Sustainable Community Programs
Planet Drum Foundation - founded in 1973 to provide an effective grassroots approach to ecology that emphasizes sustainability, community self-determination, and regional self-reliance.
1000 Friends of New Mexico - conducts research, education, and advocacy programs on growth management.
Arctic Council - high level intergovernmental forum that provides a mechanism to address the common concerns and challenges faced by Arctic governments and people.
Association of Volunteers in Research and Environmental Development - Costa Rica - non-governmental, non-profit organization that develops activities and projects to encourage environmentally beneficent sustainability.
Austin Sustainable Building Coalition - network of individuals interested in sustainable and ecological building, design, and development.
Bioneers Conference - yearly conference on practical solutions for restoring the Earth.
Collective Heritage Institute - conducts education and research in the areas of biodiversity, ecological farming practices, and environmental restoration.
Border Information & Solutions Network - dedicated to promoting sustainable development of the US/Mexico border by enhancing collaboration and communication through the Internet.
Both ENDS (Environment and Development Service for NGOs) - contributes to responsible management of nature and the natural environment by strengthening fellow NGOs and community groups working on these issues, especially in developing countries.
CEDARE - Centre for Environment and Development for Arab Region & Europe, a not-for-profit organization working towards sustainable development in the Arab region and Mediterranean Europe.
Center for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment - CESSE; (available in French).
Center for Land Use Interpretation - dedicated to the increase and diffusion of information about how the world's lands are apportioned, utilized, and perceived.
Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems - non-profit education, demonstration, and research organization involved in application of appropriate technologies and sustainable design practices.
Center for Neighborhood Technology - helping build prosperous, sustainable communities by linking economic and community development with ecological improvement.
Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development - provides information to communities on sustainable development techniques that enhance the local economy, the environment, and quality of life.
Centre for Science and Environment - CSE is a public interest research and advocacy organisation which promotes environmentally-sound development strategies.
Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE ) - an exploration of rural development and conservation in Africa. It seeks to restructure the control of Zimbabwe's countryside, giving people alternative ways of using their natural resources.
Dream Change Coalition - grass roots movement applying indigenous wisdom for environmental and social balance offers shamanic trips and workshops.
Earth Charter Campaign, The - drafting a statement of ethical principles to guide the conduct of people and nations towards each other and the Earth to ensure a sustainable future.
Earth Pledge Foundation - a non-profit organization promoting Sustainable Development
Earth Summit Watch - a unique citizens' initiative to monitor and encourage actions by each national government to implement the promises made in Rio and thereafter to move toward sustainable development.
EcoDesign Foundation (EDF) - EDF is a consulting education and research institute that exists to support and accelerate the development of sustainable cultures and economies by rethinking design.
Ecooperation - coordinates the implementation of the sustainable development agreements between the Netherlands, Costa Rica, Bhutan, and Benin.
EcoRoute de l'information - a forum for sustainable development. Un salon permanent de l'environnement et du developpement durable.
Ecotopia Project, The - non-profit, ecological restoration organization with a mission to help urban neighborhoods transition into "ecological places."
Ecotourism Society's Ecotourism Explorer - including a provocative collection of vital facts, but also some nuggets of personal wisdom, that real-time explorers in this field have acquired.
Ecotrust Canada - private, non-profit organization developing creative and innovative approaches to conservation-based development in the coastal temperate rain forests of British Columbia.
El Porvenir - dedicated to sustainable development in Nicaragua, particularly aiding communities with water and sanitation needs: village wells, latrines, and reforestation.
Environmental Resources Trust (ERT) - helps to create markets for environmental resources regionally, nationally, and globally through value-added and environmentally beneficial transactions.
Estonian Sustainable Development Network - searchable collection of publications, events, projects and links related to sustainable development in Estonia and around the world. (In Estonian and English.)
Foundation for Business and Sustainable Development - read and take an exam about sustainable development in the Sustainable Business Challenge.
Foundation for Sustainable Development - dedicated to the support of sustainable development initiatives in the developing world, working to develop communities, environments, and economic opportunities in Latin America.
