for Global Sustainability
GROUPS AND PEACE-BUILDING
The Beloved Community
||"claims its lineage from the group
known as “The Community of the Beloved Disciple,”
founded by St. John the Apostle. It is the root of many
other groups throughout history, including the Cathars
(aka the “Church of Love”), and the Knights
Templar. Our goal is to fulfill the commission Jesus gave
to St. John, asking him to reunite the feminine and masculine
aspects of the Christ. "
|| "supports grass roots peacebuilding
in conflict areas - people who stands up in their own
community and finds a solution to the conflict within
it. Their most powerful tool is knowledge. Knowledge
of the system. Knowledge of the history. Knowledge of
the people. Knowledge of the culture. Every conflict is
different. That’s why the local knowledge they possess
is vital. Our core values are: respect for the expertise
of practitioners in conflict areas; non-violence; transparency;
and partnership working."
||"you can help a community in a developing
country here and now, together with other online volunteers
(Neighbours), by sharing your skills, knowledge and contacts,
in direct contact with the local community, so you will
see the results of your actions with your own eyes"
||an international educational charity to
foster cross-cultural understanding and friendship, support
communities in need, and promote social & economic
prosperity among cultures in order to unite the world
in a community beyond borders. It undertakes a diverse
and creative range of educational, humanitarian, and peace-building
FREE Advice: Our Elders can help with
most any problem providing a personalized reply to each
request. Our service is totally confidential and easy
to use. We are one of the largest providers of personal
advice anywhere. Our mission is to promote and share
elder know-how and accumulated wisdom. We also have
a goal of elevating the perceived value and worth of
our senior community.
||"We each contain an enduring spark
of the wisdom at the heart of all creation. Isolated and
unsupported, it is small. United with others, the sparks
grow into a flame of illumination and strength for all.
The strength which sustains and renews each of us also
sustains and renews our communities, our organizations,
our environment, the Earth. Gathering in wisdom circles
enables us to move deeply into ourselves, into that core
which continues to survive, hope, dream, and carry on."
||"to encourage discussion, development
and dissemination of ideas that will free humanity from
the fear of war. The emphasis is on barring armed aggression
and eliminating nuclear and other weapons of mass murder
through enforceable international law... Using economic
incentives and sanctions "
||"Nonviolence.org continues without
any funding, attracting a larger audience every year.
I’ve realized more and more that this is a ministry.
As a Quaker I’m committed to spreading the good
news that war is unnecessary. In my personal life this
is a matter of faith in the “power that takes away
occassion for all war.” I draw on all the practical
and pragmatic reasons why war is wrong."
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GROUPS & COMMUNITIES
||"Celebrates all life as deeply connected
and sacred... brings together the rigour of science, the
freedom of creativity, the passion of social action and
the wisdom of spiritual traditions of all ages. Our activities
combine the full potential of the human spirit and imagination
with our passion for the survival of the diversity of
life on Earth."
||"is the biggest UK festival focused
on Green issues. It is for people who care about health,
the environment, sustainability, our children's future
and life in general. It is a celebration of our natural
world and our place within it. Unhealthy activities are
not encouraged. The only things taken in excess should
be love, peace, joy, and friendship."
||one of the best of a growing number of
summer camps (UK - but now everywhere) with creative,
holistic, ecological, recycling, activist, healing, transformational
spiritual and practical themes
||"The definitive guide to communal
living in Britain." - and these places are always
centres of excellence for networking and developing sustainability
ideas and practice!
of the Earth
||"an environmental campaign group -
one of the best... We seek to influence policy and practice
by: 1) Working local to global - from our 200+ local groups
to 70+ International groups; 2) Solutions based research
- we find credible alternatives; 3) Enabling campaigning
- we provide information and tools so people like you
||"an ISP dedicated to groups and individuals
working for peace, human rights and the environment through
the use of information and communication technologies.
It also provides an important gateway for small, indigenous
networks in African and Asian countries."
Wide Fund for Nature
||"the world's largest and most experienced
independent conservation organisation; a truly global
network, working in more than 90 countries; a challenging,
constructive, science-based organisation that addresses
issues from the survival of species and habitats to climate
change, sustainable business and environmental education."
