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"Engineers will play a critical role in sustainable development through AAES and its Committee on Sustainable Development. The Committee has been working to promote public recognition and understanding of its principles and challenges. AAES has adopted a comprehensive policy and a series of position papers on the Role of the Engineer in Sustainable Development, and in cooperation with the World Engineering Partnership on Sustainable Development, has produced a book, slide show and video on the subject."
"Since 1990, The Bioneers Conference has brought together leading scientific and social visionaries with practical solutions for restoring the earth. The Bioneers Conference has helped define the biological model and galvanize its many brilliant practitioners into a thriving culture. Their ideas are so original and pragmatic as to uplift the spirit with their extraordinary creativity and ingenuity -- to create a future environment of hope."
The Center for Livable Communities
"The Center for Livable Communities is a national initiative of the Local Government Commission and is a principal partner in the Environmental Protection Agency's Transportation Partners program. The Local Government Commission or LGC for short, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization of elected officials, city and county staff, and other interested individuals throughout California and other states (with over 600 current members), the Local Government Commission helps local governments identify and implement solutions to today's problems.
In 1991, working with some of the country's leading architects and planners, the Local Government Commission developed the "Ahwahnee Principles" for resource-efficient local and regional land-use planning. The Center grew out of the Commission's work helping local officials implement these principles.
Realizing that economic vitality and livability are inextricably linked, the LGC followed up by developing a set of Economic Development Principles, with guidance from numerous nationally recognized economic development experts."
of Excellence for Sustainable Development
CERES: Information by Geographic Area for San_Francisco
The Change Project: Healthy Cities
and Counties: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
of Santa Monica Sustainable City Program
Network for Sustainable Development
E. F. Schumacher Society
For Local Self Reliance
Institute for Sustainable Development
to other Healthy Cities
Preservation Institute: What We Believe
for Urban Sustainablity
SCN About Sustainable Communities
-- Information by Geographic Area
A great resource, extremely rich in articles and interviews of substance
Bird Photos and Information | Wildlife Rehabilitation | Links
California Department of Fish and Game
"The Mission of the Department of Fish and Game is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public."
Exploring Urban BioDiversity ("City Bugs")
"This Field Guide is an effort by the University of California, Berkeley, partnering with the McClymonds High School, Oakland, to survey the insect species diversity within the San Francisco Bay Area. With the continued development of land, reclamation, and preservation always in flux, species diversity also is changing.
This Guide can serve best as a reference to those species which are either commonly encountered or important. Thegroups occuring in and around homes are given the most attention."
Greg's Bay Area Bird Page
"The San Francisco Bay Area is rich with bird life. From the south bay waterfowl refuges to Point Reyes, a wide variety of avian wild life can be observed. These pages attempt to show a small part of what you can see if you get out and visit a few places in the area. Many of these photos were taken in urban areas."
Habitat Restoration Information Center
"Our Center's mission is to provide private landowners, river and watershed groups, environmentally conscientious businesses, environmental and conservation organizations, land and resource managers, teachers, and students with the educational tools needed to restore the environment."
North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations
"In the summer of 1995, middle school students on a field trip to a farm pond in southern Minnesota discovered large numbers of frogs with misshapen, extra, or missing limbs. About 50% of the northern leopard frogs they caught that day were malformed. ... Malformed amphibians are not a new phenomenon, but reports were only infrequent until recently. Since 1995, reports have become increasingly common, and a number of scientists -- herpetologists, developmental biologists, aquatic toxicologists, and parasitologists -- are looking for the cause(s). ... The mission of the North American Reporting Center for Amphibian Malformations is to facilitate the transfer of information on malformed amphibians."
Rare Bird Alerts for Northern California
"...journals of the Rare Bird Alert (RBA) reports from various sources including the National Birding Hotline Cooperative's mailing list servers."
