Reducing Resources

In an effort to reduce the amount of resources consumed and wasted, many individuals and organizations are working to increase resource efficiency. Reducing the amount of energy, water, and other materials used can save money, help preserve the environment, and reduce the strain on resources. There are many ways to conserve resources, including recycling, composting, reducing consumption, and choosing products made with recycled or sustainable materials.

As a professional Realtor® and certified EcoBroker™, I have rounded up the best online resources for the Environmentally-conscious citizens of Earth.


  • How You Can Reduce Waste – From the EPA, learn about the importance of waste reduction and how you can go green by reducing, reusing, and recycling.
  • Eight Ways to Reduce Waste – From the Nature Conservancy, learn how you can make small changes that are eco-friendly and will have a lasting impact.
  • Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle First – Why landfills should be your last resort for getting rid of items.
  • Central Disposal – Sonoma County’s Central Disposal Site features a full spectrum of waste management programs to serve the 467,000 residents and thousands of businesses in Sonoma County.




  • Sonoma County Water Conservation – Learn about Sonoma County’s Water Conservation.
  • Water Footprint Calculator – Calculate your personal water footprint and discover ways to reduce your water usage.
  • Take It From the Tap – Sonoma and Marin’s water resource for information on water usage, the importance and vitality of tap water, and how you can help reduce plastic pollution from water bottles.




  • Conserving Earth – From National Geographic, learn all about the Earth’s natural resources and how we can conserve them.
  • Environmental Education – Educate yourself on a variety of environmental topics and issues.
  • Global Climate Change – From NASA, learn about the impacts of climate change and the changes you can make to help create a better planet.
  • The Climate Movement – an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all.
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – NOAA’s mission to better understand our natural world and help protect its precious resources extends beyond national borders to monitor global weather and climate, and work with partners around the world.
  • Project Learning Tree’s Environmental Education – Project Learning Tree uses trees and forests as windows on the world to increase students’ understanding of the environment and actions they can take to conserve it.

Checkout this Science-based NPR News Hour video about plastics-worth