Future Generations - international non-governmental organization working for an environmentally sustainable future, particularly in Asia.
Global Green USA - works in cooperation with individuals, industry, and government to create a global value shift toward a sustainable future. American affiliate of Green Cross International.
Global Nirmithi Net - working to develop sustainable human settlements that are cost effective and environmentally friendly.
Global System for Sustainable Development - knowledge networking system designed to provide efficient access to quality controlled and cross-referenced URL's related to sustainable development, aimed at policy makers and others.
Great Plains International Data Network - exploring ways of advancing sustainable development within the Great Plains region.
Green Building Information Council - works to advance the energy and environmental performance of buildings through the creation, exchange and application of appropriate and timely information.
Green Cross International - Working on sustainable development. Active in 20 countries. Our President is the Hon Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev.
Green Institute - nonprofit economic development organization focused on sustainable enterprise in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis.
Green Power Hong Kong - site contains hundreds of articles on local/global green policies and campaigns. Introduces China projects.
Greenstar: Solar Community and Telecommunications Center - non-profit bringing solar power, telemedicine, distance learning, electronic commerce, and support services to developing countries, and all places where a centralized electrical power grid is not available.
Growth Management Institute (GMI) - goal is to educate and inform the public on responsible land use and related issues including sustainable urban development and redevelopment.
Imagine the Future and the Ecoversity - developed to explore and exchange ideas from which we'll build sustainable societies.
Inform, Inc. - identifies practical ways of living and doing business that are environmentally sustainable. Programs in sustainable products and practices, chemical hazards prevention, and sustainable transportation.
Institute for Development Anthropology (IDA) - non-profit, non-governmental organization with a mission to promote environmentally sustainable development.
Institute for Ecological Health - addressing major land issues, with a focus on Central California.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) - nonprofit research and educational organization that provides technical assistance and information on environmentally sound economic development strategies.
Institute for Policy Studies - Green Policy Network (GPN) - provides resources for local elected officials, scholars, and activists on economic and environmental policies to help make their communities more self-reliant and sustainable.
Institute of Youth for Sustainable Development (INJUDESO) - non-profit youth organization focusing on sustainable development in Costa Rica. In Spanish and English.
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development - news, publications, information, calendars and links related to international trade, environment and sustainable development.
International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC) - non-profit organization, with offices on four continents, seeking to accelerate the global adoption of energy-efficiency in order to enable economically and ecologically sustainable development.
International Institute for Environment and Development - promotes sustainable patterns of world development through collaborative research, policy studies, consensus building and public information.
International Institute for the Urban Environment - provides overview and methodology of ongoing projects in EU cities.
International Network for Environmental Management - world federation of national associations for environmental management and sustainable development. Help companies improve their environmental and economic performance.
International Scientific Council for Island Development - to contribute to the economic, social and cultural progress of islands throughout the world.
Lake Peipsi Project - promotes sustainable development in the trans-boundary region of Estonia and Russia: the Lake Peipsi watershed.
Land Use Forum Network (LUFNET) - non-profit charity that helps citizens groups with unwanted proposed land developments and revitalization.
Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) India - run by CREED (Centre for Research on Environment, Ecology and Development) and covering sustainable development issues.
Little Colorado River Resource Conservation & Development - working for sustainable natural resource conservation and rural community development in northern Arizona.
Maui Tomorrow - grassroots initiative to protect Maui's rural lifestyle, open spaces, and natural resources; promote managed growth; and encourage citizen participation in the planning process.
Millennium Institute - provides news on the State of the World, tools for achieving environmentally sustainable development, and ideas for celebrating the new millennium in constructive ways.
Myrada - non-governmental organization assisting in the promotion of sustainable development initiatives in Southern India.
National Councils for Sustainable Development - mechanisms that bring together national governments with civil society organizations to further the implementation of sustainable development as expressed in Agenda 21.
Natural Step, The - Australia - offers a scientifically based model that provides a framework for implementing sustainability to any scale of organization.
