Green World Trust
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Networking for Global Sustainability 

SHORT INTERNET VIDEOS
  - KEY INTRODUCTIONS TO GLOBAL ISSUES - WHY - ABOUT COPING
Joanna Macy
  The Great Turning set in historical context - very concise
Richard Heinberg
  Peak Oil and the coming crunch - Part 1 and Part 2
Rob Hopkins 
  Transition Towns - the positive response to Peak Oil and Climate Change - building resilience and re-localizing - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
Professor Bob Carter 
  Climate Change - Has it been cancelled, explaining the unusual current situation that throws doubt on the science of manmade global warming
 
   
-- PAGE 1 -- Green Groups and Communities Ethical Business
Vital Keys For Change Global Sustainability Holistic and Spiritual Perspectives
Key Information Portals Planetary Initiatives Education for Sustainability
Quality Information Exceptional Citizens Empower and Heal
Forums & Networking True Leadership Coach and Consult
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Support Groups & Peace-Building United Nations links UK - local resources

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Green World Trust   Working to promote a "Think Global Act Local" awakening - but unusually among environmentalists at present, concerned about the evidence of corruption in Climate Science, and promoting a scientific review. Meeting for mutual support in small local groups where ordinary people who care can gather, where nobody is prevented by lack of time or money or qualification or experience or any other handicap  RETURN TO TOP
GWT Climate Science Primer   Nothing else like this on the Internet - a thorough but readable primer in sceptical Climate Science, which also tells a personal story of a U-turn from believer in dangerous global warming from our CO2 emissions, to scientifically aware disbeliever in both the current orthodox global warming "science" and its methods of promotion.
Transition Culture   Rob Hopkins' extremely informative and uptodate blog. This is a key source if you want to keep your finger on the pulse - the real global news, the best grasp and wisdom, the best creative and realistic responses with Transition Towns - however if you need a primer or reminder, stay here at GWT!
Transition Towns   Started in the UK to enable each town and community to develop their own grassroots "Energy Descent Action Plan" It's growing fast - looks like it has exactly the right mix to build strong local initiatives, build community and draw on everyone's different skills and concerns.
Be The Change (+ "Change the Dream")   Annual conference in London - inspirational quality second to none for global awakening and sustainability. "Be the change" was one of Gandhi's favourite phrases. "Change the Dream" is the initiative reaching out locally - "It is as if we are living inside of a dream, sleepwalking toward oblivion, while self-serving, shortsighted interests encourage our slumber with managed news and other weapons of mass distraction. The villain is an outmoded worldview which indigenous people refer to as our "dream"."   
New Economics   At the cutting edge - "An independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being."
Joanna Macy   "The revolution of our time is the "Great Turning" from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilization." Powerful transformational workshops, used to be called "Despair and Empowerment"
The World Cafe   "Shaping our future through Conversations That Matter" - "People around the world are finding the World Café principles and process easy to use, exciting and inspiring." - yes!
Earth Repair   "A visionary one-page Charter has been produced as a wide-ranging, long-term global action plan for governments and people who want to create a future without war. " - more, and beautifully done...
Earth Future -
Solutions Project
  "Aims to address the world’s major problems... by informing people about solutions that are already being practiced, and by promoting their adoption... " Series of books "101 Solutions to ....." starting with Climate Change.

 

   
The Lean Economy Connection - info portal   This is the best start to all good and essential info sources anywhere on the Internet. It is friendly and well-annotated and divided into sections representing a good spectrum of the planetary issues.
Energy Bulletin   sound, neutral info portal - the latest news on Peak Oil & related issues
Power Switch   UK - stocks essential books & videos - End of Suburbia, How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, etc
Post Carbon Institute   links to all good sources re Peak Oil & Climate Change, to"local energy farms", "re-localization network" and "post-carbon cities"
Chris Johnstone
"Great Turning Times"
 

UK-based "The Great Turning Times" e-info-sheet is very helpful, describing some really key lovely happenings, articles, links, etc. Unfortunately not at the top of Chris' website - go to the Contact page