San Francisco Estuary Wetlands
"Wetlands provide invaluable habitat for fish and wildlife, improve water quality, protect urban and agricultural areas from flooding, and serve many other vital functions within the San Francisco Estuary. Despite their central role in the Estuary's ecology, however, many wetlands face degradation or destruction due to urban encroachment. The San Francisco Estuary Project seeks to promote conservation, restoration, and environmentally sound management of the Estuary's wetlands."
"Swallows are dark blue above with a metallic sheen. They have brown or chestnut foreheads, chin and throat with a blue collar on the breast - the rest of the underparts are dull white. The adults have a deeply forked tail (juveniles less deep) with exaggeratedly long outer feathers on the male -- almost the consistency of wire at the tip. The tail has white marks (windows) around it near the tip."
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service -- Pacific Region
"The Pacific Region includes the regional office in Portland, Oregon, and 105 national wildlife refuges, 19 national fish hatcheries, 8 ecological services field offices, 20 law enforcement offices, including the National Forensics Laboratory, and 9 fisheries resources offices located in California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and the U.S. Trust Territories in the Pacific Ocean. ... The Pacific Region is engaged in numerous programs to fulfill the Service's mission to conserve, protect, and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitat for the continuing benefit of the American people.'"
The Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network
"WHSRN links wetland and grassland sites essential to migratory shorebirds in a voluntary, nonregulatory program of research, training, and collaborative effort for habitat management and protection. Shorebirds migrate across the hemisphere, some from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego. Their movements carry them through wetlands with immense natural value to wildlife and to humans alike. The Network uses shorebirds as symbols of the intense conservation challenge that wetlands face and of the need for international cooperation in the protection of these areas."
WHSRN-California/San Francisco Bay
"The San Francisco Estuary Hemispheric Reserve is made up of a mosaic of seven subsites, all used by shorebirds dependent upon the San Francisco Bay system. ... Located on the west coast of the United States, the reserve extends from California's San Pablo Bay (north) to South San Francisco Bay (south)."
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
"The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection. ACEEE fulfills its mission by: conducting in-depth technical and policy assessments; advising governments and utilities; working collaboratively with businesses and other organizations; publishing books, conference proceedings, and reports; organizing conferences; informing consumers."
American Solar Energy Society
"The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is a national organization dedicated to advancing the use of solar energy for the benefit of U.S. citizens and the global environment. ASES promotes the widespread near-term and long-term use of solar energy. ASES sponsors the National Solar Energy Conference, publishes SOLAR TODAY magazine and Advances in Solar Energy, publishes white papers, sponsors issue Roundtables in Washington, DC, distributes solar publications, organizes a Solar Action Network and has regional chapters throughout the country. ASES is the United States Section of the International Solar Energy Society."
Cities for Climate Protection
"We are a campaign of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), which encourages cities to reduce local emissions of carbon dioxide, other greenhouse gases which contribute to global warming (climate change), and related air pollutants. Over one hundred and fifty municipalities have joined the campaign and their number is growing. This Web site gives you a tour of the climate issues as it affects urban areas, and illustrates actions you can take as a citizen or local elected official."
Cities for Climate Protection (U.S.)
Climate Change Briefing
"The following document answers some of the typical questions that you might have about urban carbon dioxide reduction. Find out who and what is responsible for the greenhouse effect, what we know for sure, and what we still don't know, what kinds of problems we can expect as the planet heats up, and what municipalities can do about it right now. Finally, learn how municipalities can create jobs, keep money in the community, improve international competitiveness, and save more than they spend on reducing carbon dioxide emissions."
Conference on Demand
The Kyoto negotiations, speeches, and responses in session can be listened to on the internet, along with some stunning visuals. To do this you'll need a copy of the RealPlayer plug-in for your net browser.
Eco: The Climate Action Network Newsletter
"Eco is: the definitive source - it's what government negotiators and journalists alike read to find out what's really going on at the negotiations.
