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Networking for Global Sustainability 

-- 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


Human Rights   The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaimed in 1948
Earth Summit 2002   "Taking a historical look at the Sustainable Development Agenda, About Earth Summit 2002 helps the reader get more out of the resources on this website which include: Global Preparations; Links (the world of organisations involved in sustainable development); Multi-Stakeholder Processes; National Preparations; National Resources; etc"
UNEP/Grid-Arendal   Established for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), our focus is to make credible, science-based knowledge understandable to the public and to decision-making for sustainable development. To bridge the gap between science and politics, focus is given to journalism. We support communication on issues such as climate change, environment and poverty, environment and security, the urban environment, and sustainable development through education.
UNESCO   "Education for Sustainable Development" - a businesslike view
UNESCO   "Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future" - this looks more human-scale friendly, interactive and aware of grassroots and what is really needed and what is going to work...
UNESCO   "Reorienting education for a sustainable future" - ah, reorienting - this sounds much more like it...


Andrew Ferguson   "Many of us today are looking for entirely new ways to live and work - more creative, worthwhile and personally fulfilling. We want to make a difference as well as a living. We want to feel our lives make the world a better place, which often means chucking the mainstream rat-race and doing our own thing. But how? Breakthrough LifeShift is the original package of services in this arena".
ACCESS Foundation   To promote a holistic understanding of both traditional and complementary currency systems – their causal relationships with the entrenched global awareness and social crisis – to examine the extraordinary options that become available to us with a greater understanding of money - and to implement strategic complementary currency initiatives...
Ethical Consumer   Magazine: "Often people feel helpless in the face of global issues such as environmental destruction and Third World exploitation, but ethical consumerism is all about empowering the consumer and can be a driving force for change."
Green Choices   "encourages everyone in Britain to make ecologically sound decisions in their everyday lives. We aim to empower you with simple, direct information on green alternatives. We offer these suggestions and information on the basis of our own research and that of other reputable organisations."
Social Enterprise Coalition (UK)   "a national platform for social enterprise. We share best practice and influence policy in order to create an enabling environment for social enterprise. SEC is committed to representing the totality of social enterprise in all its forms, to ensure social enterprises can learn from and support each other."
Ashoka   "works to shape a citizen sector that is entrepreneurial, productive and globally integrated, and to develop the profession of social entrepreneurship around the world. Ashoka identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs - extraordinary individuals with unprecedented ideas for change in their communities - supporting them, their ideas and institutions through all phases of their careers. Its vision is that of a global society able to respond quickly and effectively to social challenges everywhere."
Echoing Green   "to spark social change by identifying, investing and supporting the world's most exceptional emerging leaders and the organizations they launch. We help our network of visionaries develop new solutions to society’s most difficult problems. These social entrepreneurs and their organizations work to close deeply-rooted social, economic and political inequities, to ensure equal access, and to help all individuals reach his/her potential."


Findhorn Foundation   "the educational and organisational cornerstone of the Findhorn Community, its work is based on the values of planetary service, co-creation with nature and attunement to the divinity within all beings. We believe that humanity is engaged in an evolutionary expansion of consciousness, and seek to develop new ways of living infused with spiritual values."
Scientific & Medical Network   "To provide a safe forum for the critical and open minded discussion of ideas that go beyond conventional paradigms; To encourage a respect for Earth and community which emphasizes a spiritual and holistic approach; To challenge the adequacy of "scientific materialism" as an exclusive basis for knowledge and values."
Quakers   "Quakers respect the creative power of God in every human being and in the world around us. We work through quiet processes for a world where peaceful means bring about just settlements."
Isha Foundation   "Our lives become beautiful not because we are perfect. Our lives become beautiful because we put our heart into what we are doing." - Sadhguru. Never in history has humanity been as comfortable yet as insecure as it is now. The sacred science of yoga is a powerful possibility to experience the inner dimensions of life that give us the energy, passion and insights for a state of boundless joy.
2012 Dire Gnosis   The best source I've found for info regarding 2012 prophecies and scientific backup
Mayan Calendar   Another source, less scientifically clear and pure but more prophetically aware. 
The Quest   "A unique guide to the spiritual journey, designed to help you find your own answers. It gives you powerful tools to re-examine, re-appraise and rebuild your most fundamental beliefs and values and then re-integrate them into your life. It does not reject the established faiths but offers you the chance to explore and validate your own sense of spiritual authority and expression."
University For Spirit Forum   "a growing association of organisations and individuals who share a broad and inclusive understanding of the nature of spirituality, and a common aim: to explore, provide and promote spiritual education. The long-term vision is the emergence of a true University for Spirit as an alternative educational model based on spiritual educational principles."


    Of first importance is the adoption and further encouragement of the holistic perspective, including spiritual values.  But for our very survival, a drastic and holistic rethinking of sustainability is called-for, as the core principle of all education. Here are moves in such a direction
Emerson College Biodynamic Agriculture   "In 1924 a group of farmers asked Steiner how they could work differently. They had observed the damage that was already being done by chemical fertilisers. The first form of organised organic agriculture was born out of this question – biodynamic agriculture."
Schumacher College   "founded in 1991 on the conviction that a new vision is needed for society, its values and its relationship to the earth. Over the last decade the College has become a centre of excellence with an international reputation for the inspiration, quality and breadth of its teaching."
Aberdeen Centre for Environmental Sustainability (ACES)   "will be built on the three pillars of environmental sustainability, social progress and economic prosperity. ACES will carry out research to tackle the pressing problem of environmental conflict, which occurs when demands from the various consumers of natural environment resources meet head–on, and risk damaging or exhausting those resources."
Oxfam Cool Planet   "aims to bring the global dimension to the classroom, using the concept of Global Citizenship. This is just part of Oxfam’s global effort to promote education. One of our key goals is to create a world where every person is skilled. The education programme works to implement, advocate and campaign for good quality education and to ensure adequate financing."


