100 Top Sustainable Growth Sites
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- Cyburbia x
Directory of sustainable development resources on the Web.
- SD Gateway x
The SD Gateway guides visitors through new thinking and solutions being developed by the Spinning Web Network--some of the world's leading sustainable development institutes.
- World Resources Institute x
WRI provides objective information and practical proposals for policy and institutional change that will foster environmentally sound, socially equitable development.
- Earth Pledge x
Identifies and promotes innovative techniques and technologies that restore the balance between human and natural systems.
- Conservation Technology Information Center x
Promotes environmentally and economically beneficial natural resource systems.
- OneWorld x
Promotes human rights and sustainable development. Site includes news, current projects, features and more.
- 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.
- United Nations Sustainable Development x
The Commission on Sustainable Development ensures the high visibility of sustainable development issues within the UN system and helps to improve the UN's coordination of environment and development activities.
- Best Practices Database x
Contains over 1100 proven solutions, from more than 120 countries, to the common social, economic, and environmental problems.
- Friends of the Earth x
A national environmental organization dedicated to preserving the health and diversity of the planet for future generations. FOE empowers citizens to have an influential voice in decisions affecting their environment.
- Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development x
A Project of the U.S. Department of Energy, the CESD includes the latest developments and research projects in land use planning, transportation, rural issues and more.
- Sustainable Communities Network x
Linking citizens to resources and to one another to create healthy, vital, sustainable communities.
- Panos London x
Panos London stimulates informed and inclusive public debate around key development issues in order to foster sustainable development.
- National Councils for Sustainable Development (NCSD) x
Promotes sustainable development at the national level, assists governments in decision-making and policy formulation, and follows up the implementation of international processes related to sustainable development.
- Rocky Mountain Institute x
Fosters the efficient and restorative use of resources to make the world secure, just, prosperous, and life-sustaining.
- Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development x
Learn about Novartis' concept for development, which seeks to balance social and environmental concerns with economic growth and the expansion of business.
- Global Energy Marketplace x
Powerful, on-line searchable database of more than 2500 energy efficiency and renewable energy annotated web links.
- Global System for Sustainable Development x
The GSSD consists of an evolving quality controlled and highly cross-referenced index to some of the best resources and materials on sustainability to be found on the Internet.
- International Institute for Sustainable Development x
Promotes sustainable development in decision-making internationally by contributing new knowledge and concepts, analyzing policies, and building partnerships to amplify these messages.
- Local Sustainability x
Contains a guide to good practice in sustainability.
- Sprawl Guide x
The Sprawl Resource Guide is designed to familiarize you with several of the key issues associated with sprawl, and direct you to some of the wealth of information already available on the Web.
- Sustainable Development Communications Network (SCDN) x
Group of leading civil society organizations seeking to accelerate the implementation of sustainable development through broader, integrated information and communications about what we know.
- Conservation Economy x
Non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the emergence of a conservation economy along North America's rain forest coast, the region from San Francisco to Anchorage.
- Florida Sustainable Communities Center x
FDI helps develop networks and forums for professional design associations, state agencies, local governments, utilities, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions in Florida.
- Virtual Library on International Development x
A collection of links to international development resources on the Internet. In English and in French.
- Sustainable Life x
Information, Products & Services to help you find ways to live a healthier, more socially & environmentally sustainable life.
- Argus Clearinghouse: Sustainable Development x
Directory of sustainable development web sites.
- CGIAR: consultative Group on International Agricultural Research x
Mission: To achieve sustainable food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through scientific research and research-related activities in the fields of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, policy, and environment.
- Second Nature x
A nonprofit organization working to help colleges and universities expand their efforts to make environmentally sustainable and just action a foundation of learning and practice.
- Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education x
Helping advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program.
- Growth Management Institute x
Nonprofit organization established to encourage effective and equitable management of growth and change in human habitats. The Institute promotes strategies and practices to achieve sustainable urban development and redevelopment in harmony with conservation of environmental qualities and features.
- A Guide to Internet Resources in Sustainable Development x
A guide designed to assist researchers and others with the task of locating information on sustainable development on the Internet.