Produced and written by the Climate Action Network (consisting of over 160 Non-Governmental Organizations from around the world), and distributed electronically worldwide, Eco's contributors include leading independent scientists and political analysts, giving you unrivaled access to the negotiations and what they really mean."
Energy Fact Sheets
"The following articles where originally prepared for The Energy Eduators of Ontario. They have been made available on the Web by ICLEI. This series of articles discusses our past, present and future use of energy. The most commonly used energy sources today, are not without their consequenses to the environment. Advantages and disadvantages of various energy sources and the potential of alternatives are described."
Traditional Fuels - Fuels of Today and Yesterday | Nuclear Energy | Energy Use/Waste and Society | Consequenses | Alternative Fuels | Renewable Energy Sources
Global Warming Central
"Global Warming Central, which is growing daily, is presently focused on three key issues: the limits on greenhouse gas emissions that will be set at Kyoto in December; the actions needed post-Kyoto to meet these limits; and the moral, political and economic issues underlying the global warming debate.
U.S. Position | Key Reports | World Speaks Out | Legislative Action | Key Experts | Great Global Warming Debate | Key Websites | Key Government Documents | Key NGO Documents | Key Treaties"
ICLEI Personal CO2 Calculation
"Fill in the following form as accurately as you can and then press the "Calculate Emissions" button to calculate your yearly direct personal carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. This will be compared to world averages and suggestions for reducing this amount will be given."
The International Solar Energy Society
"The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) represents an international network of scientists, businesspeople and decisionmakers in more than 118 countries around the world. These form a Global Alliance aimed at the advancement of renewable energy through research, technology transfer, commercialisation and education."
The Kyoto Convention on Climate Change Official Web Site
The Convention | Info for Participants | Info for Media | Official Documents | Daily Programme | Special Events | Exhibits | List of Participants | Special Features | Kyoto Information
A summary of what was achieved | The complete text of the "KYOTO PROTOCOL" | An assessment of Vice-President Al Gore's speech | Analysis of Climate Change "Misinformation" | Reactions from the US, Europe, Japan, Australia, India | Reactions of selected NGOs |Printed Resources for further reading
Linkages: Coverage of the Kyoto Convention
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has one of the best NGO sites on global warming and the Kyoto Protocol.
Mission of The Committee For Nuclear Responsibility
"One of CNR's priorities is to make actual progress in preventing cancer, by helping other groups and individuals to eliminate the careless xray overdosing which occurs today in medicine. Xray dosage can be cut in half (or more) without interfering with good diagnostic information. CNR supplies the evidence for such action, and regards "getting the job done" as an ethical imperative --- because every action which reduces unnecessary irradiation is guaranteed to prevent a share of future cancers which would otherwise occur.
A second function of CNR is helping other groups and individuals to prevent additional nuclear pollution of the planet. The importance of such prevention is supported by CNR's detailed proof that there is no safe dose (threshold dose) of ionizing radiation with respect to causing mutations and human cancer."
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
"NIRS is the information and networking center for citizens and environmental organizations concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation, and sustainable energy issues."
The Solar Century
"The Solar Century seeks to expand the use of solar power in order to fight global warming and promote sustainable development. We do this in two ways: by building a global solar consumer alliance of businesses, organisations, and individuals and by developing an investor's forum to promote investment in solar companies and projects."
Solar Information Center
"The Solar Information Center is a student-run organization sponsored by ASUO (the Associated Students of the University of Oregon ) and EWEB (Eugene Water and Electric Board). Our purpose is to serve as a research, education, and information center on solar and alternative energies, their applications in architecture and sustainable design and development."
Solstice: Sustainable Energy and Development
"Solstice is the Internet information service of the Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST), and is your site for Sustainable Energy and Development Information."
