Your local colleges and universities are often excellent places to find green friendly activities and green support groups. You might even consider taking a class or two on environmental issues to further your understanding of the bigger environmental picture. Many colleges offer a course on environmental biology that can offer much information. Do you know what permit trading is? How your local water supplies and air quality could be affected by permit trading? This is one of the basics of any environmental biology course, and the answers may startle you! Any environmentally aware course you take is sure to have some kind of lab or extra credit assignment involving an ecological concern, so the investment of time isn't limited to classroom work only. Check out your local college for a wealth of environmental resources.