Natural Resources Council of Maine

The Natural Resources Council of Maine ( NRCM ) is a Maine-based, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, with offices in Augusta, Maine. Founded in 1959 as a Small, Volunteer-based Environmental Advocacy Group, NRCM has grown to be one of the largest advocacy organizations, with more than 20,000 supporters and activists and a staff of 24, including science and policy experts. Over …

Read More Natural Resources Council of Maine

Women’s Environment & Development Organization

The Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) is an international non-governmental organization based in New York City , US That advocates women’s equality in global policy. It was founded in 1990 by Bella Abzug and Mim Kelber to take action in the United Nations and other international policymaking forums. Its early successes included achieving gender equality in the final documents Agenda 21 and the Rio Declaration . In 2006, the organization was named as an international Champion of the Earth by theUnited …

Read More Women’s Environment & Development Organization

Environment Institute University of Adelaide

The Environment Institute at the University of Adelaide brings together research in fields of science, engineering and economics related to the management of natural resources and infrastructure. Research undertaken within the Institute aims to contribute to improvements in the management of natural resources , water, soil, and native flora and fauna , particularly under changing climate and economic conditions. It was launched on the eve of World Environment …

Read More Environment Institute University of Adelaide

Energy and Environmental Security Initiative

Established in 2003, the Energy and Environmental Security Initiative (EESI) is an interdisciplinary Research & Policy Institute located at the University of Colorado Law School . The fundamental mission of EESI is to serve as an interdisciplinary research and policy center on the development and crafting of state policies, US energy policies , and global responses to the world’s energy crisis; and to facilitate the …

Read More Energy and Environmental Security Initiative

Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability

Feasta , the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability is an organization based in Ireland which aims to identify the characteristics of a truly sustainable society, articulate how the necessary transition can be effected and promote the implementation of the measures required for this purpose „. [1] It was founded in Dublin , Ireland in 1998. [2]

Read More Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability

Uganda Rural Fund

Uganda Rural Fund (URF) is a non-governmental grassroots working in Southwestern Uganda , [1] [2] primarily in the Masaka and Rakai Districts. [3] FIU states That icts Mission is to „to empower orphans, impoverished youth, and women to fight poverty in Uganda’s rural communities, through the establishment of educational and sustainable development opportunities.“ [4] FIU Attempts to give community members the tools and resources to their own lives …

Read More Uganda Rural Fund

Ukraine Nature Conservation Society

Ukraine Nature Conservation Society (Ukrpryroda – Ukrayinske tovarystvo okhorony pryrody) is a non-governmental environmental organization, foundation of which was one of the precursors of the Khrushchev thaw during his time in Ukraine. In 1967, following Ukrpryroda’s advocacy arguments, the Ukrainian Government founded the State Nature Protection Committee that had a status of a central government agency. This eu lieu three …

Read More Ukraine Nature Conservation Society

Union for Ethical Biotrade

The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) is a nonprofit association that promotes „Sourcing with Respect“ of ingredients that come from biodiversity . Members commit to their assurance of biodiversity, respect traditional knowledge and ensure equitable sharing of benefits all along the supply chain , following the Ethical BioTrade Standard. [1] Ethical BioTrade Standard, developing a work-plan for gradual compliance for all natural, the commitment to continuous improvement of compliance …

Read More Union for Ethical Biotrade

United Farmers Association

United Farmers Association is a lobbying (Legislative & Executive) / Union in Tamil Nadu , India. It specializes in organizing the efforts to protect and enhance the farming ecosystem. Since the year 2000, this association has been promoting agriculture and farming techniques. The association has helped in negotiating better price for farm produce. The association is not associated with any political parties.

Read More United Farmers Association

Tellus Institute

The Tellus Institute is a non-profit research and policy organization based in Boston, Massachusetts . Its mission is to advance the transition to a sustainable, equitable, and humane global civilization. The Tellus Institute was founded in 1976 by Richard Raskin , Richard Rosen, Stephen Bernow, and John Stutz, and David Nichols for the purpose of resource and environmental research. Dr. Paul Raskin is the President …

Read More Tellus Institute

Californians for Population Stabilization

Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) is a non-profit California organization founded in 1986 which works to „preserve California’s future through the stabilization of our state’s human population.“ CAPS was the branch of the Zero Population Growth (ZPG) organization. It supports „replacement-level“ immigration, and does so „without regard to race, ethnicity, or national origin.“ [1]

Read More Californians for Population Stabilization

Center for Sustainable Enterprise

The Center for Sustainable Enterprise (CSE) is one of four academic and research centers at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Stuart School of Business (SSB) in the city of Chicago . The CSE HAS created a platform to convene disciplinary The Many facets of the ITI colleges with business, community and government stakeholders in Focused initiatives dedicated to making Chicago sustainable city .

Read More Center for Sustainable Enterprise

Center for Environment Education

The Center for Environment Education (EEC) in India was established in August 1984 as a Center of Excellence by the Ministry of Environment and Forests . The organization works towards developing programs and materials to increase awareness of the environment and sustainable development. The head office is located in Ahmedabad . [1] [2] The Center has 41 offices across India including regional cells in Bangalore (South), Guwahati(North East), Lucknow (North), Ahmedabad (West) and Pune (Central); state offices in Delhi ,Hyderabad , Raipur , Goa , Coimbatore ; and …

Read More Center for Environment Education


Bicycology is a UK -based collective that was formed after the 2005 London to Scotland G8 Bike Ride. [1] It is a non-hierarchical non-profit organization that aims to promote cycling as part of a broader focus on social and environmental sustainability . Bicycology has received funding from Project Earth Artists [2] [3] and is a member organization of the World Carfree Network . [4]

Read More Bicycology


Aythos, Inc. (formerly known as Project Helambu USA, Inc.) is a US based economic development nonprofit working in Nepal Offering project funding and community training programs in agriculture. [1] Aythos focuses on environmentally sustainable projects while incorporating women and girls empowerment into development plans. Past projects have been located in the Sindhulpalchok District of Nepal in the Helambu region.

Read More Aythos

The Australia Institute

The Australian Institute is an Australian think tank conducting public policy research, funded by grants from philanthropic trusts, memberships and commissioned research. The institute began in 1994 in order to build and commission research and policy analysis on public debates and political and social issues and trends. The institute is based in Canberra , Australian Capital Territory . When it was founded the institute used a sprig …

Read More The Australia Institute

NegaWatt Association

NegaWatt Power Association , Is a French advocacy group. It was founded in 2001 to promote the NegaWatt concept and its application to French society. The association seeks to reduce the use and consumption of fossil fuels and nuclear power . [1] [2] Its approach is based on energy conservation , energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies . It published a scenario that details a path to phasing out these energy sources.

