100 Top Environment Sites
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- Scorecard x
Scorecard combines data from over 200 different state and federal databases to profile local environmental problems and the health effects of toxic chemicals.
- Greenpeace International x
An independent campaigning organization which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.
- Sierra Club x
Learn about the Sierra Club's campaign to reverse one of the largest experiments in history--global warming.
- Environmental News Network x
ENN covers breaking environmental news, including pollution issues.
- Environmental Defense x
A not-for-profit environmental advocacy group with four main goals: stabilizing the Earth's climate, safeguarding the world's oceans, protecting human health, and defending and restoring biodiversity.
- World Wide Fund International x
The world's largest and most experienced independent conservation organization, with around 5 million supporters and a global network of 27 national organizations, 5 associates, and 21 program offices.
- Climate Ark x
Performs full text searches of educational and activist Web sites. Also includes an archive of "popular media and environmental group information" on climate change and other environmental topics.
- United Nations Environment Programme x
Information on the environmental initiatives undertaken by the UN.
- Conservation International x
CI focuses on trying to preserve and promote awareness about the world's most endangered biodiversity through scientific programs, local awareness campaigns, and economic initiatives.
- National Audubon Society x
The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.
- Earth Day Network x
Coordinating worldwide events for Earth Day and beyond. Features environmental tips, clean energy campaigns, activist networks, an eco-store and Grist Magazine.
- The Nature Conservancy x
"Saving the Last Great Places."
- Earth's 911 x
A public and private sector partnership to empower the public with community-specific resources to improve quality of life.
- Friends of the Earth x
This nonprofit organization focuses on the economics of sustainable growth.
- Clean Up Australia x
A very successful Australian organization that works to clean up environmental pollution and to teach citizens how to lead greener lives.
- Earth Times x
Covers news and issues affecting: the environment, education, society, business, culture, media, nature, politics, and population.
- Alliance to Save Energy x
A coalition of prominent business, government, environmental and consumer leaders.
- National Wildlife Federation - NWF x
NWF focuses its efforts on five core issue areas: Endangered Habitat, Water Quality, Land Stewardship, Wetlands, and Sustainable Communities.
- Nature.com x
"The world's best science and medicine on your desktop"
- Union of Concerned Scientists x
The Union of Concerned Scientists works to ensure that all people have clean air and energy, as well as safe and sufficient food.
- American Rivers x
North America's leading national river-conservation organization.
- Office of Wetlands, Oceans, & Watersheds x
The OWOW provides information to raise public awareness and encourage involvement in water quality issues.
- Rainforest Action Network x
Working to protect tropical rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those forests.
- OneWorld x
Promotes human rights and sustainable development. Site includes news, current projects, features and more.
- Audubon Institute x
The Audubon Institute's goal is to foster appreciation and, ultimately, conservation of these ecosystems, which are showcased in an outstanding collection of ten museums and parks dedicated to nature.
- EarthVision x
Provides daily environmental news, industry links, job listings and more.
- Earthwatch Institute x
A non-profit environmental and wildlife organization.
- World Watch Institute x
Worldwatch is dedicated to fostering the evolution of a society in which human needs are met in ways that do not threaten the health of the natural environment.
- Solstice x
The Internet information service of the Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST). An excellent source for the latest in SED info.
- EcologyFund x
Help protect rainforests, wildlife and parks by donating land.
- The Rainforest Site x
Visitors to The Rainforest Site can save a free area of rainforest with the "click of a button."
- CNN: Sci-Tech x
CNN's nature and science news section.
- Climate Institute x
The Climate Institute works to protect the balance between climate and life on earth by facilitating the dialogue among scientists, policy makers, business executives and citizens.
- TreeHugger x
"Fast-growing web magazine, dedicated to everything that has a modern aesthetic yet is environmentally responsible."
- Save Our Environment x
Overall goal is to increase public awareness of environmental issues. Press releases, reports, and fact sheets exposing environmental issues.
