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Social Aspects of Resource Management Links

Agencies and organizations 

Rachel Carson Center for Society and Environment, Munich
(The Environment & Society Portal is a nonprofit education and research project that aims to make environmental humanities materials freely and openly accessible; digital multimedia and interpretive features)

Environmental Literacy Council
(allows scientists, economists, educators to connect teachers and students to science-based information on environmental issues)

Institut Veolia Environment, Paris
(Ensuring the durability of natural resources depends not only on national decisions but also on the populations' taking this vital issue into account. Ideological and cultural factors will increasingly determine how a society views environmental problems. Education plays an essential role in heightening awareness of these challenges, notably by establishing good practices to avoid waste of natural resources, reduce health risks and participate in a more sustainable development. The work of the Institute in this field contributes to exploring the interaction of society and the environment.

Natural Resources Defense Council environmental justice site

Society of Environmental Journalists
(seeks to strengthen the quality, reach and viability of journalism across all media to advance public understanding of environmental issues; issue guides, journal; professional development)

US EPA environmental justice site
(blog, policy/guidance; publications/reports; listserve)

Environmental Justice Resource Center, Clark Atlanta University
(various reports and resources; news)

Environmental Justice Climate Change Initiative 
(founded in 2001; CA-based; identifies and advocates on policy related to climate change/justice)

(Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment; projects)

Friends of the Earth
(advocacy in environmental/progressive communities, seeks to change the perception of the public, media, policy makers--and effect policy change--with policy analysis and advocacy campaigns)

Religion and Environment

National Religious Partnership for the Environment (NRPE) composed of:

Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life 
(covers the gamut of Jewish communities in the US, including Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist, among others)

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Environmental Justice Program and Catholic Coalition on Climate Change /Catholic Climate Covenant
(The USCCB is the policy-making arm of the Catholic Church in the US; have sponsored EJP since 1993;  CCCC was formed in 2006)

Creation Justice Ministires (Formaly The National Council of Churches of Christ Eco-Justice Program)
(includes 38 mainline protestant (Presbyterian, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, etc.), Greek Orthodox, Historically Black Church, Quaker, and other denominations)

Evangelical Environmental Network
(network of Evangelical partner organizations and churches  including World Vision, Intervarsity, Habitat for Humanity, and other organizations or parachurch organizations, in addition to many churches)

Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology
(an incredible resource site for “Religion and Ecology” information generally and  internationally)

Alliance for Religions and Conservation
(sort of an international version (UK-based) of the NRPE)

Interfaith Power and Light
(largest faith-based climate change organization, with chapters in 39 states; sponsored by the Regeneration Project)

Green Faith
(a growing national faith-based environmental group based on New Jersey)

Ohio Interfaith Power and Light
(Ohio chapter of Interfaith Power and Light; a project of the Ohio Council of Churches; volunteers and staff helping Ohio faith communities conserve energy, become more energy efficient, and promote renewable energy in response to climate change; focus on tangible results)

Marianist Environmental Education Center
(educates community in sustainability through ecology-based simple living, social justice, and spirituality; in Dayton)

(local agencies and organizations may be added later; in meantime try links above to link to them)

Other web links

Society and Natural Resources (monthly journal)
(official journal of the International Association of Society and Natural Resources)

Science Daily, Science and Society section
(news in many related categories)

Environment and Planning 
(four journals published by Pion Ltd. In the UK)