Sustainable Development

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Sustainability Links August 11, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — wpconservation @ 1:17 am

The following is a list of sites and resources, gathered over the past few years (and especially this summer), regarding sustainability and sustainable business. This is a TON of information. consume responsibly. The technology section is way incomplete – but that’s a whole other evening, and it’s already past 1:00 a.m., so it’ll have to wait. otherwise, enjoy!


Smaller Organizations
Center for Neighborhood Technology
Catalytic Communities – Solutions
Practica Foundation » Homepage
Engineers Without Borders USA > Home
Building Materials Reuse Association
Appropriate Technology
Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group – a portal for all kinds of sustainability links
Scenarios for Sustainability – A great site talking about possible situations & solutions
Government Agencies
4th Annual P3 Awards | Funding Opportunities | NCER | ORD | US EPA
NREL: Technology Transfer Home Page
HUD-DOT-EPA Interagency Partnership for Sustainable Communities | Smart Growth | US EPA
Switchboard, from NRDC › Andy Stevenson’s Blog
Switchboard, from NRDC :: Blogs
Environmental Defense Fund – Finding the Ways That Work
Accelerating Innovation for Development
Schools & Departments
Stanford Institute of Design | Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability
The Cloud Instititute for Sustainability Education
The Sustainability Initiative » Sustainability: Not What You Think It Is « MIT Sloan Management Review
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Design for the Other 90%: Jaipur foot and below-knee prosthesis
Business Associations
IETA – International Emissions Trading Association
BALLE – Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
US Business Council for Sustainable Development (USBCSD)
The International Solar Energy Society (ISES)


hyphae1 design lab
Nikebiz : Nike Responsibility : Considered Design : The Considered Index
KickStart :: Products :: Pumps
The Natural Step: Guidelines for Sustainable Business
TerraCycle Inc: Taking Recycling beyond the bin
Proteus Environmental Technologies – About Us
Sustainability Marketing – ecoAmerica
Idealab – Careers in Sustainable Thinking
AMEX Members Project – Funding for Innovation
IDE – Enabling Prosperity
community based social marketing – an awesome website

Books (an initial list of books for this fall’s Sustainable Business class at Warren Wilson college, which I’m helping put together.)

Individual Resources
Contents of Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization
Cradle To Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability (9780887307041): Paul Hawken: Books
Customer Reviews: Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
Mid-Course Correction: Toward a Sustainable Enterprise: The Interface Model (9780964595354): Ray Anderson: Books
common resources
Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (Global Century Series)
The Conquest of Nature: Water, Landscape, and the Making of Modern Germany (9780393329995): David Blackbourn: Books
Sustainable Industrialization by David Wallace
Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage (9780470393741): Daniel Esty, Andrew Winston: Books
Customer Reviews: Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming
Ecological Anthropology – a free site, for students, by students
Customer Reviews: The Triple Bottom Line: How Today’s Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social and Environmental Success — and How You Can Too
Customer Reviews: A New Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations
Customer Reviews: Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming


My “Daily Green Blogroll” (not each one, every day, but all great sites)
Energy and Green Business – Green Inc. Blog –
Worldchanging: Bright Green
Earthly Comics
OnEarth Magazine, from NRDC
Group: Developing Beyond Sustainability – WiserEarth
Solar Thermal Innovation
Environmental Capital – WSJ
Yale Environment 360
— ClimateWire — The Politics and Business of Climate Change
Strategies for Sustainability

Earth2Tech – Daily News on Green Business, Business and Climate Change and Sustainable Business Practices


Renewable Energy : TreeHugger
The Product « WindLift Power
Drinking Water From Air Humidity
Water for America Initiative
Water & Energy Efficiency by Sectors: Industry | Region 9: Sustainable Water Infrastructure | US EPA
Solar Thermal
Innothermal – 3 months of solar thermal and renewable energy research, including info on GHG trading, solar cooling and the congressional energy bills, rolled into one mighty little blog.

Philips – Sustainable future – Chulha stove
Biochar Fund Project Gets Big Financial Boost from Congo Basin Forest Fund : TreeHugger

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