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Environmental Resources: Environment

This guide provides a sampling of the materials available on this subject. To view more visit the library or browse the catalog.

Earth Day

Since America's first official Earth Day on April 22, 1970, New Jersey has become one of the leaders in recognizing environmental problems and developing creative solutions. The state was the third in the country to consolidate existing programs into a unified major state agency to administer environmental and conservation efforts. Established by law on that initial Earth Day, the NJ DEP began managing natural resources and solving pollution problems. Since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated annually on April 22nd, both nationally and internationally.

Premium eResources

Magazines & Journals (Ebsco): Full text journals include: Atlantic Monthly, Atmospheric Environment. Ecodate, Ecological Engineering, Environment, Environmental Policy and Law, Mother Jones, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Scientific America and Worldwatch


Green File: offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. This includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.

Informe: Contains full text articles in Spanish in the following publications: Earth Focus, One Planet - One Community and Latin American Research Review


Books, DVDs, and eBooks Not to Miss

EPA Hotlines

EPA Hotlines
This page lists the many EPA 1-800 hotlines that are available. Includes links to hotlines dealing with asbestos, hazardous waste, pesticides, acid rain, small business help and more.  Some of the most popular hotlines include the following:

  • Drinking Water Hotline  Phone: 800-426-4791; Hours: 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. EST, Monday - Friday.  Type of Coverage: An Information Specialist will answer calls.  Description: The Safe Drinking Water Hotline provides the general public, regulators, medical and water professionals, and media, with information about drinking water and ground water programs authorized under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • Pesticides Hotline Phone: 800-858-7378 E-mail: Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST, Monday - Friday. 

Description: The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. NPIC is a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Information Center Phone: 800-424-9346 (select option #3 from menu) - Toll Free; 703-412-9810 in the Washington, DC Area; Hours: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST, Monday – Friday.  Type of Coverage: Staffed by live Information Specialists. Assistance is also available through the TRI Frequently Asked Question Database, which provides answers to frequently asked questions and an option to submit questions electronically to the Information Center.

Description: A publicly accessible service that provides up-to-date information on the regulatory requirements of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program, assists regulated facilities with Form A and Form R completion, and helps users locate, understand and use data found in the various online TRI data tools. The Information Center does not provide regulatory interpretations, but does  maintain up-to-date information on the availability and distribution of publications and other resources pertaining to its program areas.

ACUA Earth Day 2014

ACUA Earth Day Festival, Sunday April 26, 2015, 10am to 4pm, Rain or Shine
Haneman Environmental Park
6700 Delilah Road
Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234

This 25th Earth Day celebration will feature lots of free, fun and educational activities for everyone, including live turtles, raptors and music. The celebration has many new exciting events in addition to traditional favorites. Over 100 vendors, crafters and exhibitors will be part of the celebration! 

Animal & Endangered Species Websites

NJ Environmental Websites