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Green Cup Challenge: Electronic Resources

This guide is designed to demonstrate OWHL's support to school-wide annual Green Cup Challenge program.

Together We'll Build A Greener World

Databases vs. Websites


  • Paid for by the library.  Often very expensive!
  • Cannot be searched in Google.
  • Includes sources written by professors, scholars, and journalists, etc.
  • Authority of information is verified by experts.


  • Access is free.  No one is paying for the content.
  • Anyone can publish a website.  The information included is often NOT verified by anyone.
  • Can be searched in a variety of search engines, including Google.
  • Must examine with a critical eye!

Recommended Electronic Databases

For your selected culture topics, you may start with the following online sources:

Selected Internet Sources

Ten Green Website  where environmental experts get their information on the web.   

Green Schools Initiative Working to leverage the schools sector to transform the school environment in US.

Green Schools A site to empower global citizens and green innovators who are inspired to take responsibility for the sustainability of the world.

National Energy Foundation  The NEF provides resources for education relate primarily to energy, water, natural resources, science and math, technology, conservation, and the environment. All enrich and enhance teaching and learning.  

US EPA Learn what you can do to protect the environment in your home, workplace, and community.

US EPA Student Center This website includes sections for teachers, students, and a special page for high school students.

Energy saving for consumer and for business  Here you will also find energy info about your town or your city.

Special Environment Issue: Vanishing Act from Time Magazine's Special. 

Reuse, Reduce & Recyle

Climate and Health