John Muir Project - Dedicated to placing
all federal public forest lands in the U.S. beyond the reach of commercial exploitation.
Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) - UK government's wildlife adviser, undertaking
national and international conservation work on behalf of the three country nature conservation agencies English Nature, Scottish
Natural Heritage and the Countryside Council for Wales.
Joint Research Centre (JRC) - Research on food contamination, genetic modification,
chemical hazards, global change pollution, effects on health and nuclear safety. The JRC supports EU policy makers in the
conception, development, implementation and monitoring of policies to tackle such trans-national and global problems.
Klamath Basin Coalition - An alliance of local, regional and national organizations dedicated to
conserving and restoring the biological resources of the West's once-great Klamath Basin.
Klamath Basin Campaign - Seeks to defend, conserve and restore the
biodiversity of the 10.5 million-acre Klamath Basin in Southern Oregon and Northern California and to take the first steps towards
sustainability of agriculture in the Klamath Basin.
Land and Water Fund (LAW Fund) - The Land
and Water Fund of the Rockies ("LAW Fund") is an environmental law and policy center serving the Rocky Mountain and Desert Southwest
region. The LAW Fund works proactively for innovative policy reform, and provides extensive legal and strategy support to
grassroots groups and coalitions. Areas of expertise include energy, land, and water issues.
Land Letter - An in-depth look at regulation, litigation, legislation, and analyses surrounding
natural resources issues.
LEAD International - A global network of individuals and non-governmental organizations, committed
to sustainable development.
Levees.org - The catastrophic flooding of metro New Orleans was due to the failure of the levees and floodwalls which should have performed, and also to the manmade destruction of protective forests and wetlands in south Louisiana which had historically performed as storm surge buffers.
Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network - The largest and longest-lived ecological network in the United States, LTER provides the scientific expertise, research platforms, and long-term datasets necessary to document and analyze environmental change. The Network brings together a multi-disciplinary group of more than 2000 scientists and graduate students. The 26 LTER sites encompass diverse ecosystems in the continental United States, Alaska, Antarctica and islands in the Caribbean and the Pacific -- including deserts, estuaries, lakes, oceans, coral reefs, prairies, forests, alpine and Arctic tundra, urban areas, and production agriculture.
Matter of Trust - Public charity
concentrating on manmade surplus, natural surplus & eco-education.
MiningWatch Canada - A pan-Canadian initiative supported by environmental, social justice,
Aboriginal and labour organisations from across the country. It addresses the urgent need for a co-ordinated public interest response to
the threats to public health, water and air quality, fish and wildlife habitat and community interests posed by irresponsible mineral
policies and practices in Canada and around the world.
Move America Beyond Oil - America doesn't have enough oil left to significantly lower gas prices.
But a new economy powered by clean energy will offer new jobs and new opportunities.
Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project (MG) - Provides in-depth information and
analysis about the global ecological crisis and facilitates strategic planning for action among leading organizers from urban Bay Area
organizations working for economic and racial justice in communities of color. Provides intensive retreats, trainings, workshops,
curriculum development, strategic support and more.
National Estuary Program - EPA's National Estuary Program was
established by Congress in 1987 to improve the quality of estuaries of national importance.
National Marine Fisheries Service/NOAA Fisheries - U.S. federal agency whose mission it is to 1)
rebuild and maintain sustainable fisheries, 2) promote the recovery of protected species, and 3) protect and maintain the health of coastal
National Wild and Scenic Rivers - The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System was created by
Congress in 1968 (Public Law 90-542; 16 U.S.C. 1271 et seq.) to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and
recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations. The Act is notable for
safeguarding the special character of these rivers, while also recognizing the potential for their appropriate use and development. It
encourages river management that crosses political boundaries and promotes public participation in developing goals for river protection.
Nevada Waste Projects Office (NWPO) - The agency oversees the
federal high-level radioactive waste disposal program; carries out independent technical, socioeconomic and other studies; works closely
with state agencies and local governments on matters relating to radioactive waste; and provides information to the governor, legislature,
and any interested parties.
New Source Review (NSR) / Technical Transfer Network (TTN) - Information on technical subjects
associated with NSR permitting such as summary information on emerging control technology developments and installations,
pollution prevention projects; special reports on BACT, LAER decisions, air quality modeling, or analyses of impacts on
water, soils and vegetation; EPA reports and analyses on information collection burdens and economic impacts of the program and
rule revisions; and links to EPA's RACT, BACT, LAER Clearinghouse (when available) Federal Land
Managers information on Class I areas, and EPA's NSR Permit Data Base. NSR rulemaking activity such as Federal Register Notices and information on stakeholder meetings; Federal Register Proposals and Promulgations and
associated fact sheets, status reports on current rulemakings and public comment drafts.
