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  • 1000 Friends of New Mexico
    Conducts research, education, and advocacy programs on growth management.
  • African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
    International inter-governmental policy research and training organization focusing on the implementation of Agenda 21 and related conventions on biological diversity, climate change, and desertification.
  • Amara Conservation
    Assisting the people and wildlife of Kenya and East Africa, with an emphasis on education and the creation of self-sustaining conservation programs.
  • Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
    International membership organization committed to gender equality, sustainable development, and women's human rights.
  • Association of Volunteers in Research and Environmental Development - Costa Rica
    Non-governmental, nonprofit organization that develops activities and projects to encourage environmentally beneficient sustainability.
  • Avina Foundation
    Works in partnership with civil society and business leaders on initiatives toward sustainable development in Ibero-America.
  • Border Information & Solutions Network
    Dedicated to promoting sustainable development of the US/Mexico border by enhancing collaboration and communication through the Internet.
  • Both ENDS (Environment and Development Service for NGOs)
    Contributes to responsible management of nature and the natural environment by strenghtening fellow NGOs and community groups working on these issues, especially in developing countries.
  • Bremen Initiative
    Provides a world-wide forum for cooperative activities between public administration and private enterprise working together towards sustainable development.
  • California Center for Land Recycling
    Nonprofit organization focused on creating sustainable communities by identifying and implementing responsible patterns of land use and development.
  • Caucasian Ecological-Community Movement Centre
    Working to create ecologically sustainable communities.
  • Center for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge (CBIK)
    Conserving nature and culture, and promoting socially equitable and environmentally sound development in mountain ethnic minority areas of southwest China.
  • Center for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment
    CESSE; (available in French).
  • Center for Ethics and Toxics
    Nonprofit environmental group dedicated to protecting vulnerable and susceptible populations. Provides educational information on the risks of exposure to potentially hazardous substances and infectious agents.
  • Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
    Nonprofit education, demonstration, and research organization involved in application of appropriate technologies and sustainable design practices.
  • Center for Neighborhood Technology (1)
  • Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL)
    Dedicated to the understanding, development, and implementation of international sustainable development law.
  • Centre for Science and Environment
    CSE is a public interest research and advocacy organisation which promotes environmentally-sound development strategies.
  • Centre for Sustainable Living - Wirral Green Alliance
    Coalition of individuals and organisations from around the Wirral, U.K.
  • Collective Heritage Institute (1)
  • Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE )
    An exploration of rural development and conservation in Africa. It seeks to restructure the control of Zimbabwe's countryside, giving people alternative ways of using their natural resources.
  • Designers Accord, The
    A coalition of design and innovation firms focused on working to create positive environmental and social impact. The Designers Accord asks all designers to proactively engage in a dialogue about environmental impact with each client, and to evaluate sustainable alternatives in design.
  • Dream Change Coalition
    Grass roots movement applying indigenous wisdom for environmental and social balance offers shamanic trips and workshops.
  • E.F. Schumacher Society, The
    Focuses on social and environmental sustainability through small communities and respect for nature.
  • Earth Council (2)
  • Earth Pledge Foundation
    A nonprofit organization promoting Sustainable Development
  • Earth Share
    Manages workplace giving campaigns for national environmental charities.
  • Earth Summit Watch
    A unique citizens' initiative to monitor and encourage actions by each national government to implement the promises made in Rio and thereafter to move toward sustainable development.
  • EcoDesign Foundation (EDF)
    EDF is a consulting education and research institute that exists to support and accelerate the development of sustainable cultures and economies by rethinking design.
  • Ecotourism Explorer
    Official site of the International Ecotourism Society.
  • Ecotrust Canada
    Private, nonprofit organization developing creative and innovative approaches to conservation-based development in the coastal temperate rain forests of British Columbia.
  • El Porvenir
    Dedicated to sustainable development in Nicaragua, particularly aiding communities with water and sanitation needs: village wells, latrines, and reforestation.
  • Environmental Resources Trust (ERT)
    Helps to create markets for environmental resources regionally, nationally, and globally through value-added and environmentally beneficial transactions.
  • Estonian Sustainable Development Network
    Searchable collection of publications, events, projects and links related to sustainable development in Estonia and around the world. (In Estonian and English.)
  • ETC Group: Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration
    Dedicated to the conservation and sustainable advancement of cultural and ecological diversity and human rights.
  • European Federation for Transport and Environment
    European umbrella for NGOs working in the field of transport and the environment, promoting an environmentally responsible approach to transport.
  • Floresta
    Nonprofit organization that educates, assists, and develops programs to combat the problems in third world countries caused by deforestation.
  • Fondation Prince Albert II De Monaco
    Founded by Prince Albert II of Monaco to promote sustainable and equitable management of the environment.