Read More NegaWatt Association

Association for Environment Conscious Building

The Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB) is the leading network for sustainable building professionals in the United Kingdom . Membership of the AECB includes local authorities , housing associations , builders , architects , designers , consultants and manufacturers . The association was founded in 1989 to increase awareness of the need to respect, protect, preserve and enhance the environment and promote sustainable development.

Read More Association for Environment Conscious Building

Associação Comunitária Monte Azul

The Associação Comunitária Monte Azul (ACOMA) is a Brazilian NGO that is active in three Favelas in the southern part of São Paulo , M’Boi Mirim / Campo Limpo. The organization was founded in 1979 by the German Waldorf teacher Ute Craemer together with the residents of the Favela Monte Azul. In the 1980s the work spread to the Favela Peinha nearby and to Horizonte Azul on the southern …

Read More Associação Comunitária Monte Azul


Almargem is a non-profit association founded in Loulé , Portugal on June 1988. The main purposes of Almargem are the study and sharing of the most significant historical, cultural, and natural values ​​of the Algarve , the promotion of the same values ​​and promotion of activities pursuing nature respectful local development. Almargem is an environmental non-governmental organization ( NGO ) of the regional scope, being registered in …

Read More Almargem

Agropolis Foundation

Agropolis Foundation , extended name „Montpellier Agricultural Sciences and Sustainable Development“ was created in France is Feb. 21st, 2007 by the original three founding institutions INRA , CIRAD , and SupAgro . It deriving their the legal frame of the thematic network for advanced research ( RTRA), „Research and Development“, selected in 2006 together with twelve other networks for advanced research in …

Read More Agropolis Foundation


Aaranyak is a leading wildlife NGO [1] based in Guwahati . It is a Scientific , Industrial Research and Frontline Environmental Organization of India . It works all over the eastern Himalayan area on nature conservation, natural resources management, climate change, disaster management and livelihood enhancement of Marginalized communities through research, education and advocacy . [2]

Read More Aaranyak

Sustainability organizations

Sustainability organizations are (1) organized groups of people who favor sustainability and / or (2) those actions of organizing something sustainably. Unlike Many business organisms, organisms sustainability are not limited to Implementing sustainability strategies qui Provide Them with economic and cultural benefits attained through environmental responsibility . For sustainability organizations, sustainability can also be improved.

Read More Sustainability organizations

Zero population growth

Zero population growth , sometimes abbreviated ZPG (also called Expired the replacement level of fertility ), [1] is a requirement of demographic balance Where the number of people in a specified population Neither grows nor Declines , regarded as a social aim by some. [2] According to some, zero population growth, perhaps after stabilizing at some optimum population , is the ideal towards which countries and the world should aspire in the …

Read More Zero population growth

Population momentum

Population momentum is the proportion between the size of a stable (unchanging) population to the total size of the initial population that experiences a drastic shift in fertility to replacement rate (2.1 children per woman). [1]Demographers refer to population momentum as the size of the resulting population-equivalent population relative to the current size of the population.

Read More Population momentum

Population ethics

Population ethics is the philosophical study of the ethical problems concerning populations . It is also sometimes called population axiology , which is „the theory of the state of affairs is better than another, where the states of affairs may differ over the number of people who ever live „. [1] It is possible to affect individual persons but instead to replace one group of people with another. Such problems …

Read More Population ethics

Population Control: Real Costs, Illusory Benefits

Population Control: Real Costs, Illusory Benefits is a nonfiction book by Steven W. Mosher , first published in 2008. „Population Control“ is a detailed exhibition on the global effort to combat overpopulation , arguing that it is not only in many cases , and that overpopulation is a myth. Mosher was first exposed to population control policies when he visited …

Read More Population Control: Real Costs, Illusory Benefits

Physiological density

The physiological density or real population density is the number of people per unit area of arable land . [1] A higher physiological density suggests that it is possible to use a lower bound to have a lower physiological density. Population density is a measure of the number of people in an area. It is an average number. Population density is calculated by dividing the number …

Read More Physiological density


Malthusianism is the idea That population growth is exponential Potentially while the growth of the food supply is arithmetical at best. It derives from the political / economic thought of the Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus , as laid out in his 1798 writings, An Essay on the Principle of Population , Malthus believed there were two types of „checks“ that in all times and places …

Read More malthusianism

List of organizations campaigning for population stabilization

Africa All countries – Forum of African and Arab Parliamentarians on Population and Development All countries – PACCAF Ethiopia – PHE (Population Health Environment Program) Kenya – African Institute for Development Policy Kenya – Kenya Young Greens Madagascar – Blue Ventures Uganda – Conservation Through Public Health (Population Health Environment Program)

Read More List of organizations campaigning for population stabilization

IAP statement on population growth

The InterAcademy Panel Statement on Population Growth is an international scientist consensus document that discusses the issue of population growth . This is the first global joint statement of academies of science , and their cooperative InterAcademy Panel on International Issues . It was signed by 58 member academies and began as follows.

Read More IAP statement on population growth

Human impact on the environment

Human impact on the environment or anthropogenic impact on the environment includes exchange to biophysical environments [1] and ecosystems , biodiversity , and natural resources [2] [3] Caused Directly or Indirectly by humans, Including global warming , [1] [4] environmental degradation [1] (Such as ocean acidification [1] [5] ), mass extinction and biodiversity loss , [6] [7] [8] [9] ecological crises , andecological collapse . Modifying the environment to the needs of society is causing bad effects, which is becoming worse as the problem of human overpopulation continues. [10] Some human activities that cause damage (or …

Read More Human impact on the environment

Food Race

American environmental author Daniel Quinn coined the term Food Race (by analogy to the Cold War ’s “ nuclear arms race „) to describe an understanding of the current overpopulation emergency as a perpetually escalating crisis between growing human population and growing food production, fueled by the latter. Quinn argues that the world population increases. However, assuming that population increases according to increased food availability, Quinn argues that this response only ends …

Read More Food Race

Family planning policy

The family planning policy , which is based on the two-child policy and the one-child policy , is a population planning policy of China . It was Introduced from the 1950s „recommendation“, and Evolved to the one-child policy entre Introduced in 1978 and 1980 and Began to be Formally phased out in 2015. The policy allowed Many exceptions and ethnic minoritieswere exempt. In 2007, 36% of China’s population …

Read More Family planning policy


Desertification is a kind of land degradation in a qui Relatively dry area of land Becomes increasingly arid, losing Typically icts bodies of water as well as vegetation and wildlife. [2] It is caused by a variety of factors, such as through climate change and through the exploitation of soil by human activity. [3] When deserts appear automatically over the course of a planet’s life cycle, then it …

Read More Desertification

Carrying capacity

The carrying capacity of a biological species in an environment is the maximum population size of the environment indefinitely sustainably, given the food, habitat , water , and other necessities available in the environment. In population biology , carrying capacity is defined as the environment ’s maximum load, [1] qui is different from the concept of equilibrium population. Its effects on population dynamics may be approximated in a logistic model , with this simplification ignores the possibility ofovershoot which real systems may …

Read More Carrying capacity

Birth rate

The birth rate (technically, births / population rate) is the total number of live births per 1,000 of a population in a year. [1] The birth rate of births, births, deaths, and marriages; population counts from a census , and estimated through Specialized demographic techniques. The birth rate (along with mortality and migration rate) are used to calculate population growth .