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change The Official Web Site of the Climate Change Secretariat
The Convention | The Secretariat | What is Climate Change | CC:INFO Products | Official Documents | Country Information | Emissions and other Data | Meetings / Workshops | Handbook
American Farmland Trust
"How we eat tomorrow depends on what we do today. Most Americans take for granted the cornucopia on our grocery shelves. Whether it is a gallon of milk, a loaf of bread, or a head of lettuce, the fruits of a farmer's labor are always available to consumers with a few dollars to spend. Yet our best farmland -- and the food and fiber, jobs, open space and wildlife habitat it provides -- has been vanishing. In its place have come poorly planned subdivisions, shopping malls and traffic-clogged roads. On Capitol Hill, at USDA, and around the country, American Farmland Trust is looked to as a responsible voice for the majority of America's farmers that care about the problem of farmland loss and the future of American agriculture."
City Farmer's Urban Agriculture Notes
"Our non-profit society promotes urban food production and environmental conservation from a small office in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia and from our demonstration food garden in nearby Kitsilano, a residential neighbourhood.
Urban Agriculture is a new and growing field that is not completely defined yet even by those closest to it. It concerns itself with all manner of subjects from rooftop gardens, to composting toilets, to air pollution and community development. It encompasses mental and physical health, entertainment, building codes, rats, fruit trees, herbs, recipes and much more."
The Compost Resource Page
"This site is intended to serve as a hub of information for anyone interested in the various aspects of composting. I hope it will provide many useful links to answer your questions, pique your interest, and inspire you to participate in this eternal process."
The Organic Farmers Marketing Association
"The Organic Farmers Marketing Association, or OFMA, was created at the March, 1996, Leavenworth, KS Meeting, in an effort to assist organic farmers in marketing, communication and public advocacy. In the spirit of such cooperation, this Website has been created to bring together organic farmers, consumers and supporters of organic agriculture from all over the world."
Permaculture Magazine Information Service
"This site currently offers you a brief and longer definition of permaculture, information about Permaculture Magazine and the team who put it together, a plan of our site, permaculture news from around Britain and an introduction to forest gardening by Robert Hart."
Pesticide Action Network North America Regional Center (PANNA)
"For 15 years, the Pesticide Action Network has campaigned to replace pesticide use with ecologically sound alternatives. As one of five Regional Centers worldwide, PAN North America links individuals, researchers, farmers, opinion leaders, businesses and public interest organizations in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. with over 400 consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups in more than 60 countries."
California Center for Land Recycling
"The mission of CCLR is to encourage and facilitate the development of idle, abandoned and underutilized land and buildings in urban or rural areas as an integral strategy for revitalization and the creation of sustainable communities. CCLR acts as a catalyst for mobilizing public and private sector resources to facilitate the redevelopment of this land commonly called brownfields."
Communities in Focus: California Healthy Cities Project
"These are stories collected and updated regularly by our members featuring the experiences and profiles of Communities that have really excelled in promoting a healthy cities and communities agenda."
National Park Service
Californians Against Waste
"Established in 1977, Californians Against Waste (CAW) is a nonprofit grassroots organization that has grown to represent the interests of more than 24,000 Californians. We rely on individual donations for over 90% of our operating funds, and therefore answer only to our activist citizen membership base. We are the only environmental group in California with full-time staff lobbying exclusively in support of a recycling economy. We advocate policy initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels."
California Integrated Waste Management Board
"The California Integrated Waste Management Board is responsible for managing California's solid waste stream. The Board is helping California divert 50 percent of its waste from landfills by 2000 by developing waste reduction programs, providing public education and outreach, assisting local governments and businesses, and fostering market development for recyclable materials. The Board also protects public health and the environment by encouraging used oil recycling, regulating waste management facilities, and cleaning up abandoned and illegal dump sites. The Waste Board is one of six agencies under the umbrella of the California Environmental Protection Agency."
The Compost Resource Page
The Internet Consumer Recycling Guide
"This recycling guide provides a starting point for consumers in the USA and Canada searching the net for recycling information. The information is for regular folks with regular household quantities of materials to recycle. The goal is to help make recycling so easy and automatic that it blends into the flow of everyday life."