& Resources Action Programme (WRAP) UK
||"to accelerate resource efficiency
by creating efficient markets for recycled materials and
products, while removing barriers to waste minimisation,
re-use and recycling. Reducing waste at home, promoting
home composting, working with the big retailers, running
an advisory service to councils, providing support for
the composting industry, and generally raising public
||"Our principal service is to offer
a Daily Reflection on pertinent subjects. A variety of
essays and poems appear here as well. The Earth Healing
website has new content daily and we are continually preparing
new materials, so we invite you visit us often!"
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||"We focus on understanding the root
causes of unsustainable behavior in complex systems to
help restructure systems and shift mindsets that will
help move human society toward sustainability. We conduct
stakeholder-based systems analysis and change projects.
We facilitate reflective learning and systems thinking
sessions. We develop and conduct capacity building programs
for leaders in nonprofits, government, and business."
||"Wikipedia is an encyclopedia written
collaboratively by its readers." What a stupendous
creation! Includes: Ways of looking at sustainability;
Concepts and issues; Types of sustainability; Development
sustainability; The Phenomenon of Change Resistance; Sustainability
and Competitiveness; Bibliography; and important internal
and external links
||Empowerment Institute: "the world's
premiere consulting and training organization specializing
in the methodology of empowerment." "The major
cause of the continued deterioration of the global environment
is the unsustainable patterns of consumption and production,
particularly in the industrialized countries. Developed
countries must take the lead in achieving sustainable
consumption." — UN Agenda 21
||Another Wiki site "This site is for
anyone interested in local sustainability, particularly
community-run action." "A dynamic process which
enables all people to realise their potential and improve
their quality of life in ways which simultaneously protect
and enhance the Earth's life support systems." -
Forum for the Future
||"Sustainable Development - A comprehensive
list of internet sites dealing with sustainable development,
including organisations, projects and activities, electronic
journals, libraries, references and documents, databases,
directories or metadatabases"
Forum for a Sustainable Future
||"an international organisation working
on sustainable development; supporting the increased involvement
of stakeholders in international and national governance
processes. It played a key role in the preparations for
and follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development.
It is the lead organisation in the development and facilitating
of multi-stakeholder processes for sustainable development."
||"activities and choices that can help
sustain your health, your spirit, and the planet. Positive,
constructive things to do at home, at work, at school,
and at play. From cycling to organic gardening... from
non-toxic home and garden products, to strawbale homes...
from co-ops to ecovillages... "
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||"Practical Action is the new name
for ITDG – the Intermediate Technology Development
Group. The name may have changed, but the organisation
and the values that we represent remain – practical
answers to poverty, sustainable solutions and people focused.
With our new name, we hope to be better able to reach
out to a new generation of supporters, to help us continue
to deliver and develop practical answers to poverty."
Web Of Hope
||"reveals the presence of another world
by sharing tools for positive change and celebrating the
empowerment they bring. It's official. A state of emergency
exists on Planet Earth. As the crisis deepens, the demand
for a global resource providing proven solutions will
become paramount. By providing the world's first global
distillation of 'best practice' role models, or Hopes,
The Web of Hope highlights initiatives, projects, mechanisms
and technologies which can help us make this shift."
||"We empower people to live increasingly
sustainably – individually, in groups, in communities
– at home, school and work – in many countries.
Sustainable lifestyle, Sustainable consumption, Sustainable
||"a global learning network of young
people, in their 20's and 30's, who have committed to
be themselves, do what matters, start now, engage with
others, and never stop asking questions. The "pioneers"
include social entrepreneurs, corporate and NGO professionals,
civil servants, artists, teachers, and free agents from
a variety of cultural and social backgrounds."
||"Since 1988, we have worked to accelerate
global sustainability by guiding companies, communities
and governments onto an ecologically, socially and economically
sustainable path. We work with sustainability experts,
scientists, universities, and businesses to create solutions,
innovative models and tools that will lead the transition
to a sustainable future."
||"We are a catalyst for overcoming
poverty. We work on three inter-linking fronts: 1) Saving
lives by responding swiftly to provide aid, support and
protection during emergencies; 2) Developing programmes
and solutions that empower people to work their way out
of poverty; 3) Campaigning to achieve lasting change .
