Consumer Services Guide (CSG)

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The Consumer Services Guide is searchable directory of resources which can help you with consumer problems and questions. There are multiple editions of the ‘Guide’, some which deal with specific issues such as housing or credit. The full directory, the Consumer Service Guide Edition, provides access to all the resources collected by Consumer Action.


Records Found: 20


  • Alliance to Save Energy
    The Alliance to Save Energy offers consumers all the information they need to save money, increase comfort, and even reduce pollution through energy efficiency. - Cut your home utility bills — freeing money for other things. - Increase your comfort. - Reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. - Increase national security. - Relax while energy-efficient technologies and products continue producing these benefits for you day…

  • Board for Geologists and Geophysicists
    The Board for Geologists and Geophysicists examines and licenses Professional Geologists, Professional Geophysicists, Certified Engineering Geologists and Certified Hydrogeologists in California. The licensure process ensures the public that those individuals licensed and certified have met defined levels of education and experience. Licensed and certified individuals are expected to practice within the standards of the profession. In addition to licensing and regulating the geology and geophysics…

  • Bureau of Land Management - DOI
    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior, administers 261 million surface acres of America’s public lands, located primarily in 12 Western States. The BLM sustains the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

  • Cal-EPA
    The California Environmental Protection Agency is charged with developing, implementing and enforcing the state's environmental protection laws that ensure clean air, clean water, clean soil, safe pesticides and waste recycling and reduction. They are at the forefront of environmental science, using cutting-edge research to shape the state's environmental laws. Their mission is to restore, protect and enhance the environment, to ensure public health, environmental quality…

  • California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD)
    The mission of CSD is to administer and enhance energy and community service programs that result in an improved quality of life and greater self-sufficiency for low-income Californians. Community Services & Development (CSD) is a state department of the California Health and Human Services Agency. CSD administers federal programs to help low-income families achieve and maintain self-sufficiency, meet their home energy needs, and reside in…

  • California Department of Food and Agriculture
    California Department of Food and Agriclture's mission is to serve the citizens of California by promoting and protecting a safe, healthy food supply, and enhancing local and global agricultural trade, through efficient management, innovation and sound science, with a commitment to environmental stewardship. Inspectors examine meat, poultry, vegetables, fruits, dairy and other foods to ensure safety and quality; pest eradication teams work to prevent infestations…

  • California Integrated Waste Management Board
    The Board promotes a zero waste California in partnership with local government, industry, and the public. This means managing the estimated 93 million tons of waste generated each year by reducing waste whenever possible, promoting the management of all materials to their highest and best use, regulating the handling, processing and disposal of solid waste, and protecting public health and safety and the environment.

  • Department of Energy (DOE)
    The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. The DOE has four strategic goals toward achieving the mission: 1. Defense Strategic Goal: To protect our national security by applying advanced science…

  • Department of the Interior (DOI)
    The Department manages one of every five acres of land in the United States, providing opportunities for wilderness, wildlife protection, recreation, and resource development; We supply water for much of the West so that farmers can grow food and people can turn on their taps; We provide access to energy and minerals so that people can warm and cool their homes, and drive to their…

  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse - Dept. of Energy
    For information about conservation and renewable energy.

  • Energy Star Program, (EPA)
    The ENERGY STAR label is awarded to products for the home and office that are highly energy efficient. Buying appliances, consumer electronics, lighting, heating and cooling equipment and their products that carry this label helps protect the environment and saves money as well.

  • Fish and Wildlife Service - DOI
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau charged with the mission to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and other habitats for the American people.

  • Geological Survey Service - DOI
    Federal source for science about the Earth, its natural and living resources, natural hazards, and the environment.

  • Indoor Environments Division (IED) of Environmental Protection Agency
    The Indoor Environments Division (IED), located within the Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA), under the Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), is responsible for implementing EPA’s Indoor Environments Program, a voluntary (non-regulatory) program to address indoor air pollution. EPA’s Indoor Environments Division seeks to reduce human health risks posed by contaminants in indoor environments. IED analyzes those risks based on sound science, and…

  • Landscape Architects Technical Committee
    The Landscape Architects Technical Committee (LATC), under the purview of the California Architects Board (CAB), was created by the California Legislature to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by establishing standards for licensure and enforcing the laws and regulations that govern the practice of landscape architecture in California. It is one of the numerous boards, bureaus, commissions, and committees within the Department…

  • National Park Service of the Dept of the Interior (NPS)
    The NPS works with communities to preserve and care for neighborhood treasures. It also works with teachers to create unique opportunities for students to learn about history at the real places where events unfolded.

  • National Pesticide Information Center, (EPA)
    A service that provides objective, science-based information about a wide variety of pesticide-related subjects, including: pesticide products, recognition and management of pesticide poisonings, toxicology, environmental chemistry.

  • Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Dept. of Energy
    The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) consists of ten programs and several offices that support the office and its mission. The EERE programs support EERE's research and development of energy efficiency or renewable energy technologies in these areas: * Biomass * Buildings * Federal Energy Management * Geothermal * Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Infrastructure * Industrial * Solar * Vehicles * Weatherization…

  • Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), Dept. of Education
    OSTI’s mission is to advance science and sustain technological creativity by making R&D findings available and useful to DOE researchers and the American people. Through our collections and services, we make the results of the Department’s research available to scientists, researchers, and engineers in the DOE community and beyond; as well as academia, the international science community, and science attentive citizens.

  • Safe Drinking Water Hotline, (EPA)
    The hotline answers questions on the Safe Drinking Water Act, rules and regulations, and consumer questions.


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