Our Klamath Basin Water Crisis
Upholding rural Americans' rights to grow food,
own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
Amerikan Expose, posted 4/22/08
"AGENDA 21 proposes
an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by
"Since 1973, American Rivers has been dedicated to protecting and restoring healthy, natural rivers and the variety of life they sustain for people, fish and wildlife. A nonprofit membership organization, we lead the nationwide river movement. [more]
"Founded in 1964, the American Water Resources Association is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the advancement of men and women in water resources management, research, and education. AWRA’s membership is multidisciplinary; its diversity is its hallmark. It is the professional home of a wide variety of water resources experts including engineers, educators, foresters, biologists, ecologists, geographers, managers, regulators, hydrologists and attorneys." [more]
"AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the drinking water community. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment. ... The American Water Works Association is an international nonprofit scientific and educational society..." Founded in 1881. [more]
"The Webpage of the European Sustainable Cities & Towns Campaign and the European Sustainable Cities Project! Campaign Interactive supports transfer of knowledge and exchange of experience in the field of urban sustainability and Local Agenda 21 in Europe, thereby helping implement the concept of sustainable development. It provides central access to comprehensive and up-to-date information relevant to all those working towards sustainability in an urban context."
"The Centre for Sustainable Design was established in 1995 within the Faculty of Design at The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College, in the UK. CfSD has organised over 30 conferences and workshops, and undertaken a wide range of research and training projects on eco-product development and sustainable product design. It has achieved an international reputation for high quality, innovative, leading-edge work. CfSD is supported by an international advisory board."
"REPP's goal is to accelerate the use of renewable energy by providing credible information, insightful policy analysis, and innovative strategies amid changing energy markets and mounting environmental needs by researching, publishing, and disseminating information, creating policy tools, and hosting highly active, on-line, renewable energy discussion groups."
"The Earth Council is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that was created in September 1992 to promote and advance the implementation of the Earth Summit agreements. It is led by a body of 18 Members, drawn from the world's political, business, scientific and non-governmental communities. Sixteen eminent world leaders serve as Honorary Members, and an 18 member Earth Council Institute functions as an advisory board."
"EnviroLink is a non-profit organization... a grassroots online community that unites hundreds of organizations and volunteers around the world with millions of people in more than 150 countries. EnviroLink is dedicated to providing comprehensive, up-to-date environmental information and news. At EnviroLink we're committed to promoting a sustainable society by connecting individuals and organizations through communications technologies. We recognize that our technologies are just tools, and that the solutions to our ecological challenges lie within our communities and their connection to the Earth itself."
INFORSE and INFORSE members work for sustainable development in energy on all levels, from local to global. As part of this, INFORSE is working on a 'Vision2050'. The aim is a 100% sustainable energy supply by 2050. National visions for Denmark, Romania, Ukraine.
A NGO, operating in cooperation with the World Trade Organization, which sets international standards for businesses world-wide.
"An 'intentional community' is a group of people dedicated with intent, purpose, and commitment to a mutual concern. Generally the group shares land or housing, or is otherwise close enough geographically to be in continuous active fellowship so that it can effectively carry out the purposes to which it is dedicated."
"For development to be sustainable it must integrate environmental stewardship, economic development and the well-being of all people—not just for today but for countless generations to come. This is the challenge facing governments, non-governmental organizations, private enterprises, communities and individuals. The International Institute for Sustainable Development meets this challenge by advancing policy recommendations on international trade and investment, economic policy, climate change, measurement and indicators, and natural resource management to make development sustainable..." This NGO also operates IISD Linkages, "a multi-media resource for environment and development policy makers".
