Sustainable Business Pratices Organizations
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  • Alternative Energy

  • AGORES: A Global Overview of Renewable Energy Sources. AGORES features information on European strategies and policies relevant to renewable energy sources. Sections include biomass, electricity, geothermal and solar energy with a comprehensive listing of related links.

    1. What action for education training related to renewable energies should take place on a regional, national, and/or global level?
    2. What appropriate policy measures should be taken to promote the use and growth of renewable energy? How can local resources be favored?
    3. How can hydrogen for transport be cost competitive?

  • ASES

  • The mission of ASES is to attain a sustainable U.S. energy economy. ASES promotes the use of solar energy through advocacy, education, research, and collaboration among professionals, policy-makers and the public.

    1. How can solar energy initiatives involving photovoltaics be furthered?


  • Council for Textile Recycling

  • The Council on Textile Recycling addresses issues concerning recycling, recyclability and source reduction.

    1. What action for education training related to renewable energies should take place on a regional, national, and/or global level?
    2. What appropriate policy measures should be taken to promote the use and growth of renewable energy? How can local resources be favored?
    3. How can hydrogen for transport be cost competitive?


  • Earth Day Network

  • EDN promotes environmental citizenship and year round progressive action worldwide.

    1. How can you promote earth day?
    2. How can you promote events that are carbon neutral?


  • Environmental Organization Web Directory

  • The Environment Directory is one of the Earth’s biggest environmental search engines.

    1. How can the "Earth’s biggest environmental search engine" be further utilized?
    2. How can a business thrive while restoring a brownfield?


  • Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment

  • FREE is an organization "Dedicated to social change that harmonizes environmental quality with responsible liberty and economic progress".

    1. How can low-cost, environmentally sound, profitable water purification take place in underdeveloped nations?
    2. What are the respective advantages and disadvantages of ethanol use?

  • Global Environmental Management Initiative

  • GEMI promotes "Business helping business improve environmental, health and safety performance, shareholder value and corporate citizenship".

    1. What further actions can be taken to promote water sustainability?
    2. How can the Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI) be further promoted?

  • Global Forest and Trade Network

  • The GRTN "Creates market conditions that help preserve the world’s forests while providing economic and social benefits for the businesses and people that depend on them".

    1. How can illegal logging be minimized or even eradicated?
    2. What are the principles of responsible forestry?


  • Global Response

  • The mission of Global Response is to "Empower people of all ages, cultures, and nationalities to protect the environment by creating partnerships for effective citizen action".

    1. Write a letter supporting Global Response’s efforts to organize an international letter-writing campaign to help communities prevent environmental destruction (see Global Response home page for further directions).
    2. How can wetlands in Kenya be protected?

Green Products

  • Green Products Alliance

  • Green Products Alliance is a consortium of markets and manufacturers who make and sell natural personal care products.

    1. How can your company network with the green products alliance?
    2. How can Vermont Soap Organics be rewarded for sponsoring the green products alliance website?


  • Green Seal

  • Green Seal is "An independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to safeguarding the environment while transforming the marketplace".

    1. How can you get your product or service certified as "Environmentally Friendly" by Green Seal?
    2. What can be done to further promote a new consumer soap standard?


  • International Society for Ecological Economics

  • ISEE is "A not-for-profit member governed organization dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships between ecological, social and economic systems for the mutual well-being of nature and people".

    1. Which teaching materials provided by The International Society for Ecological Economics did you find most useful?
    2. Critique the website of one of the Society’s Regional Societies.
      What did you most enjoy about it?
      How can it be improved?


  • World Changing

  • "Works from a simple premise: that the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us".

    1. How can China’s environmental challenges be assisted by foreign businesses?
    2. What are the advantages and disadvantages to "Buying personal carbon offsets?


  • Worldwatch Institute

  • The Worldwatch Institute "Offers a unique blend of interdisciplinary research, global focus, and accessible writing" related to environmental, economic and social trends.

    1. How can China’s State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) be supported by foreign investors in its quest to promote the use of "green power"?
    2. How can the U.S. deemphasize its reliance on the consumption of oil products?


  • World Forestry Center
  • The mission of the World Forestry Center "Is to educate and inform people about the world’s forests and trees, and their importance to all life, in order to promote a balanced and sustainable future".

    1. What incentives do you suggest for increasing the global investment in forestland?
    2. How can you assist the World Forestry Center?

World Resopurce

  • World Resources Institute

  • The WRI "Provides independent, non-partisan expertise and guidance to policymakers on climate change technology".

    1. What can be done to further develop the cost efficiency of climate change technology?
    2. How can your organization assist the efforts of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP)?

Builders Without

Responsible Architecture

  • Builders Without Borders

  • Builders Without Borders "Is an international network of ecological builders who advocate the use of straw, earth and other local affordable materials in construction".

    1. How can affordable housing be profitably provided to indigent households on a regional, national, or even global level?
    2. What is the biggest barrier to building affordable, sustainable housing?


  • Sustainable Build
  • Sustainable Build is a UK resource "Formed to offer a unique reference point on green construction techniques and advice".

    1. How can entrepreneurs promote green construction in the UK?
    2. What are the greatest challenges associated with eco-housing (houses built in accordance with the principles of sustainable development)?

SD Online

  • Sustainable Development Online

  • Sustainable Development Online provides access to significant Sustainable Development web sites.

    1. Which websites from this site are the most helpful?
    2. How can sustainable development be a profitable venture?

World Green Building

  • World Green Building Council

  • The "WorldGBC supports national Green Building Councils whose common mission is to create a sustainable built environment through market transformation".

    1. What is the most important technological breakthrough supporting sustainable development today?
    2. How can the annual World Sustainable Building Conference gain greater support?