"A Course In Miracles" network   "This is a course in miracles... The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love, for that is beyond what can be taught. It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love's presence, which is your natural inheritance. The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite. This course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way: "Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God."
Power To Share   There is only one power that wants to be shared fully, freely and unconditionally, and love is still a good name for it. The subject of this site is practical spirituality, not as taught by any master, church, or special school of thought, but just as I'm learning it – like you.
Essential Pathways   "If we are holding limited, negative, judgmental beliefs - our body and life experience reflect these distortions. To remove these distortions will positively effect our lives. The removal of mental distortions or blocks we call Clearing. It is held by the great traditions of enlightenment that our essential nature is perfect, eternal, and at one with an all-loving Creator. What we do in Clearing is to remove the blocks that obscure our Divine Nature. We clear away the clouds that hide a sun that is always present."
Association for Research and Enlightenment   "founded in 1931 by Edgar Cayce (1877-1945), to research and explore transpersonal subjects such as holistic health, ancient mysteries, personal spirituality, dreams and dream interpretation, intuition, and philosophy and reincarnation"


Gaia Coach   "a learning community for personal and planetary renewal. The vision is to nurture inspirational leaders with a grounding in three key aspects of 21st century leadership: Respect for Gaia, the living Earth; Coaching skills; Being rooted where you are, drawing strength from your local community"
Thrivecraft   "more than an ordinary life coaching practice, it is a complete resource for life, business and spiritual development. It is the craft of thriving. Drawing from the considerable experience of its founders, it blends the practise and realisation of spiritual wisdom with business know-how and life coaching."
Human Treasures   "offers you: 1) A practical vision how to become a High Performing Organisation; 2) A proven strategy to sow the seeds for long term success; 3) Professional people who support you with their head, heart and soul"
Finance Therapy Klontz Kahler   "Over 70% of Americans identify money as the number-one stressor in their lives. Obviously, there is a problem. We have the answer -- but the answer might surprise you: Money problems are not about money. More information is not the answer. If you are having difficulty changing, there is a barrier. And we are the barrier busters."
Gaia Professional   "The organic food sector has grown at a remarkable rate in recent years and the need for good, sound advice based on direct experience is now of paramount importance to farmers, growers and organisations involved in this sector."
Footprint Consulting   "our vision is to be a small-scale social enterprise that is ecologically sustainable and socially responsible, and that promotes both these aims as its core service product. Footprint was also set up to demonstrate that an organisation can be self-reliant, while adhering to the highest social and ecological standards - without charitable status, or long-term dependancy on fund-raising."


Best Foot Forward   "design and develop tools to measure and communicate environmental impact and sustainability using methodologies such as resource flow and ecological footprint analysis."
BFF Footprint Quiz   Just do it!
AccountAbility   "dedicated to promoting accountability for sustainable development by innovative and effective accountability tools and standards, by undertaking cutting-edge research that explores best practice for practitioners and policy-makers in organisational accountability..."
Earthday Footprint Quiz   oh dear! Shows how much hot air we can all still emit!


Universal Alliance   "The Basic Goal: The global union of all of Good Will for fraternisation between people and peace between peoples by the concretisation of human unity in one sole communion; the human race, with one language; that of the heart."
Forum For the Future   "to accelerate the change to a sustainable way of life, taking a positive, solutions-oriented approach. We see sustainable development as 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."
Global Action Plan UK   "Our vision is to be the leading charity that encourages the public to become more environmentally sustainable. This will be achieved by providing accessible and stimulating information, uniting people's views and evoking the desire for positive change."
GroundWork   "building sustainable communities in areas of need through joint environmental action. Our vision is of a society made up of sustainable communities which are vibrant, healthy and safe, which respect the local and global environment, and where individuals and enterprise prosper"
Sustainable Development Research Network   Contributing to sustainable development in the United Kingdom by facilitating better use of evidence and research in policy making
Sustainable Development   "Globally we are not even meeting the needs of the present let alone considering the needs of future generations. Unless we start to make real progress toward reconciling these contradictions, we all, wherever we live, face a future that is less certain and less secure than we in the UK have enjoyed over the past fifty years... The UK has four priority areas for immediate action..."
London 21 Sustainability Network   "London 21 promotes, supports and networks community-based initiatives for a greener, healthier, and more sustainable Greater London.  Explore this site for case-studies, tips on starting a project, a map and directory of London's projects, discussion groups and much more."
The Shaw Trust   "a national charity that provides training and work opportunities for people who are disadvantaged in the labour market due to disability, ill health or other social circumstances".
WWOOF   aims: To get first hand experience of organic farming and growing; To give practical assistance; To get into the countryside; To make contact with other people in the organic movement; To form links and foster understanding between city and rural dwellers; To facilitate inter-cultural understanding between people of different nationalities
Emmaus UK   "Giving people a bed... and a reason to get out of it... Fortunately most of us will never experience what it’s like to be homeless: it is frightening and depressing, and can affect people from all walks of life. Emmaus gives people a chance to get back on their feet, to be trusted and regain their self-esteem, and to be recognized as people with a positive future, not dependant on handouts."