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Sustainability Education Summit Report Releaseed
This report provides an overview of Summit activities and recommends ways to advance sustainability education throughout the country.
http://www.ed.gov/blog/2011/11/sustainability-education-summit-report-released

Environmental Health Student Portal: Connecting Middle School Students to Environmental Health Information, http://kidsenvirohealth.nlm.nih.gov/

This National Library of Medicine web site offers resources for teachers, experiments and projects, homework help, and information on careers related to the topics of air pollution, climate change, chemicals, and water pollution. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - UN organisation which collates and synthesises scientific research on climate change. See also a popularised version of the fourth assessment report.

UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014 - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

UNESCO Bangkok (2008) Reinventing Higher Education: Toward Participatory and Sustainable Development

World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002) UBUNTU Declaration On Education and Science and Technology for Sustainable Development, www.environment.gov.za/Sustdev/documents/pdf/UbuntuDeclaration.pdf

Social Learning Toward a Sustainable World, by Arjen E.J. Wals

This book presents and discusses key principles, perspectives, and practices of social learning in the context of sustainability, explored from a

range of fields. Includes an entire section devoted to case studies of people, organizations, and communities using forms of social learning in

moving towards sustainability.

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Associations

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) – association of tertiary institutions in the U.S. and Canada focused on promoting sustainability in all sectors of higher education through education, communication, research, and professional development; founded in 2006.

Association of University Leaders Towards a Sustainable Future - supports sustainability as a critical focus of teaching, research, operations and outreach at colleges and universities worldwide through publications, research, and assessment; Secretariat for signatories of the Talloires Declaration (1990).

Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability Education – network of professional associations to educate students, and the public about sustainability; create cross disciplinary projects; and offer professional development, curricula standards, and tenure requirements relating to sustainability.

Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) – network of higher education associations committed to advancing sustainability within their associations and in higher education.

Second Nature - US-based organization promoting sustainability in higher education.

The Earth Institute – at Columbia University, Solutions for Sustainable Development; research, education, events

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Journals

Earth Ethics – journal features articles by notable academics and thinkers in education, religion, the arts, business, agriculture, and other fields.

Environment, Development and Sustainability A multidisciplinary approach to the theory and practice of sustainable development

Environmental Justice – a quarterly peer-reviewed journal that explores the adverse and disparate environmental burden impacting marginalized populations and communities all over the world.

Environmental Sustainability Virtual Journal – provides anexpert literature search for environmental sustainability papers across the whole range of 15 Elsevier's journals in Environmental Sciences. See Journals covered

Green Teacher - A magazine that helps youth educators enhance environmental and global education inside and outside of schools.

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (IJSHE) – fully refereed scholarly publication to disseminate the work and knowledge currently available on sustainability in a higher education context.

Journal of Sustainability Education a peer-reviewed, open access trans- and interdisciplinary e-journal

Journal of Sustainable Development – a free, open-access e-journal provides a monthly digest of current research on integral human development, spirituality, solidarity, sustainability, democracy, technology, and non-violence.

Sustainability: The Journal of Record

Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy – A peer-reviewed open access e-journal that provides a platform for the dissemination of new practices and for dialogue emerging out of the field of sustainability.

Sustainable Industries: The Business Source for Leaders of the New Economy – connecting the dots between the environmental and social components of the Northwest region’s economy

Yes! The Positive Futures Network (PFN) and its publication YES! magazine start with the belief that we need deep change if we are to avoid the breakdown of society and the natural world.

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Organizations

Bioneers - Bioneers promotes practical environmental solutions and innovative social strategies for restoring Earth's imperiled ecosystems and healing our human communities.

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) - Links networks of small and medium-sized independent businesses in the U.S. and Canada, helping them to build healthy, diversified, and successful local economies.

The Canadian Environmental Literacy Project (CELP) - Offers curriculum materials and a database of a wide variety of additional environmental education resources including books, reports, course outlines, images, etc.

Centre for Human Ecology - A network of professionals, activists and academics. Offers postgraduate courses and professional development and works w/ organizations to improve their environmental and social performance.

Earthjustice - A non-profit public interest law firm representing organizations and communities in environmental law cases.

Earth Portal - A comprehensive resource for timely, science-based information about the environment. It has three components: Encyclopedia of Earth, EarthForum, and EarthNews.

Ecoagriculture Partners - Works with farmers, conservationists, researchers, leaders in rural development, entrepreneurs and policymakers around the world to sustain, develop and promote ecoagriculture.

EcoIQ - Provides media and educational products and services to promote the transition to sustainability.

Ecojustice – Canada’s leading non-profit organization of lawyers and scientists devoted to protecting the air, water, wildlife and natural spaces.

