A report card for country performance on the historic Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The annual report shows how leaders can deliver on their promise and it urges countries not to lose the momentum for important reforms. It is produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung. In order to achieve the ambitious goals, immediate and comprehensive action is needed.
Carbon Footprint Calculator
What is your carbon footprint? Take a few minutes to find out with EPA’s Household Carbon Footprint Calculator.
Climate Justice Committee
Historically, American society has failed to make the connection in terms of the direct impact of environmental injustices, including climate change, on our own lives, families, and communities, which depend on the physical environment. The Climate Justice Committee is engaging folks to discuss strategy on ways to tackle our climate crisis and ensure resilient communities.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the international body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPCC was set up in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to provide policymakers with regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation.
We believe in a safe climate and a better future — a just, prosperous, and equitable world built with the power of ordinary people.
The 5 Gyres Institute
5 Gyres is a community that fights ocean plastic pollution through education, science and activism.
Plastic Pollution Coalition
Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of individuals, organizations, businesses and policymakers working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, the ocean and the environment.
Living Planet Report 2014
The Living Planet Report is the world’s leading, science-based analysis on the health of our planet and the impact of human activity. Knowing we only have one planet, WWF believes that humanity can make better choices that translate into clear benefits for ecology, society and the economy today and in the long term.
The Story of Stuff
The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.
How much land area does it take to support your lifestyle? Take this quiz to find out your Ecological Footprint, discover your biggest areas of resource consumption, and learn what you can do to tread more lightly on the earth.
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
Sustainable Brands is home for the global community of business innovators who are shaping the future of commerce world wide. Since 2006, our goal has been to inspire, engage and equip today’s business and brand leaders to prosper for the near and long term by leading the way to a sustainably abundant future. We do so by offering news and views from thought and practice leaders, live and on-line events, peer-to-peer learning groups, a robust resource library, a solutions provider directory and more — all designed to help brand, sustainability and design innovation professionals, social entrepreneurs and the eco-system of value network partners who support them, discover, co-create and successfully execute on new opportunities to profitably innovate for sustainability.
The Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and recognize purchasing leadership that accelerates the transition to a prosperous and sustainable future.
Rosen Hotels & Resorts Green Meetings
Rosen Green Meetings® are events which are conducted in specific ways that help reduce the environmental burdens imposed by such activities. Rosen Hotels & Resorts have applied environmentally friendly methods to manage waste, energy use, water conservation, paper reduction, clean air practice maintenance.
Green Destination Orlando (GDO)
GDO is a non-profit organization working to bring together the diverse groups in Central Florida (non-profit, government, and businesses) and unifying everyone (residents, workers, businesses, and travelers) toward a singular purpose: making our life here sustainable for future generations while supporting economic development in all sectors.
Ashoka University is a pioneer in its focus on providing a liberal education at par with the best in the world. The aim at Ashoka is to help students become well-rounded individuals who can think critically about issues from multiple perspectives, communicate effectively and become leaders with a commitment to public service. An Ashoka education carries a strong emphasis on foundational knowledge, thorough academic research based on rigorous pedagogy, and hands-on experience with real-world challenges. It prepares students to be ethical leaders in a diverse and complex world, the kind envisioned by Emperor Ashoka over two thousand years ago.
GreenBiz advances the opportunities at the intersection of business, technology and sustainability. Through its websites, events, peer-to-peer network and research, GreenBiz promotes the potential to drive transformation and accelerate progress — within companies, industries and in the very nature of business.
Atlas of Population and Environment
Population and environmental issues are, in and of themselves, extremely complex; linked, they create a whole new set of dynamics which add to that complexity. In conceiving this AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment,the AAAS International Programs Directorate wanted to bring together population-environment linkages in ways that make them easily accessible to policy and decision makers, students and the general public. Our hope is that in presenting the issues clearly, the debate surrounding population-environment dynamics and our understanding of the issues will broaden in the coming years.
Water Footprint Network
The Water Footprint Network was founded in 2008 to solve the world’s water crises by advancing fair and smart water use. We are a dynamic, global network that drives innovation and inspires the changes we must all make to share fresh water fairly amongst all people to sustain thriving communities and nature’s diversity.
Wasted: How America Is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill
This paper examines the inefficiencies in the U.S. food system from the farm to the fork to the landfill. By identifying food losses at every level of the food supply chain, this report provides the latest recommendations and examples of emerging solutions.
The Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP)
The Socially Responsible Agricultural Project works throughout the U.S. helping communities protect themselves from the negative impacts of factory farms, officially called Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). SRAP gives family farmers, ranchers, and other rural citizens the tools needed to develop and sustain ecologically sound, economically viable, humane farming alternatives to industrial-scale agriculture.
Livestock’s long shadow: environmental issues and options
An in-depth assessment of the various significant impacts of the world’s livestock sector on the environment to help raise the attention of both the technical and the general public to the very substantial contribution of animal agriculture to climate change and air pollution, to land, soal and water degradation and to the reduction of biodiversity.
Fleet Farming strives to reduce the environmental impact of food production through a pedal-powered, hyperlocal urban farming model that creates a culture of health and vibrant ecosystems by: teaching an intergenerational fleet of volunteers how to grow their own food, activating and re-engaging the community through biweekly Swarm Rides, and creating a breathe free and biodiverse environment through emissions-free, organic farming.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to transforming the way our buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED — the top third-party verification system for sustainable structures around the world.
Juice Bike Share
Juice Bike Share enhances transportation options, reduces traffic congestion, and helps boost the local economy!
Green Works Orlando
Mayor Dyer launched Green Works Orlando in 2007 to transform Orlando into one of the most environmentally-friendly, economically and socially vibrant communities in the nation. Green Works Orlando represents our commitment to utilize the City’s regional leadership position to build partnerships and share resources that foster positive environmental changes.