Sustainability and Resilience Links

Agencies and organizations

U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development
(connects businesses with government and other stakeholders to promote economic, social, and environmentally sound operations/projects; focus areas – by-product synergy (see Ohio project below), ecosystem services, property assessed clean energy financing, water) 

Center for Resilience, Ohio State University
(an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to improving resilience of industrial systems and the environments in which they operate: short-term risk management and long-term sustainability are two ends of the enterprise resilience continuum; originated by-product synergy Ohio project)  

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
(CEO-led effort to promote sustainability globally.  >200 companies in 20 sectors with >$7 trillion annual revenue in >30 countries; focused on energy/climate, ecosystems, water, buildings, tires, future leaders)

US EPA sustainability program/links
(includes labeling green products and promoting green chemistry and engineering, managing materials rather than creating waste, using green infrastructure to manage storm water runoff, and supporting the sustainable design of communities)

Center for a Livable Future (at Johns Hopkins University)
(connects food production and antibiotics resistance, food and farm policy, public health, diet, food production, and environment)

Citizens Network for Sustainable Development
(building sustainability movement in U.S. through grassroots organizations, communities, and citizen movements; advocates for national sustainability policies)

World Resources Institute
(Connects people and environment for >sustainability; goals in four areas:  climate protection, governance, markets and enterprise, people and ecosystems)

Ceres – “mobilizing business leadership for a sustainable world”
(advocates for sustainability leadership; Ceres mobilizes a powerful network of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy)

Sustainable World Initiative
(seeks to balance human needs/populations with environmental resources; focused on the biological and geo-physical realities of planet Earth, and on the need for human activities to be in reasonable balance with the finite resources of one planet)

Sustainable World Coalition
(mainly online resources)

Global Sustainable Tourism Council
(supports tourism that is sustainable; public links to >125 member organizations and agencies; issues Global Sustainability Tourism Criteria for 1) hotels/tour operators, and 2) destinations)

Earthwatch Institute
(engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education for understanding/action necessary for sustainable environment; Research Education Conservation)

National Center for Appropriate Technology
(serves economically disadvantaged people by providing information/access to technologies that  improve lives; low-tech/high-tech projects addressing housing, economics, and environmental quality)

SustainUS
(organization of young people advancing sustainable development and youth empowerment in the U.S. education/advocacy recognizing inherent equality/interdependence of social, economic, environmental sustainability; sponsors Citizen Science: http://sustainus.org/citizen-science annual paper competition)

Labor Network for Sustainability
(dedicated to engaging trade unions, workers, allies to support economic, social, environmental sustainability; Green Workers Alliance)

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

 

Other web links

6 New Sustainable Business Practices

Published by Neil L Drobny, PhD, ISSP-CSP, The Ohio State University – Fisher College of Business

Treehugger  (A Discovery (media) Company)
(programs/sustainability/ and information: design, living, transportation, technology, science, energy)

Green Lodging News
(news, info, and many resources for lodging/travel/tourism industry; links under numerous related categories, e.g. water conservation; green product/service directory; links to numerous Green Organizations in the industry)