Additional Resources

Below are links to several materials which may be of general interest to you and perhaps help you in planning your C3 project. Links include articles, Department of Environment electronic brochures and information sheets, tips for running an eco-friendly home, and much more. If you would like us to post additional resources, please email a link or pdf of the file to conservation@cityofchicago.org.


General

Green Health

Healthy Food

Healthy Air and Water

Land

Agriculture, Urban Farming and Local Food Issues

Composting and Vermiculture

Green Buildings, Homes, and Communities

Recycling and Waste Issues

Air

Clean Air

Urban Air and Health Issues

Energy

Alternative Energy

Carbon Emissions and Climate Change

Coal Plants

Energy Savers

Water

Great Lakes Issues

Individual Water Use

Rain Barrels and Stormwater Management

Community Action

General

Event Management

Green communities

Marketing

Volunteers

Helpful Tips

Stories

C3 in the News

Online Resources

Here you can learn more about energy conservation and energy efficiency. The linked pages have some of the best online learning tools. Included below are illustrated fact sheets, booklets, and videos. Some are basic and helpful for the beginner. Others are set at an intermediate or advanced level. Look around, explore and discover what works best for you. You might find that you can progress from beginner to advanced during the process of weatherizing your home.
The learning tools are organized by the following topics:

Air Sealing
Windows and Doors
Insulating
HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning)
Lighting and Appliances
General Weatherization
Climate Change
Publications
Washington State Department of Commerce Weatherization Manual