Natural Effect (6-minute YouTube video)

Public Radio International: What's for Lunch? (radio & web series)

PBS: A Guide to Eating Well (online resources)

World Food ProgrammeFood Insecurity & Climate Change map

Air Quality

Various Online Tools

Earth Economics: Ecosystem Valuation Toolkit 

ARIES: Artificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services (web-based modeling)

NatureServe: Conservation Tools & Services (several tools to choose from)

Global Footprint Network 2014 State of the Climate report (released July 14, 2015)

World Resources Institute

Climate Interactive (very cool stuff for students!)