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Electronic Resources

The Episcopal Ecological Network (EpEN) provides here lists of electronic references and resources to assist you in taking actions that can protect, heal, and honor the integrity of God's Creation, leading to intentional changes in lifestyles that reflect a reverence for God's Creation.
Please take time to browse our listings or click on the topic in the left column to get to that part of the list.


All entries are provided without any endorsement on the part of the EpEN.  Where possible we have provided a summary of the website's content.

Environmental Spirituality:

Websites in the USA and Canada:

Alliance for Sustainability
to help you learn about, and live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Anglican Action on the Environment
a gathering place for Anglicans of BC and the Yukon who share a passion for the stewardship of creation and are prepared to pledge action in its care.

Au Sable Institute
A Christian environmental stewardship Institute whose mission is to bring healing and wholeness to the biosphere and the whole of Creation. It does this through academic programs for college and university students, research projects and Fora, environmental education for local school children, and information services for churches, denominations and the wider world community.

Catholic Conservation Center
To promote ecology, environmental justice, and the stewardship of creation in light of Sacred Scripture and Roman Catholic Tradition.

The Committee on the Environment of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut
The Committee on the Environment's primary goal is to promote an awareness and an understanding of the sacredness of the natural environment and the need to respond with gratitude toward the gifts of creation.

Earth Ministry
Born out of a recognition of the underlying spiritual and moral roots of the environmental crisis, and the desire to help people of faith see more clearly the connections between their faith, their daily lives and ecological concerns.

Earth Talk Today
your environmental television show. They believe informed and active individuals will make choices to restore and promote the health of the world we all share. They are committed to bringing viewers and visitors alike the most accurate, incisive and current information about the environment.

Ecotheology booklist
Bibliography of English-language material compiled by John B. Cobb, Jr., is based largely on selections from half a dozen other bibliographies supplemented by some independent research

Environmental Stewardship Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota
Contains information on how to apply environmental techniques to construction projects and on concerns about problems facing agriculture in the United States.

Episcopal News Service

Episcopal Power and Light
Recognizing a responsibility for the stewardship of God's Creation.

Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN)
a nationwide grassroots network of Episcopalians who call and write their members of Congress and the Administration to advocate positions of the Church. Members of the EPPN receive policy alerts updating them on what is happening in Washington, the Church’s position on public policies, and techniques and information on contacting their government leaders. EPPN members also receive a congressional directory and action guide, legislative updates and newsletters, training in advocacy methods, online resources, sample letters, and connection to state level EPPNs.

Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL)
seeks to engage communities of faith as stewards of God’s Creation by promoting energy conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy and related sustainable practices.

New Jersey's interfaith coalition for the environment. Founded in 1992 as PEQ, GreenFaith inspires, educates and mobilizes people of diverse spiritual backgrounds to deepen their relationship with the sacred in nature and restore the environment for future generations.

Greening Spirit
a gathering place for Anglicans of BC and the Yukon who share a passion for the stewardship of creation and are prepared to pledge action in its care

Interfaith Climate Change Network
Justice for all of creation that is threatened by climate change.

The Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs
a local organization with global aspirations and reach. JHCGA carries forward a tradition that goes back to the pre-summit discussions in 1989 at Jackson Lake Lodge between Secretary of State James A. Baker III and then-Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze, which helped usher in the end of the Cold War.

Lutheran Earthkeeping Network of the Synods
network of people affiliated with congregational, synod-level, regional, and churchwide units within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America devoted to the task of earthkeeping

Massachusetts Interfaith Power and Light

National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Working Group
Provides an opportunity for the national bodies of member Protestant and Orthodox denominations to work together to protect and restore God's Creation.

National Religious Partnership for the Environment
Integrating care for God's creation throughout religious life: theology, worship, social teaching, education, congregational life, and public policy initiative.

North American Coalition for Christianity and Ecology
To encourage the many strands of Christian tradition in the work of healing the damaged earth, out of a common concern and love for God's creation

Presbyterians for Restoring Creation.
A nationwide network that cares for God’s Creation by connecting with God and others through biblical and theological reflection, study, and experiencing God in Creation; equipping members with news and effective tools and resources; and inspiring members through conferences on timely eco-justice issues and Creation-honoring worship.

Web of Creation
Transforming Faith-Based Communities for a Sustainable World

Websites outside the USA and Canada:

Anglican Communion Environmental Network
Striving to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the earth.

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General Environmental References:

All 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]

Alternative Energy Sources
Part of Greening Schools, a project of the Illinois EPA and the Illinois Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC).

American Soybean Association
Supplying soy product to the world, improving the quality of life and the environment wit a mission to improve U.S. soybean farmer profitability.

Biomass 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.

CERES (Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies)
The leading 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

Earth Policy Institute
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

EnergyStar 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 budget’s 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:

Environmental 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.

Environmental Network News
Working to educate the world about environmental issues facing our Earth.