New York Environmental Law and Justice - A non-profit public interest organization which counsels
and represents groups and individual concerns with the preservation and improvement of community environmental conditions.
North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce (NDACT) - The purpose of this site is to provide
you with the ongoing story that is the proposed Melancthon mega quarry. NDACT is of the strongest view that the Highland application should not be approved. This is an application for what would be the largest ever quarry in Canada and the
second largest in North America. The proposed quarry site is situated on prime agricultural land, to be excavated invasively 200 feet below
the water table in the midst of the headwaters for a number of significant river systems that serve a large portion of Ontario's
population. Due to the sheer magnitutude of the proposed excavation, and the fact that it lays in a highly sensitive water recharge area,
any miscalculation, oversight or other error could result in an environmental catastrophe of enormous proportions.
Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) - A social and environmental justice research and
resource centre whose mandate is to empower, educate, and inspire action on social justice and environmental issues at Dalhousie University, as well as in the broader Halifax community and Nova
Oceana - Campaigns to protect and restore the
world's oceans. Its teams of marine scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates win specific and concrete policy changes to reduce
pollution and to prevent the irreversible collapse of fish populations, marine mammals and other sea life.
Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) - Provides policy, guidance and
direction for the Agency's solid waste and emergency response programs. Develops guidelines for the land disposal of hazardous
waste and underground storage tanks. Provide technical assistance to all levels of government to establish safe practices in waste
management. Also, see OSWER Laws and Regulations.
Official Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - Located in northeastern Alaska, the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge is the most northern and one of the largest refuges within the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Arctic
Refuge is owned by the American people and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the
Ohio Citizen Action - Best known for its work on public health and the environment. Chemical
right-to-know, clean-up, pesticide in foods, groundwater protection, nuclear reactors -- public education, campaigns, alerts, and news.
Oil Shale and Tar Sands Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement -
Evaluates potential impacts associated with oil shale and tar sands resources development on lands administered by the U.S. Department
of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. Based upon the information and analyses developed in
this PEIS, the BLM will amend land use plans for these areas.
Oilwatch - A resistance network that opposes the activities of oil companies in tropical countries.
Amongst the functions of the network are: the exchange of information on oil company operations in each affected country, their practices
of operation and the destinctive resistance movements and international campaigns against specific companies.
Pachamama Alliance - Working to preserve the
Earth's tropical rainforests by empowering the indigenous people who are its natural custodians.
Pacific Institute - Interdisciplinary research and partner with stakeholders to produce solutions that
advance environmental protection, economic development, and social equity-in California, nationally, and internationally.
Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) - A leading resource for promoting a
cleaner environment through pollution prevention. Provides pollution prevention (P2) and waste reduction information for
businesses and governments in the Northwest. PPRC's site includes information about greening supply chains, product stewardship,
environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP), green construction, school design, alternative fuels for fleets, salmon and P2, adhesives, persistent bioaccumulative toxins, the Northwest P2 Regional Roundtable meetings and more. See Publications List.
Pesticide Action Network (PAN UK) - Promotes healthy food, agriculture and an environment which will
provide food and meet public health needs without dependence on toxic chemicals, and without harm to food producers and agricultural
Planet Drum - Provides a grassroots approach to ecology that emphasizes sustainability, community
self-determination and regional self-reliance.
Platform London - Platform's campaigns focus on the social, economic and environmental impacts of the global oil industry.
Plug-In To eCycling - Aims to increase the safe
recycling of consumer electronics by providing information and guidance; increasing recycling opportunities; facilitating partnerships with
communities, electronics manufacturers, and retailers to promote shared responsibility for safe electronics recycling; and establishing
pilot projects to test innovative approaches to safe electronics recycling.
Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) - An independent unit of the University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, with close ties to the Department of Economics, seeking to focus public economics debate on human and ecological
Polluter Watch - A project of Greenpeace that holds polluters accountable for the work
they're doing to block the transition from the dirty fossil fuels of the past to the clean energy sources of the future.
POPIN - Created by United Nations resolution, POPIN is a decentralized community
of population institutions organized into regional and national networks in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Northern America. POPIN dentifies and coordinates
population information activities at international, regional and national levels.
Preservation Institute - Dedicated to developing a new politics that recognizes the limits of
technology and growth.
Rainwater Harvesting - Rainwater harvesting simply means catching and holding rain where
it falls and using it. You can store it in tanks or you can use it to recharge groundwater. See how people harvest rain.