Read More Birth rate

Birth credit

A „choice-based, marketable, birth license plan,“ or „birth credits“ for population control has-beens Promoted by urban designer and environmental activist Michael E. Arth since the 1990s. [1] Previous iterations of similar transferable birth licensing schemes can be traced to aussi economist Kenneth Boulding (1964) and leading ecological economist and steady-state theorist Herman Daly (1991) [2] [3]

Read More Birth credit


The biocapacity or biological capacity of an ecosystem is an estimate of its production of certain biological materials such as natural resources , and its absorption and filtering of other materials such as carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. [1] [2] „Useful biological materials“ are defined as those of the human economy.

Read More Biocapacity

Human overpopulation

Human overpopulation (or overshoot population ) occurs when the ecological footprint of a human population in a specific geographical location exceeds the carrying capacity of the occupied. Overpopulation can be further explored in a long-term perspective, and can be used to reduce the burden of non-renewable resources to the population. Changes in lifestyle could reverse overpopulated status without a large population reduction. [1] [2] [3]

Read More Human overpopulation

Top-bed updraft gasifier

A top-bed updraft gasifier (also known as TLUD ) is a micro-kiln used to produce charcoal, especially biochar , and heat for cooking. [1] A TLUD pyrolyzes organic material, including wood or manure, and uses a reburner to eliminate volatile byproducts of pyrolization. The process leaves mostly carbon as a residue, which can be incorporated into soil to create terra preta .

Read More Top-bed updraft gasifier

Sustainable yield

The sustainable yield of natural capital is the economic yield of the capital itself, ie the surplus required to maintain ecosystem services at the same time. This usually yield varied over time with the needs of the ecosystem to Maintain Itself, eg a forest That HAS recently Suffered a blight or flooding or fire will require more of icts own ecological yield to sustain and re-establish a mature forest. While doing so, the sustainable yield may be …

Read More Sustainable yield

Sustainable landscape architecture

Sustainable landscape architecture is a category of sustainable design with planning and design of outdoor space. [1] This can include ecological, politically correct, social and economic aspects of sustainability. For example, the design of a sustainable urban drainage system can: improve habitats for fauna and flora ; improve recreational facilities, because people love to be beside water; save money, because building is expensive and floods cause severe financial …

Read More Sustainable landscape architecture

Stockholm Memorandum

The Stockholm Memorandum is a document signed in May 2011 by many Nobel Laureates based on the verdict of the triumph of humanity, which opened the 3rd Nobel Laureate Symposium. [1] [2] The jury of Nobel laureates concluded that the Earth has entered a new geological age, which it calls the Anthropocene, in which humans are the most significant driver of global climate change , and …

Read More Stockholm Memorandum

St Andrews Prize for the Environment

The St Andrews Prize for the Environment is an international initiative by the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and the independent exploration and production company ConocoPhillips . [1] The award recognizes significant contributions to environmental issues and concerns. Applications are invited from individuals, multi-disciplinary teams or community groups. The winning environmental project receives funding of $ 100,000 USD and each of the two runners-up receive $ 25,000 USD. [2]

Read More St Andrews Prize for the Environment

Society for Organizational Learning

The Society for Organizational Learning ( SoL ) is an American organization founded in 1997 by Peter Senge . It replaced the Center for Organizational Learning at MIT . Since 1999, SoL publishes its own journal, „Reflections“. Its European Counterpart is the European Consortium for the Learning Organization ( ECLO ), established in Brussels in 1990. It was founded by several European multinationals as a response to the US Oriented Approach of …

Read More Society for Organizational Learning


The term sawlog is a log of suitable size for sawing into lumber, processed at a sawmill . [1] This is in contrast to those other parts of the stem that are designated pulpwood . Sawlogs will be greater in diameter, straighter and have lower knot frequency. Sawlogs most often come from the „butt end“ of the stem and are the most financially valuable …

Read More Sawlog


ReNew magazine (currently subtitled ReNew: technology for a sustainable future ) is an Australian magazine covering domestic renewable energy technologies and sustainable culture . Originally a small magazine , printed and distributed locally in Melbourne , it was first published by the Alternative Energy Co-operative in 1980 as Soft Technology: Alternative Energy in Australia . Although it sold for the high cover price of $0.85, the magazine ’s circulation is so fast that by issue 35, …

Read More ReNew

Ontario Forest Research Institute

Ontario Forest Research Institute ( OFRI ) is a division of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR) located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada . This institute is composed of research scientists, specialists, statisticians, technicians, management, and administrative staff. OFRI research for sustainable development of Ontario Forests and Natural Resources.

Read More Ontario Forest Research Institute

Nordic swan

The Nordic Ecolabel or Nordic Swan is the official sustainability ecolabel for the Nordic countries , Introduced by the Nordic Council of Ministers in 1989. This is done by a voluntary licensing system Where the application covered Chartered has to follow some criteria set by the Nordic Ecolabelling Outlined in cooperation with stakeholders. These criteria include environmental, quality and health arguments. The criteria levels promote products and services to …

Read More Nordic swan


The New Agriculture Movement ( Template: Lgn-bn ) is an agricultural movement in Bangladesh that opposes the use of Western pesticides and genetically altered seeds. [1] The Movement Began in response to environmental hazards That Were Believed to-have-been started by the use of insecticides and nematicides in the growing of crops . [2]

Read More Nayakrishi

The National German Sustainability Award

The German Sustainability Award was established in 2008 to encourage the acceptance of social and ecological responsibility and to identify role models in this area. The award is endorsed by the German Federal Government , local and business associations and other NGOs, among them UNESCO and UNICEF . The awards are presented to cities, companies and individuals promoting the idea of ​​a sustainable …

Read More The National German Sustainability Award


Mootral is the name given to a program to reduce methane emissions from ruminant animals, chiefly cows and sheep , but also goats . Methane is a major target greenhouse gas and in the 4th protocol report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is recommended to increase to a x23 to x72 multiply because of the magnitude of its relative effect to carbon dioxide and longevity in Earth’s atmosphere .

