Resources and Links to Help Improve Your Footprints

These websites and other resources will hopefully be useful as a guide for improving your footprint in the areas of Social Justice, Peace and the Environment.

Some Related Quaker Organizations

Focus Issues for Madison Friends Meeting

Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin:
Climate Change: 350 Madison:
Anti-Racism/Mass Incaarceration: MOSES Madison:

Anti-Racism Resources

Resources for Parents and People working with children

Role of the Subconscious:

  • Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior by Leonard Miodinow
  • Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Anthony Greenwald and Mahzarin Banaji
  • Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt:-

Videos with Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt – they all deal with different aspects of her research

Podcasts and Videos:

Socially Responsible Shopping


  1. Shopping/living sustainably
  2. Not supporting a company that abuses the environment or the labor force or animals or creates social injustice
  3. Shopping for a lower carbon footprint (foods that do not use fossil fuels, short travel distances etc)
  4. Supporting companies that are doing a good job on the above issues.
  5. Avoiding all the toxins and unhealthy products that are being sold.
  6. Other?

Links to useful sites:

Guide to Social Justice Practices of Madison Restaurants:

Information on Human Trafficking

Social Justice and Environmental Blogs

Creating a Sustainable Healthy Home

List of Environmental Topics

  • Climate change: Global warming, Global dimming, Fossil fuels, Sea level rise, Greenhouse gas, Ocean acidification, Environmental impact of the coal industry, Flooding,
  • Environmental degradation: Habitat destruction, Invasive species
  • Environmental health: Air quality, Asthma, Birth defect, Developmental, environmental impact of the coal industry, Environmental impact of nanotechnology, Electromagnetic fields, Electromagnetic radiation and health, Indoor air quality, Nature deficit disorder, Environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing
  • Environmental issues with energy: Environmental impact of the coal industry, Environmental impact of the energy industry, Environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing
  • Overpopulation
  • Genetic engineering: Genetic pollution, Genetically modified food controversies
  • Pollution: air pollution, light pollution, noise pollution, soil pollution, water pollution
  • Pollinators
  • Resource depletion: Exploitation of natural resources, Over drafting (groundwater), Overexploitation
  • Water conservation and water quality
  • Consumerism: Consumer capitalism, Planned obsolescence, Over-consumption
  • Fishing: Blast fishing, Bottom trawling, Cyanide fishing, Ghost nets, Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, Overfishing, Shark finning, Whaling
  • Logging: Clearcutting, Deforestation, Illegal logging
  • Mining: Acid mine drainage, Environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing, Mountaintop removal mining, Slurry impoundments
  • Water (depletion)
  • Toxicants
  • Waste: Electronic waste, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Illegal dumping, Incineration, Litter, Waste disposal incidents, Marine debris, Medical waste, Landfill, Toxic waste, Environmental impact of the coal industry, Exporting of hazardous waste, Plastic waste

Informational Links

Documentary: The Pollinators; On the decline of native pollinators and of bee populations: or

Useful sites for Information on Environmental Issues

Interfaith Coalitions on Environmental Issues

Climate Change Information and Solutions

Tips for Living a Sustainable Lifestyle

Dane County Recycling

Plastic and the Environment

Overview of issues:

Tips for reducing use of plastic (note: some suggestions may be a cause of other problems):

Environmentally friendly Toothbrushes

Toxicity of plastic (Some disagreement from different sources):

Social Justice

Information on Refugee/Immigration Issues


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