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Sustainable Development Department - of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), providing multilateral financial assistance for Latin America and the Caribbean. Provides technical advice to Bank project teams, and creates and disseminates knowledge on sustainable development issues with three divisions: Social Development; Environment and Natural Resources; and Infrastructure and Financial Markets.

WWW Virtual Library: Sustainable Development - Comprehensive list of internet sites dealing with sustainable development, including organisations, projects and activities, electronic journals, libraries, references and documents, databases.

Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development - Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. Site resources and links are related to community sustainable and sustainable living.

IISDnet - International Institute for Sustainable Development. Focus is on sustainability at the global, regional, and community scales.

Living Room - A Place for All of Us - Web magazine and forum dedicated to discussions of sustainable living practices in human communities, with emphases on transportation, urban design, environmental and economic justice, community, and energy efficiency. Topics include Bike People, Suburbia Project, and Sustainability.

Solstice: Sustainable Living - Resources and links for individuals and communities.

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) - Independent, international research institute specialising in sustainable development and environment issues at local, national, regional and global policy levels. Aims to clarify the requirements, strategies and policies for a transition to sustainability. These goals are linked to the principles advocated in Agenda 21 and the Conventions such as Climate Change, Ozone Layer Protection and Biological Diversity.

Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) - The ILSR is a nonprofit research and educational organization that provides technical assistance and information on environmentally sound economic development strategies.

Requiem - by Jay Hanson. Essay on sustainability.

GPI Atlantic - Genuine Progress Index for Atlantic Canada - Non-profit research group developing an index for measuring sustainable development for Nova Scotia, integrating social, economic, and environmental variables.

Izaak Walton League Sustainability Education Project - The Sustainability Education Project was formed to help bring human population growth, economic development and natural resource consumption into balance with the limits of nature for the benefit of current and future generations.

Context Institute - Explores how human society can become sustainable, and serves as a catalyst for voluntary change toward a more humane and sustainable culture.

European Partners for the Environment (EPE) - Network of European organizations, companies, trade unions and related groups working on sustainable development. Site has extensive resources on links on sustainability at all scales. Special topics include green purchasing, sustainable tourism, and Europe-specific environmental sourcebooks.

Global System for Sustainable Development - A project of the Global Accords Consortium for Sustainable Development housed at MIT. GSSD consists of an index to some of the best resources and materials on sustainability on the Internet.

Sustainability in Canada - National government site in Canada on sustainability: Facts and opinions.

Institute for Agriculture - IATP (est 1986) encourages environmentally and economically sustainable communities and regions through sound agriculture and trade policy.

WWW Encyclopedia of Sustainable Development - Sustainability information for use at all levels, from that of senior decision makers at the national and international levels to the grass-roots and individual levels.

Best Practices in Sustainable Development - Searchable database cataloging over 650 good and best practices from more than 90 countries on how people, their communities, the public and private sectors have been able to tackle critical social, economic and environmental problems.

Esam - The Human Ecological Corporation - Offering companies, municipalities and other organisations help with: implementing environmental management systems, environmental education and other consultant tasks. Web site includes the Agenda-21 Guide for communities. Swedish company.

Lightstone Foundation and Community Development Corporation - A regional center for sustainable family farming, natural resource management, and rural community-based development, enhancing the social, economic, and environmental vitality of West Virginia and Virginia rural mountain communities by supporting sustainable enterprises.

InterGarden - Web links and archived contents on regenerative agriculture, renewable energy, permaculture, bioregionalism, and related topics.

Towards Sustainability - UK site with links and resources for sustainable development initiatives.

Second Nature: Education for Sustainability - Nonprofit organization working to help colleges and universities expand their efforts to make environmentally sustainable and just action a foundation of learning and practice. Organization information and resources for promoting sustainability.

Novatlantis: ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich initiatives for sustainability, energy, ecology and economy. Includes information about current projects and upcoming events. English/French/German.

The E.F Schumacher Society and Library - Organization promoting social and environmental sustainability through decentralism. Information on philosophies, projects and lectures; community-oriented economies, local currencies, community land trusts, and similar measures.

Global Environment and Technology Foundation - Information resources promoting the development and use of innovative technology to achieve sustainable development.

Sustainable Architecture Building and Culture - A unique compendium of links for those interested in sustainable design and building. A good start, when moving toward making life easier on the earth.

PopPlanet - Compendium of information about population, health and environment topics in different world regions. Includes Country Briefing Books for several countries in Africa, South/Central America, and Asia. Online moderated bulletin board. [English, Spanish, and French.]

5th World Network for Sustainable Development - Networking and education for individuals and communities interested in sustainable development, permaculture design, and bioregional resource protection.

Center for Watershed and Community Health - The Center assists communities, business and government to enhance the economy and environment by developing strategies to decouple economic growth, job creation and community development from environmental impacts.

Regional Information Service Centre for Southeast Asia on Appropriate Technology - Resource on appropriate technologies in the fields of sustainable agriculture, waste management, textiles and renewable energy, primarily in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan province in China.

Sustain Magazine - Website about sustainable development in the construction, engineering, planning and property sectors. Searchable listings of sustainability events, searchable index, and sample articles. Focus is on the UK.

Sustainability Institute - A "think-do tank" dedicated to sustainable resource use, economics, and community. Providing information, analysis, and practical demonstrations that can foster transitions to sustainable systems at all levels of society, from local to global. Limited information on website.

Ecotrust - Nonprofit organization dedicated to building a conservation economy along North America's temperate rain forest coast, the region from San Francisco to Anchorage. Site has topical information on subjects including forest policy, salmon restoration, and urban communities.

Tools of Change: Proven Methods for Promoting Health and Environmental Citizenship - Case studies, planning guides and worksheets for programs to promote healthier and/or more environmentally sustainable actions and habits.

The Knossus Project - US based research and development firm that promotes integrated sustainable systems.

Green Alliance - An UK organisation that aims to promote sustainable development by ensuring that the environment is at the heart of decision-making.

Bookmark Biosphere Reserve - Bookmark is a community driven organization committed to integrating the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of Australia's landscape and biodiversity.

EuroEst - Information exchange on transport and the environment to promote an environmental sustainable transport system in Europe.

Your Planet Earth - Objective is to help create a sustainable society. Has news, discussion forums, publishes articles from its user group.

Five E's Unlimited - Consulting firm that specializes in environmental sustainability, strengthened economies, and social equity. Based in Virginia.

ZeroEmission - The ZeroEmission Initiative of Fraunhofer ICT, University Stuttgart IKP and PE Product Engineering Ltd, with news, projects, links.

Albemarle Environmental Exchange - A site for promoting environmental protection and sustainable development. Contains news, ideas, articles, resources and links.

Favorite Destinations of Liberty Graphics - Links to online resources for sustainable agriculture, ecology, wildlife, organic farming, and other environmentally concerned companies.

Sustainable Enterprises - Ideas and solutions for sustainable living, businesses and communities.

Greening Australia - Southeast South Australia - Diverse information about sustainable agriculture, native ecosystems, and issues in the South East of South Australia and Western Victoria. Sample topics are bush regeneration, farm forestry, coastal ecosystems.

Communities by Choice - Web-based network for people and communities committed to the practice of sustainable development. Includes message boards, a calendar of sustainable develompent events, tips for sustainable living, and other resources for sustainable community development.

Sustainability Web Ring - The webring focuses on the efforts of organizations to achieve sustainable development.

National Centre for Sustainability - Organization in Victoria, British Columbia which defines and teaches "deep sustainability." Web based training.