Read More Mootral

Michael Mobbs

Michael Mobbs is a Sydney-based author and environmental consultant. He worked as an environmental lawyer for 19 years and through this work developed an interest in sustainability . [2] In the 1990s Mobbs converted his Chippendale into a more sustainable house by modifying the water, energy and waste systems. He regularly opens his house for guided public tours. [3]

Read More Michael Mobbs

Low Carbon Vehicle Event

The Low Carbon Vehicle Event (LCV), is the United Kingdom’s first low carbon vehicle event. It is held at Millbrook Proving Ground at the beginning of September. [1] The show consists of a technical exhibition, seminar sessions and Ride & Drive. [2] LCV is a business-to-business free-to-attend event organized by Cenex and whose main aim is promoting the UK supply chain of the low carbon vehicle industry. [3]

Read More Low Carbon Vehicle Event

Life-cycle engineering

Life-cycle engineering (LCE) is an approach to environmental impact in economic conditions. Scope of the assessment is usually the whole life cycle of a product of production, use phase and end of life. The environmental impacts are assessed using an environmental life-cycle assessment (LCA). The economic impacts are evaluated according to the life cycle costing (LCC) approach. Technical boundary conditions are taken into account providing some …

Read More Life-cycle engineering

The Karlskrona Manifesto

The Karlskrona Manifesto for Sustainability Design was created as an output of the Third International Workshop on Requirements for Sustainable Systems (RE4SuSy) held in Karlskrona, Sweden , co-located with the 22nd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’14). Christoph Becker, „Sustainability and Longevity: Two Sides of the Same Quality?“ that sustainability is a common ground for several disciplines related to software, but that this commonality …

Read More The Karlskrona Manifesto

Johannesburg Renewable Energy Coalition

The Johannesburg Renewable Energy Coalition , also known as JREC , is the group of countries supporting the Declaration on the Way Forward on Renewable Energy [1] (also known as the JREC Declaration), made at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg , South Africa , in September 2002. The JREC is co-chaired by the European Commission and the Government of Morocco .

Read More Johannesburg Renewable Energy Coalition

Johannesburg Declaration

The Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development [1] was adopted at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), and was referred to as the Earth Summit 2002 , at which the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development [2] was also agreed upon . 30yrs ago, Stockholm conference was introduced for the environment and has been introduced.

Read More Johannesburg Declaration

Integral Urban House

The Integral Urban House was a pioneering 1970s experiment in self-connecting urban homesteading . The house was located at 1516 5th St. in Berkeley, California . The founders were California State Architect Sim Van der Rynand Bill & Helga Olkowski , authors of the City People’s Guide to Raising Food , and the Farallones Institute (which Van der Ryn founded).

Read More Integral Urban House

Incredible Edible

The Incredible Edible project is an urban gardening project which was started in 2008 by Pamela Warhurst , Mary Clear and a group of people in Todmorden , West Yorkshire , England. [1] [2] The project aims to bring people together through actions around local food , helping to change behavior towards the environment and to build a more resilient world. In some cases, it is also important to …

Read More Incredible Edible

Hukawng Valley Tiger Reserve

Hukawng Valley Tiger Reserve ( Burmese : ဟူ ကောင်း ကျား ထိန်းသိမ်းရေး နယ်မြေ [hùkáʊɴ tɕá tʰéɪɴ θéɪɴ jé nɛ JEM] ) is a wildlife reserve Located in Hukawng Valley , near Tanai in Myitkyina District of Kachin State , Burma (Myanmar). Hukawng Valley Tiger Reserve covers 21890 km². The Burmese Government has also designated 6500 km² of the valley as the protected forest reserve. It is the world’s largest tiger reserve. [1]

Read More Hukawng Valley Tiger Reserve

Green hunting

Green hunting or eco-hunting is the practice of hunting game animals with tranquilizer dart guns [1] [2] and the subsequent release of the live animals. Green hunting Typically Would be Performed When plenum of the animal is Necessary for Monitoring Purposes veterinary gold, [3] Or When animals are to be translocated. [2] Green hunting has been advocated as a conservation-minded alternative to destructive hunting. [4] [5]HOWEVER, criticism has sprung up …

Read More Green hunting

Global Landscapes Forum

The Global Landscapes Forum ( GLF ) is a science-led multi-stakeholder forum dedicated to promoting the landscape approach . [1] Overview The Global Landscape Forum is the largest science-led platform on sustainable land use. It has connected 3,000 organizations and 25,000 people through events in Warsaw (2013), Lima (2014), Paris (2015) and Marrakesh (2016). [2]

Read More Global Landscapes Forum

Elemental chlorine free

Elemental chlorine free (ECF) is a technique that uses chlorine dioxide for the bleaching of wood pulp . It does not use elemental chlorine gas during the bleaching process and prevents the formation of dioxins and dioxin-like compounds , carcinogens . The traditional ECF sequence is DEopDEpD [1] : 14 using the common letter symbols for bleaching stages, [2] though many improved sequences are available. [1] : 15 Totally Chlorine Free (TCF) is a paper that does not …

Read More Elemental chlorine free

Città dell’arte Fashion: Organic Ethical Sustainable Trend

Città dell’arte Fashion: Bio Ethical Sustainable Trend is an initiative of the Fondazione Pistoletto (Pistoletto Foundation) to Promote sustainability in the fashion industry . It was unveiled by Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani and the artist Michelangelo Pistoletto at a press conference at Pistoletto’s studio in Biella on September 22, 2009. [1] From September 23, 2009 through February 2010, the participants are committed to providing a new model for sustainable practices in fashion. [1]

Read More Città dell’arte Fashion: Organic Ethical Sustainable Trend

National Center for Support to Development and Popular Participation

CENADEP (National Center for Support to Development and Popular Participation) is an environmental federation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo . CENADEP was founded in 2000. The spokesman is Joseph Bobia. CENADEP’s main aim is to protect the Congolese rainforest .

