Websites with Multiple
Resources and Linkages
with a Systemic Vision
Multiple Resources and Linkages
Guide to Environmental Resources on the Internet
United Nations Environment Program
International Institute for Sustainable Development(IISD)
IISD's mission is to promote sustainable development
in decision-making internationally within Canada . IISD contributes new
knowledge and concepts, analyzes policies, identify and disseminate information
about best practices, demonstrate how to measure progress and build partnerships
to amplify these messages.
EnviroLink Library, is the most comprehensive resource
of environmental information available on the internet. We've reorganized
The EnviroLink Library to make information easier for you to access,
interact with and use. Information is grouped under subjects within each
main area of the Library.
Envirolinks listing of Environmental Organizations
Very Extensive listing of Environmental Organizations
with links to nearly all of them.
Selected NGO Alternative Treaties
From the Global Forum at Rio de Janeiro June 1-15, 1992
Global Vision project for Sustainability
Partners -and hotlinks to Global Vision!
Earth Rites Institute Home Page
Earth Rights Institute
Statement of Purpose: Earth Rights Institute is dedicated
to securing the democratic human right to the earth via local-to-global
land value taxation and ground rent policies. Profiteering and speculation
in land and natural resources has now been clearly identified as the root
cause of the mal-distribution of wealth that plagues market economies.
The correction lies with earth trustee policies which affirm that the earth
is the common heritage of all. Earth Rights Institute associates have considerable
expertise in the implementation of fiscal and public finance policies based
on the earth trustee ethic. Variously known as 'geonomics,' 'ground rent
collection,' 'land value recapture,' or 'land value taxation', this policy
approach shifts the taxation base away from individually created wealth
(labor and productive capital) and onto the land and resource base. The
earth's common wealth in this way can support the needs of the community
as a whole and/or be distributed as earthshare dividends directly to individuals.
Seven Nobel prize winners and many other notables have
endorsed this equitable, efficient approach to land and natural resource
allocation and conservation. Various emerging movements throughout the
globe now strongly recommend this policy. The United Nations Action Agenda
for Habitat II urges its implementation under the Ensuring Access to Land
heading in Section B (56).
Earth Rights Institute can assist you and your community
through all stages of the implementation of this policy approach, beginning
with the initial education and advocacy process, through the political
groundwork that may be required to obtain enabling legislation, into land
assessments, establishing accurate land cadastres, and the structuring
of specific fiscal instruments that will secure the collection of ground
rents for the benefit of all.
NRTEE -National Roundtable on the Environment and Economy
Empowerment Resources For Personal Growth, Social
Change, and Ecology
This website claims to have the best green empowerment
resources on the Internet as well as Personal Empowerment Resources, Cultural
Empowerment Resources, Political Empowerment Resources and Resources for
Building an Ecologically Sustainable Society. Go straight to Ecologically
Sustainable Resource Page:
Donella Meadows (Who Lives in the Global Village?)
Fascinating break down of global statistics based on
population of 1,000.
Since its founding in 1979 by Robert and Diane Gilman,
CONTEXT INSTITUTE has explored how human society can become sustainable
, and has served as a catalyst for voluntary change toward a more humane
and sustainable culture. Their focus is on whole systems understanding
and their work is characterized by a way of thinking which includes
the elements: Systems Thinking, Solution Orientation, Long -Term Orientation,
Ecological Thinking , and Compassion and Forgiveness. IN CONTEXT:
A Quarterly of Humane Sustainable Culture.in print from 1983 to 1995 and
now continuing on their site.
The Indigenous Environmental Network
An alliance of grassroots indigenous peoples whose mission
is to protect the sacredness of Mother Earth from contamination and exploitation
by strengthening maintaining and respecting the traditional teachings and
the natural laws . This is one of the most visually stunning websites you
will see and beautifully organized with information on environmental issues,
environmental code of ethics and links to other sites among other
Stunning visually this website provides a brief but clear,
thorough and excellent over view of the Gaia world view, along with references,
quotes, and links to text on Gaia by originator of the concept James
Earth Site - John McConnel
Purpose of Earth Site
The reason for EarthSite is to get attention for the
following Earth Day idea -- and encourage earth trusteeship: "All
individuals and institutions have a mutual responsibility to now act as
Trustees of Earth, seeking the choices in ecology, economics and ethics
that will eliminate pollution, poverty and violence, foster peaceful progress,
awaken the wonder of life, and realize the best potential for the
future of the human adventure."
Earth Site encourages everyone visiting their site to
sign up as an Earth Trustee. This means that you support the preservation
of our planet through environmentally sound policies, and that individuals
acting in concert can help save the Earth. This Earth Trustee Registry
will be placed on the Earth Site and will enable you and others with
Internet access to locate your name and know that it will be in the Memory
Disk of the Star of Hope Satellite when it is launched.
The Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN)
A non-profit association of ecolabelling organizations
from around the world. These ecolabelling organizations set criteria for
and certify products and services with lower environmental burdens and
impacts than comparable products with the same function.
Mother's for Natural Law
Mothers for Natural Law has launched The American Campaign
to Ban Genetically Engineered Foods and The Million Signature Initiative
for mandatory labeling.
Mother's For Natural Law Links to Related Sites
Alliance for Bio-Integrity; Australian Genethics Netowrk:
Pure Food Campaign; Union of Concerned Scientists; Coalition of Indian
Nation Statements; Greenpeace.
with a Systemic Vision:
1) TNS: The Natural Step - Sweden's commonsense
green scheme comes to America. The Natural Step Takes a First Step in the
US From Volume 5, No. 2 -- March/April 1996 http://www.ebuild.com/Archives/Other_copy/Naturalstep.html
2) World Business Academy
World Business Academy Conference
3) Basa - Business and Society Alliance
20 Exchange Place, 29th Floor New York, NY 10005 212-635-BASA
(tel)212-742-1291 (fax) www.basa.org
BASA is a non-profit, international membership organization.
Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Fed. ID # 11-3307257
4) New forms of business, taxes etc.
Out of this world- Ethical Business Chain
5) Quality Of Life Page- from World Transformation
6) Keynote address to the World Future Society on July
19, 1997, by Tachi Kiuchi.
Bionomics Economics as an ecosystem. It is not whole
systems change but similar.
Member of the Board of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation,
Chairman of the Future 500, and immediate past Chairman and CEO of Mitsubishi
Electric America: Address available at the following websites:
and at http://www.newciv.org/ISSS_Primer/seminar.html
Attached is an announcement for an online graduate-level
course in Bionomics: Economy as Ecosystem. There's an extensive web
page about the course at:
and of course there is the Bionomics Institute home page