The Worldwatch Institute, in partnership with Earthworks, has a new online consumer guide that offers suggestions on how to shop more responsibly, for the sake of both the environment and your family’s health. You can also find out about everything from buying better-quality chocolate to learning where to recycle old DVDs and CDs.

Contact the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies to find out more about their summer courses for adults and children. Classes range from "Our Dynamic Forests: Drought, Bugs and Other Forces of Change" to "Hunting Ethics."

The Mountain Studies Institute in Silverton, Colo., is offering mountain education courses for undergraduate students, K-12 teachers and the general public. Teacher Enhancement courses are accredited through the Colorado School of Mines and include "Mountain Geography for Educators" and "San Juan Mountain Ecology."