Environmental Organization Web Directory
Earth's Biggest Environment Search Engine

The 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.

Environmentally Friendly Cars
The environmentally 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]

Food & 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

Fresh 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.

The 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

Green Furniture
Furniture can 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]

Green Press Initiative
The Green Press Initiative is a non-profit program and its staff work in the following capacities:

  • Advancing Awareness through efforts to clarify the connections between book production and natural resource impacts.
  • Facilitating Collaboration by engaging all stakeholders in working together to bring about industry improvements.
  • Assisting With Implementation through ongoing work to aid participating companies in implementation design and application

Green Slow Moving Vehicle
The only action necessary to belong to this movement is to DRIVE EASY.

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Promotes resilient family farms, rural communities and ecosystems around the world through research and education, science and technology, and advocacy.

National Biodiesel Board
The national trade association representing the biodiesel industry as the coordinating body for research and development in the US.

National Sustainable Agriculture Coaltion
The National 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.

Recycling 101
Well, recycling 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 depleted. [thanks to Green Mountain School District (Vermont) for this link]

Union 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 world.

  • Confronting 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, Click Here.
  • Migrating 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.
Worldwatch Institute:
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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Green Energy References

Information pertaining to Green Energy activities (including Wind Energy) in various parts of the United States.

Episcopal Power and Light
Recognizing a responsibility for the stewardship of God's Creation.

Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL)
seeks to engage communities of faith as stewards of God’s Creation by promoting energy conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy and related sustainable practices.

Massachusetts Interfaith Power and Light

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) conducts programs concerning the environmental, public health and economic impacts of energy policies on citizens in the Southeast. The SACE Education Fund provides a forum for public discussion of these issues and advocates for energy plans, policies, and systems from Southeast utilities that best serve the social, economic, and environmental interests of Southeast communities.

The TVA's Green Power Switch®
to produce electricity from cleaner, greener sources and add it to the Tennessee Valley’s power mix. Resources like wind, solar power, and methane gas produce energy for today and renew themselves for tomorrow – like a growing plant.

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Alaska References

Information pertaining to environmental concerns in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and to the various native tribes in Alaska.

Alaska Conservation Alliance
A statewide coalition of 43 conservation groups & businesses representing over 35,000 individual members

Alaska Wilderness League
The only organization working full-time in Washington, DC, to protect the Actic National Wildlife Refuge and other wild lands in Alaska.

Anchorage Daily News
Contains most reporting in Alaska on environmental issues

Arctic Circle
To stimulate among viewers a greater interest in the peoples and environment of the Arctic and Subarctic region

Audubon Alaska
The mission of Alaska Audubon is to conserve Alaska’s natural ecosystems focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations.

Caribou Calving Data, 1983-2004
Maps showing a high density calving area, and the extent of the calving areas from 1983 through 2001.  Data based on locations of pregnant radio-collared cows.

Contamination at Red Dog Mine, Alaska
The Red Dog Mine Haul Road traverses 24 miles of National Park Service (NPS) lands in Cape Krusenstern National Monument (CAKR), Alaska. Ore trucks use the road to transport 1.1 million dry tons of lead-zinc concentrate annually from the mine to a port site on the Chukchi Sea

Defenders of Wildlife
Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities. We focus our programs on what scientists consider two of the most serious environmental threats to the planet: the accelerating rate of extinction of species and the associated loss of biological diversity, and habitat alteration and destruction.  This link takes you to their page on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Gwich'in Steering Committee
To protect our people, caribou, land, air and water.

League of Conservation Voters
Founded in 1985 to promote active and responsible citizenship in addressing our nation's environmental challenges.

Natural Resources Defense Council
Information specifically on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with links to other NRDC projects.

Porcupine Caribou Management Board
The Porcupine Caribou Management Board was formed by an Agreement signed in 1985 by the Canadian Government, Native organizations, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories governments. The mandate of the Board is to cooperatively manage the Porcupine Caribou Herd and its habitat in Canada to ensure continuance of the herd for subsistence use by native users while recognizing that other users may also share the harvest.

Trustees for Alaska
Trustees for Alaska is a public interest law firm whose mission is to provide legal counsel to sustain and protect Alaska's natural environment. Trustees for Alaska represents local and national environmental groups, Alaska Native villages and nonprofit organizations, community groups, hunters, fishers and others where the outcome of our advocacy could benefit Alaska's environment.

U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group)
A place to ask your members of Congress to oppose any efforts to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and instead to go back to the drawing board and come up with a smarter, cleaner energy bill.

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Water References

Information pertaining to environmental concerns on the issues of water availability, clean water, watersheds, rivers, lakes, and oceans

Clean Water Action
a national citizens' organization working for clean, safe and affordable water, prevention of health-threatening pollution, creation of environmentally-safe jobs and businesses, and empowerment of people to make democracy work.  There are links to State-level grassroots groups.

To the Episcopal Resolutions Page (containing eco-justice resolutions)

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last update: 2013-12-05

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