|Alternatives to Growth Oregon||Alternatives to Growth Oregon (AGO) is an organization
dedicated to ending population and consumption growth, and to
promoting true economic, personal, intellectual, emotional, and
spiritual growth by supporting policies that move Oregon toward
sustainability. AGO supports economic progress based on appropriate
technologic growth, increased realization of human potentials,
and efficiency. AGO's
mission is: To leave succeeding generations of Oregonians a more economically prosperous, environmentally healthy, and socially just State by encouraging progress toward a sustainable society, and discouraging growth focused on increased population and consumption.
|Big Green||The Big Green Discussion Group is an online forum focusing on implementing sustainable design and construction principles on large-scale projects.|
|Business Enterprise Trust||The Business Enterprise Trust is dedicated to identifying and promoting acts of business leadership which combine sound management and social vision. The Trust's logo represents the complex, interlocking, prism of relationships among businesses, shareholders, consumers, employees, communities and the environment.|
|Business for Social Responsirility||Business for Social Responsibility is a membership organization for companies of all sizes and sectors. BSR's mission is to be the leading global resource providing members with innovative products and services that help companies be commercially successful in ways that demonstrate respect for ethical values, people, communities and the environment.|
|California Resource Recovery Association||The California Resource Recovery Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to resource conservation through the practices of reuse, recycling and composting. The CRRA works to expand markets for recycled materials, promotes sustainable materials policies and is a clearinghouse for information, innovation, and industry and governmental initiatives. CRRA newsletters, workshops and conferences provide up-to-the-minute information on issues that shape the recycling and composting fields. CRRA is the premier organization for linking like-minded individuals from every facet of the industry. Non-profits, waste haulers, recyclers, state, federal and local government, recycled product manufacturers and many others come together under the CRRA umbrella. We invite you to join us.|
|Center for EcoReDesign||
An expanding market for greener products and services is being driven by global ecological concerns and new regulations and standards. In response to this demand, new productive links are being created between business success and environmental improvement. This context has opened up a new strategic and creative role for design. Design now encompasses an approach which is concerned with the life cycle environmental impact of products and services. A range of innovative solutions is demonstrating the major role that design will play in achieving a sustainable future.
The Centre for Design's work includes: developing and demonstrating new design methods, tools and processes aimed at improving the environmental performance of products and services; working with industry to design greener products and services, and to develop more strategic environmental directions; advising government agencies on policy and programs to reduce environmental impacts through design; exploring new design concepts and scenarios for a sustainable future; maintaining a national and international network of research and information exchange in environmental design.
|Center for Sustainable Development||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. This is achieved through training and education, research, seminars, workshops, conferences, consultancy, publications and Internet. The Centre also acts as an information clearing house and a focus for innovative thinking on sustainable products and services.|
|Context Institute's Sustainable Culture Information Service||Since 1979, Context Institute has been exploring and clarifying justwhat is involved in a humane sustainable culture - and how we can get there.|
|Co-op America||Co-op America, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1982, provides the economic strategies, organizing power and practical tools for businesses and individuals to address today's social and environmental problems. While many environmental organizations choose to fight important political and legal battles, Co-op America is the leading force in educating and empowering our nation's people and businesses to make significant improvements through the economic system.|
Corporate Watch provides news, analysis, research tools and action resources to respond to corporate activity around the globe. We also talk with people who are directly affected by corporate abuses as well as with others fighting for corporate accountability, human rights, social and environmental justice. As part of the independent media, Corporate Watch is free of corporate sponsorship. Our parent organization is the Transnational Resource and Action Center (TRAC), based in San Francisco.