Read More National Center for Support to Development and Popular Participation

BTTC Center

BTTC Center is a Class A 12-story green building site location is Ortigas Avenue corner Roosevelt Avenue , Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila , Philippines. [1] It is the first green building in Greenhills, San Juan recevoir has pre-certified Gold for Core & Shell under LEED. [2] Developed by Hantex Corporation, it is an office, commercial and retail types of property [3] with a floor plate of 1,384 square meters …

Read More BTTC Center

Avoided burden

Avoided burden is an approach used in life cycle assessment (LCA), Especially in the context of allocating environmental burden in the presence of recycling or reuse . When determining the overall environmental impact of a product, the product is given „credit“ for the potential recycled material. For instance, PET bottles may be given as a credit for PET. [1] This credit is termed „avoided burden“ because it refers to the …

Read More Avoided burden

Accelerated Reduction / Elimination of Toxics

The Accelerated Reduction / Elimination of Toxics (ARET) program was established in the early 1990s. Formation The program was started by the New Directions Group (NDG), a group of senior industry representatives and Environmental Non-Government Organizations (ENGOs). After Environment Canada , 1991, the ARET Stakeholder Committee was formed to participate in the program. The committee of representatives of industry, provincial and federal governments, health and environmental groups, …

Read More Accelerated Reduction / Elimination of Toxics

World Resources Forum

The World Resources Forum (WRF) is a non-profit organization for sharing knowledge about the economic, political, social and environmental implications of global resource use . WRF promotes resource productivity among researchers, policymakers, business, NGOs and the public. WRF Secretariat multistakeholder dialogue projects, among others the Sustainable Recycling Initiative (SRI) and the H2020 project Towards a World Forum on Raw Materials(FORAM). WRF serves as a bridge and fostering exchange between academics, politicians, research-orientated practitioners, entrepreneurs, consultants …

Read More World Resources Forum

Material flow management

Material flow management ( MFM ) is a method of efficiently managing materials. Material flow management is the goal oriented, efficient use of materials, material streams and energy. The goals are given by ecological and economic areas and by observing social aspects. (in „Protection of human beings and environment“, by the Enquest Commission of the German Bundestag)

Read More Material flow management

Healthy Land & Water

Healthy Land and Water (formerly Healthy Waterways) is an Australian not-for-profit organization using evidence-based research and monitoring of South East Queensland waterways to determine catchment health. Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, local councils, water utilities and industry co-funds the organization to deliver scientific information about the region’s rivers and catches with the stated aim of guiding on-ground …

Read More Healthy Land & Water

ESA Automation

ESA Automation is a multinational group that manufactures technologies for industrial automation , energy management and for CNC and motion. ESA Automation is headquartered in Mariano Comense, Como , Italy, and has branches in Spain, Germany, United States, Turkey, China and India. In Italy it has two subsidiaries : ESA Elettronica SpA in Pontedera and ESA Energy Srl in Rovereto .

Read More ESA Automation

Environmental manager

Environmental managers are Involved in processes That seek to control Some environmental entities in orientation to a plane or idea. Such control is possible, however, is contested. Templates for environmental managers ranks from corporate officers (corporate environmental managers) via managers of a nature reserve , to environmental and resource planning officers aim analytically seen, aussi Involve indigenous environmental managers, farmers [1] or environmental activists . In many accounts, hopeis held that environmental managers implement large plans or political …

Read More Environmental manager

Energy management

Energy management includes planning and operation of energy production and energy consumption units. Objectives are resource conservation , climate protection and cost savings , while the users have access to the energy they need. It is connected closely to environmental management , production management , logistics and other established business functions. The VDI-Guideline 4602 released on the definition of the economic dimension: „Energy management is the proactive, organized and systematic coordination of procurement, conversion ,distribution and use of energy to …

Read More Energy management

African Center for Technology Studies

African Center for Technology Studies (ACTS) is an intergovernmental non-profit organization, founded in 1988 by Calestous Juma FRS [2] in Nairobi, Kenya, promoting policy-oriented research on science and technology that is sustainable in the economy , society, and the environment. [1] It was the first African non-profit organization to combine policy research, science and technology. [2] : 6

Read More African Center for Technology Studies

Sustainability and environmental management

At the global scale, sustainability and environmental management is driving the oceans , the freshwater systems, the land and the atmosphere , according to sustainability principles. [1] [2] Land use change is Fundamental to the operations of the biosphere Because alterations in the relative proportions of land dedicated to urbanization , agriculture , forest , woodland , grassland and pasture -have a marked effect on the global water, carbon and nitrogen biogeochemical cycles . [3] The management of the Earth’s atmosphere involves assessment of all aspects of the carbon cycle to identify …

Read More Sustainability and environmental management

Organization & Environment

Organization & Environment ( O & E ) is a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers the fields of „sustainability management, policy and related social science“. [1] The editors-in-chief are J. Alberto Aragon-Correa ( University of Granada ) and Mark Starik ( San Francisco State University ). The journal was established in 1987 and is published by Sage Publications ; it is sponsored by the Group of Research on Organizations and the Natural Environment …

Read More Organization & Environment

McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law

The McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law (MJSDL) has been known to the McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy (JSDLP). MJSDL is a biannual peer-reviewed law journal published by the McGill University Faculty of Law . The journal provides a forum for the exchange of ideas on the intersection of law, development, the environment, economics, and society. [1]

Read More McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law

Lyonia (newspaper)

Lyonia was an electronic, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary scientific journal published by the Harold L. Lyon Arboretum and stored in the ScholarSpace digital institutional repository of theUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa library. The journal is dedicated to the distribution of original ecological research and how it can be implemented in environmental protection. Papers published in Lyoniacovered a range of disciplines including ecology, biology, anthropology, economics, law, etc. that pertain to conservation, management, sustainable …

Read More Lyonia (newspaper)

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

The Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy is a free and rapid publishing peer-reviewed , online-only, open access , scientific paper published by the American Institute of Physics covering all areas of renewable and sustainable energy -related article fields That apply to the physical science and engineering communities. Online submissions are posted daily and organized into bimonthly issues. The journal was established in 2009. The Co-Editors-in-Chief are Craig Taylor ( Colorado School …

Read More Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Agronomy for Sustainable Development

Agronomy for Sustainable Development is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research on the interactions between cropping systems and other activities in the context ofsustainable development . It is a journal of the French National Institute for Agronomic Research and is published on Springer Science + Business Media . According to the Journal Citation Reports , the journal has a2013 impact factor of 4.141, ranking it out of 83 journals in the category …

Read More Agronomy for Sustainable Development

List of global sustainability statistics

Global sustainability statistics are benchmarks for measuring the status of sustainability parameters. The following agencies provide baseline data for sustainability governance. They are just one form of data used for sustainability and are valuable for both measurement and measurement. This list Provides sources of statistics at the global level of governance only.

