Get informed is the first step you can take to be part of the sustainability movement. The best thing is you can start right now. Follow our links and read, watch and think about the content you will find. Many of the sources listed bellow will help you understand the actual situation and the complexity of topic. Others will inspire and help you to see the different perspectives of sustainability. If you want to get practical advice on sustainable lifestyle, you will be looking forward to check some of the Blogs, which explore sustainable and green design, state of the art technology and offer many further ideas, which are easily put into practice at home.
The U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, division for Sustainable Development, www.un.org and The World Bank Group www.worldbank.org are good sites to start with. They offer an introduction to what Sustainable Development is and what the different issues and sections are e.g. Industry, Poverty, Biodiversity, Means of Implementation…
If you want to find out more about Climate Change then the following site is a perfect source. It has grouped the information and ressources according to the level people start at. Both, beginners and specialists, will find enough reading materials. www.realclimate.org
News and articles on sustainable management are presented by Harvard Business Review http://hbswk.hbs.edu in a very innovative way. For entrepreneurs and those who like to think like them.
Watch and learn
TED is a platform with talks and performance on a diversity of topics devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. This site will definitely help you to see the different perspectives of the world and its most fundamental problems www.ted.com
Watch online documentaries: These sites have plenty of documentaries available online, so that you can watch them at any time. The topics are very broad and include politics, ecology, religion, science, business and miscellaneous www.topdocumentaryfilms.com www.bodocus.com
Read it, try it, enjoy it!
Treehugger is a great site which gives you advise on how to live, design, shop, travel, eat . . . green. It is a good mix between information and style www.treehugger.com
Another great site which combines the every day topics with ecological and sustainable advices is Planetgreen http://planetgreen.discovery.com
Articles targeting not only innovative, sustainable thinking, but stressing their repercussions and interconnections to our everyday http://progressivetimes.wordpress.com
10:10 is a movement Individuals, families, schools and universities, small shops and global brands, film stars and politicians … almost everyone can sign up and help cutting their carbon emissions by 10%. www.1010global.org
Manage your stuff and control your consumer habits, save money and resources by sharing stuff with your friends and neighbors. www.neighborgoods.net
Calculate your footprint and try to reduce it www.earthlab.com
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