"CALSTART is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the creation of an advanced transportation technologies industry and related markets. CALSTART is made up of over 200 companies and organizations involved in the electric, hybrid electric, natural gas and intelligent transportation systems arenas. CALSTART participants range from large companies like Toyota and Hewlett Packard to small start-up technology businesses."
"This section of TransWeb summarizes transportation news stories from daily and weekly newspapers. The focus is on surface transportation news from California and beyond.
(A Transportation Web Site Service provided by the Norman Y. Mineta International Institute for Surface Transportation Policy Studies (IISTPS) at the College of Business of San Jose State University)"
Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region (U.S. Department of the Interior)
"Our Mission: Manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally & economically sound manner in the interest of the American public."
California Department of Water Resources
"To manage the water resources of California in cooperation with other agencies, to benefit the State's people, and to protect, restore, and enhance the natural and human environments."
Carter's Water Web
"I'm Carter, and I'm a water interdisciplinarian. I study about and practice in many aspects of water. Like the art of water, or the politics of water. The chemistry of water. The economics of water. The ownership of water. The movement of water. The spirituality of water. The problem of water. The everything of water. Literally. The language of water. The voices of water. The words of water. The shape of water. The speed of water. The music of water. The birth of water. The taste of water. The temperature of water. The age of water."
"ESTUARY is a bimonthly newsletter that describes the activities of over 50 different organization and government agencies involved in protecting and restoring the waters and watershed of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary."
The Groundwater Foundation
"The Groundwater Foundation is dedicated to informing the public about one of our greatest hidden resources, groundwater. Through our programs and publications we show the benefits everyone receives from groundwater and the very real risks to groundwater. And, we make learning about groundwater fun and understandable for kids and adults."
Projects in the Bay Area and Delta Bioregion
"The California Watershed Projects Inventory (CWPI) is a non-profit cooperative effort to establish a database and geographic information system (GIS) to improve statewide access to information on watershed projects and associated data in California. The database provides a means to group projects and associated data by region and is a tool for ecosystem planning and management efforts."
Protecting Your Property From Erosion
"The loss of soil from a construction site results in loss of topsoil, minerals and nutrients, and it causes ugly cuts and gullies in the landscape. Surface runoff and the materials it carries with it clog our culverts, flood channels and streams. Sometimes it destroys wildlife and damages recreational areas such as lakes and reservoirs.
Such erosion costs the home construction industry, local governments, and homeowners of the Bay Area millions of dollars a year. We have to pay for damage to roads and property and our tax money has to be spent on cleaning out sediment from storm drains, channels, lakes, and the Bay. As an example, road and home building in the Oakland hills above Lake Temescal filled the lake to such an extent that it had to be dredged in 1979 at a public cost of $750,000."
State of the Estuary
"A transcript of the third biennial State of the Estuary Conference. ... Numerous technical sessions and information exchange occurred the first two days around various issue areas, Biological Resources Freshwater Flows, Contaminants, Wetlands, Land Use/Watershed Management."
State Water Resources Control Board -- California Environmental Protection Agency
"Protecting California's waters and ensuring their proper allocation."
Water Education Foundation
"The mission of the Water Education Foundation, an impartial non-profit organization, is to develop and implement education programs leading to a broader understanding of water issues and to resolution of water problems."
"Established in 1989, The Watercourse is a not-for profit water science and education program based at Montana State University, Bozeman. Specializing in the development of educational materials on water and water related management issues, The Watercourse distributes these materials through training workshops and institutes. The goal is to promote and facilitate public understanding of atmospheric, surface, and ground water resources and related management issues through publications, instruction, and networking. The scope of The Watercourse Program is international, its delivery unbiased, and its mission is to build informed leadership in resource decision-making."
The Watershed Management Council
"The Watershed Management Council is a non-profit organization whose members represent a broad range of watershed management interests and disciplines. Membership includes professionals, students, teachers, and individuals whose interest is in promoting proper watershed management."