Read More List of global sustainability statistics

List of renewable energy by country

This is a list of renewable energy by country . These links can be used to compare new developments in the field of renewable energy. The list refers to renewable energy in general, as well as solar power , wind power , geothermal energy , biofuel , and hydro-electricity . As of 2013, China, Germany, and Japan, three of the world’s largest economies, as well as India, generate more electricity from …

Read More List of renewable energy by country

North American Collegiate Sustainability Programs

North American Collegiate Sustainability Programs are institutions of higher education in the United States, Mexico City, and Canada that have major and / or minors dedicated to the subject of sustainability . Sustainability as a major and minor is more widely applied to global warming . The majors and minors listed here cover a wide array of sustainability aspects of business to construction to agriculture to …

Read More North American Collegiate Sustainability Programs

Subak (irrigation)

Subak is the water management (irrigation) system for paddy fields is Bali island, Indonesia qui Was Developed in the 9th century. For the Balinese , the water is used for the construction of roots, water is used to build a complex, pulsed artificial ecosystem. [1] The system consists of nearly 20,000 hectares of land (49,000 acres). The temples are the main focus of this cooperative water management, known as subak .

Read More Subak (irrigation)


The Intuitive Technology and Bio-Architecture School (TIBÁ) is an eco- center located in the coastal jungle of Brazil ( Mata Atlântica ), dedicated to demonstrating and teaching sustainable development and ‚barefoot‘ construction techniques. It was founded in 1987 by Rose and Johan Van Lengen, author of the grassroots construction manual ‚The Barefoot Architect‘. This book has gained popularity worldwide through its advocation …

Read More Tiba

Sustainable Tourism CRC

Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Center ( STCRC ), Headquartered in Gold Coast, Queensland , was an Australian Cooperative Research Center established by the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centers Program to establish a competitive and dynamic sustainable tourism industry in Australia. It ceased to operate on 30 June 2010. [1]

Read More Sustainable Tourism CRC

Responsible tourism in Thailand

Responsible tourism is a relatively modern concept in the Kingdom of Thailand , which took root in the late-1990s. It is underpinned by the belief that tourism should develop in a way that minimizes negative impacts on local communities, and that it is possible that a positive symbiosis exists between hosts and visitors. Responsible travel promotes respect for indigenous culture, …

Read More Responsible tourism in Thailand

Offa’s Country

Offa’s Country is a sustainable tourism project developed under the 2009 Welsh-English Border Strategic Regeneration Program. The program is funded by the Welsh Government , Natural England and West Midlands Advantage . Partnerships-have-been Developed entre les bodies responsible for the four protected landscapes along a corridor Including the administrative border and Offa’s Dyke Itself derived, namely Brecon Beacons National Park , Clwydian Range AONB , Shropshire Hills AONB and the Wye Valley AONB together with the Offa’s …

Read More Offa’s Country


Kystpilgrimsleia , Norwegian for „Coastal Pilgrim Route“, is the name of the pilgrim that runs along the west coast of Norway and culminates at the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim . Kystpilgrimsleia is a joint venture between four counties and a comprehensive and sustainable tourism product that promotes cultural heritage and provides a unique experience of the fjords of Norway.

Read More Kystpilgrimsleia

Walter Hunziker

Walter Hunziker (1899-1974) was a Swiss professor who founded the Tourism Research Institute at the University of St. Gallen , co-developed the scientific study of tourism , co-founded the International Association of Experts Tourism Scientists (AIEST) and the International Institute of Glion . He is a director of the Swiss Tourism Federation, member of the Swiss Advisory Committee for Trade Policy, and author. [1] [2]

Read More Walter Hunziker

Green Key

Green Key is an international voluntary eco-label for tourism facilities that promotes sustainable tourism . It aims to contribute to the prevention of climate change with positive environmental initiatives. Green Key is a non-governmental, non-profit, independent program operating under the umbrella organization of the Foundation for Environmental Education , FEE. The program is recognized and supported by the World Tourism Organization , WTO and United Nations …

Read More Green Key

Green conventions

Green conventions or green meetings are conventions which are conducted in such a way as to minimize the environmental burden. Green event planners apply environmentally preferred practices to waste management , resource and energy use, food selection and disposal, food selection and disposal, and management and purchasing decisions. The practice is known as „event greening“ or “ sustainable event management „.

Read More Green conventions

Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism is a global initiative launched in 2011, to inject sustainability into the mainstream of tourism policies, development, and operations. The initiative was proposed by the United Nations Environment Program , and was anchored by the French government at its creation. [1] They are supported by 35 other organizations, including the British government and the UN World Tourism …

Read More Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism

European Greenways Association

In May 1997, the first European Conference on Soft Traffic and Railways Paths (held at Val-Dieu Abbey , Belgium) voted for the European Greenways Association (EGWA). This association was created by many local, regional and national associations active in the scope of sustainable transport, willing to share their knowledge and objectives at a European level.

Read More European Greenways Association

Sustainable tourism

Sustainable tourism is the concept of visiting a place as a tourist and trying to make a positive impact on the environment , society and economy. [1] Tourism can Involve primary transportation to the general rental, local transportation, accommodations, entertainment, recreation, shopping and nourishment. It can be related to travel for leisure, business and what is called Expired VFR (visiting friends and relative). [2] There is now broad consensus …

Read More Sustainable tourism

Sustainable urbanism

Sustainable urbanism is: In common speech, the use of the adjective “ sustainable “ in conjunction with the noun “ urbanism „, meaning urbanism that is sustainable. A defined term advanced in the book Sustainable Urbanism by Doug Farr . Sustainable Urbanism, as a term, is the application of sustainability and resilient principles to design , planning , and administration / operation of cities . [1] There is a range of non-governmental organizations, professional associations, and …

Read More Sustainable urbanism

Sustainable urban infrastructure

Sustainable urban infrastructure , aussi called Expired sustainable municipal infrastructure in Canada is an infrastructure That Facilitates a spot gold regions progress Reviews towards the goal of sustainable living . [1]Caution is paid to technological and government policy qui Enables urban planning for sustainable architecture and Initiatives That Promote sustainable agriculture .

Read More Sustainable urban infrastructure

Sustainable resource extraction

Describing the use of materials in nature in a way that does not affect its balance. Usually HOWEVER, sustainability is based is Some Kind of cost-benefit analysis , Where One Has to accept Some damage (or human Caused unbalance) to the ecosystem. Sustainability is the main concept that includes the use and disposal of materials in the life-cycle.

Read More Sustainable resource extraction

Sustainable regional development

Sustainable regional development is the application of sustainable development at a regional , rather than local, national or global level. It differs to regional development per se, the latter is a term used to describe economic development that emphasizes the alleviation of regional disparities. Whereas regional development has an economic and equity emphasis.