- Council on Environmental Quality x
Learn about the White House initiative to cut paperwork and develop new partnerships with industry, landowners and the states to provide more flexibility for the regulated community in return for better environmental results.
- Urban Land Institute x
The ULI tackles such issues as traffic and land use, parking, transit villages and other transportation issues both public and private.
- Wildlife Conservation Society x
Utilizes the resources of wildlife parks with worldwide field projects to inspire care for nature and provide leadership in environmental education.
- Resources for the Future x
A nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank that conducts independent research rooted primarily in economics and other social sciences on environmental and natural resource issues.
- The Wilderness Society x
Works to protect America's wilderness and to develop a nation-wide network of wild lands through public education, scientific analysis and advocacy.
- Environment News Service x
Latest environmental news headlines, message board, links and more.
- Earth Site x
The official site of International Earth Day.
- Sustainable Communities Network x
Linking citizens to resources and to one another to create healthy, vital, sustainable communities.
- WWF Canada x
WWF Canada pursues a mission to save life on Earth through four conservation programs: Endangered Species, Endangered Spaces and Wildlife Toxicology in Canada and an International program in Latin America.
- Weathervane x
"A digital forum on global climate policy."
- BBC-Science & Nature x
Colorful news site with an abundance of information on space, animals, special environmental topics, and much more.
- *faircompanies x
*Faircompanies is the major meeting point for people and
organizations in search of useful, free, and independent
information regarding fair trade, corporate social responsibility,
responsible consumption, ethical investment, alternative energies
and related topics.
- Alternative Fuels Data Center x
This Office of Transportation Technologies site has information on the latest advances in alternative fuels, vehicles, refueling sites, and more.
- The Earth Charter Initiative x
A statement of ethical principles that will guide the conduct of people and nations towards each other and the Earth to ensure peace, equity and a sustainable future.
- GEM x
An on-line, searchable database of more than 2500 energy efficiency and renewable energy annotated Web links.
- Earth Trends: Environmental Information x
"A free online database that focuses on issues of sustainable development and the environment. This site draws statistical, graphic, and analytical information from over 40 internationally recognized data sources."
- Carfree.com x
Solutions to the problem of the urban automobile.
- American Wind Energy Association x
AWEA advocates the development of wind energy as a reliable, environmentally superior energy alternative in the United States and around the world.
- Envirosense x
A group of companies who collectively offer solutions and strategies to address indoor air quality and related environmental issues.
- The Cousteau Society x
Provides information and insight on environmental issues to inspire better protection of Earth.
- David Suzuki Foundation x
A Canadian environmental research and education organization.
- Rainforestweb x
Comprehensive gateway to Rainforest information and resources.
- E x
An environmental magazine celebrating over 10 years in print.
- Environmental Law Programme x
The World Conservation Union is the world’s largest conservation network. Mission: "influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable."
- National Council for Science and the Environment x
NCSE (formally the Committee for the National Institute for the Environment) works to improve the scientific basis of environmental decision making. Site includes research publications on a number of environmental issues.
- Ocean Planet x
"This exhibition reminds us that in ways we may never have even considered, we're all seafarers, and it offers us ways to become more seaworthy--to think about what everyone can do to conserve the Ocean Planet."
- Amazon Watch x
"Amazon Watch works to defend the environment and rights of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin."
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service x
The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
- America's Wetlands x
This site will give you a better understanding of the rich variety of wetlands, their importance, how they are threatened, and what can be done to conserve them for future generations.
- Argus Clearinghouse: Sustainable Development x
Directory of sustainable development web sites.
- Animal Diversity Web x
"Includes information about the structure and classification of animals, basic concepts of ecology and evolutionary biology, brief reports on dozens of animals, and lots of pictures."
- Alternative Technology Association x
A non-profit community group that aims to use and promote environmentally friendly technology, including renewable energy sources such as the sun, wind and water; building with natural materials and conserving energy.
- Recycler's World x
A world wide trading site for information related to secondary or recyclable commodities, by-products, used and surplus items or materials.