RAMPS - A non-violent direct action campaign based in the southern coal fields of West Virginia
dedicated to ending all forms of strip mining in Appalachia.
RAND Energy and Environment - Key issue areas: sustainability, climate
change, air quality, energy, water resources, ecosystem management, health, regulatory reinvention, environmental technology.
Region 9: Water Programs - The EPA Region 9 Water Programs page. The Water Division is responsible for implementing programs to protect the public and the environment by preventing, reducing and
regulating contamination of surface and ground water. A watershed approach is used to provide protection for public health and water
resources including lakes, rivers, estuaries, oceans, and wetlands. Primary authority for EPA water programs was established by
the 1986 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the 1987 amendments to the Clean Water Act (CWA). Serving
Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, the Pacific Islands, and over 140 Tribal Nations.
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) - The first mandatory, market-based effort in the United
States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ten Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states will cap and then reduce CO2 emissions from
the power sector 10% by 2018.
Register of Environmental Conventions - In order to keep
governments informed of new developments in international conventions and protocols in the field of the environment, the United Nations
Environmental Programme (UNEP) regularly issues the Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the
Environment. The Register presents a brief summary of the provisions of these instruments as well as the status of
participation in the instruments.
Reject and Protect - Led by the 'Cowboy Indian Alliance,' a group of ranchers, farmers, and tribal communities from along the Keystone XL pipeline route. Working to reject same.
Resource - Provides the latest waste and recycling news from the UK, Europe and rest of world.
Restore Hetch Hetchy - A grassroots non-profit organization seeking to restore the Hetch Hetchy
Valley in Yosemite National Park to its original condition. Hetch Hetchy is only one of nine reservoirs that comprise the San Francisco
Public Utility Commission's water system. Although Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is the most well-known, it stores less than 25% of the system's
water. San Francisco's water-bank in Don Pedro Reservoir, downstream on the Tuolumne River, holds twice as much water as Hetch Hetchy. Restore Hetch Hetchy argues that San Francisco and other Bay Area communities would continue to receive a reliable supply of
high-quality water from the Tuolumne River after Hetch Hetchy Reservoir is drained and the valley returned to the trusteeship of Yosemite
Rewilding Institute - Information about the integration of traditional wildlife and wildlands
conservation with conservation biology to advance landscape-scale conservation. Provides explanations of key concepts with downloadable
documents and links to important papers, essential books, and many groups working on various continental-scale conservation initiatives in
Right-to-Know Network - Numerous databases, text files, and conferences on the environment, housing,
and sustainable development.
RISI - Information for and about the global forest products industry.
Riverkeeper - Mission is to safeguard the ecological integrity of the Hudson River, its
tributaries and the watershed of New York City (protecting the city's drinking water supply) by tracking down and stopping polluters.
Save Our Cumberland Mountains (SOCM) - A non-profit Tennessee grassroots organization working state-wide
for social, environmental and economic justice in areas such as sustainable forestry, clear cutting, strip mining, mountain top removal,
AML, toxic issues, aerial spraying, tax reform, voter rights and dismantling racism.
Save the Arctic Refuge from Big Oil - The Arctic Refuge is the only remaining 5
percent of Alaska's North Slope not already open to drilling. Oil exploration there would be like drilling in Yellowstone National
Park or the Grand Canyon. Big Oil wants to drill on the refuge's coastal plain. That's the biological heart of the refuge. Called America's Serengeti," it is home to polar bears, musk oxen, wolves, millions of migratory birds, caribou and hundreds of other
species. The industrial disturbance would be immense and spills inevitable.
Save the Bay - Seeks to preserve, restore and protect the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta Estuary as a healthy and biologically diverse ecosystem.
Save the Clean Air Act - A collaborative effort of the nation's most influential
environmental advocacy organizations harnessing the power of the internet to increase public awareness and activism on today's most
important environmental issues.
Scorecard - Get the facts on local pollution in the U.S. Find environmental information about
your community: learn how bad the pollution is, where the toxic chemicals come from, what the health risks are, and what actions you can
take. Get an in-depth pollution report for your county, covering air, water, chemicals, and more.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) - Established in 1977, the Sea Shepherd Conservation
Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Its mission is to end the destruction of
habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
Sierra Club - Advances the preservation and protection of the natural environment.
Smart Growth America (SGA) - A coalition of nearly 100 advocacy organizations that have a
stake in how metropolitan expansion affects our environment, quality of life and economic sustainability. SGA's coalition partners
include national, state and local groups working on behalf of the environment, historic preservation, social equity, land conservation,
neighborhood redevelopment, farmland protection, labor, town planning.
Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) - Addresses major environmental issues in
southeast United States. SELC has a highly credentialed team of about 45 attorneys, many of whom have been there for 15 years or
more. SELC does not charge clients and partners for our services, but relies instead on charitable gifts from individuals,
families and foundations.
Southwest Research and Information Center (SRIC) - Provides timely, accurate information to the public
on matters that affect the environment, human health, and communities in order to protect natural resources, promote citizen participation,
and ensure environmental and social justice.
State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners (SCRD) - established in 1998, with support
from the U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation. It is comprised of representatives of states with
established drycleaner remediation programs. Currently the member states are Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota,
Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. In addition, participation in SCRD as
"Represented States" is open to states without drycleaner-specific programs, but active in the remediation of drycleaner sites under other
authorities. California, Maryland, New York, New Jersey and Virginia currently are SCRDRepresented States." The Coalition's primary objectives are to provide a forum for the exchange of information and the discussion of implementation issues
related to established state drycleaner programs; share information and lessons learned with states without drycleaner-specific programs;
and encourages the use of innovative technologies in drycleaner remediation.
State PIRGs Working Together - An alliance of state-based, citizen-funded organizations that
advocate for the public interest. The PIRGs uncover threats to public health and well-being and fight to end them, using the
tools of investigative research, media exposes, grassroots organizing, advocacy and litigation.
Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) - SAICM is policy framework
to promote chemical safety around the world. SAICM has as its overall objective the achievement of the sound management of
chemicals throughout their life cycle so that, by 2020, chemicals are produced and used in ways that minimize significant adverse impacts
on human health and the environment. This "2020 goal" was adopted by the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 as part
of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation.
Superfund Research Program (SRP) - A network of university grants
designed to seek solutions to the complex health and environmental issues associated with the nation's hazardous waste sites. The
research conducted by the SRP is a coordinated effort with the Environmental Protection Agency, the federal entity
charged with cleaning up the worst hazardous waste sites in the country.
Sustainability - A resource of information/links to sites that discuss sustainability and how
it can be applied to your environment.
Sustainable Communities Network - Find out what's happening in Chattanooga, Tennessee,
and Seattle, Washington; what the Green Institute is doing in the Phillips Neighborhood in Minneapolis,
Minnesota; how the Mountain Association For Community Economic Development and Rural Action are helping rural areas of
Appalachia, and more.
Sustainable Economies Law Center, The (SELC) - Provide essential legal tools - education, research, advice, and advocacy - so communities everywhere can develop their own sustainable sources of food, housing, energy, jobs, and other vital aspects of a thriving community.
Tar Sands Watch - Part of the Polaris
Institute. Polaris is designed to enable citizen movements to act for democratic social change on major public policy
issues in an age of corporate driven globalization.
Tellus Institute - Environmental think tank whose projects address policy and planning issues in such
areas as energy, water, waste, and land use.
TerraPass - Each year, the average car emits about 10,000 lbs (three times its weight!) in carbon
dioxide pollution - a leading cause of global warming. Buy a TerraPass. TerraPass funds clean energy projects that reduce
industrial carbon dioxide emissions. Your TerraPass is third-party certified to reduce the equivalent of your car's carbon dioxide
thegreenpages.ca - A student-owned and operated information resource developed to help students find
and access environment related information by collecting and organizing it into one resource.
Trade & Environment Database (TED) - A collection of categorical case studies that began
with a focus on solely environmental issues, but did not include the economic consequences of other social policy choices, such as culture,
rights, or other issues. TED
cases include 28 categories that include both coded and reporting, organized into 6 clusters of information with extensive
search and knowledge capabilities. There are around 700 TED cases studies.
Traffic - Working to ensure that the trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the
conservation of nature.
U.S.-Asia Environmental Partnership (US-AEP) -
A public-private initiative that promotes environmentally sustainable development in Asia. With the participation of wide range of
partners - governments, NGOs, academia, and the private sector - US-AEP provides answers to a wide range of environmental
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - EPA's mandate includes preventing pollution and
reducing risk in communities, homes, workplaces, and ecosystems. The EPA site is filled with environmental information, resources,
UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): Forestry - The FAO Forestry Program addresses one of the most important, complex and controversial issues of modern times - how to use trees, forests and related resources to
improve people's economic, environmental, social and cultural conditions while ensuring that the resource is conserved to meet the needs of
UN Population Fund - Helps developing countries find solutions to their population problems.
Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund - Federal and state laws
require every owner and operator of a petroleum underground storage tank (UST) to maintain financial responsibility to pay for any
damages arising from their tank operations. The Barry Keene Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund Act of 1989 was created by the
California Legislature, and is administered by the California State Water Resources Control Board, to provide a means for
petroleum UST owners and operators to meet the federal and state requirements.
UNEP/GRID-Arendal - An official United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) centre located in
Southern Norway, with out posted offices in Geneva, Ottawa and Stockholm.
Water Infrastructure Network - A broad-based coalition of local elected officials, drinking water
and wastewater service providers, state environmental and health administrators, engineers and environmentalists dedicated to preserving
and protecting the health, environmental and economic gains that America's drinking water and wastewater infrastructure provides.
Water Justice - An open space to connect people from around the world dedicated to effective,
democratic and equitable water solutions, including community activists, NGO campaigners, academic researchers, trade unionists
and water utility managers.
Water Matters - The Water Matters Society of Alberta was founded in 2007 by citizens
concerned about watershed protection in Alberta. Water Matters was founded to provide strong leadership from an
independent non-government organization with expertise and resources to address province-wide watershed issues.
WaterAid - UK charity dedicated to the provision of safe water, sanitation and and
hygiene to the world's poorest people.
Waterkeeper Alliance - A global movement of on-the-water advocates who patrol and protect over
100,000 miles of rivers, streams and coastlines in North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa.
Western Climate Initiative (WCI) - Launched in February 2007, WCI is a
collaboration of seven U.S. governors and four Canadian Premiers. WCI was created to identify, evaluate and implement collective
and cooperative ways to reduce greenhouse gases in the region, focusing on a market-based cap-and-trade system.
WildEarth Guardians - Protects and restores the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West.
Wildlands Project - The goal of the Wildlands Project is to set aside
approximately fifty (50) percent of the North American continent (Turtle Island) as "wild land" for the preservation of biological
Wildlands Project (Paul Ehrlich) - In North America, the Wildlands Project and its partners
have completed six Wildlands Network Designs or WNDs. These landscape-scale conservation plans use cutting-edge science to establish
conservation priorities for very large regions. Dozens of partner groups, many of whom you can learn about on this website, are now
actively working to turn these hopeful visions of "what could be" into reality on the ground.
Window To My Environment (WME) - A powerful new EPA web-based tool that provides a
wide range of federal, state, and local information about environmental conditions and features in areas of your choice.
WISE Uranium Project - Providing information on the health and environmental impacts of
nuclear fuel production.
World Bank: Carbon Finance - CFU uses money contributed by governments and companies in OECD countries to
purchase project-based greenhouse gas emission reductions in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The emission
reductions are purchased through one of the CFU's carbon funds on behalf of the contributor, and within the framework of the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) or Joint Implementation (JI).
World Environment Day (WED) - WED was established by the UN General Assembly in
1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Commemorated yearly on 5 June, WED is one
of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political
attention and action.
World Rainforest Movement (WRM) - International network of citizens' groups defending world's
rainforests and working to secure the lands and livelihoods of forest peoples - supporting their efforts to defend the forests from
commercial logging, dams, mining, plantations, shrimp farms, colonisation and settlement and other projects that threaten them.
World Resources Institute (WRI) - An environmental research and policy organization that creates
solutions to protect the planet and improve people's lives.
World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) - Currently there is no global system in place to
produce a systematic, continuing, integrated and comprehensive global picture of freshwater and its management. The UN system,
through the ACC/SCWR, has the mandate, credibility and capacity to take on the task of systematically marshalling global water
knowledge and expertise to develop over time the necessary assessment of the global water situation, as the basis for action to resolve
water crises. The WWAP, building on the achievements of the many previous endeavours, focuses on assessing the developing situation as
regards freshwater throughout the world. The primary output of the WWAP is the periodic World Water Development Report
World's Water, The - Dedicated to providing up-to-date water information and data and web
connections to organizations, institutions, and individuals working on a wide range of global freshwater problems and solutions.
Worldwatch Institute - Dedicated to fostering the evolution of an environmentally sustainable
society - one in which human needs are met in ways that do not threaten the health of the natural environment or the prospects of future
generations. Conducts inter-disciplinary research on emerging global environmental issues, the results of which are widely disseminated.
WWF Climate Campaign - WWF's campaign is working in over 25 countries to raise
awareness of the threats of climate change. The organization seeks to accelerate the introduction of technologies that use energy more
efficiently with less pollution and to increase clean renewable energy sources.
Zero Waste America (ZWA) - ZWA promotes "disposal bans" and the recycling of all materials back into nature or the marketplace in a manner that protects human health and
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