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Links to sustainable development programs and publications.
Zerofootprint (ZFP) is a global green lifestyle hub bringing together green people, products, stories and events.
Check out the Green Events calendar for an extensive listing of global opportunities and add your own event: http://www.zerofootprint.net/green_events/calendar_main.asp
Take the ZFP challenge -- "Small Ideas to Change Our Planet": http://www.zerofootprint.net/ideas/default.asp
The URL is: http://www.zerofootprint.net
Facing the Future is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage students in learning by making academics relevant to their lives. We empower students to think critically, develop a global perspective, and participate in positive solutions for a sustainable future. Facing the Future develops and delivers standards-based hands-on lessons, student textbooks, curriculum units, and professional development opportunities for educators that promote critical thinking on global issues, sustainability, and positive solutions. The website offers information, resources, and lesson plans about issues such as population, environment, climate change, ecological footprint, consumption, and sustainable development.
The URL is: http://www.facingthefuture.org
The Learning for Sustainability Web site covers topic areas relevant to social learning such as challenges for sustainable development, social learning for sustainability, research methods and approaches, and links to resources, guides, and tool kits.
The URL is: http://learningforsustainability.net/
SustainLane is an open-source knowledge base for state and local government officials to exchange best practices in sustainability, and network among peers. Also offers a site for people to rate and discuss green products, services, and personal sustainability.
The URL is: http://www.sustainlane.us/
A comprehensive listing of resources from Sustainable Communities Network.
The URL is: http://www.sustainable.org/information/susevent.ht...
More than 1000 links to resources and tools on ecology, environment and sustainability. All are made available to visitors and researchers free of charge.
The URL is: http://www.ecosustainable.com.au/links.htm
This site offers an online guide illustrating social marketing used to design and evaluate programs that foster sustainable behavior; downloadable/searchable articles, reports and case studies; and a listserv for sharing information and asking questions of others.
The URL is: http://www.cbsm.com/?jmid=332636562
G-DAE is a research institute at Tufts University dedicated to promoting a new understanding of how societies can pursue their economic goals in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner. Selected research publications can be accessed online in PDF or ordered.
The URL is: http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/
Discusses integration of environment and development concerns on a global level. A publication from EETAP Resource Library. In pdf format.
The URL is: http://eelink.net/eetap/info27.pdf
"..a non-profit research and educational organization that provides technical assistance and information on environmentally sound economic development strategies."
The URL is: http://www.ilsr.org/
Provides practical information needed to understand and implement recommendations for homes to be considered environmentally friendly. “..developed to complement the efforts of the Green Builder Program to foster the implementation of environmentally responsible practices in homebuilding."
The URL is: http://www.greenbuilder.com/sourcebook/contents.ht...
Sustainability links to community, smart growth, economy, natural resources, governing, and living sustainably resources.
The URL is: http://www.sustainable.org/
A fundamental process for promoting sustainable development. A publication from EETAP Resource Library. In pdf format.
The URL is: http://eelink.net/eetap/info29.pdf
An environmental and sustainability studies resources site named “George" (after George Perkins Marsh). It contains a wealth of web links and bibliographies that span the diverse approaches to environmental studies.
The URL is: http://web.goddard.edu/ESresources/
A comprehensive one-stop connection to resources and tools on ecology, environment and sustainability.
The URL is: http://www.ecosustainable.com.au/
Creating a Sustainable Economy and Future On Our Planet - The San Diego/Tijuana Region - A Case Study by Jim Bell
This book is an economic plan to develop a life-support sustaining economy and way of life in the San Diego/Tijuana region, starting with making the region renewable energy, water and food self-sufficient. It also developes a life-support land use planning strategy consistent with creating a sustainable future. Book is fully downloadable in pdf format.
The URL is: http://www.jimbell.com/NewBook.htm
The main purpose of Econtur "is to help achieve a more sustainable future through exemplary projects and thus test ways towards a new lifestyle and a change of values in society, combining aspects of environment, equity and economy." Projects include Education for Sustainability, Local Agenda 21, Sustainable Community Indicators and Sustainable Consumption.
The URL is: http://www.econtur.de/
Website that is devoted to all aspects of sustainable architecture and natural building, including a discussion of the environmental reasons for developing this consciousness. There are many book reviews and links to related resources.
The URL is: http://www.greenhomebuilding.com/
Site assists psychologists to come together to use their training, tools and perspectives to contribute to 'greening' psychology, and to making society more ecologically sustainable. Connects with applications in environmental policy, communication, education, human dimensions, and other fields.
