Useful Web Links
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An association of universities and colleges. They define "sustainability in an inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations." By providing consultation, resources, programs and professional development, AASHE strives towards integrating sustainable practices and theory in institutes of higher education.
"The Citizens Network for Sustainable Development (CitNet) is an independent, non-profit voluntary network bringing together US based organizations, communities, and individuals working on sustainability issues across the US."
"Earth Council Alliance (ECA) seeks to help foster cooperation among the organizations around the world which share its commitment to the achievement of a sustainable development pathway to the human future with a particular focus on the community in grassroots level."
Non-profit conservation organization that has written a number of guides for communities on issues relating to sustainability. Publishes a monthly Sustainability Communicator on local issues
"Created by the Canadian government in 1988, the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) is dedicated to exploring new opportunities to integrate environmental conservation and economic development, in order to sustain Canada."
"The publication, ""Looking for Oregon's Future: What is Sustainability?"" is now online. The web site, 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."
"Formerly Northwest Environment Watch, Sightline Institute is a not-for-profit research and communication center --a think tank--based in Seattle--whose mission is to bring about sustainability--a healthy, lasting prosperity grounded in place - with a focus on the Pacific Northwest (Cascadia), a region that includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, and adjoining parts of Alaska, Montana, and California. Nonpartisan and wholly independent, Sightline's only ideology is commitment to the shared values of strong communities, fair markets, and responsible stewardship. Publishes the Cascadia Scorecard, first released in 2004, an index of sustainability for the Northwest."
SLIP is an educational non-profit corporation dedicated to increasing the awareness and utilization of sustainable practices in Spokane, Washington. They are funded by donations, grants and a few contracts.
A "strategy consultancy" group and collaborative "think tank" meant to inform and galvanize business leadership in regards to sustainability. Their four guiding values are Equity, Diversity, Impact, and Change.
"On line directory of information about sustainability including case studies on sustainability projects, information about how to plan a 'sustainable' event and links to other sources of information."
"The Sustainable Living Network is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to supporting people, groups, and communities to move towards healthier, more sustainable ways of living through education."
A project being undertaken by Canada's National Round Table of the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) and the Public Policy Forum. The Sustainability Project realizes that issues of governance are crucial for sustainable development. Its two main goals focus on those issues; (1) "Understand the potential for effective engagement mechanisms and processes to improve the governance of sustainable development in Canada," and (2) "Develop ides, recommendations, and strategies for improved engagement practices of the NRTEE and similar organizations."
"The Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) provides leadership and is an authoritative source of expertise within the United Nations system on sustainable development. It promotes sustainable development as the substantive secretariat to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) and through technical cooperation and capacity building at international, regional and national levels."
"Nonprofit organization that does policy research and technical assistance on global environmental and development issues. Produces the yearly World Resources series of data books, an excellent source of national and international level data on a wide variety of issues related to sustainability."
"Nonprofit public policy research organization working on sustainability issues. Publishes World Watch magazine, the annual Vital Signs and State of the World reports, as well as the World Watch Series on particular issues. Excellent source of detailed information about sustainability issues
A website containing a variety of sustainability-related articles and research publications, aimed at Government, Business & Industry, Civil Society, and Scientific Partners. Their research strategy embraces the integrative and interdisciplinary nature of the concept of sustainability, and the Wuppertal Institute reflects this with an emphasis of scientific collaboration and cross-cutting issues.