RESOURCES & WEBSITES
Charter of Rights and Responsibilities for the Environment
Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer is the founder and president of AmericaSpeaks. Most recently, Dr. Lukensmeyer was a central figure in the design and production of Listening to the City, a 21st Century Town Meeting where citizens gathered to consider plans for the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan after September 11.
Alternative energy blog - news, views and strong opinions on alternate energy resources including wind power, solar power, wave power, geothermal & other renewable energy sources + news on other energy issues including peak oil, strong hybrid cars [PHEVs], hydrogen fuel cells, "clean" coal & nuclear power.
Canada West Foundation today released Breaking New Ground: Urban Residential Development and the Environment. This report outlines the environmental costs of typical forms of residential development, highlights the potential economic and environmental benefits of alternative, ”green” community designs, identifies problems with current public policy, and provides recommendations on how to enhance residential development policy and better address long-term environmental costs.
Craik Sustainable Living Project The Town and the Rural Municipality of Craik,Saskatchewan propose to embark on a joint long-term project in search of ways of living that address the is sue of sustainability and rural revitalization through physical demonstration of viable solutions.
Envision Sustainability Tools Inc., is a leader in sustainability visioning and planning solutions for metropolitan regions and corporations around the globe. Envision develops QUEST, a software tool that increases the capacity of individuals and organizations to inform decisions, engage stakeholders and build support for long term, strategic plans.An article appearing in the Vancouver Sun is here.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901. FCM is dedicated to improving the quality of life in all communities by promoting strong, effective and accountable municipal government.
Canada Research Chair in Community-Based Resource Management
A Fund for Social Economic Business The Réseau d'investissement social du Québec is a non-profit-making venture capital fund whose mission is to provide financing to partnership businesses.Collective entrepreneurship, resulting from the cooperative movement and the community, is becoming an important link in the economic development of Québec.In the present socio-economic context, all participants have the social responsibility to favour the development of that sector.
The Gateway to Infrastructure Research is a key tool for improving knowledge about infrastructure, and we hope that the Gateway will help to further define Infrastructure Canada as a unique and dynamic focal point for infrastructure research.
Greater Vancouver may be on its way to becoming a sprawling, polluted area with much of the region’s farmland and green space turned into paved suburbs, roads jammed with angry commuters, the air foul and the economy stagnant.It’s a risk we face if we make the wrong decisions as the region’s population grows by a million over the next three decades.
The iiSBE Skills Registry contains skills profiles for individual and organizational members of iiSBE. The information is contained in a database and is related to all aspects of sustainable building, with search parameters that were carefully worked out for our other database, the Sustainable Building Information System (SBIS).
Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association
Project for Public Places
TheOpte Project was created to visually represent the global Internet generated within a single day by a single computer. The data represented and collected here serves a multitude of purposes: Modeling the Internet, analyzing wasted IP space, IP space distribution, detecting the result of natural disasters, weather, war, and esthetics/art.
Rocky Mountain Institute
Sierra Club of Canada, BC Chapter
Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
What's Stopping Sustainability? (Jennie Lynn Moore)