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Global Learning
URL: http://www.globallearningnj.org/
The site belongs to a non profit organisation working in the field of education. It focuses on bringing the interrelatedness amongst various communities. Their sustainable development programme is focused on curriculum development and teacher education and the New Jersey Sustainable Schools Network. The curriculum development section focuses on fours themes i.e. US History, Curriculum Framework for World History & Cultures for high schools, Middle School Lessons on Sustainable Agriculture and Farm Preservation. Each have a number of lesson plans. One lesson plan for each theme is available as a sample and others can be purchased by placing a order. The section on sustainable schools network includes teaching resources and case studies on constructing sustainable school buildings, use of solar energy, reducing green house gas emissions together with a focus on multicultural education (increasing equity within the pluralistic society of the United States).

Centre for Ecoliteracy
http://www.ecoliteracy.org/about/index.html

The Center for Ecoliteracy is dedicated to an education for sustainable living.  The Center for Ecoliteracy was founded in 1995 and is a public foundation that supports a grant making program for educational organizations and school communities, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area. It convenes networks of its grantees; sponsors projects consistent with its mission; administers donor-advised funds and manages a publishing imprint, Learning in the Real World. The website provides details of programmes introduced for the promotion of sustainable living. There is a special section for schools where various programmes and practices for introducing the concept of sustainability have been highlighted.

World Resources Institute (WRI) Education Centre
http://about.wri.org/


World Resources Institute - 25th AnniversaryThe site focuses on sustainable development through various means including projects, research studies and related online free resources on the vital perspectives of sustainable development and it also has a comprehensive database on socioeconomic and environment perspectives. These projects could be used as a useful resource for organisations working on sustainable development. Projects such as BELL (Business, environment and leadership) and Environmental Entrepreneurs particularly focus on case studies and resources on brining sustainable development perspectives into business schools and programmes for the skill enhancement of the corporate sector. Research studies focus on issues such as agriculture, marine and coastal ecosystems, people and the ecosystem, governance and institutions and population, health and human well being. The section called Earth Trends features data on aspects such as biodiversity and protected areas, environmental governance, water resources and fresh water ecosystems, economics, business and the environment from all around the world. In addition news items, a media kit and an online catalogue of the WRI library is also available on the site. Moreover, a handful of actions based initiatives of WRI which they term as walking the talk are also presented on the site.

 

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
http://iisd1.iisd.ca/sd/
 The site features a chronology of the concept of sustainable development, from the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring in 1962 to the Earth Summit in 1992 and beyond. The site links to a data bank of sustainable development principles, which illustrates the evolution of concepts of sustainable development. An important feature of this site is the archive of issues of the Developing Idea Digest which highlights key themes on sustainable development. Besides, there is specific section for youth and women containing a youth source book and a resource guide to people, idea and information. There is also a section on indigenous people highlighting our responsibility to the future generations.  These sections add value to the knowledge source available on this site. IISD's Research Library and database contains information on sustainable development and related topics that are of interest to researchers, policy analysts and business strategists worldwide.

Sustainable Communities Network
http://www.sustainable.org/


Sustainable Communities Network-linking citizens to resources and one another to create healthy, vital, sustainable communities

The Sustainable Communities Network presents the work and effort done for communities, and it promotes a lively exchange of information to help create community sustainability in both urban and rural areas. The homepage opens doors to all the topic and resource areas and can help one connect to other initiatives, tools, people and organizations. The website has basically 3 major components: Planning a sustainable event (a guide), a document specifying the toolkit for community action to identify the available planning tools and to assess their applicability and appropriateness to specific projects or issues and Sustainable Building Resource Directory.

Council for Environmental Education
http://www.cee.org.uk/

Council for Environmental EducationThe Council for Environmental Education (CEE) is a national membership body for organizations and individuals in England committed to environmental education and education for sustainable development. The information centre provides access to CEE's database on events, training, funding and learning resources. CEE ensures that the principles of sustainable development are being followed in both the formal and non-formal education systems since education is key for sustainable development.

Education for a Sustainable Future
http://www.concord.org/resources/browse/190/

The Concord Consortium logoThis link talks about the education for sustainable development project whereby providing the facility to download software for sustainability measures such as the Ecological Footprint Calculator that measures our use of nature, bsy calculating how much land is required to produce all of the resources we consume, and absorb all of the waste we produce.


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