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Air Tools

For national air quality data, try the maps and data from the National Atmospheric Deposition Program at: http://nadp.sws.uiuc.edu/data/

Data Tools

For energy data, information and analyses on a state, national or international level, try the U.S. Energy Information Administration's site at: www.eia.gov
 

Energy Tools

The U.S. Department of Energy's recently upgraded website contains all things energy related, and can direct you to the many subsites and programs it operates: www.doe.gov

For information about all things related to renewable energy in the U.S., try the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's site at: www.nrel.gov

Bricker & Eckler produces numerous resources related to Ohio's energy arena, specifically in their Energy & Public Utilities, Environmental, and Green Strategies groups: http://www.bricker.com/services.aspx

The Ohio Power Siting Board keeps track of energy installations statewide: www.opsb.ohio.gov

To access information about Ohio’s certified renewable energy installations, try the PUCO’s listing: http://www.puco.ohio.gov/emplibrary/files/util/EnergyEnvironment/SB221/Updated%20Approved%20REN%20Cases.pdf
 

Land Tools

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources website contains a wealth of information about the way resources are utilized and conserved statewide: www.dnr.state.oh.us
 

Policy Tools

To access comprehensive information about state energy policies nationwide, try the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency: http://www.dsireusa.org/
 
For information about federal environmental policies and programs, the go-to source is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: www.epa.gov

For information about Ohio environmental policies and programs, start with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency: www.epa.state.oh.us

To learn more about the public utility services in Ohio (electric, natural gas, telephone, water and wastewater, rail and trucking), the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has it all: www.puco.ohio.gov
 

Water Tools

For a quick and easy way to determine drainage area of a stream basin try the USGS StreamStats: http://water.usgs.gov/osw/streamstats/

To determine the river mile of your stream, try the Ohio EPA historic river mile maps:
http://www.epa.state.oh.us/Default.aspx?tabid=3724

To calculate flow discharge, try Wright Water Engineers’ Parshall Flume Flow Table for pygmy and velocity meters: http://www.wrightwater.com/documents/ParshallFlume.pdf
 

Zero Waste Tools

Are you interested in hosting a Green Event at Ohio University? Click the following link to get started, or contact zerowaste@ohio.edu for more information: https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_0cWl0BdxzDeneTz

If you'd like to learn more about how to host a Green Event at Ohio University, download the "Green Event Guide" for a checklist to use to make your event more sustainable: http://www.ohio.edu/sustainability/programs/upload/OHIO-Green-Event-Guide-2014-15.pdf