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Other WWW servers with materials on Sustainable Production and Consumption
- The Norwegian Ministry of
Environment WWW server includes a variety of materials related to the
issue of sustainable production and consumption.
- Friends of the Earth International now offers a www site on sustainable
consumption and production. The Sustainable Societies
site offers repor
ts on sustainable consumption, the FoEI position paper
on Sustainable Production for the 1995 Session of the CSD, and coming
soon, an overview of the FoEI Sustainable Society Programme.
- The Project for an Alternat
Future's www site (from 1996 PAF will be re-organized into ProSus -
Program for Research and Documentation for a Sustainable Society)
contains (in English) two reports "Steps Towards Sustainable
Consumption" and "Sustainable Norway." The site
also contains links, a
list of publications (in Norwegian), and an overview of PAF's work.
Without End David W. Pearce and Jeremy J. Warford.
Abstract of their new
book on: Sustainable Development,
Measuring Sustainable Development, Fairness and
Time Evaluating Environmental Damage and Benefits: The Concept of Total
Economic Value Resource Degradation: Causes and Policy Response
Population and Environment Policy
Failure: Pricing below Private Cost
Market Failure, Social Pricing Distortions Planning Failure.
- Communications for a Sustainable Future This site contains information and links to resources on the uses of computer networking for sustainability.
- China--income, consumption and expenditure statistics.
- The United Nation Environment Programme Work Group on Sustainable Production
Development's homepage covers UNEP-WG-SPD's Research Programme, and Network Programme
- The Network
Programme, has developed an International Networkof 350+ experts from some 600 organisations in 46 countries who are working in the area of SPD.
Research Programme "monitors the 'State of the Art of SPD' in a general
way and focuses on activities and making an inventory of them. Many environmental subjects that are familiar and help
ing to make incremental improvements towards the goal of sustainability
fit into RA1.e.g. eco labelling, LCA, standards, design for disassembly, Eco Redesign, etc."
- The EE-Link, is a
gopher and World Wide Web site for environmental education. EE-Links
mission is to "spread information and ideas that will help educators
explore the environment and investigate current issues with students".
This site provides resources both for teachers and for people who
support K-12 environmental education.
- The IndEco consulting
organization's WWW page has an overview of their work on
industrial ecology, links to other sites, as well as articles on industrial ecology, economic instruments, and indicators.
- The Cygnus Group is designed to
provide individuals and organizations with information regarding the most efficient and
effective ways to reduce waste and conserve resources. This site
contains back copies of
the ULS Report, information on packaging,
including a new study on packaging efficiency and other documents
pertaining to packaging and waste reduction. This site also provides
you with numerous pathways and resources leading to databases on
subjects as well as EPA data on waste prevention.
- Global Business Network's site has posted an excerpt from Hardin Tibbs book: "Industrial Ecology: An Environmental Agenda for Industry"
- The Technology, Business and Environment Program at MIT's site contains: A Bibliography on Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Development, Abst
racts from recent theses in the Technology, Business and Environment Program, an Overview of Ongoing Research, and articles, including, "Defining the Social Agenda: Developing Consensus Towards Durable
Goods Recycling, A Report on the MIT March 1993 Durables Recycling Conference" by John R. Ehrenfeld & Jennifer Nash; and a newsletter article on Green Money promotes the awareness of socially and environmentally responsible
business, investing and consumer resources. This site's goal is to "educate and empower individuals and businesses to make inform
and financial decisions through aligning their corporate and financial
- The Green
Clips site provides a summary of recent articles in the media on sustainable
architecture and related government and green business issues. It covers green building
d innovative case studies, new technologies and products,
research findings, legislation, and green business issues.
- The Environmental
Recycling Hotline provides general information about recycling as
well as specific information on local programs organized by US zip code.
Indicators and Analysis
Seal is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to
protecting the environment by promoting the manufacture and sale of
environmentally preferable consumer products.
It sets environmental
standards and allows the use of its certification mark on products found
to meet them. Green Seal also educates consumers on how to use their
buying decisions to help the environment. This site contains background
Green Seal, a list of Green Seal's certified products, and
brief descriptions of Green Seal standards.
- A draft version of the ISO 14,000 Standards is available at this URL. ISO 14,000 covers standardization of: environmental management systems, environmental performance evaluations, environmental auditing, life
cycle assessment, and environmental labeling.
- Steve Young at the
Centre for Technology and Social Development at the University of Toronto, has a wonderful site covering life-cycle analysis with:
- WWW Resources on LCA
- LCA Res
ources on the Net
- References List
- Software and Databases
- Canadian Raw Materials Database
- Industrial Ecology links
- Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology provides a homepage on Eco-cycle Program is a newsletter on life-cycle tools, management and product policy.
- Global Ecolabelli
ng Network's (GEN) WWW site provides links to GEN News and Forums, Membership Requirements, List of Members, Other Labelling Programs, and Related Eco-Labelling Organizations and Associations.
- Eco-Rating International
uses "uniquely developed methodology to assess and rate a firm's environmental
performance". Eco-Rating provides evaluations for primary production
schemes (agriculture, forestry, aquaculture, mining), manufacturing
processes, and life cycle analysis of individual products.
- Lawrence-Berkeley Laboratory Energy
and Environment Division More than one hundred E&E Division
researchers--physicists, engineers, chemists, architects, economists,
computer scientists, life scientists,
multidisciplinary research on energy and environmental topics to advance
the efficient, environmentally acceptable use of energy. The site
contains a nice collection of resources on energy efficiency and the
Crossroads is LBL's internet resource site for energy-efficiency.
- Solstice,"the site for energy
efficiency, renewable energy,and sustainable technology information and
- The Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory assembles teams of researchers from many scientific and
engineering disciplines to work together on leading-edge research toward
common programmatic and technological g
oals. The lab's Environment Program focuses on environmental technologies, energy efficiency, and health and ecological assessment. Their highly rated site also includes publications, electronic
magazines, technical reports, an online library, and links to other related sites.
- Gaining Ground Journal's Winter issue focuses on Sustainable Energy. A few of the articles include: For Sustainable Energy Consumption Phase Out Fossil Fuels by Lelani Arris, Energy Advocates On Sustainability: Use The Market To Make The Transition to Renewables b
y Terry Teitelbaum, Shut Off & Shut Out What Low-Income Communities Aren't Getting From The Energy Debate by Samme Chittum,
Energy Conservation At A Crossroads In The Northwest: Past Successes Make Way For New Challenges by Kellyn S. Betts & Terry Teitelbaum.
- The US Energy Information Administration provides monthly energy statistics from 1992 to the present, a sumary of greenhouse gas statistics for the United States, energy models, articles, US an
d international energy statistics, and "World Energy," a database showing energy consumption and production for all countries of the world.
This site also contains numerous reports available on PDF format, including: EIA Annual Report to Congress, Energy Information Sheets, EIA New Releases, Annual Energy Outlook, Energy Information Directory, International Energy Outlook, and Alternatives to
Traditional Transportation Fuels: An Overview.
- TDH Associate
International'sserver contains information on renewable energy,
electric vehicles, aerospace research, conservation products, and links
to related links.
- The US Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and
Renewable Energy Network provides a search engine to access DOE
information on buildings, transportation, industrial and agricultural
processes, municipalities and community systems.
- The IEA and OECD present the CADDET Energy Efficiency
Information Centre for demonstrated energy efficient technologies,
operating worldwide via a network of national contacts. Among other
things, this site provides a database of over 1700 demonstrated projects
in the industrial, building, transportation, and agricultural sectors.
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