The URL is: http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~gmyers/cp/
Environmental issues - Greenhouse effect, Global warming, Treated lumber, Environmental Ed. Sustainable Development
The URL is: http://www.nres.uiuc.edu/outreach/pubs/info-sheets...
Provides resources for sustainable living and environmental activism. Sections include: environmental issues and tips, articles on sustainable living, communities, economies, agriculture, and an environmental calendar of world events.
The URL is: http://www.globalstewards.org/
Informaton on life cycle assessment and ecodesign. Demo software tools and free Eco-indicator ecodesign reports to download.
The URL is: http://www.pre.nl/
Links to model programs and ideas, recycling resources, organic gardening, and related books. On-line ordering available.
The URL is: http://www.greensense.com/
NextStep is a sustainability-related site sponsored by the Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance. It offers site users the ability to search for a wide variety of resources on sustainability as well as to network with others, with a primary focus on Minnesota. Educational resources and curricula are available.
The URL is: http://www.nextstep.state.mn.us/index.cfm
Sustainable energy & design. Includes information on passive heating and lighting, and strawbale building.
The URL is: http://pali.freewebspace.com/
"An online guide which provides valuable information on designing and evaluating programs to foster sustainable behavior;" a searchable database of articles, case studies and graphics; and a discussion forum.
Developed by Doug McKenzie-Mohr, Ph.D.Environmental Psychologist.
The URL is: http://www.cbsm.com/
An educational organization teaching the principles of ecological and sustainable design.
The URL is: http://www.ecosainstitute.org/
Information sheet explaining the connection between Environmental Education and Sustainable Development. A publication of the EETAP Resource Library in pdf format.
The URL is: http://eelink.net/eetap/info30.pdf
"The Community Sustainability Assessment (CSA) was developed to assist communities in assessing their accomplishments and charting directions toward ever increasing sustainability." Online worksheets as well as links to model communities, educational opportunities, and other sustainability related resources.
The URL is: http://gen.ecovillage.org/activities/csa/English/
A directory of web sites and readings containing information about ways to assess and reduce resource consumption as well as resources for "green" goods.
The URL is: http://www.sustainable.org/living/buying.html
The Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment is a one-stop source of information, for younger and older users alike, on a range of atmospheric issues, including air quality, acid rain, global warming and ozone depletion.
The URL is: http://www.doc.mmu.ac.uk/aric/eae/enter.html
Ours is perhaps the greatest human challenge in history, to become a nation of psychologically mature adults and lead the world into a era of
social-environment sustainability. Site features book series on sustainable community development.
The URL is: http://www.chrismaser.com
EarthTrends offers five ways, including maps, short articles and a searchable database, to explore global environmental information. The information is organized into ten topic areas and allows you to compare facts and trends for over 200 countries.
The URL is: http://earthtrends.wri.org/
GreenBiz.com offers a wealth of free resources for mainstream companies seeking to align responsibility with business success. Included are daily news and columnists, tools and reports, backgrounders on business environmental topics, and annotated directories of organizations, web sites, government programs, mentoring programs, award programs, events, books, and free job and resume listings.
The URL is: http://www.greenbiz.com
"A resource for sustainable humane development." Articles and research on sustainable culture.
The URL is: http://www.context.org/
"Internetwork for Sustainability" Environmental Directory for the latest news, information, and opinion on sustainability.
The URL is: http://www.insnet.org/
An online resource center providing information on sprawl, smart growth, and livable communities.
The URL is: http://www.sprawlwatch.org/frames.html
Covering five program areas--atmospheric environment, climate and energy resources, sustainable development studies, water resources, and risk and vulnerablity. Factsheets downloadable in pdf format as well as project overviews and links to related topic areas.
The URL is: http://www.sei.se/
"..contains information on youth's concerns with sustainable development issues, case studies of youth action, together with advice on how to organize for action, useful resource lists, and finally a Directory of international and regional youth organizations."
The URL is: http://www.iisd.org/youth/ysbk000.htm
Unconstrained by bureaucracy, economic interests or schedules, New Mobility was launched in 1988 as an open international platform for critical discussion, exchanges of materials and views, and diverse forms of cross-border collaboration on the challenging, necessarily conflicted topic of "sustainable transportation and social justice".
The URL is: http://www.ecoplan.org/wtpp/wt_index.htm
A wide open, independent first-stop shop on the web for concerned citizens, researchers, students, policy makers, entrepreneurs, investors or social activists interested in quickly getting a feel for world sustainability issues, views and developments from an unbiased critical perspective. We invite diversity, complex thinking and initiative.