Center for Partnership Studies
"All economic institutions -- from stock exchanges and sweatshops to banks and social security - are human inventions. Economic inventions that recognize the value of caring and caretaking are necessary if we are to move toward a more sustainable, equitable, and humane future.
These economic inventions will help facilitate the ongoing transition toward what I call partnership economics. This is a new economic paradigm that incorporates the best aspects of both capitalism and socialism but goes much further, supporting and rewarding caring and ethical human relations as well as consciousness of and respect for our natural habitat."
The Sustainable Business Network
"We offer you the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) to use as a catalyst to POP! the momentum currently accelerating from 99 directions. For our propellant, we need knowledge and connection. Acronyms like ISO 14000, IDEA21, GEMI, Smart Wood, ECO-OK, need to roll off our collective tongue as do breakthrough companies and technologies like The Natural Step and Natural Cotton Colours. People from business large and small gain from this cross-pollination."
Transaction Net: How Currency Systems Work
"A growing number of currency and payment systems, each oriented toward different social and material incentives, are available for use today. The most appropriate one for any given transaction will depend on the needs and objectives of those taking part in the exchange. We present here an overview of the design characteristics of some representative currency systems, all of which are explained in further detail in our glossary of important terms and concepts and under discussion in The Money Conference."
The EcoJustice Network
"The EcoJustice Network provides on-line services, informational resources and training for activists and organizations involved in the environmental justice movement."
San Jose, California
"Through its Integrated Waste Management Program and its Source Reduction and Recycling Procurement Policy, San Jose has become a national leader in stimulating markets for recycled products. The San Jose strategy requires that the city consider the recycled content and recyclability of products and packaging in its procurement decisions."
E2: Environment & Education
"In response to the need for environmental education materials that emphasize personal responsibility and action based on informed decisions, E2 has developed an activity based supplementary curriculum called Environmental ACTION. The issue based modules guide students through investigations of human health, resource consumption and environmental issues at their school/home/community and encourage taking actions for improvement."
Estuary Education Program
"At the workshops, we introduce Estuarine Encounters, an activity guide for grades K-12. Estuarine Encounters, a curriculum guide developed by Friends and the Estuary Project, presents eight key habitats within the Bay and Delta, including mudflats, tidal marshes and riparian corridors. By studying an organism that lives within a habitat, students learn about current Estuary issues. The interdisciplinary guide blends natural science with social science, history, geography and literature. Estuarine Encounters includes a chapter on nonpoint source pollution and related activities."
Research Program in Environmental Planning and Geographic Information Systems (REGIS)
"The mission of our research program is to develop GIS tools and apply them in environmental planning, management, research, and teaching. REGIS supports open computing hardware architecture, public-domain GIS software, and open access to digital information on the environment and land use. GIS work started here in 1969, with support for the first Lake Tahoe Basin Regional Plan and Land Capability analysis. REGIS is housed in, and supported through, the University's Center for Environmental Design Research (CEDR)."
Operation Fresh Start -- Sustainable Development Overview
"Operation Fresh Start is a U.S. Department of Energy initiative that aims to help communities apply the principles of sustainable development when recovering from natural disasters, as well as to use sustainable planning techniques in pre-disaster development."
Preparing for El Nino
"El Nino, also known as the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO), has been forecasted to occur this winter. In an effort to help people understand this incredible weather phenomenon, ABAG is happy to provide this informative website to help you learn more and get ready for the potentially tumultuous winter ahead."
Recent Earthquakes for SF_Bay
San Francisco Bay Area Current Earthquake Information
Alliance for National Renewal
"The Alliance for National Renewal (ANR) brings together a network of people and organizations who want to better their communities. At the grassroots, all over the nation, inspiring stories of community renewal are waiting to be told and heard. This is your opportunity to tap into this rich and growing movement."
