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Learning for Sustainability Website
Will Allen
This guide to on-line resources is designed for government and agency staff, NGOs, researchers and other community leaders working in community development, public health and natural resource management sectors. It acts as a gathering point for resources that have been developed  in these separate sectors, and supports the sharing of ideas across sectors. The site structure highlights a number of  activity areas or strands that are prerequisites for social learning, and points to how these strands are woven together in (more)...

The Sustainable Development (SD) Gateway
The Sustainable Development (SD) Gateway integrates the online information developed by members of the Sustainable Development Communications Network. In addition to over 1,200 documents available on SD topics, it provides services such as a calendar of events, a job bank, the Sustainability Web Ring, a roster of mailing lists (listservs) and news sites dealing with sustainable development.

World Data Center for Human Interactions in the Environment
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
The World Data Center for Human Interactions in the Environment is one of 51 data centers of the World Data Center System. We are hosted by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), a center within The Earth Institute at Columbia University. The mission of the WDC system is to provide access to geophysical and environmental data to all (more)...

Dot Earth Blog
Andrew C. Revkin
By 2050 or so, the world population is expected to reach nine billion, essentially adding two Chinas to the number of people alive today. Those billions will be seeking food, water and other resources on a planet where, scientists say, humans are already shaping climate and the web of life. In Dot Earth, reporter Andrew C. Revkin examines efforts to balance human affairs with the planet’s limits. Supported in part by a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Mr. Revkin tracks relevant news from suburbia to Siberia, and conducts (more)...

Safe Drinking Water is Essential
2007 The “Safe Water is Essential” web site is a production of the National Academy of Sciences’ Koshland Science Museum, in cooperation with the Water Science and Technology Board and the Office of International Programs.
Clean drinking water is a basic human need. Unfortunately, more than one in six people still lack reliable access to this precious resource. The problem is particularly acute in the developing world. This project examines the state of the world’s water supply and what can be done to improve it. It is divided into sections on sources, treatment, and distribution of drinking water. The sources section reveals where water is found on Earth and how such areas can be protected. (more)...

Sustainable Cities Network
2007 The University of Melbourne
SustainableCitiesNet is an on-line resource to showcase and inventory international environmental initiatives, models and resources on a city-scale that contribute to creating sustainable cities. The site also acts as a portal of communication and support to members of Sustainable Cities throughout the world. Resources available on the website include: Excerpt refers to excerpts from other Sustainable Cities sites.Event refers to international events that specifically contribute to urban sustainability.Model refers to existing models of urban sustainability.Movement refers to social and environmental movements associated with creating sustainable cities.Network (more)...

Urban and Regional Carbon Management Resource Center
2008 Global Carbon Project
Currently, the Resource Center contains close to 300 resources (journal papers, presentation slides and reports) organized by title, location (country, city and global), published year, topics (urban carbon management, urban carbon science, urban energy and urbanization), URCM science questions and related events covering 85 cities from 35 countries.  The Resource Centre also contains list of research nodes, research institutions working on urban carbon management and, more (more)...

Sustainable Energy Case Study Database
2008 Ashden
The website provides summaries of all the Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy winners.  This prize promotes the widespread use of local, sustainable energy, because of the environmental, social and economic benefits which it can provide. The database includes full case studies and contact information for the 80+ winners and is search by technology and region.

Sustainable Communities Capacity Center
2008 University of Wisconsin-Extension Sustainability Team
The University of Wisconsin-Extension Sustainability Team has launched its "Sustainable Communities Capacity Center" website. The website aims to to build capacity of the local governments, the businesses and the public to engage in sustainable community development.While the capacity center is a work in progress, one topic that received priority emphasis is the "Eco-Municipality" portion of the site. To date, twenty-one local governments in Wisconsin have passed "eco-municipality" resolutions. In these resolutions, they endorse the Natural Step framework, which is a (more)...

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