This site has three main functions: News, information, analysis and first person accounts; Tools for your own research on corporations; Activist alerts connected to grassroots action.
|EarthSafe & Wellness Technologies, Inc.||A specialty chemical house dedicated to researching, producing and marketing the safest cleaning solutions possible given today's chemical technology.|
|Excellence for Sustainable Development||
Sustainable development is a strategy by which communities seek economic development approaches that also benefit the local environment and quality of life. It has become an important guide to many communities that have discovered that traditional approaches to planning and development are creating, rather than solving, societal and environmental problems. Where traditional approaches can lead to congestion, sprawl, pollution, and resource overconsumption, sustainable development offers real, lasting solutions that will strengthen our future.
Sustainable development provides a framework under which communities can use resources efficiently, create efficient infrastructures, protect and enhance quality of life, and create new businesses to strengthen their economies. It can help us create healthy communities that can sustain our generation, as well as those that follow us.
|Global Business Network||As a worldwide membership organization, GBN engages in a collaborative exploration of the future, discovering the frontiers of knowledge and creating innovative tools for strategic action. Since 1987, we've been privileged to work, learn, and co-create with our members. Together, we've explored the future through scenario thinking and planning, rich experiential meetings, Learning Journeys, online conversation, and connections with the most remarkable minds of our time.|
|Global Futures Homepage||Nonprofit environmental foundation focuses on integrating programs which lead to source reduction, pollution prevention, low-cost market development and incentive market driven regulatory structures that reduce both economic and environmental costs.|
|GreenMoney On-line Guide||We promote the awareness of socially and environmentally responsible business, investing and consumer resources. Our goal is to educate and empower individuals and businesses to make informed financial decisions through aligning their corporate and financial principles.|
|Indicator's of Sustainability||Indicators of a sustainable community point to areas where the links between the economy, environment and society are weak. They allow you to see where the problem areas are and help show the way to fix those problems.|
|International Institute for Sustainable Development||Since its incorporation in 1990, IISD has worked to help decision-makers understand the principles of sustainable development and how to put them into practice. In addition to providing international leadership on key issues, the institute also works closely with Canadian government agencies and businesses to interpret sustainable development in a national context.|
|Liberty Tree Alliance||The Liberty Tree Alliance is a national association of writers, scientists, and activists concerned with the preservation of the natural world. It was founded in 1995. They offer snapshots of important issues, in-depth coverage of four important topics (climate change, population, forests, and endocrine disrupters) and guides to information available on the Web.|
|National Center for Appropriate Technology||A non-profit corporation that works to find solutions that use local resources to address problems that face all Americans, especially society's most disadvantaged citizens. NCAT's work has grown from addressing the immediate energy conservation needs of low-income people to include a wide array of sustainable technologies and technology transfer, including nationally-recognized work in resource-efficient housing and sustainable agriculture.|
|Net Impact||Net Impact is a network of emerging business leaders committed to using the power of business to create a better world. It is also the most progressive and influential network of MBAs in existence today. Originally founded as Students for Responsible Business in 1993, Net Impact has developed from a great idea shared by a few business students into a mission-driven network of 5,000 new leaders for better business. Through our central office and 50 local chapters, we offer a portfolio of programs to help members broaden their business education, refine their leadership skills, and pursue their professional goals, while building their network.|
|New Soecety Publishers||NSP's mission is to publish books that contribute in fundamental ways to building an ecologically sustainable and just society, and to do so with the least possible impact on the environment, in a manner that models this vision. We are dedicated to social change through nonviolent action.|
|North Central Institute for Sustainable Systems||An initiative to provide practical experiential learning opportunities in sustainable agricultural systems.|
|Physicians for Social Responsibility, Los Angeles||Physicians for Social Responsibility, Los Angeles forms a community of conscience committed to eliminating weapons of mass destruction, preserving a sustainable environment, addressing public health reform and reducing violence and its causes. Membership in the Los Angeles chapter offers a history of innovative action.|
|Resources for the Future||Independent nonprofit org. engaged in research and public education on natural resource and environmental issues.|