  • FreeNation Foundation
    Organization that aims to found a new society based on the ideals of freedom, equality, and sustainable growth.
  • Future Generations: An International School for Communities
    Teaches and demonstrates a process for equitable community change that integrates environmental conservation with development.
  • Gallmann Memorial Foundation (GMF)
    Founded by author Kuki Gallman, and dedicated to the harmonious coexistence of development and conservation in Africa. Includes information on Ol Ari Nyiro Ranch.
  • Global Green USA
    Works in cooperation with individuals, industry, and government to create a global value shift toward a sustainable future. American affiliate of Green Cross International.
  • Green Building Information Council
    Works to advance the energy and environmental performance of buildings through the creation, exchange and application of appropriate and timely information.
  • Green Century Institute (GCI)
    Presenting events, information, and resources for sustainable development and communities.
  • Green Consciousness Movement (GRECOM)
    Seeking to curb environmental degradation in Ghana through campaigns for sustainable development.
  • Green Cross International (2)
  • Green Front of Iran (GFI)
    NGO that works for sustainable development in Iran.
  • Green Institute
    Nonprofit economic development organization focused on sustainable enterprise in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis.
  • Green Power Hong Kong
    Site contains hundreds of articles on local/global green policies and campaigns. Introduces China projects.
  • Greening Australia
    Working to achieve sustainable land and water resources, primarily through improving vegetation management practices.
  • Greenstar: Solar Community and Telecommunications Center
    Nonprofit bringing solar power, telemedicine, distance learning, electronic commerce, and support services to developing countries, and all places where a centralized electrical power grid is not available.
  • Growth Management Institute (GMI)
    Goal is to educate and inform the public on responsible land use and related issues including sustainable urban development and redevelopment.
  • Haribon Foundation, The
    Conducts scientific and socio-economic researches on natural ecosystems to benefit communities and to promote sustainable approaches to development.
  • Harvest Help
    Charity providing practical help to rural communities in Zambia and Malawi through increased self-reliance and sustainable farming.
  • Heinrich B?ll Foundation@
    Political foundation associated with the German Green Party and modeled on Heinrich B?ll's belief in the importance of citizen participation in politics. Projects include sustainable development, human rights, political education in Germany, and gender democracy.
  • Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)
    Dedicated to improving human and ecosystem well-being through the application of sustainability science and principles of sustainable development.
  • Imagine the Future and the Ecoversity
    Developed to explore and exchange ideas from which we'll build sustainable societies.
  • Inform, Inc.
    Identifies practical ways of living and doing business that are environmentally sustainable. Programs in sustainable products and practices, chemical hazards prevention, and sustainable transportation.
  • Institut de Recherche Pour le D?veloppment (IRD)
    Public science and technology research institute conducting scientific programs contributing to sustainable development with an emphasis on the relationship between man and the environment.
  • Institute for Development Anthropology (IDA)
    Nonprofit, non-governmental organization with a mission to promote environmentally sustainable development.
  • Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR)
    Nonprofit research and educational organization that provides technical assistance and information on environmentally sound economic development strategies.
  • Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC)
    Helps communities around the world address environmental, economic, and social challenges to build a better future shaped and shared by all.
  • International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
    News, publications, information, calendars and links related to international trade, environment and sustainable development.
  • International Institute for Environment and Development (1)
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development@
  • International Institute for the Urban Environment
    Provides overview and methodology of ongoing projects in EU cities.
  • International Network for Environmental Management
    World federation of national associations for environmental management and sustainable development. Help companies improve their environmental and economic performance.
  • International Scientific Council for Island Development
    To contribute to the economic, social and cultural progress of islands throughout the world.
  • International Society for Ecological Economics(ISEE)
    Facilitates understanding between economists and ecologists and the integration of their thinking into a transdiscipline aimed at developing a sustainable world.
  • Japan for Sustainability (JFS)
    Shares information on developments and activities originating in Japan that lead toward sustainability, with the aim of building momentum toward a sustainable path for the world.
  • Little Colorado River Resource Conservation & Development
    Working for sustainable natural resource conservation and rural community development in northern Arizona.
  • Living in Paper
    Source of information about using waste paper for affordable, sustainable housing.
  • Maui Tomorrow
    Grassroots initiative to protect Maui's rural lifestyle, open spaces, and natural resources; promote managed growth; and encourage citizen participation in the planning process.
  • Meadiae Trust
    Promoting sustainable rural livelihoods in Africa through radio and television production.
  • Millennium Institute
    Provides news on the State of the World, tools for achieving environmentally sustainable development, and ideas for celebrating the new millennium in constructive ways.