Ecological Internet - Leading environmental web portals and search engines on the Internet. The environment, climate, forest /rainforest, water and ocean conservation web sites are a free service. Also sponsors the Sustainability Solutions Initiative environmental think tank.

Ecosustainable Hub - A one-stop connection to resources and tools for Eco Sustainable Development.

The EcoTipping Points Project - Disseminating a new paradigm for strategic sustainability through success stories from around the world.

Envirolink Network – Provides access to thousands of online environmental resources by topic.

Emerging Sustainability Project - News, research, and interactive discussions about sustainability and complex systems.

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Development - A compendium of over 300 topics about the environment.

Energy Saving Community - Extensive advice on working as a community to save energy

Environment Education with Chris Summerville - A collection of resources for environmental education teachers, including downloadable environmental activities for classroom and campus, and teacher training workshops for environmental education.

The Forum on Science and Innovation for Sustainable Development - Linking individuals, institutions, and networks engaged in the field of science and technology for sustainability and serving as a resource for the latest research, events, and opportunities in sustainability science.

Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability - Identifies the characteristics (economic, cultural and environmental) of a truly sustainable society, articulates how the necessary transition can be effected and promotes the implementation of the measures required for this purpose.

Good News India - News from India: of positive action, steely endeavor and quiet triumphs.

Great Transition Initiative - A global network elaborating visions and pathways for a future of enriched lives, human solidarity and a healthy planet.

Harmony Foundation of Canada - Innovation & Leadership in Sustainable Development Education

Horizon Solutions - Presents readily accessible peer-reviewed answers to problems in environment, health, population and development.

The Institute for Local Self Reliance – Provides innovative strategies, working models, tools, and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development.

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

Internetwork for Sustainability – Communications network advocating a sustainable society is an excellent source for up-to-the-minute environmental news from around the world.

Learning and Sustainability - This web site covers topic areas relevant to social learning such as challenges for sustainable development, social learning for sustainability, research methods and approaches, and links to resources, guides, and tool kits.

Mexiconservación - Dedicated to promoting, supporting and executing environmental protection, conservation and restoration programs, integrated natural resource management and sustainable development in Mexico.

Millennium Institute - Includes models and tools for sustainability planning around the world.

National Wildlife Federation - Educates and assists individuals and organizations in conserving wildlife and other natural resources.

Natural Capital Institute - Develops principles and practices, and initiates projects, for environmental restoration, with emphasis on natural capital, green business, biomimicry, innovative design, and social justice.

New Urbanism - A leading and well respected informational website promoting good urbanism, smart transportation, transit oriented development, and sustainability. NewUrbanism.org is independently owned and operated and is not connected to any organization, corporation, or public entity.

pointReturn - The ongoing story of restoring 18 acres of wasteland in India into a sustainable resource for water, energy, food, and cash.

Positive News + Youth Views - News and educational materials for sustainability.

Resilience Alliance - A multidisciplinary research group that explores the dynamics of complex adaptive systems to discover foundations for sustainability.

Resurgence magazine represents a world view which integrates ecological sustainability, social justice and spiritual values.

Rocky Mountain Institute – Leading organization that fosters efficient and restorative use of resources, inspiring business, civil society, and government to design integrative solutions that create true wealth.

Sierra Club - The oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States.

Society for Human Ecology - An international interdisciplinary professional society that promotes the use of an ecological perspective in research, education, and application.

Southern Forests Network - A community of people throughout the U.S. South who are working to conserve private forestlands & cultivate sustainable forest-based economies.

Sustainable Development Media Think Tank - International media vehicle dedicated to good governance, conservation, environmentalism, changing lifestyles, renewable energy, and climate change.

Thai Ecotrade - Thai Ecotrade collects and sorts many types of computer and related items and recycles them by de-manufacturing the components and selling the individual raw materials, or by reselling the useful parts.

Thwink.org - An analytical approach to solving the sustainability problem.

Towards Sustainability - A resource for those sharing the vision of a brighter future where enhanced quality of life for all is inseparable from a clean species-rich natural environment.

Western Watersheds Project - Project to protect and restore western watersheds and wildlife through education, public policy initiatives and litigation.

WiserEarth Community-editable international directory and networking forum that maps and connects the hundreds of thousands of organizations and concerned individuals worldwide that address social justice, poverty, and the environment.

Yes! Magazine - A journal of positive futures.

Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives - Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives (ZERI) is a global network of creative minds seeking solutions to world challenges. The common vision shared by the members of the ZERI family is to view waste as a resource and seek solutions using nature's design principles as inspiration.

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