"IWA was founded in September 1999 by the merger of the International Association of Water Quality and the International Water Supply Association. ... IWA collaborates with The World Bank, The World Health Organisation as well as the main UN agencies (UNEP, UNDP, UNESCO), dealing with water and sanitation on projects of common interest. IWA is a founder member of the World Water Council and is involved in the Global Water Partnership and the Collaborative Council on Water Supply and Sanitation. The Association is represented on the Nominating Committee for the Stockholm Water Prize and is a strong supporter of the yearly Stockholm Water Symposium. During 2000 IWA contributed substantially to the World Vision for Water in the 21st Century and was heavily involved in the World Water Forum in Den Haag, Netherlands in March 2000." [more]
All-encompassing site for Minnesota. "Sustainable Minnesota is the home page of Minnesotans for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ME3). The site was developed and is maintained by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance."
"The Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development is to apply and refine the strategic tools of cooperative engagement in order to build global security and sustainability." Also operates Pegasus Project, the Institute's youth indoctrination program.
"More people means more pollution, more sprawl, less green space, and even more demands on the earth's already overburdened resources. NPG is the leader in the movement for a sound population policy and advocates a smaller and truly sustainable population through voluntary incentives for smaller families and reduced immigration levels."
"...The nation's leading regional membership organization focused on promoting the understanding, development, and adoption of energy conservation and non-polluting, renewable energy technologies. For more than thirty years, NESEA has facilitated and enhanced a network of professionals, practitioners, and other citizens in pursuit of responsible energy use. Our programs and activities focus on the northeastern United States, from Washington, DC to Maine. NESEA is a chapter of the American Solar Energy Society."
Sustainable Development Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
"Information on sustainable agriculture for producers. Grants available for sustainable agriculture projects."
"We are witnessing the beginning of a profound transformation - the successor to the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions - the Environmental Revolution. It seems to take a crisis for human beings to get serious about doing things differently. That is the silver lining to the grave environmental problems humankind is about to experience - out of the impending crisis will come true change. The transition to a green (clean) economy is underway. That's what we believe at SustainableBusiness.com."
"The Sustainable Energy & Economy Network (SEEN) works to end World Bank and other government investment in fossil fuels based on their human rights, environmental, and developmental outcomes... SEEN, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies (Washington, DC) and the Transnational Institute (Amsterdam), works in partnership with citizens groups nationally and globally ... Throughout this century, wars have been fought over fossil fuels. The reliance of rich countries on fossil fuels fosters a climate of insecurity, and a rationale for large military budgets in the North. In the South, it often fosters or nurtures autocratic or dictatorial regimes and corruption, while exacerbating poverty and destroying subsistence cultures and sustainable livelihoods. A continued rapid consumption of fossil fuels also ensures catastrophic environmental consequences: Climate change is a serious, emerging threat to the stability of the planet's ecosystems, and a particular hazard to the world's poorest people. The threat of climate change also brings more urgency to the need to reorient energy-related investments, using them to provide abundant, clean, safe energy for human needs and sustainable livelihoods." [more]
"The Corporation for National and Community Service (“the Corporation”) has announced the availability of approximately $4,000,000 to award Next Generation Grants to eligible nonprofit organizations. The purpose of these grants is to foster the next generation of national service organizations by providing seed money to help new and start-up organizations, and established organizations proposing new projects or programs, plan and implement new service programs that have the potential of becoming national in scope. These funds are available under authority provided in Public Law 108-7, the Omnibus Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2003."
"The Sustainable Development Communications Network (SDCN) is a group of leading civil society organizations seeking to accelerate the implementation of sustainable development through broader, integrated information and communications about what we know." SDCN connects to the Sustainable Development Gateway. "The SD Gateway integrates the on-line information developed by members of the Sustainable Development Communications Network. In addition to over 1,200 documents available in SD Topics, we provide services such as a calendar of events, a job bank, the Sustainability Web Ring, a roster of mailing lists (listservs) and news sites dealing with sustainable development."
"Essential to the success of the publication is the strength of its subscription database, ie. the level of decision-makers, policy makers and key specifiers who receive Sustainable Development International. Working in co-operation with international bodies - including United Nations Agencies (CSD, UNIDO, UNEP); World Energy Council (WEC); Investment and Banking Authorities and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) - we have built a subsription database of decision-makers at local, regional and national level as well as representatives of development agencies, NGO communities and international policy makers."