- Energy and Environmental Research Center x
The philosophy of the EERC is to improve global quality of life by providing leadership in visionary multidisciplinary research and development leading to demonstration and commercialization of innovative, clean, efficient energy technologies.
- Recycle.com x
The place to turn for recycling and composting expertise.
- Global Forest Watch x
Global Forest Watch seeks to catalyze changes in forest use to meet human needs and better protect forest ecosystems.
- The World's Shortest Comprehensive Recycling Guide x
Great list of basic recycling tips and categories.
- National Resources Defense Council x
NRDC is a not-for-profit environmental advocacy group that uses law, science, and the support of our 400,000+ members to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.
- WWF: Climate Change Campaign x
Mission: "By 2001 we aim to ensure that industrialized nations set in motion a permanent downward trend in their domestic emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) - the leading global warming gas - as a first step towards substantial reductions in emissions by 2010."
- Center for Clean Air Policy x
Seeks to promote and implement innovative solutions to major environmental and energy problems which balance both environmental and economic interests.
- EcoWorld x
EcoWorld provides internet users comprehensive information on the state of planetary ecosystems and projects underway, everywhere, to preserve and restore species and ecosystems.
- The International Carnivorous Plant Society x
ICPS is an organization of horticulturists, conservationists, scientists, and educators all interested in sharing knowledge and news of carnivorous plants.
- Environmental Support Center x
"Supporting the environmental movement from the grassroots up."
- EPA Global Warming Site x
Learn about the global warming problem and what is and can be done to reverse its effects.
- The American Solar Energy Society x
ASES is a national organization dedicated to advancing the use of solar energy for the benefit of U.S. citizens and the global environment.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration x
NOAA guides our use and protection of ocean and coastal resources and conducts research to improve our understanding and stewardship of the environment which sustains us all.
- Conservation Technology Information Center x
Promotes environmentally and economically beneficial natural resource systems.
- Competitive Enterprise Institute x
Non-profit public policy organization regulating environmental policy among others.
- Our Planet Magazine x
"The United Nations Environment Programme's flagship magazine for environmentally sustainable development."
- Planet first 2000 x
Aim is to provide helpful information and resources to individuals so they may easily and positively take actions in their own way in their own homes, local community or broader communities to assist the environment.
- EcoWise x
The Non-Toxic, sustainable, educational store....naturally.
- The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands x
Track the progress of the 1971 intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.
- Pollution Prevention Institute x
The Pollution Prevention Institute (PPI) assists small businesses to efficiently and economically reduce and control their wastes.
- United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) x
World Meteorological Organization coordinates global scientific activity in several areas, including: air pollution research, climate change and ozone depletion studies.
- Ecobeetle x
An informative environmental website for eco-living and conservation.
- Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center x
"For the past 16 years, CSERC has effectively
served as the foremost defender of more than
2,000,000 acres of forests, rivers, lakes,
wetlands, roadless areas, old growth groves,
scenic oak woodlands, and other precious areas
within the central region of the Sierra Nevada."
- Environmental Concern, Inc. x
A non-profit organization dedicated to wetland restoration, research, and education since 1972.
- Earthhope Action Network x
Resource for environmental activism and information. Updated daily.
- SaveRainforest.net x
Click on the "Save Rainforest" button to help preserve the rainforest.
- Wetlands Regulation Center x
Acts as a service to all persons interested in the laws, policies and regulations concerning activities regulated under Sections 401 and 404 of the Clean Water Act in waters of the United States, including wetlands.
- Karma Vision TV x
Discover thousands of charitable organizations.
Karma Vision's mission is to foster social responsibility by stimulating action on crucial public issues.
- Wilderness Committee x
Canadian citizen-funded wilderness preservation organization.
- Farmland Information Center x
"The FIC is a clearinghouse for information about farmland protection and stewardship. It is a partnership between the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and American Farmland Trust."
- The Scientific Alliance x
A new organization which offers a rational, scientific approach to the environmental debate.
- Environmental Leadership Program x
Non-profit organization working to create a new generation of environmental leaders.
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