Keeping connected is important as we all work towards global solutions! Worldwide there are many active local environmental organizations dedicated to their own ecological and social mission statements. Ecology International intends to work with and assist many of these organizations see the “bigger picture” and share their data and resources more effectively in addressing the broader based global issues as well as their own more site-specific interests.
EI is developing an interactive web site and will be providing physical meeting sites for sharing of essential data and ideas. It will also use its scientific and political contacts to lobby for a much more stable and larger funding base so that participating organizations can more effectively plan and implement longer term objectives.
The following links provide examples of other ecologically oriented groups and companies committed to identifying and resolving the Earth's ecological issues and promoting new innovative and sustainable "Green" technologies:
International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) - established by scientists from around the world whose aim is saving the Earth and all life on it. IPSO's unique consortium of scientists and other Ocean experts — including those from the legal, communications and political arenas — identify the current problems, project the future outcomes of these problems and develop workable solutions to alter the trajectory of degradation.
Global Footprint Network - established in 2003 to enable a sustainable future where all people have the opportunity to live satisfying lives within the means of one planet. GFN has standardized the use of the Ecological Footprint to monitor how close we are to the goal of sustainable living. Footprint accounts work like bank statements, documenting whether we are living within our ecological budget or consuming nature’s resources faster than the planet can renew them.
350.org - an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis - the solutions that science and justice demand. Their focus is on the number 350 - as in parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere.
David Suzuki Foundation - a science-based Canadian environmental organization, working to protect the balance of nature and our quality of life.
Peninsula EcoVision - a grass roots Canadian ecological organization that is involved in local, provincial, national and worldwide initiatives.
The Climate Project.Org - a non-profit organization that consists of more than 3,000 diverse and dedicated volunteers worldwide who have been personally trained by former US Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore to educate the public and to raise awareness about climate change.
The Alliance of Global Sustainability - a unique international partnership between four of the world’s leading science and technology universities – ETH Zurich, MIT, The University of Tokyo, Chalmers University of Technology. Their vision is to help develop the global research agenda and provide the scientific knowledge that will enable society to address our urgent need for global sustainability.
A Students Guide to Global Climate - This website from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides information that is current, relevant, and useful for learning more about climate change.