Read More Sustainable regional development

Sustainable materials management

Sustainable Materials Management is a systemic approach to using and reusing materials more productively over their entire lifecycles. It represents a change in how to think about natural resources and environmental protection. By looking at a product’s entire lifecycle new opportunities can be found to reduce environmental impacts, conserve resources, and reduce costs. [1] US and global consumption of materials increased rapidly …

Read More Sustainable materials management

Sustainable living

Sustainable living is a lifestyle [1] That Attempts to Reduce an individual ’s or society ’s use of the earth ’s natural resources and personal resources. [2] Practitioners of sustainable living often attempts to reduce their carbon footprint by alternative methods of transportation , energy consumption , and diet . [3] Proponents of sustainable living in their lives that are consistent with sustainability , in the natural balance and respectful of humanity’s symbioticrelationship with the earth ’s natural ecology and cycles. [4] The practice and general …

Read More Sustainable living

Sustainable land management

Sustainable land management (SLM [1] ) refers to practices and technologies that support the management of land , water , biodiversity , and other environmental resources to meet the needs of sustainable development of ecosystem services and livelihoods. The term sustainable land management is used, for example, in regional planning and soil or environmental protection , as well as in property management.

Read More Sustainable land management

Sustainable habitat

A ‚ sustainable‘ habitat is an ecosystem that produces food and shelter for people and other organisms, without resource depletion and in such a way that no external waste is produced. Thus the habitat can continue to be infused. Such a sustainable habitat may evolve naturally or be produced under the influence of man. [ citation needed ] A sustainable habitat that is created and designed by human intelligence …

Read More Sustainable habitat

Sustainable furniture design

Sustainable / Industrial / Recycled furniture design is an attempt to address the environmental impact of furniture products on the environment by Considering all aspects of the design and manufacturing process. Design considerations can include the use of recycled materials in the manufacturing process and can be disassembled and recycled after their useful life. Sustainable furniture design strives to create a closed-loop cycle in which materials …

Read More Sustainable furniture design

Sustainable event management

Sustainable event management (also known as “ greening event“ ) is the process used to produce an event with particular concern for environmental, economic and social issues. Sustainability in event management incorporates socially and environmentally responsibledecision making in the planning, organization and implementation, and participation in, an event. It involves sustainable development and practices in all levels of event organization, and aims to ensure …

Read More Sustainable event management

Sustainable drainage system

A sustainable drainage system (SuDs, [1] SuDS, SUDS [2] [3] ) is designed to reduce the potential impact of new and existing developments with respect to surface water drainage discharges [4] . The term sustainable urban drainage system [1] [5] is not the accepted name, the ‚Urban‘ reference has been removed to rural rural water management practices. [6] [7]

Read More Sustainable drainage system

Sustainable consumer behavior

Sustainable consumer behavior is consumers‘ behaviors that improve social and environmental performance and meet their needs. It studies why and how Consumers do or do not Incorporate sustainability issues into Their consumption behavior. Also, it studies what consumers do or do not buy, how they use it and what they do with them afterwards. [1] One mechanism to spread information about sustainable consumer behavior …

Read More Sustainable consumer behavior

Sustainable art

The term sustainable art has-been recently Promoted as an art term That can be distinguished from environmental Art That Is in Harmony with the key principles of sustainability , qui include ecology , social justice , non-violenceand grassroots democracy . [1] Sustainable art can also be understood as social media (social, economic, biophysical, historical and cultural).

Read More Sustainable art

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things is a 2002 non-fiction book by German chemist Michael Braungart and US architect William McDonough . It is a manifestodetailing how to achieve their Cradle to Cradle Design model. It calls for a radical change in industry: a switch from a cradle-to-grave pattern to a cradle-to-cradle pattern. It suggests that „reduce reuse recycles “ methods perpetuate this cradle-to-grave strategy, and that more …

Read More Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

The Coal Question

The Coal Question; An Inquiry Concerning the Progress of the Nation, and the Probable Exhaustion of Our Coal Mines (1865) was a book by economist William Stanley Jevonsthat explored the implications of Britain’s reliance on coal . [1] [2] Given that coal was a finite, non-renewable energy resource, Jevons raised the question of sustainability . „Are we wise ,“ he asked rhetorically, „in allowing the business of this country …

Read More The Coal Question

The Clean Tech Revolution

The Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment Opportunity is a 2007 book by Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder , who say that commercializing clean technologies is a profitable enterprise that is moving steadily into mainstream business. As the world economy faces the challenges of energy prices , global environmental problems , resource shortages , and security threats , they are seen to be the next engine of economic growth . [1]

Read More The Clean Tech Revolution

Clean Tech Nation

Clean Tech Nation: How the US Can Lead in the New Global Economy is a 2012 book written by Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder . The book surveys the expansion of clean technologyand renewable energy over the past decade. It tracks the growth of wind power and solar photovoltaics and shows that these markets grow 20 fold from 2000 to 2010. Factors which are driving the global expansion of …

Read More Clean Tech Nation

Apollo’s Fire (book)

Apollo’s Fire: Igniting America’s Clean Energy Economy is a 2007 book by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and Bracken Hendricks researcher. Inslee first proposed an Apollo -scale program, designed to galvanize the nation around the urgent goal of solving the environmental and energy crisis, in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 2002. [1] Eventually Inslee co-authored Apollo’s Fire , in which he says that through improved federal policies the United States …

Read More Apollo’s Fire (book)

Planetary boundaries

Planetary boundaries is a concept of nine Earth system processes qui-have boundaries Proposed 2009 by a group of Earth system and environmental scientistsled by Johan Rockström from the Stockholm Resilience Center and Will Steffen from the Australian National University . The group wants to define a „safe operating space for humanity“ for the international community, including governments at all levels, international organizations, the civil society, the scientific community …

Read More Planetary boundaries

Simple living

Simple living or voluntary poverty cover a number of different voluntary practices to simplify one’s lifestyle . These include May, for example, Reducing one’s possessions , Generally Referred to as minimalism , gold Increasing self-sufficiency . Simple living can be characterized by being satisfied with what they want . [1] [2] Although asceticismgenerally promotes living and refraining from luxury and indulgence , not all of them are proponents of simple living ascetics. [3]Simple living is separate from those living in poverty, as …

Read More Simple living

Sustainability science

Sustainability science has emerged in the 21st century as a new academic discipline. [1] This new field of science has been inaugurated with a „Birth Statement“ at the World Congress „Challenges of a Changing Earth 2001“ in Amsterdam organized by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program ( IGBP The International Human Dimensions Program on Global Environmental Change [2] and the World …

Read More Sustainability science

Seven generation sustainability

Seven generation stewardship is a concept Urges That the current generation of humans to live and work for the benefit of the seventh generation into the future. [ Citation needed ] It originated [ citation needed ] with the Iroquois – Great Law of the Iroquois – qui holds Appropriate to think seven generations ahead (about 140 years into the future) and decides whether the decisions They Make …

Read More Seven generation sustainability

Radical sustainability

Radical sustainability is not sustainable if any part of it is unsustainable. An economy can not be sustained if the underlying social structure is unsustainable. A social structure can not be sustained if the environment depends on it is unsustainable. Vice versa we find that in our modern day the environment can not be sustained unless proper economic and social practices are in place.

