Use of any resource needs to be approached with the big picture in mind. Its use must be managed such that:
- It is not depleted over time.
- Its benefits and impacts are fairly distributed in society.
There are many types of resources including:
Procurement systems connect to all types of resources.
Information focused primarily on a specific resource type is organized separately (click links above). In addition, many sources cover multiple resources, often as a combined approach to resource conservation management.
Information relating to Resource Management can also be found on these Topic Resource pages:
EPA - Resource Conservation
Fostering Sustainable Behavior
The site includes the contents of the book, Fostering Sustainable Behavior, plus searchable databases of articles, case studies, turnkey strategies and discussion forums. It includes sections about conservation, energy efficiency, transportation, waste reduction, and water efficiency.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities (NCEF)
Oregon Department of Energy
Oregon Green Schools Association
Organization offering resources, information and support for waste reduction and resource efficiency programs
Oregon Green School Tools; Creating Healthy School Environments through Resource Efficiency
Publication from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Much information on material resource management, water quality and watersheds