Websites

Each of the organizations and individuals mentioned is a top notch thinker and practitioner.  Many more could be mentioned but this will get you started.

The Earth Charter, created through a multiyear, international consultation sets out fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society for the 21st century. You and your organization can endorse the Charter and join the Earth Charter Initiative to put the Charter into action.

The Coalition for the Global Commons has launched an ongoing international consultation process that each person can contribute to. The purpose is to create a global action plan related to these key areas: politics, economics, civil society, science, religious communities, academia and the media. Log on and share your thoughts.

Yes! Magazine supports people worldwide in building a just, sustainable, and compassionate world. Each issue focuses on a different theme and includes stories of people making a difference, new models that foster justice and sustainability, and cogent analysis of problems and solutions.

Joanna Macy, eco-philosopher and scholar of Buddhism and general systems theory, offers wisdom, tools, and practices for building a life sustaining society in harmony with Earth.

Paul Hawken, teacher, writer, entrepreneur, has dedicated his life to changing the relationship between business and the environment. Now he is tracking developments of the worldwide effort to build a just and sustainable society.

The Ashoka Foundation supports social entrepreneurs around the world and offers inspiring stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

The Earth Policy Institute is dedicated to building a sustainable future as well as providing a plan of how to get from here to there. They offer one-page eco-economy updates on subjects such as coal, plastic bottles, and nuclear energy. Lester Brown, President, is to go-to person for the latest on environmental research.

Peter Barnes, author of Capitalism 3.0: A Guide To Reclaiming the Commons, is a most hopeful, original, and understandable thinker on how to re-structure the economy so that it works for all.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat have made it their life work to collect and share spiritual practices from the world’s faith traditions. Their website serves up a delicious menu of practices, films, poetry, essays, and quotations to strengthen the spiritual dimension of life.

Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies, and how they grew and attained superior performance.

Richard Brady is a pioneer in teaching mindfulness to school children. Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? Teaching simple mantras, sayings, the art of silence helps kids find peace in the midst of busy lives. The heartening thing is that this is spreading quite quickly. A beautiful way to help youth find their real core. Also see the Mindfulness in Education Network.

The Earth Institute at Columbia University is directed by Jeffrey D. Sachs, advisor to the UN on the Millennial Goals Program. Their work is full of practical solutions to the problem of poverty.

Angeles Arrien offers the shamanic wisdom of indigenous people through her books, workshops, and tapes.

Matthew Fox, theologian and philosopher, has pioneered the ideas of creation-centered spirituality, a brilliant advance in spiritual thinking and practice. He also has set up the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland, California.

Pema Chodron, a Buddhist nun based in Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, is a clear and engaging teacher of Buddhist spiritual practice.

Peace Pilgrim walked 25,000 miles for peace from 1953 to 1981 to spread her message of world, group and individual inner peace. Her teachings are summarized in a small booklet called Steps Toward Inner Peace. You can get it from the website or by mail in pamphlet form.

Albert Gore, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is world famous for his environmental work.
His two websites www.wecansolveit.org and www.repoweramerica.org provide ways to lend support and take action to restore the earth.

Avaaz, which means “voice,” has a genius for identifying pressure points related to social and ecological justice and then alerting members to dramatic actions they plan to take supported by the signatures of members.

Clean Tech Recruits features job listings from the largest companies in the CleanTech sector including many startups and multinationals. The site averages more than 500 posted and active job openings per day.

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