- The Canadian Arctic Resources Committee x
CARC is working and encouraging others to treat the North with deliberation, care, and good stewardship.
- California Center for Land Recycling x
CCLR focuses on creating sustainable communities by encouraging and facilitating land recycling to revitalize urban areas, discourage urban sprawl, and conserve green space.
- Centre for Sustainable Design x
The Centre for Sustainable Design facilitates discussion and research about eco-design and environmental, economic, ethical and social (e3s) considerations in product and service development and design.
- Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy x
"Promotes resilient family farms, rural communities and ecosystems around the world through research and education, science and technology, and advocacy."
- Center for Neighborhood Technology x
Promotes public policies, new resources and accountable authority which support sustainable, just and vital urban communities.
- Context Institute x
A nonprofit research organization exploring and clarifying just what is involved in a humane sustainable culture - and how we can get there.
- Cultural Survival x
Recognized leader in educational and communication forums that advocate the rights, voice and vision of indigenous peoples--including the right to determine their own futures on their own lands.
- Earth Island Institute x
Provides in-depth information and resources from Earth Island's projects, award-winning journalism from the Earth Island Journal, and tools to directly address the environmental challenges we face.
- Earth Summit Watch x
A unique citizens' initiative holding governments accountable for their commitments to sustainable development.
- Global Ecovillage Network x
A grassroots non-profit organization that links together ecovillages and related projects around the world.
- EcoIQ x
Valuable information for professionals and laymen concerned about sustainable communities, businesses and households.
- The Commons x
A world-wide forum concerned with improving our understanding and control of technology as it impacts on people in their daily lives.
- EcoTopia x
A design strategy for the new millennium.
- Green Business News and Information Resource x
"The time has come where business can make a profit while helping the environment, or at the very least having little or no negative impact on it. Green business is the future."
- National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service x
In-depth publications on production practices, alternative crop and livestock enterprises, innovative marketing, organic certification, and highlights of local, regional, USDA and other federal sustainable ag activities.
- Center for Construction & Environment x
Fosters the implementation of sustainability principles into the creation of the built environment internationally.
- Network for Change x
A comprehensive resource for individuals, organizations and businesses working for social and environmental change.
- The Land Institute x
Purpose is to develop an agricultural system with the ecological stability of the prairie and a grain yield comparable to that from annual crops.
- Facing the Future x
Facing the Future strives to educate people about critical global issues, including population growth, poverty, over-consumption, and environmental destruction. They carry this out through a variety of program tracks.
- Sustainable Development Dimensions x
A global reference center for knowledge and advice on biophysical, biological, socio-economic and social dimensions of sustainable development.
- Farmpreserve.com x
Supports urban planning growth on a global scale, including the preservation of farmland.
- Green Cross International x
Founded by Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993, GCI helps create a sustainable future by cultivating harmonious relationships between humans and the environment.
- Centre for Development and Environment x
Focuses on the sustainable use of natural resources.
- Sustainable Building Sources x
Index of sustainable development resources. Includes a professional directory, the sustainable building calendar, an environmental directory and several other useful resources.
- The Sustainable Building Coalition x
A network of individuals interested in sustainable and ecological building, design and development.
- Green Design Network x
Focuses on designing and building a sustainable future. Site includes news, resource data base, links and more.
- Greening of the Parks x
Latest news and information concerning national park conservation and development.
- Zero Population Growth x
Nonprofit group working to slow population growth and achieve a sustainable balance between the Earth's people and its resources.
- Communication Initiative x
Effectively advocating the effect of communication on sustainable development through dialogues and debates.
- Eldis x
A gateway to online information on development in countries of the South. Coverage includes social, economic, political and environmental issues.
- Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development x
Provides the latest research and educational work in the field of sustainable development, including the efficient use of energy and renewable energy strategies.
- Millennium Institute x
Works to ensure a sustainable future through education, forums, planning models and other efforts.
- The World Sustainable Agriculture Association x
The WSAA works to restore harmony between people and nature.
- LEAD International x
Committed to making a contribution toward the creation of a global society in which development patterns will satisfy the shared needs and aspirations of all people and respect the Earth's living systems and natural resources.
