Environmental Issues / Stewardship Links

Action for Solidarity, Equality, Environment, and Diversity (A SEED)  
http://aseed.net/en/
A global organization linking youth groups and individuals on all continents who are committed to social and environmental justice.

Amazon Watch 
www.amazonwatch.org/
Works to defend the environment and the rights of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin.

David Suzuki Foundation 
www.davidsuzuki.org
Founded by a leading environmentalist, this site features information and action for environmental stewardship, with lots of practical ideas and ways to participate on an individual, school, or community level. Take the nature challenge to find out the 10 most effective ways to conserve natural resources.

Earth Charter Initiative 
www.earthcharter.org
An international declaration of the fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. Add your signature to this important international document and put its principles into action in your community.

The Ecologist 
www.theecologist.org
This UK-based publication is the world's longest running environmental magazine, addressing many global issues. Check out eco-buys, resources, campaigns and archived articles indexed by topic.

Evergreen 
www.evergreen.ca
Offers great tips and resources on how to create greener, healthier schools, communities, and homes. Visit the tool shed of resources for “how to” guidebooks, videos, and reports to get you started.

Friends of the Earth International 
www.foei.org and www.amisdelaterre.org
Features information and campaigns related to a wide variety of global environmental issues, presenting great ideas for action and cyber campaigns to get involved in.

Greenpeace 
www.greenpeace.org
Renowned for its high profile, creative, and bold campaigns on topics ranging from genetically modified food, to nuclear power, to climate change and more, this site features great action ideas and tools, online petitions and campaigns you can join.

National Resources Defense Council 
www.nrdc.org
An effective environmental action organization, using law, science, and the support of more than 1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.

Planet Friendly 
www.planetfriendly.net
Focuses on peace, the environment and sustainable living.  Be sure to scroll down and check out the “Links, Gateways & Guides” section that provides hard-to-find information related to environment, sustainability and related themes.

Sierra Club 
www.sierraclub.org
This grassroots coalition works on matters of public policy and environmental awareness. Program areas include atmosphere and energy, health and environment, biodiversity and sustainable economy. Visit the international site for online actions and join the Sierra Youth Coalition.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 
www.unfccc.int
Visit this site to find out the latest updates on the Kyoto Protocol using the progress measuring thermometer and list of signatories. Check out the “Beginner’s Guide to the Convention and the Climate Change Information Kit” for background research on this issue.

Water First 
www.water1st.org/ and www.a-childs-right.org/links2.html
One of several nonprofit organizations currently working to provide assistance to people in desperate need of clean water and sanitation.  The link to “A Child’s Right” provides a great list of organizations working on clean water.

The World Conservation Union 
www.iucn.org
Click on the IUCN Red List of threatened species for updates on rates of extinction for plants and wildlife.

WWF – The Conservation Organization 
www.panda.org
Formerly known as the World Wildlife Foundation, this organization has expanded its focus to include other leading  conservation issues, including forests, climate change, toxins and more. Click on “Passport” to support WWF campaigns and check out the Activist Toolkit for action tips.