Institute for the Study of Civic Values
"The Institute for the Study of Civic Values is a non-profit organization established in Philadelphia in 1973 to promote the fulfillment of America's historic civic ideals.
At a time when millions of Americans are struggling to identify the values that we share, the Institute for the Study of Civic Values believes that it is our civic values -- the principles embodied in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights -- that bring us together as a people."
National Civic League
"The National Civic League (NCL) advocates a new civic agenda to create communities that work for everyone and promotes the principles of collaborative problem-solving and consensus-based decision making. NCL accomplishes its mission through technical assistance, publishing, research and an awards program."
Seattle Community Network
"The Seattle Community Network is a free, public-access computer network run by volunteers."
Agriculture and Horticulture Resources
Featured Sites | Articles, Reviews and Bibliographies | Seeds, Germplasm, Biodiversity | Community Supported Agriculture | Organic Growing | Wild, Native and Perennial Plants | Research | Organizations | Clearinghouses, Directories and Databases | Specific Species | Events | Sustainable Agriculture | Miscellany
American Solar Energy Society -- Related Websites
Nonprofit Organizations | ASES Chapters | Government Agencies | University Sites
Renewable Energy Publications | Miscellaneous Sites | Events
Architecture and Community Design
Original Works and Featured Sites | Sustainable Communities, Development and Indicators | Essays, Bibliographies | Natural Buildings | Architecture | Homesteading, Self-Reliance, Practical Skills | Discussion Groups | Land in Trust and Conservation | "Waste" | Miscellany
Bay Area Progressive Directory
A guide to about 1000 organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area of interest to progressive activists.
The Biodiversity Forum -- Web Resources
General Browsers Topical Sites: Regional Sites | Terrestrial Biodiversity | Wetland Biodiversity | Marine Biodiversity | International Law/Policy | Biotechnology | Plant Genetic Resources | Intellectual Property,
Traditional Peoples', and Farmers' Rights; International Organizations: Governmental Orgs | Non-Governmental Orgs; United States Organizations: Governmental: Interior Dept. | Governmental: Agriculture Department | Governmental: Other | Non-Governmental
"Academic Resources | Agricultural Resources | Children's Resources | Community Radio | Community Resources | Community Service | Conflict Resolution Resources | Economics Resources | Fine Arts Resources | Game Theory Resources | General Reference | Global Knowledge Resources | Legislative Resources | Multicultural Resources | Natural Gardening | Natural Science | Peace Studies | Publications & Archives | Related Reading | Resources For Health | Spiritual Resources | University Mediation Services | Vocational Resources"
Cooperatives and Nonprofits on the Internet
Discussion Groups | Clearinghouses and General Sources for Cooperative Information | Essays, Guides and Pamphlets | Food | Community Housing | Consumer | Workers' | Rural and Agricultural | Health Care | Energy | Credit Unions and Banks | Non-profits | Internet Cooperatives
Corporate Watch - Links
Corporations and U.S. Politics: Campaign Finance Reform | Corporate Crime | Corporate Rule | Corporate Sleaze | Corporate Welfare | U.S. & Global Economy
Corporate Globalization: Multilateral Development Banks | Trade & Investment
Intergovernmental Resources: United Nations
Earth Dream Eco Links
Local-Links-San Francisco Bay Area
On the Net
Raptor Link Clearinghouse
Resources on Energy
Sustainable Discussion Groups
Featured Discussion Groups | Directories of Mailing Lists | Horticulural Lists | Environmental Lists | Architecture and Community Lists | Human Systems Lists | Miscellany
Sustainable Resources on the Internet
Featured Links | Land | Water and Deserts | The Natural Environment | Clearinghouses and Directories | Business and Economics | Employment | Recommended Reading | Interesting People | Food | Consumer Choices | Sustainable Development, Indicators | Health | Language
Top URL's: Web sites rated as high quality by The Coalition for Healthier Cities and Communities
We The People: Sustainability Links
The World Wide Web Virtual Library: Environment