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Green Technologies: Websites and Professional Organizations

This guide is designed to support the curriculum and information needs of students enrolled in the Green Technologies program of study and includes resources available through Galileo and vetted Web resources specific to the study of environment preservat

Recommended Websites and Professional Organizations

Vetted Websites of green organizations whose content is geared towards sustainability in Georgia and Southeast.

 

is a sustainable redevelopment project that provides a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other.

sustains a network that helps build a local food system.

offers citizens one smart and simple way to care for our air, land and water.

promotes sustainable homes, workplaces and communities in the Southeast

Agricultural Initiatives

Sustainable Agriculture Network - communication and outreach arm of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.

The Food Alliance – support for sustainable agriculture

Businesses Investing in Sustainability
 

Business for Social Responsibility - a business membership organization

Cool Companies - a cool site from the Center for Energy & Climate Solutions

GEMI - the Global Environmental Management Initiative

Global Reporting Initiative - standard reporting for environmental, economic and social activity

GreenBiz.com - A resource center on business, the environment, and the bottom line

Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability - helps businesses and organizations implement sustainable practices that increase revenue, enhance reputation, and reduce risk and uncertainty

Envirolink - sustainable business network news and information

Construction/Building Related Organizations
 

Building Green - authoritative information on environmentally responsible building design and construction from the publishers of Environmental 

Healthy Building Network - promotes healthy building materials as a means of improving public health

US Green Building Council - the council is the nation's foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work

World Green Building Council - a U.S. non-profit corporation striving to help countries form national green building councils of their own by providing valuable information and resources to its affiliates and members


Sustainable Communities

A World Institute for a Sustainable Humanity (AWISH) - an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide models and support for life sustaining activities that integrate solutions to poverty and the environment while fostering self-reliance

Fostering Sustainable Behavior – Doug McKenzie Moore on community-based social marketing

Sustainable Communities Network - linking citizens to resources and one another

EcoIQ- Smart choices aligning economics and ecology.The thinkers, innovators, and pathbreakers of the sustainability movement.

Global Ecovillage Network - 1500+ pages on ecovillages and sustainability

Sustainable Environment

Bioneers - working to preserve biological and cultural diversity

Center for a New American Dream – their motto is “More fun, less stuff!”

 Climate Change Resource  - Suggestions from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University on ways to combat climate change now

Climate Solutions – promotes a regional approach to global warming solutions

Five E's Sustainable Development Solutions - recognize the many connected issues in our world and how the kinds of choices we make based upon this awareness affect the consequences of our actions

Friends of the Earth - FOE is a national environmental organization dedicated to preserving the health and diversity of the planet for future generations

International Institute for Sustainable Development - champions sustainable development around the world through innovation, partnerships, research and communications

Union of Concerned Scientists - citizens and scientists for environmental solutions

World Resources Institute - a rich resource of current environmental news and data

ZERI - the Zero Emissions Research Initiative

Zero Waste Alliance - working for the elimination of wastes and toxics



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