"The Sustainable Energy Coalition brings together more than 30 national business, environmental, consumer, and energy policy organizations. Founded in 1992, the Coalition promotes increased federal support for energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and reduced federal support for unsafe or polluting energy resources..." [more]
"Sustrans – the sustainable transport charity — works on practical projects to encourage people to walk, cycle and use public transport in order to reduce motor traffic and its adverse effects."
"WaterPartners International is committed to providing clean drinking water to communities in developing countries. We have solutions that work. Working in partnership with donors and those in need of safe water, we have helped thousands of people develop accessible, sustainable, community-level water supplies."
This connects to Chapter 24 of Agenda 21, and according to the Anti-Communitarian League,at number 13. "This is how Agenda 21 ties to feminism."
An international advocacy network that purports to strive for a healthy planet with social, political, economic and environmental justice for all through the empowerment of women. Features information on environmental links to breast cancer, women's health, gender justice, UN conference followup, particularly monitoring of the Beijing Platform for Action and the Cairo Programme of Action. WEDO also publishes global reports on government and NGO action in response to these plan of actions. Co-founded by Bella Abzug in 1991.
Flushing freedom down the toilet?
NGO of the U.N. and several international member organizations. It's purported purpose is to set international standards for sanitation and design for the commodes of your community.
From the website: "When we go to 'toilets away from home' we sometimes put up with the many discomforts like hygiene problems, inadequate sanitation, design flaws and many other problems associated with public toilets. Public toilets serve the male and female but it goes beyond that. What about the visually, physically and mentally handicapped, the child, the elderly, or people with babies, as well as certain religious and cultural toilet requirements? The female visits the toilet 3 times longer than the male; logically they need more toilet cubicles because of the absence of urinals...."
Aren't you glad there is an international arm of the U.N. to address these problems?
"From politics to security to public health, from crime to the environment, a growing agenda of development issues can no longer be managed within the boundaries of any single nation. Global, regional and national coalitions for action are emerging centred around the United Nations' indispensable role. The UN can bring together governments, civil society, multinational corporations and multilateral organizations - coming together around particular issues of concern and looking for innovative ways to address them." — Mark Malloch Brown, Administrator of UNDP.
"At the United Nations Millennium Summit, world leaders put development at the heart of the global agenda by adopting the Millennium Development Goals, which set clear targets for reducing poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women by 2015. On the ground in 166 countries, UNDP uses its global network to help the UN system and its partners to raise awareness and track progress, while it connects countries to the knowledge and resources needed to achieve these goals."
Also operates the Sustainable Development Network Programme, which "oversees national programs, making information technology more accessable" to developing countries.
"SustainUS is a US national network of young people organizing around the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in their schools and communities. We are committed to increasing youth participation in sustainable development issues, demanding government accountability to its citizens and adherence to international agreements, and working with all stakeholders to establish sustainable development practices. We educate young people about sustainable development, lobby decision makers, work with the media, and run projects that promote sustainability."
"The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a coalition of 170 international companies united by a shared commitment to sustainable development via the three pillars of economic growth, ecological balance and social progress. Our members are drawn from more than 35 countries and 20 major industrial sectors. We also benefit from a global network of 45 national and regional business councils and partner organizations located in 40 countries, involving some 1,000 business leaders globally. The WBCSD's activities reflect our belief that the pursuit of sustainable development is good for business and business is good for sustainable development."
"World Education is dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through economic and social development programs. World Education is well known for its work around the globe in environmental education, community development, maternal and child health, school governance, integrated literacy, small enterprise development, HIV/AIDS education and prevention and care, and refugee training. World Education also works to strengthen literacy and adult basic education programs in the United States. Projects are designed to contribute to individual growth, as well as to community and national development. Founded in 1951. [more]
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