Read More Radical sustainability

Public ecology

The idea of public ecology has increased in popularity over political, social, and environmental concerns. Of particular interest are the processes that generate, evaluate and apply knowledge in political, social, and environmental arenas. Public ecology offers a way of framing sustainability problems, community dynamics and social issues. Forests, watersheds , parks, flora , fauna , air, and water all constitute environmental quality and are therefore public goods. The processes …

Read More Public ecology

The Karlskrona Manifesto

The Karlskrona Manifesto for Sustainability Design was created as an output of the Third International Workshop on Requirements for Sustainable Systems (RE4SuSy) held in Karlskrona, Sweden , co-located with the 22nd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’14). Christoph Becker, „Sustainability and Longevity: Two Sides of the Same Quality?“ that sustainability is a common ground for several disciplines related to software, but that this commonality …

Read More The Karlskrona Manifesto

ISO 20121

ISO 20121 (full name: ISO 20121: 2012, Event sustainability management systems ) is a voluntary international standard for sustainable event management , created by the International Organization for Standardization . The standard aims to help organizations improve sustainability throughout the entire event management cycle.

Read More ISO 20121

Green wedding

A green wedding or an eco-friendly wedding is any wedding where the couple tries to decrease the impact of their event on the planet. Couples plan their weddings by integrating eco-friendly alternatives, such as eco-friendly invitations , flowers , dress , photography and more. [1]

Read More Green wedding

Green museum

A green museum is a museum that incorporates concepts of sustainability into its operations, programming, and facility. Many green museums, but not all, use their collections to produce exhibitions, events, classes, and other programming to educate the public about the natural environment . Many, but not all, green museums reside in a building featuring sustainable architecture and technology. Green museums interpret their own sustainable practices and green design …

Read More Green museum

Green guides

A green guide (or sustainability guide) is a set of rules and guidelines provided for the use of a general or selective population to achieve the goal of becoming more sustainable. In this, the guide serves to direct individuals, agencies, companies, businesses, etc. to become more sustainable (or ‚green‘) as it becomes more popular and growing lifestyle choice. Guides are available in …

Read More Green guides

Food Justice Movement

The Food Justice Movement is described as a grassroots initiative that promotes healthy, nutritious and culturally appropriate foods. [1] This community action can come in the form of healthy eating options, food drives, and much more. Food justice is also closely connected with concepts like Sustainable Agriculture , Slow Food Systems, and Food sovereignty .

Read More Food Justice Movement

Ethical consumerism

Ethical consumerism (alternatively called Expired ethical consumption , ethical purchasing , moral purchasing , ethical sourcing , ethical shopping or green consumerism ) is a kind of consumer activism That is based on the concept of dollar voting . [1] It is practiced through ‚positive buying‘ in which ethical products are favored, or ‚moral boycott ‚, which is negative purchasing and company-based purchasing. [2]

Read More Ethical consumerism

Ecological literacy

Ecological literacy (also Referred to as Ecoliteracy ) is the Ability to Understand the natural systems That Make life one earth possible. To be ecoliterate means clustering understanding the principles of organization of ecological communities (ie ecosystems ) and using Those principles for Creating sustainable human communities. The term was coined by American educator David W. Orr and physicist Fritjof Capra in the 1990s [1] [2] – thus a new value entered education; the „well-being of the earth“. [3]

Read More Ecological literacy


Ecoflation (a portmanteau of ecological inflation ) is a future scenario in „Rattling Supply Chains,“ a research report by the World Resources Institute and AT Kearney released in November 2008, [1] caractérisée by natural resourcesBecoming scarcer and sustainability issues Become more pressing with responsible costs. The concept of ecoflation focuses on the environmental responsibility of the business of the organization / business responsible, rather than being allocated to the …

Read More Ecoflation


Downsizer is a virtual community , run on a not-for-profit basis, which is itself a „resource for people who want to live more sustainably“. [1] Its website includes articles on sustainable living and a popular forum with over 4,500 registered members.

Read More Downsizer


Degrowth ( French : decay ) is a political, economic, and social movement is based ecological economics , anti-consumerist and anti-capitalist ideas. [1] It is also considered an essential economic strategy responding to the limits-to-growth dilemma (see The Path to Degrowth in Overdeveloped Countries and Post-growth ). Degrowth thinkers and activists advocate for the downscaling of production and consumption -the contraction of economies -arguing that overconsumptionat the root of long term environmental issues and social inequalities . Key to the concept of degrowth Is That Reducing consumption …

Read More Degrowth

Cultural sustainability

Cultural sustainability as it concerne un sustainable development (to sustainability ) Has to do with the Maintaining of cultural beliefs, cultural practices , heritage conservation , cultural as icts own entity, and Attempts to answer the questions of whether or not Any Given cultures will exist in the context of the future. [1] Culture is defined as a set of beliefs, morals, methods, and a collection …

Read More Cultural sustainability


A cornucopian is a futurist who believes that progress and supply of material for mankind can be met by similarly continued advances in technology. Fundamentally they believe that there is enough matter and energy on the Earth to provide for the population of the world.

Read More Cornucopian


Anti-consumerism is a sociopolitical ideology that is opposed to consumerism , the continual buying and consuming of material possessions. Anti-consumerism is concerned with the private actions of business corporations in the pursuit of financial and economic goals of the public welfare, especially in matters of environmental protection, social stratification , and ethics in the governing of a society. In politics, anti-consumerism overlaps with environmental activism , anti-globalization , and animal-rights activism; moreover, a conceptual …

Read More Anti-consumerism


The term anthroposystem is used to describe the anthropological analogue to the ecosystem . In other words, the anthroposystem model serves the comparison of the flow of materials through human systems. As defined by Santos, an anthroposystem is „the orderly combination of physical and biological environments for the purpose of maintaining human civilization …“ The anthroposystem is intimately linked to economic and ecological systems as well.

Read More Anthroposystem

The Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability and Transparency

The 2010 Global Conference on Sustainability and Transparency was held in May 2010. Over the years, the conference is the world’s largest gathering of leaders, thinkers and doers in the field of sustainability reporting, with debates being convened on how reporting can be used to help build a better future. Thought leaders from business, finance, government and civil society …

Read More The Amsterdam Global Conference on Sustainability and Transparency