Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Sustainability resources:

The Earth Charter

"The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all peoples a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the human family and the larger living world. It is an expression of hope and a call to help create a global partnership at a critical juncture in history."

Alliance for Sustainability

The mission of the Alliance is to bring about personal, organizational and planetary sustainability through support of projects that are ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just and humane. The Alliance for Sustainability is a Minnesota-based, tax-deductible nonprofit supporting model sustainability projects on the local, national and international levels.

The Alliance accomplishes its work by bringing together diverse businesses, government agencies, academic institutions, religious organizations, nonprofits, community groups and individuals in support of sustainability. It has helped promote sustainability education and training through The Natural Step and has developed partnerships and projects with a wide range of groups. The Alliance has numerous publications and a comprehensive Sustainability Resource Center that is open to the public.

Center for Respect of Life and Environment

The Center for Respect of Life and Environment was founded in 1986 to foster an ethic of compassion toward all sentient beings and respect for the integrity of nature. This ethic urges each of us to expand our moral concern to future generations; to poor, oppressed and disenfranchised human beings; to animals, plants and the earth as a whole. With a particular focus on higher education and religious institutions, the Center promotes a humane and sustainable future for all members of the earth community. The Center is an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States.

The Millennium Institute

The Millennium Institute is a development research and service firm with the vision of a sustainable and more peaceful and equitable future for Earth. They believe that such a future is possible and that to attain it, humans must develop and apply advanced analytical tools to illuminate unintended and counterintuitive consequences of alternative strategies and policies and also to reflect on the human value systems needed to assess the alternative futures illuminated by the analytical tools.

MI’s mission, therefore, is (1) to develop and provide advanced analytical tools for national and global development, and (2) to formulate values-related questions and analyses on the consequences of alternative development strategies.

The Pop!ulation Coalition

The Population Coalition produces a bi-monthly newsletter, The Population Press, maintains and extensive list of hyperlinks on population, the environment, and sustainability, and collection of resources to help get people involved. Also, check out their population Clock


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