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DOW/URV Chair of Sustainable Development - Links of interest


  • Portal of Sustainability
  • Webpage of the Portal of Sustainability is a reference site about sustainability points that is supported by the UNESCO Chair of Sustainability, the UNESCO and the Terra Foundation. This site contains simple, but useful information, that is classified in four sections: environmental social, economic and institutional.
  • Terra Foundation
  • http://www.ecoterra.org/
  • http://www.terra.org/
  • http://biohabitat.terra.org/
  • Webpage of the Terra Foundation, that intends to promote the environmental concern and the sustainable use of natural sources. Terra Foundation stimulates the environmental culture through a perspective change. Terra Foundation has the main aim to promote initiatives that favor a greater society responsibility in the environmental subjects. Terra Foundation Earth works under the spirit of “small changes are powerful”.
  • Network of Sustainable Development and Environment
  • Network of Sustainable Development and Environment is a non-profit initiative impelled by CEBEM (Bolivian Centre of Multidisciplinary Studies). This Network has been working continuously since 1999, delivering a free by-weekly Newsletter, a Virtual Magazine and an information portal for users in Bolivia, Latin America and the rest of the world. During these years, REDESMA’s work has had the support from international cooperation agencies and national and international institutions. We hope that you will find personal gratification for having contributed directly to this effort, maintaining 130 000 informed users on environmental and sustainable development issues.
  • Ecology and Development Organization
  • Ecology and Development is a private, independent and global organisation. Its mission is to help those who want to act for sustainability: a growing minority of people, firms and companies, media, NGOs and governmental organisations that practise or want to practise sustainability in Spain and Latin America. This organisation works analysing the reality and giving useful information for citizens.
  • Sustainable Life Foundation
  • Sustainable Life Foundation was established in 2003 to create and strengthen in our society responsible lifestyles, guaranteeing the human future on the Earth. Its mission is to protect our planet and to participate and to stimulate in social initiatives on environment, sustainability, education, consumption and development.
  • Portal of Environment
  • The Portal of Environment offers news and recent articles classified by environmental topics, for example: water, climate change, renewable energies, oceans and ecosystems, etc. It also contains a calendar of environmental events and opinion polls.
  • The Green Blog
  • The Green Blog is an ecologist and environmental blog. It offers articles distributed in several sections, for example: climate change, ecologic food, dumps, renewable energies, acid rain, etc.
  • Environmental News Network
  • ENN has a serious editorial mission. Our mission is to inform, educate, enable and create a platform for global environmental action. As a result, our readers are top environmental leaders from government, business and educators, as well as a broad spectrum of "intellectually curious" citizens. While in the past we were mainly aggregators of environmental news, ENN has become more than just a collection of content. It is rapidly becoming a collection of resources, teachers, experts and tools that provide objective information and knowledge about the increasingly complex field of environmental science.
  • Encyclopedia of Earth
  • Encyclopedia of Earth is a new electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The Encyclopedia is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each other's work. The articles are written in non-technical language and will be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as to the general public.
  • Education and Sustainability
  • Education and Sustainability (ES) is a magazine targeted at teachers, educators and people interested in the role of learning in sustainability.   It offers both ideas and practical resources on how to integrate key socio-environmental issues into all types of learning activities and is available in English, Spanish, Swedish and Catalan.ES offers articles from sustainability professionals, teachers, students, civil society leaders, philosophers, scientists and others on the role of education in the path to creating a more sustainable future as well as news pieces on innovative educational initiatives from around the world.
  • Sustainable Magazine
  • Sustainable is the magazine of the Network of Cities and Towns towards Sustainability, an organism of the Barcelona Province Council, and it's online since 2001. Sustainable Magazine focuses on the news generated by the Catalan towns respect local sustainability, while taking care to highlight the main policies pursued by the Catalan government, state, and Europe. Among his usual contributors are Jose Luis Gallego, Juana Diaz, Albert Punsola, Didac Ferrer, Monica Sabata and Sergi Rovira. Sustainable is living today a sweet moment, with an increasing number of visitors: from 200 in April 2002 to 40,000 today. Every Monday, more than 2,400 subscribers receive the headlines of the week on their email.
  • Sustain Ability
  • This website is developed and maintained by the Ministry for the Environment for New Zealand households. This site is designed to help you live in a more ecologic way and reduce your impact on the environment, saving money and without compromising your lifestyle. It provides advice, tips, case studies, and a discussion forum on the key elements of living sustainably. It covers topics on rubbish, water, energy, building, transport, shopping, and gardening.
  • Guide to save energy and water at home
  • Most of the times saving energy and water is only a matter of changing some habits, other times it is worth investing some money in technological changes that usually mean long-term savings. The following guide is a compilation of the key points in order to save energy and water at home.