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Use these resources on any Chicago Public Library computer or on non-Library computers with your Chicago Public Library card.
EBSCO Magazines & Journals »
Keep up with the latest developments in environmental issues through articles from international, national and local publications.
Gale Virtual Reference Library »
This collection of encyclopedias and other reference books is especially good for information on the historical and social aspects of environmental topics.
Find articles on environmental policy, global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and related environmental issues in research journals and magazines.
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Find background information from sources such as the Encyclopedia of Environmental Studies and Facts on File Dictionary of Environmental Science.
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Featured CPL Collections and Programs
- Business, Science and Technology Division »
The Business, Science and Technology Division at the Harold Washington Library Center has resources on a wide range of topics including water/air quality, weather and ecology.
- ScienceConnections »
This unique project of the Chicago Public Library brings materials and programs about science and nature to children. Each of the Chicago Public Library’s locations has specialized collections of books, magazines, pamphlets, videos and realia (such as ostrich eggs and rock collections) just for young people.
- Chicago Center for Green Technology »
The Chicago Center for Green Technology is a model for green building and design and offers courses and certification in green building and design technologies.
- Chicago Conservation Corps »
Get involved! The Chicago Conservation Corps trains concerned citizens to make a difference in their communities.
- City of Chicago Environmental Programs and Initiatives »
Learn more about the City’s efforts to protect our environment and how you can help.
- Illinois Environmental Protection Agency »
This site includes information on permit application forms, vehicle emissions testing station locations, annual reports on the state's environmental conditions, grant information, newsletters, pollution prevention tips and fact sheets.
- Illinois Pollution Control Board »
The Illinois Pollution Control Board is responsible for adopting Illinois’ environmental regulations and deciding contested environmental cases. Visit this website to review current and proposed regulations, filings and hearing transcripts (via Clerk’s Office On-Line, or COOL), and other IPCB publications.
- MeterSave »
The MeterSave program encourages non-metered Chicago homeowners to voluntarily install meters to help save water and save money. Water charges in non-metered homes are tied to factors such as building size, lot size and the number of plumbing fixtures. Through this program offered by the City of Chicago Department of Water Management, metered homes are billed according to actual water usage. Find enrollment information as well as tips for reducing water usage.