The Oil Drum   "discussions about energy and our future"
Encyclopedia of Earth   Goal ...the largest reliable resource... all in one place... user-friendly to all who want sound information on climate change, pesticides, nuclear power, sustainable development, or any other important environmental issue.
EcoSustainable Hub   Australia-based "facilitating co-operation, networking, ethical practices and developments servicing sustainability."
EnviroLink   "Had us dancing in our seats. This site is one of the most attractive and useful collections of Web pages we've encountered in our many travels." - Net Guide. US-dominated but truly global, run primarily by volunteers, it is a grassroots online worldwide community dedicated to providing comprehensive, up-to-date environmental information and news.
Planet-Friendly   Canada-based "People & Planet is a unique gateway to environment, peace and sustainable living, in Canada & beyond."
Sustainability Info   UK-based "hub" for sustainable development, social change and environmental issues, helping those seeking to become better informed or engaged in these areas.  It has 1) facilities to promote exchange of problem solving, know-how & ideas; 2) a directory of resources with connections for researching sustainability; 3) a directory of reference material. Your contributions will help everyone!
EcoEarth Environment Portal   "offers news, links and commentary in order to allow other websites and information services to link to relevant environmental news stories gathered and commented upon by Ecological Internet as a service to the environmental communities. "
Earthwire UK   "used by government officials, journalists following hot issues, students and researchers looking for current information on the state of the environment, and by anyone interested."
Worldwatch Institute   "offers a unique blend of interdisciplinary research, global focus, and accessible writing that has made it a leading source of information on the interactions among key environmental, social, and economic trends. Our work revolves around the transition to an environmentally sustainable and socially just society—and how to achieve it."
Sustainability Webring   "focuses on the efforts of organizations to achieve sustainable development. Information from around the world about how to deal with such crucial issues as: climate change, cleaner production, waste, poverty, consumerism, natural resource management, and governance. "
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Peak Oil   "Life After the Oil Crash" - "Civilization as we know it is coming to an end soon. This is the scientific conclusion of the most widely-respected geologists, physicists, and investment bankers in the world. These are rational, professional, conservative individuals who are absolutely terrified by a phenomenon known as global Peak Oil."
Appropedia   "...We passionately believe that a deep collaborative approach is both possible and essential to addressing the significant sustainability gaps that humanity is now coming to acknowledge. "
Earth Charter   "a declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society, [it] seeks to inspire in all peoples a sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the human family and the larger living world."
Freeconomy Community   Very attractive website with a very attractive philosophy on skills sharing etc to move out of global dependence on big companies etc
WorldChanging   "the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us.. We only need to put the pieces together. We don't generally offer links to resources which are about problems and not solutions, unless the resource is so insightful that its very existence is a step towards a solution."
Thomas Berry   "The university can be considered as one of the four basic establishments that determine human life... the government, the church, the university and the commercial-industrial corporation...  All four are failing in their basic purposes for the same reason."
Green Spirit Books   "Stretching from Creation Spirituality to Deep Ecology, from New Cosmology to Global Justice and more... Raising human awareness and changing selfish attitudes can be a daunting task, but here to help in that Great Work are some valuable resources."
Millennium Project   Annually updated "State of the Future": this book compiles "an incredible wealth of knowledge from around the planet, the kind of cumulative information that we need to create a real worldwide intelligence".
Weather Makers   "Most of us suspect that climate change is happening... This book is unimpeachable in its authority, deftly and accessibly written in its vision for what each of us can do to avoid catastrophe. It is a global call to arms, laying out plainly if not controversially what we know, what we think might happen, and what tools we have available to us to make a difference."
Scientists for Global Responsibility   "promotes ethical science, design and technology, based on the principles of openness, accountability, peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability. Carries out research, education, and lobbying centred around the military, environmental and political aspects of science, design and technology. Provides a support network."
How to answer a CC skeptic   "We exist to tell the untold stories, spotlight trends before they become trendy, and engage the apathetic" The best ever answers to Climate Change sceptics here
World Game   "What the world wants, and how to pay for it using military expenditures": a chart with annual costs of various global programs for solving the major human need and environmental problems facing humanity. Their combined total cost is approximately 30% of the world's total annual military expenditures.
Green Health   Dr Lawson is delightfully aware, and his website is an inspiration for "snappy facts" and - hitting the nail on the head
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The World Cafe   "Little did we realize when the World Café was born in our living room in 1995 that it would unfold into a learning journey of “conversations that matter” for hundreds of thousands of people... As you experiment with Café dialogues we’d love to hear about what you are discovering. We have an active online community as well as a network of global hosts that welcome contributions. The World Café has grown through expanding networks of relationships and from a dedication to keep listening together to the insights that emerge from cross-pollinating diverse perspectives."
Findhorn Foundation Global Network   "Deepen Your Findhorn Connection and Strengthen Your Work in the World through Global Network... Our Network of Light is expanding and for the first time ever, it's interactive! It's a grass roots, co-creative venture - working together for a sustainable future... Experience the power of the collective as we share the joys and challenges of being on the spiritual path together. Become part of the critical mass that is raising the consciousness of the collective."
Environmental Network, Univ of New South Wales   * What motivates you? the en enables you to get involved in discussing and addressing environmental issues of importance with other likeminded individuals and groups.   
* where do you go for more information? the en is a centralised area for discussion, collaboration and access to uptodate information." 
Possibly a world best forum of this kind? need to investigate! and if so, why here?
Whole world watching   "As Concerned Citizens of Planet Earth we need a way to Communicate directly. This is an email forum to share "Alerts" when we learn something that we feel we want to share with the whole world"
Compass Network   "Information. Ideas. Inspiration. All over the world, thousands of us are communicating on issues of sustainable development: from recycling to renewable energy, conservation to corporate responsibility, transport to fair trade. We're all trying to engage and to motivate. We can help each other. The Compass Network is a global exchange for knowledge and creativity in sustainability communications. It's a place to share, to learn and to meet like-minded people..."
Its Not Easy Being Green   Our aim: "To live a 21st century lifestyle but to produce little or no waste and to remove our dependence upon fossil fuels". We did a lot of research... This website is to help others heading off on the same journey.
EnviroLink Forum   The EnviroLink Network is a non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991. Online forum "Community - Ecology - Connection"
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