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Citizen Participation

Covers political, social, environmental and economic activities aimed at building a better and more democratic and sustainable society

Living Green

Choosing to live a 'green' , sustainable, or simple lifestyle is one approach individuals can take. The sites below offer some information, tips, and examples of choices that can be made including tools for the environmental/ sustainable conscious consumer.


Lobbying for either changes or enforcement of existing environmental laws and legislation is a key element of citizen involvement with the environment. The following nonprofit environmental organizations are those principally involved in lobbying in our state.

Current Policy News


Eco-Tourism provides an increasing set of opportunities for people to visit and volunteer in places around the world. The sites below are meant only to hint at the possibilities. Their inclusion is not an endorsement of these particular sites or projects.

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