- Natural Life x
Your guide to sustainable healthy living.
- Bicycle Fixation x
Covers a variety of topics, including: urban and suburban design, transportation modalities, habitat preservation, urban farming, and social and environmental economics.
- High Country News x
Covers environmental and growth issues in the Western U.S.
- Mountain Forum x
A venue for global linkage of individuals and organizations concerned with mountain cultures, the environment and sustainable development.
- Sightline Institute x
“Not-for-profit research and communication center formed to bring about sustainability--a healthy, lasting prosperity grounded in place.”
- Natural Resources Institute x
The NRI carries out research, development and training to promote efficient management and use of renewable natural resources in support of sustainable livelihoods.
- The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology x
A forum for reports and discussions of issues and ideas surrounding sustainable development. Focuses on aspects of ecology, economics and sociology related to sustainable development and world resources.
- The Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA x
RAFI-USA is dedicated to community, equity and diversity in agriculture.
- Residential Environmental Design x
Supporting the advancement of green architecture.
- Resource Renewal Institute x
A nonprofit organization founded in 1983 to support innovative environmental management in the U.S. and worldwide. RRI's main role is to promote the implementation of green plans--long-term, comprehensive strategies designed to achieve sustainability.
- Sustainable Development Networking Programme x
"The primary objective of the Sustainable Development is to reduce the absolute poverty of the world's poor through providing lasting and secure livelihoods that minimize resource depletion, environmental degradation, cultural disruption and social instability".
- Pop Planet x
"Where population, health, and the environment come together."
- WWW Virtual Library: Urban Environmental Management x
Directory includes important documents, how-tos, glossaries, statistics and links to other sustainable growth resources.
- Updates on the Science of Population and the Environment x
Focuses on the relationship between population growth and the environment, brought to you by the Union of Concerned Scientists.
- Centre for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment x
CESSE is a pluri-disciplinary research team which devotes its activities to the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of economic-environmental interactions.
- Sustainable Farming Connection x
Information and links to sustainable development-related organizations.
- United Nations Economic and Social Development x
The ESD tackles such interlocking issues as social development, the environment, population growth, human rights and sustainable development.
- Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood Initiative x
Provides a focus for research, training, promotion and technical assistance related to principles that will make cities more sustainable.
- Real Goods x
The Largest Selection of sustainable Products for Solar Living in the World.
- World Business Council for Sustainable Development x
A coalition of 125 international companies united by a shared commitment to the environment and to the principles of economic growth and sustainable development. Site includes news, a glossary and an overview of the WBCSD's work.
- Sustainability Institute x
Dedicated to sustainable resource use, sustainable economics, and sustainable communities.
- About.com: Environmental Issues x
Subjects include renewable energy, population, recycling and others.
- Sustainable Development Networking Program x
The SDNP studies the rise of Internet technologies and e-commerce and their effect on the global economy and developing countries.
- Green Alliance x
UK-based organization with programs and publications relating to sustainability.
- Ecological Engineering Group x
The Ecological Engineering Group seeks to design and manifest closed-loop processes in order to eliminate waste, just as nature does.
- Ecosustainable Hub x
One-stop connection to resources and tools on ecology, environment and sustainability.
- Living on Earth x
This weekly NPR radio program covers a variety of environmental issues, including pollution, sustainable development and transportation challenges.
- RCO On-Line x
Promoting environmental sustainability through waste minimization and resource conservation.
- Project on Environment, Population and Security x
An informative site on the overlapping issues of environment, population and security.
- Waste Watch x
A charity working to protect the environment by ensuring the sustainable use and disposal of scarce resources through waste reduction, re-use and recycling of materials.
- Greencity x
Helps emerging communities avoid mistakes made elsewhere by cities facing economic uncertainties, growth pressures and environmental constraints.
- CORDIS x
Learn about one of the European Commission's programs to balance the continent's competitiveness in the global economy with sustainable growth initiatives.
- Whole Systems Foundation x
Funds a variety of educational and research projects related to energy and resource conservation.
- IWLA Sustainability Education Project x
Works to further the notion that economic prosperity, ecological health, and equitable sharing among all people not only go together, they depend on one another.
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