  • Myrada
    Non-governmental organization assisting in the promotion of sustainable development initiatives in Southern India.
  • National Landcare Program@
  • Natural Step, The (1)
  • Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development
  • Nepal Forward Foundation
    Supports sustainable development, environmental health and human rights in Nepal.
  • Nine Mile Run Project
    Working to create a transferable, inter-disciplinary process model for use in transforming urban brownfield sites into a sustainable environement.
  • Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources (NCSR)
    Collaborative effort to enhance natural resources programs for the nation's community colleges.
  • oikos - International Student Organization for Sustainable Economics and Management
    Seeks to strengthen sustainability-oriented knowledge and entrepreneurship among students of business and of economics.
  • OneWorld Broadcasting Trust@
  • Otesha Project
    Young people dedicated to empowering and enabling their generation to become global citizens, with a focus on environmental and social justice issues.
  • Panos
    Independent, nonprofit information agency producing news and analysis on topical, global issues with a developing country perspective.
  • Pax World Service
    Initiates and supports programs that encourage peacemaking, citizen diplomacy and sustainable development.
  • Planet Drum Foundation
    Founded in 1973 to provide an effective grassroots approach to ecology that emphasizes sustainability, community self-determination, and regional self-reliance.
  • Planit Earth Project
    Promoting thinking that results in ecologically sustainable living.
  • Plants for a Future
    Collection of leaflets about edible and other useful plants, including plants for lighting, fiber, soaps, oils, and information on permaculture and perennial plants.
  • Projects, Integrated Development Engineering Association (ProIDEA)
    Nonprofit organization for the alleviation of the living conditions, sustainable development, and process technology.
  • Redefining Progress
    A public policy organization whose purpose is to stimulate public discourse on sustainable development and social equity.
  • Rocky Mountain Institute
    Fostering the efficient and restorative use of natural, human, and other capital to make the world more secure, just, prosperous, and life sustaining.
  • Science for Peace
    Charitable organization of scientists, engineers, scholars, and lay people concerned about an environmentally sustainable future.
  • Shambhala Institute
    Offers tools to help people understand and implement sustainable organizational and societal change.
  • Small Island Developing States Network (SIDSnet)
    Supporting the implementation of the sustainable development objectives of the Barbados Programme of Action.
  • Smart Communities Network
    Provides information to communities on sustainable development techniques that enhance the local economy, the environment, and quality of life.
  • Smart Shelter Network
    Studies and collects data on natural, sustainable, and green type homes and buildings in the sourthwest Colorado area.
  • Sonoran Institute
    Includes information, contacts, and examples of community based strategies that preserve the ecological integrity of natural systems while meeting the economic aspirations of communities.
  • Stewardship Community, The
    Features natural homebuilding, rare breeds, environmental conservation and more.
  • Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP) - Transportation Action Network
    Progressive transportation policy focusing on communities, land use, environment, air quality, public involvement, sustainability, and planning.
  • Sustainability at the University of California, Berkeley
    Integrates environmental sustainability with existing campus programs in education, research, operations, and public service.
  • Sustainable America
    Provides information on sustainable agriculture and a forum for the awareness, development, and entrepreneurial solutions for the impending food and fuel crisis.
  • Sustainable Communities Information
  • Sustainable Communities Network
    Links citizens to the resources they need to implement innovative processes/programs to restore economic, environmental, and social health and vitality to their communities.
  • Sustainable Development Department - FAO
    Information on environment and sustainable development; biodiversity, natural resources management, gender, population, land tenure and energy.
  • Sustainable Energy and Economy Network
    Works in partnership with citizens groups globally on environment and development issues with a particular focus on climate change, energy, gender equity, and economic issues.
  • Sustainable Harvest International
    Focuses on projects in Central and South America
  • Sustainable San Francisco
    Includes the Sustainability Plan for the City and County of San Francisco.
  • Sustainable USA Network
    Dedicated to providing access to the sustainability news, best practices and potential partners.
  • Sustainable Village
    Fostering appropriate technology, renewable energy, and sustainable development in communities internationally.
  • Third Plant
    Connecting urban sustainability and the enviroment with traditional indigenous culture.
  • Two Rivers Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc.
    Offers WINGS wildlife grants, notill planting, animal waste management, traffic marking services, and other environmental services for rural areas in Georgia.
  • United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UNCHS/Habitat)@
  • Urban Ecology
    Nonprofit with several projects related to eco-city development and design.
  • US Green Building Council
    Nonprofit consensus coalition promoting the understanding, development, and accelerated implementation of green buildings
  • World Resources Institute@
  • World Stewardship Institute (1)
  • World Voices
    Network exploring and demonstrating ideas, alternatives and solutions to replace our unsustainable forms of progress, wealth and power

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