The URL is: http://www.ecoplan.org
Information on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA or ecobalance) and Ecodesign/Design for Environment. Download reports and software demo versions.
The URL is: http://www.pre.nl/ecodesign/default.htm
Developed by EPA Region 3, provides resources on a variety of different planning tools. Organized by categories: Policy and Planning, Regulatory, Technical, Financial, and Other.
The URL is: http://www.epa.gov/greenkit/q5_energ.htm
ISO 14000 and environmental management systems benefits, keys to success, case studies, and bookstore.
The URL is: http://www.trst.com/
The Eco-portal provides full text search capabilities for the contents of over 3,000 reviewed Internet sites related to environmental sustainability. The site tracks the latest environmental news stories which are updated several times daily.
The URL is: http://www.environmentalsustainability.info/
This newly published book offers a "guide to individual lifestyle decision making that will help all of us in securing an environmentally sustainable future for our children's children." Online ordering available.
The URL is: http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/book_detail.asp...
"Atlantic Coastwatch - A pithy newsletter about environmentally mindful forms of economic development along the Atlantic seaboard - from the Gulf of Maine to the eastern Caribbean. Published every 2 months, with news of people, places, issues, problems and solutions." Available online in PDF format.
The URL is: http://www.atlanticcoastwatch.org/
Resources include information on conferences, a tools and networks database and a listing of sustainable development educational and training programs available in the European Union and Norway. A project of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.
The URL is: http://sd-online.ewindows.eu.org/
Focuses on sustainability and environmental stewardship. Resources include: EcoIQ Magazine, links to online sustainability resources, a calendar, anthologies, educational and media resources, training sources, and online classes.
The URL is: http://www.ecoiq.com/onlineresources/
This article by Noah Fields, The Concord Consortium (Winter 1999), describes how "students are using GIS tools to better understand sustainable development."
The URL is: http://www.concord.org/library/1999winter/gis.html
From the Oregon State University Extension Service, features 33 articles about sustainability, an interactive quiz to test your sustainability knowledge and links to other sustainability sites.
The URL is: http://oregonfuture.oregonstate.edu/
Center for Environment & Business: information and networking opportunities to accelerate momentum toward a green economy. "Sustainable Business Insider" magazine, Business Opportunity listings, Green Dream Job listings.
The URL is: http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/
Sustainable Life Eco-Portal - Gateway to a Wealth of Resources, Information & Products To Help You Find What You Need to Live A More Healthy, Socially & Environmentally Sustainable Life
The URL is: http://www.sustlife.com/
Founded in 1972, the Trust for Public Land conserves land for people to improve the quality of life in our communities and to protect our natural and historic resources for future generations. TPL's website contains resources for agencies and communities working to conserve land, guide growth, protect air and water, and ensure a high quality of life in urban and rural areas.
The URL is: http://www.tpl.org/
"A fully-refereed academic journal. The journal aims at addressing environmental management systems (EMS), sustainable development and Agenda 21 issues at higher education institutions, worldwide. It intends to act as an outlet for papers dealing with curriculum greening and methodological approaches to sustainability." Subscription and contribution info online.
The URL is: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ijshe.htm
Five E's Unlimited specializes in Sustainable Development work. The site contains information on sustainable development topics and a free on-line bi-weekly newsletter entitled "SUSTAINABILITY REVIEW".
The URL is: http://www.eeeee.net
Planet-Friendly, a nonprofit service in Canada "bringing people together over ideas that matter" with focus on themes such as peace, environment, sustainable living, food, community, communication, democracy, human rights, and activism. Hosts the GoodWorks Canada and Planet Friendly websites. Provides an extensive calendar of events as well as a wealth of resources for the curious or enviro-conscious info seekers.
The URL is: http://www.planetfriendly.net
"The Agenda lays out a number of recommendations as to how we can build concepts of sustainability into our educational programs." A report of the "National Forum on Partnerships Supporting Education about the Environment," a demonstration project of the President's Council on Sustainable Development (1994).
The URL is: http://www.gcrio.org/edu/pcsd/toc.html
"A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development..."
The URL is: http://www.environmental-expert.com/magazine/kluwe...
"Architecture to Zucchini: The people, companies and organizations pioneering sustainability" is a two-hour educational DVD on sustainability created for higher education, sustainability related organizations, government and business leaders. This video provides practical information about sustainability and addresses issues related to socially responsible business. These case studies are international models for sustainability.
The URL is: http://www.arnoldcreekproductions.com
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