Links We Like

Excellent recycling and green living resources exist locally and all across the internet. Here are a few links we like.
Other Green Groups in Kingwood

Kingwood Garden Club : For gardening lovers. Meet at 9 am the first Tuesday of each Month from September through May  at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 2929 Woodland Hills Drive in Kingwood.

Lake Houston Garden Club : The group meet at the same place as the Kingwood Garden Club, on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 PM. Speakers cover many “green” topics including organic gardening, beekeeping, composting, etc.  Jo Sanders is the current publicity contact at 281-324-4838 or Cynthia Douglas is the current facilitator at 281-361-2871.

The Growers of Oak Forest :  In the heart of Atascocita at the corner of Kingwood Glen and Kings Parkway you will find Oak Forest Elementary School which has a large campus with Natural and Native areas, butterfly and hummingbird gardens, an orchard, and several large vegetable gardens.  This is a unique program at this Humble ISD school campus and is affiliated with the Humble ISD Education Foundation.  If you stroll around the campus, many of the native trees are marked with identification tags listing the common and Latin name of the species.  Home owners can use this as a resource in deciding what type of tree would be ideal for their specific need.

Lake Houston Area Nature Club : For nature lovers. Meet at 7pm the first Wednesday of the month from September through May at the Trailwood Village Pool/Community Room Center (Take Kingwood Dr.  to Woodland Hills Dr., turn south on Woodland Hills Dr. then turn right on Running Springs and follow it around to the pool parking lot).

Houston Links

Houston-Galveston Recycling Guide:information on 80+ drop off centers and tips on how to reduce and reuse everyday materials

Houston-Galveston Area Council: H-GAC is the State designated planning agency for solid waste management issues in the region.

Keep Houston Beautiful: Provide continuous education and public awareness efforts that support and promote litter prevention and waste minimization.

Recycling Links

Earth 911: enter your zip code to find recycling information in your area.

The Story of Stuff: a great 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns.

Plastic bags:Slide show with facts about plastic bags. Once in the slide show, use the bar on the right side of the screen to scroll through.

Paper Retriever: Paper recycling program for the benefit of non-profit organizations. You will find their green and yellow bins in the parking lot of most schools.

Environmental Directories

Citizen’s Environmental Coalition: the umbrella organization for most environmental groups in the Houston area.

Scorecard: US environmental maps. Enter your zip code to find out what pollutants are being released in your community and who is responsible.