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CITIZENS, LEADERS OF VISION
||There are many more precious inspirers
to action than I can list here, like Alfred the Great,
Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill, Rudolf Steiner,
Edgar Cayce, Peter and Eileen Caddy, George Trevelyan,
Karen Silkwood, Gautama Buddha, and of course Yeshua ben
Joseph and Mary Magdalene. There are many more,
some completely unknown to History, whose traces I honour
with some of the names below. There is also the
legacy of indigenous peoples, starting with Native American
||"Whenever you are in doubt... apply
the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and
the weakest man whom you may have seen, and ask yourself,
if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use
to him. Will he gain anything by it? Will it restore him
to a control over his own life and destiny? In other words,
will it lead to swaraj [freedom of rule] for the hungry
and spiritually starving millions?"
Peter Fuller - Wholistic World Vision
||"Wholistic World Vision was born with
the Christ Light for a supreme purpose beyond anything
which we even now can visualise. Our aim is the restoration
of the planet and the purification of the soul of man.
Those working for this cause are ambassadors of a new
Universal consciousness leading to a world consensus through
Maathai - Green Belt Movement
||"The planting of trees is the planting
of ideas. By starting with the simple step of digging
a hole and planting a tree, we plant hope for ourselves
and for future generations. Through the process of mobilizing
people to action, GBM addresses a wide range of issues
that directly affect the lives of individuals, particularly
women, and their families, including education, access
to water, equity, and reproductive health. People then
begin to stand up for their rights and those of their
communities. It is their empowerment that truly leads
them to decide to prioritize the environment, good governance,
and cultures of peace."
||"Because I believe the earth is a
living being, because we are all part of that life, because
every human being embodies the Goddess, because I have
a fierce, passionate love for redwoods and ravens, because
clear running water is sacred, I'm an activist. And because
the two hundred richest people in the world own as much
wealth as the poorest forty percent, because every ecosystem,
traditional culture, old growth forest and life support
system on the planet is under assault, and because the
institutions perpetuating this unjust system are global,
I'm kept very busy!"
||"This is the way of peace: Overcome
evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with
love." From 1953 to 1981 a silver haired woman calling
herself only "Peace Pilgrim" walked more than
25,000 miles on a personal pilgrimage for peace. She vowed
to "remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the
way of peace, walking until given shelter and fasting
until given food."
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LEADERSHIP - PLEASE HELP IMPROVE THIS SECTION!
||This section needs to improve a lot, to
become more fully human and embrace things like the Gandhian
concept of living, i.e. ahimsa (nonviolence), satyagraha
(nonviolent action), swadeshi (self-reliance), swaraj
(self-rule) and Sarvodaya (the welfare of all)
||"an international school for leadership,
in which teachers and students from all over the world
work together. It is also a mystery school in the tradition
of the ancient mystery schools, where you can pass through
five different initiation levels."
|| "an international organisation committed
to connecting and developing leaders around the world.
Our purpose is to be a catalyst for positive change by
inspiring leaders from all sectors of society - business,
government and civil society – who want to make
a difference in their organisations, communities and the
Society for Organizational Learning
||"Connecting... to generate capacity
for fundamental innovation and change. Developing the
researcher, capacity builder and practitioner in each
of us! ...thus we can productively resolve our differences;
then organizations become truly worthy... SoL's commitment
to a reflective and action-oriented learning environment
is of crucial value as major global enterprises are faced
with decisions with global consequences. "
||a worldwide community who recognize the
need for change in our communities, organizations and
nations, offering our leadership to help resolve our most
pressing problems. "We define a leader as anyone
who wants to help, who is willing to step forward to make
a difference in the world. We know that the world is blessed
with an abundance of these leaders."
Leadership Initiative (Generon)
||"a new breed of consulting firm—motivated
by a desire to create a sustainable world. We address
the most vital challenges by creating breakthrough, system-shifting
innovations through the transformation of individual and
collective patterns of seeing, thinking, & acting."
of Human Excellence
||"the on-going self-development of
all people helps them to excel in their chosen field...
and to deliver great leadership in the corporate arena.
Competition is healthy for it serves to stretch us towards
excellence, but it should never override collaboration
for the good of the whole."
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