|The Right-to-Know Network||Welcome to RTK NET, a network providing free access to databases, documents, and conferences on the environment, housing, and sustainable development. From information on RTK NET, you can identify specific factories and their environmental effects; analyze reinvestment by banks in their communities; and assess the people and communities affected.|
|Rocky Mountain Institute||Rocky Mountain Institute is an entrepreneurial, nonprofit organization that fosters the efficient and restorative use of resources to create a more secure, prosperous, and life-sustaining world. Our staff show corporations, communities, individuals, and governments how to create more wealth and employment, protect and enhance natural and human capital, increase profit and competitive advantage, and enjoy many other benefits-largely by doing what they do far more efficiently. Our work is independent, nonadversarial, and transideological, with a strong emphasis on market-based solutions.|
|San Diego Canyon Coalition
||The San Diego Canyon Campaign is formed to facilitate the establishment of local canyon protection groups, and to increase communication among the newly formed and already established canyon groups in San Diego. In recognition of the value of Open Space and the unique and valuable plants and animals in San Diego1s canyon, the Canyon Coalition will endeavor to :
|Second Nature||Second Nature is a nonprofit organization that helps colleges and universities expand their efforts to make environmentally sustainable and just action a foundation of learning and practice. Education for Sustainability (EFS) is a lifelong learning process that leads to an informed and involved citizenry having the creative problem-solving skills, scientific and social literacy, and commitment to engage in responsible individual and cooperative actions. Second Nature focuses on colleges and universities because they educate our future teachers, leaders, managers, policymakers and other professionals.|
|Social Venture Network||Since 1996, SVI has offered hundreds of emerging social-purpose enterprises the advice, encouragement, and mentoring that has proven so important to their later success in business. Led by SVN members -- successful social and business entrepreneurs -- SVI offers practical tools and resources to expand the movement for socially conscious entrepreneurship.|
|Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program||From UC Davis|
|Sustainable Business Network||
The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) is a project of the EnviroLink Network and has been in existence since 1996. Its mission is to promote the growth and development of environmentally and socially responsible businesses, providing the tools and information necessary to make sustainable business a prominent global economic force.
The SBN provides a broad range of articles from SBN Content Partners that highlights everything from individual sustainable businesses to overall trends in industry. You will also find a wealth of information valuable to both individuals and businesses. Visitors use this rich research center as their starting point for building funding proposals, doing market research, and connecting with organizations that are prominent in the sustainable business community.
In SBN's Progressive Career Resources, individuals can seek employment opportunities with businesses and organizations that share their environmental and social values. Both individuals and businesses benefit from this valuable recruiting tool.
|Sustainable Business Network||The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) is a project of the EnviroLink Network and has been in existence since January 1997. Its mission is to promote the growth and development of environmentally and socially responsible businesses, providing the tools and information necessary to make sustainable business a prominent global economic force.|
|Sustainable Communities Network||Links issues of environment, economics, health and culture through a democratic community process.|
|Sustainable Sources||The purpose of Sustainable Sources is to provide a solutions-based environmental site.|
|United Nations Sustainable Development|
|Union of Concerned Scientists||The common threads of global sustainability and global security weave the UCS's work on agriculture, arms control, energy, global resources, and transportation into a unified vision: achieving a secure and sustainable world today without sacrificing the environment of tomorrow.|
|The World Business Council for Sustainable Development||
WBCSD is a coalition of some 140 international companies united by a shared commitment to sustainable development, i.e. environmental protection, social equity and economic growth. Our members are drawn from 30 countries and more than 20 major industrial sectors. The WBCSD also benefits from a thriving global network of national and regional business councils and partner organizations.
The WBCSD was formed in January 1995 through a merger between the Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) in Geneva and the World Industry Council for the Environment (WICE), an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) initiative, in Paris. Those two parent bodies had been at the forefront of business's response to the challenges arising from the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Today, the WBCSD is carrying forward that initiative and has become the pre-eminent business voice on sustainable development
In broad terms, the WBCSD aims to develop closer co-operation between business, government and all other organizations concerned with the environment and sustainable development. We also seek to encourage high standards of environmental management in business itself.