About Fair Trade
Fair trade is a social
and environmental movement intended to ensure imported
products are traded for a reasonable compensation. It
ultimately ensures better prices, working conditions,
and increased sustainability for farmers of the developing
world. [thanks to Green Mountain School District (Vermont)
for this link]
Part of Greening
Schools, a project of the Illinois EPA and the Illinois
Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC).
Supplying soy product
to the world, improving the quality of life and the
environment wit a mission to improve U.S. soybean farmer
Energy Research Association
An association of
biofuels researchers, companies, and advocates that
promotes education and research on renewable biomass
energy and waste-to-energy systems.
(Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies)
U.S. coalition of environmental, investor, and advocacy
groups working together for a sustainable future.
It provides a common ground where groups with widely
different backgrounds, assumptions, and visions find
concrete solutions to today's environmental challenges
Dedicated to providing
a vision of what an environmentally sustainable economy
— an eco-economy — looks like, as well as
a roadmap of how to get from here to there
Congregations (a program
of the Environmental Protection Agency)
Most congregations can cut energy
costs by up to 30% by investing strategically in efficient
equipment, facility upgrades and maintenance. With free,
unbiased information and technical support from ENERGY
STAR, your congregation can more easily improve stewardship
of your budgets energy dollars, and of the earth
by reducing energy waste and energy costs, while protecting
the environment. Some Episcopal Congregations which
have received the annual award in past years:
and Energy Study Institute (formerly
American Biomass Association)
A non-profit organization dedicated
to promoting environmentally sustainable societies.
EESI believes meeting this goal requires transitions
to social and economic patterns that sustain people,
the environment and the natural resources upon which
present and future generations depend. EESI produces
credible, timely information and innovative public policy
initiatives that lead to these transitions. These products
take the form of publications, briefings, work shops
and task forces.
Working to educate
the world about environmental issues facing our Earth.
Organization Web Directory
Environment Search Engine
Environment vs Cigarettes
Both cigarette smoke
itself and the waste from cigarettes can have a major
impact on the environment. It is important to focus
on this important topic. But how do cigarettes impact
the environment? Is harm to the environment enough of
a reason to quit smoking? Read a series of essays on
the Quit Smoking Blog.
friendly car (also known as the green car) is a vehicle
that emits low carbon compounds when it runs. The low
emission makes the environment safe because changes
in climate and health hazards that result from the inhalation
of carbon compounds are greatly reduced. [thanks to
Green Mountain School District (Vermont) for this link]
& Agriculture Organization of UN
Founded in 1945 with
a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards
of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and
to better the condition of rural populations
Energy (formerly Minnesotans for an Energy-Efficient
Economy's Sustainable Minnesota)
Works to enhance
our economy, protect human health and communities, restore
our environment and establish energy independence. In
our sustained and coordinated effort to promote a modern,
innovative energy system for the 21st century, we provide
research, advocacy and innovative policy models while
engaging citizens to take action on the energy issues
that affect us all.
Global Education Project
a non profit educational
foundation in British Columbia. This comprehensive resource
summarizes the conditions of the world's ecology and
humanity and how they effect each other
have a negative impact on the environment. It may not
be obvious from the appearance of a couch in a living
room, but one must ask: how was it built? Where did
the materials come from? How was the base cut and built?
How were the cushions stitched together? Sometimes learning
the background will reveal that it was built with machines
that polluted the environment in the process.
[thanks to Green
Mountain School District (Vermont) for this link]
The Green Press Initiative
is a non-profit program and its staff work in the following
Awareness through efforts to clarify the connections
between book production and natural resource impacts.
Collaboration by engaging all stakeholders in working
together to bring about industry improvements.
With Implementation through ongoing work to aid participating
companies in implementation design and application
Slow Moving Vehicle
The only action necessary to belong to this movement
is to DRIVE EASY.
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
family farms, rural communities and ecosystems around
the world through research and education, science and
technology, and advocacy.
The national trade
association representing the biodiesel industry as the
coordinating body for research and development in the
Sustainable Agriculture Coaltion
Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is a national
alliance of farm, rural development, and conservation
groups that organized in 1988 to affect federal agriculture
policy. NSAC member groups advance common positions
to support small and mid-size family farms, protect
natural resources, promote healthy rural communities,
and provide nutritious and healthy food to consumers.
By bringing grassroots perspectives to the table normally
dominated by big business, NSAC levels the playing field
and gives voice to sustainable and organic farmers.
is a simple way that you, as a consumer, can help out
the environment, create a profitable market for recycled
goods and help preserve natural resources from being
[thanks to Green Mountain School District (Vermont)
for this link]
of Concerned Scientists
An independent nonprofit
alliance of 50,000 concerned citizens and scientists
across the country. We augment rigorous scientific analysis
with innovative thinking and committed citizen advocacy
to build a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer
Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region: Impacts
on Our Communities and Ecosystems.
explores the potential impacts
of and the practical solutions to climate change.
This web feature introduces people to the ecology
of this region, the unique challenges climate change
presents, and the specific steps that can be taken
to help preserve the rich ecological heritage of the
Great Lakes region. This page does not load
on some Netscape Browsers. To view a Summary,
Climates: Great Lakes.
A dramatic way of visualizing
the effects of climate projections by estimating where
Ontario and selected Great Lakes states will have
"moved" climatically over the next century.
A non profit public
policy research organization dedicated to informing policymakers
and the public about emerging global problems and trends
and the complex links between the world economy and its
environmental support systems.
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