Natural Step, The - U.S. - offers a framework based on science that serves as a compass for businesses, communities, government entities and individuals to make their activities more sustainable.
Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development
Nepal Forward Foundation - supports sustainable development, environmental health and human rights in Nepal.
Nine Mile Run Project - working to create a transferable, inter-disciplinary process model for use in transforming urban Brownfield sites into a sustainable environment.
Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources (NCSR) - collaborative effort to enhance natural resources programs for the nation's community colleges.
Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development - activities include project work in agriculture, health and social development, compiling information on development issues, and providing emergency aid.
Oikos - International Student Organization for Sustainable Economics and Management - seeks to strengthen sustainability-oriented knowledge and entrepreneurship among students of business and of economics.
Ontario Round Table on Environment and Economy - developing a framework, outreach and research programs for sustainable development. Offers methods that communities can use to pursue the goal of sustainability.
Organization for Cooperation in Overseas Development (OCOD) - sends volunteers to the eastern Caribbean to aide the governmental ministries and NGOs.
Panos - works internationally, in partnership with others, to bring about change to more sustainable patterns of development.
Pax World Service - initiates and supports programs that encourage peacemaking, citizen diplomacy and sustainable development.
Plants for a Future - collection of leaflets about edible and other useful plants, including plants for lighting, fiber, soaps, oils, and information on perm culture and perennial plants.
President's Council on Sustainable Development - advises the President on sustainable development and develops bold, new approaches to achieve our economic, environmental, and equity goals.
Resource Renewal Institute - supports ideas, individuals and new institutions that further the principles of sustainable natural resource management.
Rocky Mountain Institute - to foster the efficient and sustainable use of resources as a path to global security.
SERI - Sustainable Europe Research Institute
Stewardship Community, The - features natural homebuilding, rare breeds, environmental conservation and more.
Sustainable Calgary - promoting and supporting community-level actions and initiatives that move Calgary towards a sustainable future.
Sustainable Communities Information
Sustainable Communities Network - links citizens to the resources they need to implement innovative processes/programs to restore economic, environmental, and social health and vitality to their communities.
Sustainable Consumption and Trade Initiative - practical ways of making international trade and global consumption serve the goals of sustainable development.
Sustainable Development Department - FAO - information on environment and sustainable development; biodiversity, natural resources management, gender, population, land tenure and energy.
Sustainable Economic & Educational Development Society (SEEDS) - promotes educational and economic progress and development for people in Orissa, India and the developing world in general.
Sustainable Energy and Economy Network - works in partnership with citizens groups globally on environment and development issues with a particular focus on climate change, energy, gender equity, and economic issues.
Sustainable Evansville - promoting environmentally sustainable economic development for the Evansville area.
Sustainable San Francisco - includes the Sustainability Plan for the City and County of San Francisco.
Sustainable USA Network - dedicated to providing access to the sustainability news, best practices and potential partners.
TransAct - Transportation Action Network - progressive transportation policy focusing on communities, land use, environment, air quality, public involvement, sustainability, and planning; maintained by STPP.
UK Centre for Economic and Environmental Development - independent charitable foundation focusing on sustainable business, marine environment, information and communication technologies.
Union Pour le D?veloppement Durable - Union for Sustainable Development. In English and French.
United Nations Sustainable Cities Programme - facility for the development of a sustainable urban environment, founded on broad-based public participation.
Urban Ecology - non-profit with several projects related to eco-city development and design.
Urban Ecology Australia (UEA) - non profit community group committed to the evolution of socially vital, economically viable and ecologically sustaining human settlements.
Urban Habitat Program (UHP) - cultivating multicultural urban environmental leadership to create socially just and ecologically sustainable communities.
Urban Options - offers guidance and services for managing homes and yards in more energy efficient, ecologically sound, and healthy ways.
US Green Building Council - non-profit consensus coalition promoting the understanding, development, and accelerated implementation of green buildings
VirtualPresidio - helps businesses, citizen organizations, and governments to promote a new vision of worldwide economic prosperity, incorporating environmental stewardship.