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In Context
In Context - A Journal of Hope, Sustainability, and Change
Humane sustainable culture. Online back issues of this good analysis and solution-oriented magazine about environmental and social concerns, and all the dimensions of life. Each issue focuses on a theme: youth activists, sustainable agriculture, ethical business, developing countries, health, justice, time, globalization, eco-housing, interconnectedness, environment and development, community transformation... Published by Context Institute.
English - Books, News and Media, United States: Books, News and Media, United States: Social Change - At context.org


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Ciudades para un futuro más sostenible
Biblioteca Ciudades para un futuro más sostenible (Library Cities for a more sustainable future, Spain)
Extensive documentation. With experiences in cities of Spain, Latin America, etc.
Spanish, English - Translate - Alternative Technology, Green Building, Madrid, Spain - At habitat.aq.upm.es

Builders Without Borders
International network of ecological builders who form partnerships with communities and organizations around the world to create affordable housing out of local materials, and to work together for a sustainable future.
English - Alternative Technology, Developing Countries, Green Building, United States: Alternative Technology, United States: Developing Countries - At builderswithoutborders.org

CAFF - Community Alliance with Family Farmers
CAFF - Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Sustainable agriculture. The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (California) is building a movement of rural and urban people to foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies and promotes social justice.
English - Country Living, Organic Farming, United States - At caff.org

Earthscan / James & James (UK)
Books, magazines and journals. One of the leading publishers in sustainable development.
English - Books, News and Media, United Kingdom, United Kingdom: Ecology, United Kingdom: Social Change - At earthscan.co.uk

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Development
Introduction to the many concepts and key issues concerning sustainable development. Main sections: Earth & Man, Principles, Environment, Resources, Society, Economy, Indicators, Action, Doing Our Bit.
English - At doc.mmu.ac.uk

FAO: SDdimensions
Sustainable Development Department (SD), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
English, Spanish, French, Arabic - Developing Countries, Organic Farming, United Nations - At fao.org

Friends of the Earth International
Friends of the Earth International
A federation of autonomous environmental organizations from all over the world. Its members, in 68 countries, campaign on the most urgent environmental and social issues of our day, while simultaneously catalyzing a shift toward sustainable societies.
English, Spanish - Ecology - At foei.org

Green Futures
Green Futures (UK)
Magazine on environmental solutions and sustainable futures, available in print and on the web. The current issue can be read online for free. Published by the sustainability nonprofit and think tank Forum for the Future.
English - Books, News and Media, United Kingdom, United Kingdom: Ecology, United Kingdom: Social Change - At greenfutures.org.uk

International Institute for Sustainable Development - IISD
Research, information exchange, analysis and advocacy. IISD promotes the transition toward a sustainable future by advancing policy recommendations on international trade and investment, economic policy, climate change, measurement and indicators, and natural resource management. Timely reporting of international negotiations critical to the sustainability of the planet.
English - At iisd.org

National Center for Appropriate Technology - NCAT
Programs on sustainable agriculture, sustainable communities, sustainable energy. They also manage websites like Smart Communities Network (for the U.S. Department of Energy) about sustainable development.
English - Alternative Technology, Organic Farming - At ncat.org

New Internationalist
New Internationalist
The people, the ideas, the action in the fight for global justice. Monthly magazine -with online back issues- reporting on world poverty and inequality in both rich and poor nations, and debating on the radical changes necessary if the basic material and spiritual needs of all are to be met. They also produce films, books and other materials for various United Nations and related bodies concerned with world development.
English - Books, News and Media, Developing Countries - At newint.org

Plenty
Plenty International
Non-governmental alternative development and environment organization with projects in United States and developing countries. The hippie peace corps. Founded in 1974 by the celebrated community The Farm.
English - Developing Countries, NGOs, Solidarity, United States, United States: Developing Countries, United States: Solidarity - At plenty.org

Renewable Energy for Development
Renewable Energy for Development (SEI, Sweden)
Energy and technologies in the Third World. Newsletter of the Sustainable Energy Programme at the Stockholm Environment Institute.
English - Alternative Technology, Developing Countries, Renewable Energy, Sweden - At sei.se

Renewables for Sustainable Village Power
Renewables for Sustainable Village Power - RSVP
Renewable energy for rural villages in developing countries. International program of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA.
English - Alternative Technology, Developing Countries, Renewable Energy, United States: Alternative Technology, United States: Developing Countries - At nrel.gov

Smart Communities Network
Smart Communities Network
Extensive information and resources on topics in sustainability: green buildings, green development, land use planning, measuring progress, disaster planning, community energy, transportation, sustainable business, financing, rural issues, resource efficiency (air, water, materials)... With Ten Steps to Sustainability, Success Stories, Sustainable Development Resource Database, etc.
English, Spanish - Web Guide - At smartcommunities.ncat.org

Sustainable Architecture, Building and Culture
Sustainable Architecture, Building and Culture
With many links on ecological and natural building, sustainable development, environmental education, eco villages, permaculture, renewable energy, etc.
English - Alternative Technology, Directories, Green Building - At SustainableABC.com

Sustainable Communities Network - SCN
For those who want to help make their communities more livable, with information about what has worked for other communities, and resources on creating community, smart growth, growing a sustainable economy, protecting natural resources, governing community, living sustainably.
English - Sustainable Economy - At sustainable.org

Sustainable Development International
News and articles on global issues, climate change, renewable energy, water resources management, agriculture, health and social issues, forests, oceans/marine, transport, coastal zones, IT/telecom. Publication working in co-operation with international bodies, including United Nations agencies.
English - Books, News and Media - At sustdev.org

Sustainable Energy and Economy Network - SEEN
Action, news, key issues, research, global database, media, links... SEEN, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies (Washington, DC) and the Transnational Institute (Amsterdam), works in partnership with citizens groups nationally and globally on environment, human rights and development issues with a particular focus on energy, climate change, environmental justice, gender equity, and economic issues, particularly as these play out in North/South relations.
English - Renewable Energy, Sustainable Economy - At seen.org

Sustainable Measures
Sustainable Measures develops indicators that measure progress toward a sustainable economy, society and environment. Its website includes extensive information and training on indicators of sustainability.
English - Sustainable Economy - At sustainablemeasures.com

The World Wide Web Virtual Library: Sustainable Development
A comprehensive list of Internet sites dealing with sustainable development, including organizations, projects and activities, electronic journals, libraries, references and documents, databases, directories or metadatabases.
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish - At ulb.ac.be

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development
A division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
English, French, Spanish - United Nations - At un.org

UC SAREP
University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program - UC SAREP
Scientific research and education in agricultural and food systems that are economically viable, conserve natural resources and biodiversity, and enhance the quality of life.
English - Environmental Education, Organic Farming - At sarep.ucdavis.edu

World.Org: 100 Top Sustainable Growth Sites
Links with comments. Web sites selected by the World Environmental Organization.
English - At world.org

World Social Forum 2004 - Mumbai, India
World Social Forum 2004 (Mumbai, India)
"The World Social Forum is an open meeting place for reflective thinking, democratic debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of experiences and interlinking for effective action, by groups and movements of civil society that are opposed to neoliberalism and to domination of the world by capital and any form of imperialism, and are committed to building a planetary society directed towards fruitful relationships among Humanking and between it and the Earth." (WSF Charter of Principles).
Photo (Indymedia India): Opening ceremony of the World Social Forum in Mumbai.
English, Spanish, French - Developing Countries, Global Justice, India, Progressive Networks, Social Change, Solidarity - At wsfindia.org


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